November Message from Pastor Mike: “Redeeming Lament”

I came to the church office early this morning, coffee in hand, turned on my “Organizing My Desk” playlist, got down to business. It is early afternoon now as I begin writing this article, and I have checked off about a dozen items from my to-do list. I also have learned of tragic news from two friends: one has been …

Hilltop Preschool and Daycare November Message

We have a busy few months coming with lots of fun and exciting events in the near future! Our annual Thanksgiving dinner for all the Hilltop families will be on Friday, November 22nd, starting at 5:30 pm. We will provide the turkey and we ask every family that attends to bring a side dish or dessert to add to our …

Cookie Walk December 7!

Cookie Walk XI is Saturday, December 7, 9 am – noon. Cookie Walk has been a gift of love to the church and surrounding communities. It relies on generous donations from bakers, crafters and volunteers who help set-up (and clean up) the church and help on the day of CW! How you can help:  SPREAD THE WORD, SAVE THE …

Advent Schedule at Hilltop

Nov. 30, 10AM – Christmas tree set up Dec. 1, 11 AM – Cookie Walk set up Dec. 6, 6 PM- Cookie Packaging Dec. 7, 8:30 AM – final walk through & Prayer 9:00 AM – Doors open Dec. 13, 6:30 PM – Daycare program Dec. 20, 5:30-8 PM – Daycare babysit- ting night Dec. 24, 5:00 PM – Christmas …

Sermon Series Redeeming Lament Beginning November 3

November 3: Learning to Lament Psalm 88 / Hebrews 4:14-16 The ancient Hebrews, who wrote most of the Bible, knew how to lament.  The book of the psalms, which was the Hebrew prayer and song book, is replete with songs of lament.  Lament is expressing our hurts, griefs and sorrows, and as people of faith, that means bringing our complaints to …

October Message from Pastor Mike

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Pastor Mike “I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying for all of you.” Philippians 1:3 The apostle Paul expressed his gratitude to the first Christians living in the city of Philippi at the beginning of his letter to them, and I want share my gratitude for you, Hilltop Covenant Church! …

Music Programs at Hilltop

As we get ready to enter into the fall season, and activities at Hilltop ramp up, I wanted to remind you of opportunities to participate in the music programs of the church. The two ongoing groups are: Celebration Ringers – an enthusiastic group of ringers who would welcome new members! If you read music a bit – or are willing …

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 …

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 Pastor Mike

All-Welcoming From the Inside OutBy Pastor Mike As individuals and institutions, we are bequeathed both poverty and gifts. Our vitality is contingent on becoming aware of, befriending, and using both toward an integrated, fruitful life. We often try to minimize or eliminate our poverty while maximizing our gifts, and yet the best-balanced life recognizes the way those two are interwoven …