Moncton’s North End continues to grow and one church in the area is responding to that growth by making room for more. Pastor Jerry Reddy, in his 22nd year as Senior Pastor says “Hillside is experiencing incredible momentum and the time to build is now”.
This Sunday at 12:30 following their two identical services, the congregation plans to break ground on their new 3 Million dollar expansion. The church that was built 41 years ago has served the congregation well, and has seen five renovations during that time. The membership has enthusiastically approved the construction of a finished and furnished multi-purpose worship centre that will seat a capacity of 500 people. The space can also be used for round table events such as banquets and conferences. “It was really important to keep the community feel of our church” Pastor Jerry remarked in a recent address. “Many people mention there is an intimacy to our congregation, a warmth and friendliness that we do not want to lose.”
Hillside’s Building Campaign, Imagine: His Story, Our Time, was launched in February. The theme verse found in Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations”.
When asked why the church has grown by 30% in the last two years and is poised for continued growth as outlined in the church’s exciting 2020 Vision, Pastor Jerry mentioned a focus on young families. “We don’t want to just babysit kids. We believe the most vital years for spiritual development can be the early years of a child’s life”. “Our Premiere Family Ministry desires to help parents in one of life’s most challenging roles, the raising of a child”. This expansion, made possible through the incredible generosity of its congregants, will allow Hillside to have flexibility with space to facilitate their growing 7 day a week ministry.
Hillside looks forward to opening the doors on the new expansion by Easter 2016. For more information on the various ministries of the church visit www.hillsidemoncton.org. And for even more information on our campaign, Imagine – click here.