January 2023
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Power and Powerless" From Pastor Rob
cartoon weight lifter
      COVID-19 has impressed upon us a feeling we Americans do not like to acknowledge: powerlessness. We seize the day. We chart our own course. When life gets tough and challenges confront us, we pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps. These old canards, reek of half-truths. Yet, we cling to the mythology of self-determination.
COVID-19 has ripped this independence from us. Maybe that’s good. We need to need one another, and we are poorer for it when we refuse to recognize our own need. When we step in bold self-reliance, our ability to thrive is limited to our own abilities. When we lean on one another, help each other, and live interdependently, we go places we never imagined.  READ MORE
Next Food Distributions - January 7 & 21 from 11am to 12pm
Cars at food distribution
Our next Food Distributions will be January 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 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.
Blood Drive - Saturday, January 14 from 9:30am to 2pm
Blood Connection Bus
Donate blood! Save lives! Help our community by donating this month. One donation can help up to 3 people! The Blood Connection mobile unit is returning to our upper parking lot from 9:30am to 2pm on January 14th. All donors will receive an e-gift card. This blood drive will include 2000 BONUS points (a $50 value).

Prescheduling is encouraged. Go to the Blood Connection website or contact the church office.
Church Ministry Conference - Saturday, February 11 from 9:30am to 12pm
Ministry Design 2023
Attend a conference for churches seeking to meet the challenges of today. Seminars include: Navigating Divides in the Church, Remaining Connected to your Child or Teen During Challenging Times, Local Church - Local Practices for Climate Change (see website for full listing). To join other Hillside attenders, contact Pastor Rob.
Christmas Cards
Please check the alphabetized boxes in the church hallway for Christmas cards addressed to you. The boxes will be available until January 22nd.

Updated Church Directory - available for pick-up in the church office.
November Numbers
More detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot are in the November 2022 Financial Statement. Hard copies are on the back table in the Worship Center.
tithes & offerings
Your tithes and offerings can be dropped off, mailed, or given electronically. Use the button below or go to our website.