August Message from Pastor Mike

Dear Friends in Christ, I cannot tell you how grateful I am to finally be with you in worship and ministry here at Hilltop. But I’m going to try! For many months I prayed for the Spirit’s guidance as I began to sense that my time at my former church was coming to a completion. Not knowing what was next, …

Hilltop Preschool and Daycare August Message

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! Pastor Mike Langer has started as our new senior pastor of Hilltop Covenant Church! If you see him around, please take a minute to introduce yourself and welcome him. We are very excited to have him with us. Vacation Bible School is the week of August 5-9th! VBS is a fun-filled …

Pick Of The Litter August 17

The next Pick of the Litter, POTL, is August 17th at 9:00 a.m. On the third Saturday of the month, May through October, volunteers gather at Pierson Park to tidy up the playground for residents and visitors. We provide all the tools for clean-up (but if you have a leaf blower that would be handy!) and refreshments too! There is …

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

If you can provide supper for the moms on any MOPS nights, please sign up on the poster in the narthex. What if I can’t prepare a meal, but want to help? People have given donations so that we can subsidize the cost of preparing a meal, for those who need it, or so that we can purchase a meal …

May Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

A few years ago, I read a book written by Dr. Dave Earley, entitled The 21 Most Dangerous Questions of the Bible. Over the years I have returned again and again to those questions which impress me as having exceptional merit and grasp my attention. Eight of these questions stand out to me as questions the Bible asks Christians who …

April Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

Do you know what the most powerful three words in Christendom are? Well, here’s a hint: they don’t begin with the pronoun, “I”. The three most powerful words to a believer in Jesus Christ are . . . “He is risen!” These three simple words represent the most amazing action ever achieved. Following the crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus …

March Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

Many of us have asked, been asked, or overheard someone ask the question, “What did you give up for Lent?” Often, the respondent makes an overture about “chocolate,” or “television,” or “desserts,” “fast food,” or going to bed too late – any number of vices that seem to have an emotional or physical “hold” on us. (By the time the …

February Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

Through the prophet, Jeremiah, God encourages His people with these comforting words: Through the prophet, Jeremiah, God encourages His people with these comforting words: “My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. …

January Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

A New Year provides the opportunity for a fresh start and a rededication to being “transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:2). It’s like God is giving us a new beginning with the New Year – similar to what the prophet, Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations 3:22-26, “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come …

December Message from Interim Pastor Kevin

As we begin our Advent season and celebration of Christmas, I want us to recognize the significance of “miracle” that occurred for Christmas to take place. Our theme will be Miraculous Christmas. Each Sunday in Advent (and Christmas Eve) we will be treated to the delights of the Word of God in five different miracles: Miracle of the Moment (Dec. …