Dear friends,

While spring is normally considered a season of new life, we’re finding this fall is full of new things at Hillcrest! Scroll through this email and you’ll find new opportunities to connect, grow and serve.

I want to draw special attention to our new service time beginning on Saturday, September 8, which will be especially fun, with a 6:30 PM service followed by an opportunity to stay for extended worship, prayer and ministry time. Initially, HCKids will offer care for infants through kindergarten, with hopes to expand beyond that soon. We’ll also launch a new series entitled I Can Relate that weekend. It would be a great time to invite a friend.

Thanks to all who worked so hard on our Annual Ministry Celebration and Business Meeting -- it set a wonderful tone for us to work in harmony on things like budgets and policies alongside hearing all the amazing stories that God is writing among us.

I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our weekend services.

The best is yet to come,
New sermon series starting the weekend of September 8 and 9!
Join us for our first full Saturday night service (with sermon) at 6:30 PM followed by an extended worship, prayer and ministry time. HCKids will provide care for kids birth to kindergarten. Child pick-up is at 7:45 PM and everyone is invited to stay for extended worship. View more...
Sundays at 10:45 AM in Room 203 Start Here lays the groundwork for learning about Hillcrest and getting connected to partner in ministry with us. A different session is offered each Sunday (except 5th Sundays) and you can take them at your own pace. View more...
Meet & Greet our new High School Director, Mark Nichols this Sunday, September 2 | We will introduce and pray for Mark during each service. We encourage parents to stop by to meet Mark between services in the library!
HCYM Open House/Parent Meeting on Sunday, September 9 | Middle school and high school parents are invited to join us in the Student Center from 9 to 10:15 AM. We'll hear from Mark Nichols, go over the fall schedule, see our new HCYM Student Store and more!
Small Group sign-ups are underway. Small groups are a great way to connect and grow. Learn which groups have room for more, how to start a group, and how to find your fit here. Groups launch the week of September 9!
New! Wednesdays at Hillcrest look different this fall. We're gathering around shared interests during two sessions of four weeks each. Pick a different topic for each session and join us for a celebration meal in between sessions. Learn more here.
Starting soon! To Live is Christ women’s study starts Thursday, September 6 | Learn how to live fully as a servant of Christ through this video and discussion series on the life and ministry of Paul by Beth Moore.
View more here.
Starting soon! A Pilgrim’s Process women’s study starts Wednesday night, September 5 and Thursday morning, September 6 | A Pilgrim’s Process is an opportunity to integrate faith development with everyday life. View more here.
Find Your Fire is this year's theme for Hillcrest MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers.) If you want to learn more about attending MOPS and to register, click here. Click here to volunteer to care for kids while moms attend MOPS.
Interior Freedom starts Monday September 10 from 6:30 to 8 PM in the library. | Join us as we meet for eight weeks to read through and process the excellent book, Interior Freedom by Jacques Philippe. Learn more and sign up here.
Men Pursuing Purity Informational Meeting on Sunday, September 16 | Meet with Mark Mahan in Room 206 between services to learn about this 8-week program designed for men who desire real sexual purity. Group starts Tuesday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8 PM in Room 204. View here.
Tabitha Senior Ladies, September 11 from 1:30 to 3 PM in Room 204 | Our speaker, Tali Johnson, Director of Refugee Ministry at Hillcrest, will share about Voice of Love’s outreach that helps refugees in KC become self-sufficient in their new community. RSVP to Martha Philgreen at 913-685-0337.