December 2022
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Come Lord Jesus" From Pastor Rob
“Surely I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come Lord Jesus!
Thus ends the book of Revelation. It was a word from God for Christians persecuted by the Roman emperor. These Christians wanted Jesus to return and finish the victory that was won at the cross and in the resurrection. They desperately wanted the promises of God and longed-for return of Jesus to come quickly.
I have friends who feel the same way. People I deeply care about, people who know what pain is, have said to me, “I just wish Jesus would come back, right now.”
Revelation and Advent are both for these weary disciples. In 22:17, we are invited to the waters of life (v.17), Revelation meets Christmas.
Next Food Distributions - December 3 & 17 from 11am to 12pm
Our next Food Distributions will be December 3 & 17 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.
Church Annual Meeting & Christmas Luncheon
Sunday, December 4th, following worship service
Nutcracker Decorations
The annual church business meeting will be held immediately following the worship service on Sunday, December 4th. The agenda includes approval of the 2023 budget and affirmation of deacon nominees: Sharon Henley, Jenny Ting Shigekawa and Vickie Seng. Thank you to Vickie Pashion and Christopher Hollingsworth who are rotating off the board. Click HERE to view the proposed 2023 budget.

After the meeting, we will gather for the annual Christmas Luncheon. Bring a dish to share and stay to enjoy this special fellowship meal with the Hillside church family. Helpers are welcome for table decoration, set-up and clean-up. If you can assist with the lunch in any way, contact the church office.
Christmas Worship Services
Come on Saturday, December 24th at 5pm for an evening of carol singing and a candlelight celebration of the birth of our Savior. Invite your family, friends & neighbors. Please note: childcare will NOT be provided.

Join us again on Sunday, December 25th at 11am as we continue celebrating Christmas together. Please note that adult Sunday School classes are cancelled that morning and there will be NO childcare during the worship service.
Christmas Cards
For those who enjoy the annual exchange of Christmas cards, let us deliver your cards to the Hillside family for you. There are boxes in the church hallway for dropping off and picking up cards. Donate what you would normally spend on postage to our Food Pantry.
Updated Church Directories are also available for pick-up near the Christmas card boxes.
October Numbers
More detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot are in the October 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.