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 …

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 …

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 …

Advent Schedule at Hilltop

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 Eve Candlelight Service Daycare closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (at 12:30 PM) and New …

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 …