June 2022
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Live In Peace" From Pastor Rob
Prayer Circle
A group of Chapel Hill clergy met in the prayer garden at University Baptist one week after the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. We began our prayer service at exactly 11:33, the time the horror began. Leaders from different churches and faith traditions were invited to have roles in the prayer service. I was assigned the benediction.
I read the final verses of 2 Corinthians. It says, “Put things in order, … agree with one another, live in peace.” Then in the next verse Paul tells the Corinthians to “Greet one another with a holy kiss” (13:12). COVID 19 has greatly deterred this practice. I wonder what the world would look like if Christ followers were as concerned about greeting one another with love and affection as they are about getting their point across in arguments.
While we aren’t kissing each other right now, we can strive for agreement, or at least mutual respect. COVID or no COVID, we can commit to working for peace.
Conversations with Claire
Claire Dillashaw
Hi Hillside! I am so excited to be serving as your summer ministry intern. One of my goals for this summer is to meet with each of you to get to know you and learn your Hillside “story”. These conversations can be in person or over Zoom if that makes you more comfortable. We can meet for lunch, coffee, or up at the church. I’m going to be reaching out to set up a time that works best for you to meet with me. Feel free to call (214.886.3515) or email me if you have any questions or have a specific time in mind! I am so glad to be with you this summer, and I look forward to getting to know you better!
Stranger to Neighbor Bible Study - Summer Small Group starts June 15th
Small Group
This summer, Claire, our ministry intern, will be leading a new Bible study group on developing intercultural relationships. The group will read: Church: What to Do When Everyone is Like You by Daynette Snead Perez.
Join this five-week study to:
  • Learn what it looks like to intentionally engage with people who are different than us.
  • Explore how we can move towards being an intercultural community that is led by God’s love.
  • Discuss what it means to be the image of God.  
The group will meet on Wednesdays at 7pm, starting June 15th using a hybrid format, so you are welcome to join in person or over Zoom. If you’re interested, please shoot Claire an email or give her a call (214.886.3515) and she will sign you up!
Food Distribution - June 4 & 18 from 11am to 12pm
Cars at food distribution
Our next Food Distributions will be June 4 & 18 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.
Helping Hand Update
Since January, our volunteers have met with 16 clients from our community. Over $2300 was given to assist with rent and utilities. Thank you to all who have contributed and to Phil Partin and Bob Eatman who continue to serve in this benevolence ministry.
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.
April Numbers
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