May 2022
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Where I Want to Be Wrong" From Pastor Rob
pen writing letter
        This really happened. I was 25. I was a seminary student eager to learn as much as I could, and then go pastor a church. I was in church history class and the professor was detailing all the schisms Baptists have endured over the centuries. This was 1995. At that time, in America, there were over 30 different Baptist groups. Given our propensity to split over the smallest thing and given that 27 years have passed, I wonder how many distinct Baptist groups there are now.
Our tendency to split over trivial matters. Our professor told us about a group of backwoods Baptists who were committed to simplicity in their expression of faith; this meant no adornments, no instrumentation with the hymns, and no artwork in the small clapboard church buildings. Then that church called a pastor who, out of necessity, nailed a peg in one of the walls. He needed a place to hang his coat. This was seen as an adornment and half the people left the church and started a new one.
Food Distribution - May 7 & 21 from 11am to 12pm
Cars at food distribution
Our next Food Distributions will be May 7 & 21 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 box 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.
Elder Election - In person on May 15
Nominations for Elder are now closed. Potential candidates are being contacted and the list of nominees will be announced as soon as it is available. The election will be held IN PERSON following the worship service on Sunday, May 15th. Please plan to attend. We will be electing two (2) people to serve as Elder for the 3 year term beginning June 1st. Thank you to Diane Asbill, Laura Booth and James Hollingsworth who are rotating off the Elder board at the end of May. Please prayerfully consider who God is calling to these important leadership positions for our church.
ESL Outreach Program Is Recruiting!
Hillside’s Chinese Ministry is starting an English as a Second Language (ESL) outreach program. This program will serve our local Chinese speaking neighbors by helping them to learn and practice English, as well as, providing useful information for life here. We need volunteer teachers! If you speak English fluently, love to build cross cultural friendships, and have a heart to share God's love, please sign up to help. We will provide training. Please contact Pastor Hong or the church office for more details.
March Numbers
tithes & offerings
Your tithes and offerings can be dropped off, mailed, or given electronically. Use the button below or go to our website.