Hilltop Covenant Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting – New Link and Password

Dear Hilltop Friends and Family, We are back on for worship tomorrow!  The disruption in Zoom’s service last week was promptly addressed, but there are some changes to the log-in process and other tips that I want to share with you. New Sunday Worship Zoom InfoMeeting ID: 836 7908 6076Password: worship Meeting ID: 836 7908 6076Password: 838730Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kebulkHGDM 1. …

Message from Pastor Mike March 27

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 …

February 2020 Message from Pastor Mike: 2020 Vision for Hilltop

I began hearing leaders from a wide range of industries start talking about their “20-20 Vision” (referring to organizational goals to be met by the year 2020), probably as early as 2010.  It’s hard to blame them; it’s a perfect way to tie “vision” into goal-setting!  Since I am not clever enough to come up with anything better, I will …

New Administrative Assistant: Jessica Paszkowski

Jessica has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant at Hilltop Covenant Church, and begins in her role on February 10th.  Jessica, her husband Leszek and their 5-month-old son, Liam, live in New Britain where they attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  For the past several years, Jessica has worked as a 911 dispatcher and has run her own online business on …

New Sermon Series – “I AM”

Jan 12 – I AM the bread of life – John 6:26-40 Jan 19 – I AM the light of the world – John 8:12-20 Jan 26 – I AM the good shepherd – John 10:11-18 Feb 2 – I AM the resurrection and the life – John 11:17-37 Feb 9 – I AM the way, the truth, and the …

December Message from Pastor Mike: “Patient and Ready”

I don’t like waiting. By now I’ve lived enough of life with the internet and smart phones and online shopping to have forgotten what it means to wait. Forgetting what it means to wait is not good for the human soul. Patience is a virtue, a “fruit of the Spirit,” as the apostle Paul put it. Like anything that produces …

Hilltop Preschool and Daycare December Message

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…also the busiest! Thank you so much to all the families that came to our Thanksgiving dinner and brought their delicious side dishes. It was so nice to have everyone here and enjoy a great meal together. Another huge thank you to all the Hilltop families and MOPS moms who brought in boxes …

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 …

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! …