MAY 2017  
We sometimes feel we are messed up and God is mad at us.  The following story illustrates God's opinion of us.

A speaker held up a $20 bill and announced, "Who would like this $20 bill?"  Hands popped up all over the room.  Next, he wadded up the bill for everyone to see, "Who still wants it?"  Hands came up again.  Then he asked, "What if I do this?"  He dropped the money on the floor, ground it into the dirt with his shoe and crumpled it up even more.  "Now, who still wants this $20?"  Still hands went into the air to claim the money.

"You have learned a valuable lesson today.  No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value.  It is still worth $20.  Sometimes in life, we get dropped, crumpled, kicked into the dirt by the choices we make and the circumstances that come our way.  We feel worthless."  The speaker made his point:  no matter what has happened or will happen, we will never lose our value in God's eyes. We are still priceless in His eyes.

Blessings to all,
Pastor Jim Hardwick

Here's my contact information for use after business hours:
CELL:     540.910.2156

"Flowering The Easter Cross" 

"Oh, that we might know the LORD!  Let us press on to know him.  He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring."  Hosea 6:3 (NLT)

Wow, April was an amazing month!  God responded to our worship in so many wonderful ways. . . .  Easter Sunday was one of those times.  We filled the sanctuary with butterflies, which are symbols of resurrection.  After this past year, where we've experienced such great loss together, they are a declaration of hope and eternal life.  The Flowering of the Easter Cross was a moving experience.  The memory of little children, being lifted up by their parents to place their flowers, is one that I will always cherish.  Our Easter choir did such a great job too!  So many of you participated in the Passover Seder supper which made it an especially meaningful time of remembrance leading up to our celebration of the Resurrection.  I want to thank each and every person who helped with the Seder preparations and all other aspects of our worship during this past month.  I also want to thank Gary Beaver for agreeing to take over Communion preparations beginning in May.  As we move into the month of May, I know many of you will be busier than usual with graduation, Mother's Day and Memorial Day gatherings and celebrations. But let's keep pressing on together to know the Lord and enjoy His presence as we worship together.

Ongoing Discipleship Opportunities

We have several ongoing discipleship opportunities.
We encourage you to join us for fellowship and learning!

Sunday School Class: (Sunday at 9 am). Join us in the education wing classroom for adult Sunday School.

Men's Bible Study: (Wednesday at 6:30 pm). The men meet in the classroom of the education wing building for a deeper study of the scripture. Contact Luis Carrazana at 434-989-8862 for more information. 

Women's Bible Study:  We are currently searching for someone to lead the Women's Bible Study.  Please contact Gena Carrazana at 434-989-8834 if you are interested.

New classes are always welcome! If you would like to start, lead or co-lead a class, please contact Gena Carrazana at 434-989-8834.

 Youth and Young Adults (ages 12-18) 

With warm weather and fun rainy days rolling in, the youth group has been pitching ideas for outreach events and parties to get the attention of the Middle and High School students in the area.  We have been learning about taking life by the horns, not letting the world or the devil lead us astray, but taking each day for the Lord.  We have been planning times to get together and practice sharing our faith and other times for fellowship.  Hillsboro's youth group is a close family.  We are looking forward to inviting new people, growing in the Lord, and seeking to bring the Kingdom.  We meet Sunday nights from 5 to 7 pm.  Supper and games preced Bible study and worship. Middle School and High School ages are welcome!

Jonathan Gilliland

Parents' Morning Out:  May 13, 2017
Parent's Morning Out will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 to 11:30 am.  Infants to 5th graders are welcome to come and join the fun.  To register, go to For more information or to volunteer, please contact Karren Elias at  

Hillsboro Christian Preschool is enrolling for the 2017-18 school year.  Applications are available in the Preschool Office and on the church website at  -click on "Daily Preschool."

Call the Preschool at 434-823-5342 if you are interested in Summer Camp 2017.

You are invited to the Hillsboro Christian Preschool Graduation, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Hillsboro Baptist Church Sanctuary.  A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Vacation Bible School
VBS will be held Sunday through Friday, June 11-16, 2017.  The theme this year is Galactic Starveyors - Discovering the God of the Universe.  Volunteers are needed. Please see Karren Elias or Kathy Gilliland for more information.

Joy Club Luncheon - May 16 at 12:30 pm

The Ambassadors Ministry 

We continue to pray for and encourage our Hillsboro family who are away from home in school or serving our country.  We will be mailing packages of cookies to all of our Ambassadors on the first of May.  These packages will reach the students just in time for final exams.  Thank you for your continuing support and prayer in equipping the Ambassadors in growing in Christ's love and reflecting it to others.

Gena Carrazana

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May  6 - Tiffany Dillard
       21 - Luis Carrazana
       24 - Lorenzo Carrazana
       25 - Dennis Bailey
       27 - Alissa Layne
Hillsboro Baptist Church
6406 Hillsboro Lane, Crozet, VA  22932

Jim Hardwick,
(540) 910-2156
Karen Elias,
Children's Director
(703) 408-5134
Kathy Gilliland,
Preschool Director
(434) 823-5342
Jonathan Gilliland,
Youth Director                                   
(434) 466-3043
Donna Cain,
Worship Leader 
(540) 836-9182
Darlene Spears,
Office Secretary
(434) 823-1505