September 2022
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Pay Attention" From Pastor Rob
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If you were in worship at Hillside Church last Sunday, or if you watched online, you heard me say, “At Hillside Church, it is not the time for weeping.” I then briefly referenced Ecclesiastes 3.
Here’s the entire section (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8):
1 For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance;
5 a time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to throw away;
7 a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
8 a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace.

What time do you think it is in your life and at Hillside Church?
Blood Drive - Saturday, September 10 from 10am to 2pm
Blood Connection Bus
Summer is one of the hardest times of year for blood donations. Help our community by donating this month. One donation can help up to 3 people! The Blood Connection mobile unit will be in our lower parking lot from 10am to 2pm on September 10th. All donors will receive an e-gift card.

Prescheduling is encouraged. Go to the Blood Connection website or contact the church office.
Food Distribution - September 3 & 17 from 11am to 12pm
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Our next Food Distribution will be September 3 & 17 at our usual time from 11am to 12pm.
  • Volunteer for one or more of the drive-through food distributions. Many opportunities are available.
  • Donate groceries, we are collecting dry and canned goods. Go to the church website for a more detailed list. Please check the ’sell by’ dates when donating. There is a collection shed outside the church entryway where you can leave your donations.
To volunteer, please use our online Community Sign Up Genius Form. If you have any questions, please contact Candy or Diane.
Plastic Bags Needed
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Covenant Place, our senior adult neighbor up the road, needs our help. Wendy Covington, the service coordinator there sends this request:
“We have a few ladies and men at Covenant Place who have asked for donations of plastic shopping bags. They use the bags for various reasons. Due to their limited mobility, they do not have the opportunity to get out and shop and therefore receive bags (this has been especially true since the pandemic began). Thank you in advance for considering our request and as always, we appreciate your continued support.”

During the month of September, please bring in your extra plastic bags (clean, no holes) to Hillside and place them in the collection box in the foyer. If you need help getting the bags to church, contact Beth Roberts (919-967-6674). What a simple way to show our love and care for others!
tithes & offerings
Your tithes and offerings can be dropped off, mailed, or given electronically. Use the button below or go to our website.