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 …

Hilltop Preschool and Daycare April Message

Happy spring!!! On Thursday, April 4th Soccer Shots will be coming to Hilltop to do a free demo for the children in the three and four year old classes. SoccerShots is a traveling soccer program that will come to Hilltop for a mini soccer season. The program utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, …

Pick Of The Litter Begins May 18

Pick of the Litter, POTL, will resume in May; May 18 to be precise! 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! POTL …

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 …

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Frequently asked questions: How many people do I need to cook for? The meal is typically dinner for 10-12 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 …

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. …

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 …

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, …