Dear Hillside Family,

Wow, it can truly be said that our church is on the move! We’re moving forward and making a difference realizing its “His Story, Our Time”.  Praise God! 

The momentum continues this Sunday when we take our next major step forward with the official ground breaking on our new auditorium. Imagine! Hope you can join us at 12:30pm in the upper parking lot immediately after the 11am service for this special moment.

On behalf of the elders, staff, and Imagine team, I also want to say a huge thanks to the nearly 200 people who attended our historic meeting on Tues. night. What a fantastic turnout for such a big night! 

There was a real spirit of community throughout the evening. By the way, who says church business meetings have to be boring, petty, or divisive? Thankfully, that’s not our experience here! People were engaged, great questions were asked, relevant information was shared, Mike Hayes successfully navigated his first business meeting (way to go, Mike!), and, in the end, a strong endorsement (96% support) was given. What a testimony to a healthy and strongly unified congregation. By God’s grace, let’s keep the momentum going as together we make room for more.

 Speaking of this Sunday, I’m looking forward to launching a new series entitled, “Forward: As a Follower, As a Church”.  This spring series is actually very timely. Not only are we moving forward on our Imagine vision as a church, but we’re also providing tools to help you keep moving forward in your faith now that The Story is over. There’s no need be stuck or complacent when you can move forward in your faith, serving, finances, relationships, and career.

 Friends, discipleship is a process that involves each of us taking next steps. But do you know what your next step is this spring? If not, we want to help you! Because here’s the truth: no one simply drifts into discipleship; it must be prioritized!

 This teaching series will envision you with fresh insights AND practical steps forward. And to supplement the series, we are intentionally offering Discipleship Classes over the next 2 Wednesday nights (starting May 27th) from 6:30-8:00pm. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late. Simply, use the links below. For your convenience, these three 90 minutes classes (“Grow”, “Serve” and “Finances”) are each being offered twice and are designed help you deepen your walk as a Christ follower.  So, if you’re really keen, you can get attend 2 of the 3 classes this time around. Again, classes start this coming Wedn, May 27th.  Enter the lower level and go to the gym for coffee and further instructions. Here’s your links to sign up now.

Grow

Serve

Finances

 These are exciting times. What a joy and privilege to continue partnering together. Best days ahead!

 See you Sunday,

 Pastor Jerry