March 2020
"Give Them Something to Eat" from Pastor Rob
Lent and Food
      In his commentary on Matthew’s Gospel, theologian Stanley Hauerwas reads the feeding miracles and writes, “food and scripture are inseparable” (p.139). Does this mean we need to keep a bowl of peanuts handy for whenever we read the Bible? Not necessarily. Rather, what’s important is to be God-aware all the time, including when we eat. 
We don’t have to think about eating. Instinct tells us to do it. Hunger drives us to open our mouths, chew what goes in, and swallow. During Lent, some Christians might include fasting as a spiritual discipline. In this act we go against our nature. For the sake of clarifying our focus on our need for God, we go without the food our body craves for periods of time. Does doing this really help us grow in faith? 
Food Distribution - Saturday, March 7th at 11 am
Participate in our monthly Food Distribution with our partners from the Point Church. Set up begins at 10:30am and we open our doors at 11am. If you plan to participate this Saturday, please contact Dina to sign-up.
Spring Forward Clock
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday, March 7th, so that you will get to church on time the next day. We will “spring forward” at 2 am on Sunday March 8th.
Special Business Meeting
Sun, March 29th after worship service
The Elders have revised our existing church constitution to reflect our recent name change. Some updates were also made to change some outmoded procedures. We will be voting to approve these revisions at a special called business meeting on Sunday, March 29th. All members are encouraged to attend. You can pick up a hard copy of the revised constitution in the church office. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Starlyn .
March Birthdays
Dorcas Saunders (3/1)
Claudia Peterson (3/3)
Jonathan Hollingsworth (3/7)
Tabitha Storm (3/8)
Vickie Seng (3/15)
Angel Lee (3/19)
Johann Teo (3/26)
Chili Cook-Off Results
Congratulations to Candy & Henry Tennant for winning this year’s Chili Cook-Off. Almost $400 was raised for Youth activities. Thank you to all who participated.
March 14, 21 & April 11 at 8:45 am
Prayer Walkers
One of the ways we will observe Lent in 2020 is prayer walking. You are invited to participate. We'll be meeting on three more Saturdays, weather permitting (Mar 14 & 28 and Apr 11). Our last walk was through Merritt's Pasture and the next one will be along one of the other trails near Hillside.

We’ll begin at 8:45 am in the Worship Center for a time of short devotion and prayer before setting out. As we walk, we will take in the sounds of the world around us, going at a leisurely pace. When everyone has returned to Hillside, we will reconvene in our prayer circle for a time of sharing. If you are interested in coming to the next one - Saturday March 14th - contact Dina.
January Numbers
January 2020 Financial snapshot
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot above, see the January 2020 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the information table.
Hillside Church
201 Culbreth Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516