October Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

Question: How do we voice our belief that Jesus is the only way to heaven [Acts 4:12], without being viewed as intolerant of someone who thinks differently? Considering our current political climate and as November’s elections approach, that question seems even more relevant today. Serving as an intern while attending Stanford University, Scott Scruggs developed a thesis published by Campus …

Hilltop Preschool and Daycare October Message

It is hard to believe that we are already a full month into the new school year and that fall is officially here! October is going to be a busy month with lots of fun events planned for the kids here at Hilltop. Monday, October 8th, is picture day! Lifetouch will be here in the morning to photograph your child. …

Pastoral Search Committee Update

I am writing on behalf of the Pastoral Search Committee to keep you, the congregation, updated on the progress of the work of the committee. We are meeting regularly and receiving guidance from The Rev. Howard Burgoyne and his staff of the East Coast Conference office of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Covenant has a process in place for searches, …

Music Update for October

October 31, 1517 is the purported date on which Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in Germany, beginning a movement that profoundly changed Europe (which was not his original intent!). The date is recognized as Reformation Day. Last year, on the 500th anniversary of this event, celebrations took place around the world. …

Pick of the Litter October 20

October’s POTL on Saturday, October 20, will be the final service opportunity at Pierson Park. If you can help this month, please sign the poster in the narthex (so Carolyn knows how many doughnuts to bring!) This is not limited to just church members! Teens- invite one of your friends to join us! FYI – Community Service is a requisite …

Information For Helping With MOPS Dinners

How many people do I need to cook for? The meal is typically dinner for 8-12 adults (moms and helpers). That might sound like a lot, but they are all pretty light eaters. We have typically had more food than we’ve needed! One casserole is plenty. What time does the meal need to be served? The moms and children eat …

September Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

September. It ’s just a word representing a month of the year. And yet, the word, September strikes chords of emotion in the hearts of children and parents and educators that can only be compared to a holiday or a change of seasons. September represents a specific time element in our culture when school starts. What’s more, September brings a …

CHIC 2018 Messages from Our Kids

Noah “Thank you to everyone for letting me go to CHIC. This was an unforgettable experience in which God shined his light on me. That was only possible because of this congregation. Thank you!” Maddie “Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to this trip. Whether it be from funding, praying or chaperoning us; we are very thankful …

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

MOPS is a ministry at Hilltop for “Mothers of Preschoolers”. Every two weeks, on a Tuesday from 5:30-7 PM, ten to twelve moms and 15-20 children meet here. The moms get to enjoy a meal and “adult time” while the children receive supervised care and supper! We are always looking for additional volunteers to provide meals for the moms (the …

August Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

Hi! I’m your new interim pastor, Kevin David. Rather than attempt to fill Pastor Scott’s rather large ministry shoes and try to continue to write the newsletter’s “Pastor’s Corner,” I’m simply going to write to you from the “Interim Pastor’s Perspective.” During our “getting acquainted period” of this interim pastorate, our worship will follow the Evangelical Covenant’s Revised Common Lectionary, …