Dear Hilltop Friends and Family,
These were Jesus’ last words to his followers in the gospel of Matthew. They were words of hope, for Jesus knew that anyone who would follow his ways would face situations in life when it sure didn’t seem like God was there. As we brace ourselves for what we are told is going to be the worst part of the current crisis, I want you to know that God is here with you, even in the face of pandemic. And we at Hilltop, both the church and the preschool & daycare, want you to know that we are here with you as well. So, I am writing to provide a brief update and some resources for staying hopeful and connected.
At this time the initial two-week closure of the church will be extended indefinitely as it appears that the threat of infection will grow over the next few weeks. We are preparing to postpone our Easter service until we can all safely gather together to celebrate the resurrection, however, you will find some information below about gathering for worship via video conference. The Preschool & Daycare does not yet have a re-open date, but Laura and I are in regular communication as we receive updates and guidance from our local and state leaders. We will be in touch regularly throughout the course of this crisis.
In the meantime, I am including below some key resources for connecting with God, with one another, and with me if I can be helpful in any way. Please know that I am praying for you each day and I look forward to being able to be with you soon!
Sunday Morning Service via Zoom
On Sunday, March 29th from 9:30-10:00am we will hold a short service online via video conference. The service we will use is Zoom and will require users to download the Zoom app on either their computer or smartphone. CLICK HERE to be directed to the Zoom website or go to the app store on your smartphone and search for Zoom (it should say “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and be linked to zoom.us). Once you have the app up and running, you can use the following information to join the video conference:
- CLICK HERE to join the conference (if you don’t have a camera on your phone or laptop, you can still join with audio)
- Meeting ID: 697 368 752
- Password: 031002
The video will be recorded, so it will be available on our website if you are unable to participate live. We hope you can join us!
Need to talk? Need prayer?
Schedule a time to meet with Pastor Mike by phone or video conference.
Virtual Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 1:00 – 3:00pm (evening hours upon request)
EMAIL PASTOR MIKE to set up a time.