July 2020
Identified with Christ by Pastor Rob
Open Arms of Jesus
          To be identified with Christ is to embody specific attributes. The New Testament enumerates many of these traits in “virtue lists” found throughout. For instance: 2 Timothy 2:24-25. “The Lord’s servant must be … kind to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, [and] correcting opponents with gentleness . The Christian does not have the option of withholding kindness or opposing others harshly. Kindness and gentleness are mandated by the word.
        Of course, we see people claiming the title ‘Christian’ lash out in judgment, villainizing those who disagree with them. Such behavior disregards the New Testament these very Christians would herald as the “word of God.” Those guilty of withholding kindness and gentleness clearly are not actually connected to Jesus, who gently welcomed the tax collector, the prostitute, the physically disabled, and the morally corrupt. Why did Jesus treat his opponents so differently that those today, who claim to be his followers?  

Our Food Pantry - Now open 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 11 am
We've changed our food distribution schedule to only the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. We will continue to open at 11am in the lower level. The dates for this month are July 4th & 18th .
  • Volunteer one Saturday a month for the food distributions. Use this central sign-up and select the Chapel Hill Pantry events. Bagging begins at 9am and distribution set up begins at 10:30 am.
  • If you can donate groceries, we are collecting dry and canned goods, fresh produce, bread and meat (see most needed items here). Please check the expiration dates when donating. There is a collection box outside the church entryway where you can leave your donations.
  • Paper bags - we need paper grocery bags (new or used) in good condition. Leave them in the collection box.
Blood Drive Survey
drop of blood
Donating blood saves lives. During this health crisis, the need is greater than ever. We are interested in helping serve our community by hosting a blood drive at Hillside. Help us make this decision by  taking a short survey .
July Birthdays
Laura Booth (7/2)
Sheva Myers (7/10)
William Suehs (7/17)
David Seng (7/19)
Tara Storm (7/21)
Merone Tennant (7/22)
Dana Brower (7/26)
Nelson Keller (7/26)
Sunday Worship In-person and Online
Church front
Join us this Sunday at 11am -- we are now open for in-person worship . Keep in mind if you come to church that many things will be different . As North Carolina moves through the phases of re-opening, we will be able to ease these restrictions. Of course, if you are sick or feel uncertain, you can stay at home and participate online through Facebook or YouTube . For quick links, use the icons below.
May Numbers
May 202 financial snapshot
More detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot are in the May 2020 Financial Statement. Hare coiesare on the back table in the Worship Center. Electronic copies available upon request.
Financial Contributions
tithes & offerings
Whether staying at home or worshiping in person, consider giving electronically. It's convenient, safe and easy to set up. To start e-giving, click here . You can also mail checks to our church office,  201 Culbreth Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 .
Hillside Church
201 Culbreth Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516