April 2022
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Faith from the Silence" From Pastor Rob
Where was Jesus, on Saturday? In the Apostles creed worshippers recite, in the fifth line, “He descended into Hell.” But did he? We Baptists don’t generally recite traditional creeds of the church. We don’t feel bound by them. ‘Descending into Hell,’ seems to say Hell is a place that is reached by descent (stairs, a downward climb or something else?). That understanding of a three-tiered universe, which requires a flat earth, by the way, is incompatible with our present day understanding of space-time.
First Peter 3:19, which tells us that Christ was put to death but then preached to “spirits in prison,” evokes images of Christ’s Saturday work without locking the story into a first century worldview. If prison = souls cut off from God because of sin and Christ, as 1 Peter says, preaches as a spirit, then this passage can account for his activity. Still, it is not a concrete, specific explanation.
Food Distribution - April 16
Cars at food distribution
Our next Food Distribution will be April 16 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.
Holy Week Services
Hillside Sunrise Service
Come and celebrate with us during Holy Week. We will be having three special services in addition to our regular Sunday morning worship services at 11am.
  • April 14 @ 7pm: Maundy Thursday, includes the celebration of Communion.
  • April 15 @ 7pm: Good Friday, a service of scripture and song
  • April 17 @ 6:30am: Easter Sunrise, takes place outside the front entrance (weather permitting).
Come to Easter Breakfast following the sunrise service.
Easter Breakfast - Sunday, April 17 at 7:45am
sunrise biscuits
Easter is the perfect day to worship and enjoy breakfast with your church family. Join us for breakfast between 7:45am & 8:45am, after the Sunrise service on Easter morning.
Choose from Sausage & Egg, Bacon & Egg, Egg & Cheese or Country Ham & Egg. Hot Drinks & juice will be available. Please RSVP by Wed, April 13th using this link Want to contribute? Bring fruit, pastries or juice.
Set-up and clean-up helpers are needed. If you can help, contact the church office, 919.967.3056.
2022 Eligible Elders List
Elder Nominations
Between April 18-21, you will have the opportunity to nominate two (2) people to serve as Elder for the 3-year term beginning June 1st. Members will be emailed a link to a nomination ballot next week. The list of all the names of eligible members is available here.
Please prayerfully consider who God is calling to these important leadership positions for our church.
Thank you to Diane Asbill, Laura Booth and James Hollingsworth who are rotating off the Elder board at the end of May.
February Numbers
tithes & offerings
Your tithes and offerings can be dropped off, mailed, or given electronically. Use the button below or go to our website.