Hey Friends,

 

There are lots of exciting things happening at Hillside these days. We closed out The Story last Sunday with a momentous morning focusing on heaven. The stirring music and Pastor Dave’s fabulous message created lots of discussions in the lobby after church, in homes and Story groups throughout the week. It was a great finish to our largest church-wide spiritual growth initiative ever. Way to go, everyone, for joining us in the journey! We all grew so much and just think… an entire generation of children can now say that they went through the story of the whole Bible with their church family. How neat is that!

 

Now that The Story is over, many are asking what next? That’s a timely question and one of the many reasons why you don’t want to miss this Sunday’s service at 9am or 11am.

 

In fact, here’s why you want to be here this Sunday:

 

1)   It’s Mother’s Day and we have incredible plans to celebrate moms with tributes, fun surprises, and lots of special music from some of our own as well as from guest artists Jason and Charmaine Brown. Don’t miss this chance to make every woman feel valued and to honor all our Hillside moms!

 

2)   After 3 months of picture taking, our 2015 Photo Directories (full colour) will be available for $15 at both entrances on Sunday. Cash is best. Over 270 households are included in this initiative, thank you to everyone that cooperated by having their photo taken.  This will indeed help each of us with pursuing community & connection here at Hillside.

 

 

3)   You will learn about many next steps in our new spring spiritual growth road map to help encourage you in a growing relationship with God. This includes an array of upcoming Disciple Diamond classes, special events, as well as the opportunity to register before June 9th for the Global Leadership Summit (GLS).  In this our 13th year of hosting the Summit in Moncton (now held in 500 cities and over 100  countries), we are expecting 100 Hillsiders to attend this world-class conference this year.  What an amazing opportunity for fresh inspiration and high impact learning! Interested? Check out this link…

 

http://hillsidemoncton.org/teaching/gls/

 

4)   And attend just because… Yes, attend just because you never know the surprising ways God’s Spirit might speak into your life as He often does whenever God’s people gather together each week. Plus, who knows… You might hear some exciting news that you’ll only hear first if you’re here.

 

I love being your pastor and I love our church. What an amazing God we serve! It’s going to be an exciting spring. Best days ahead!

 

See you Sunday,

 

Pastor Jerry

 

PS Remember, we return to 2 services at 9 and 11am this Sunday. In light of this Sunday being Mother’s Day, we wanted to ensure that our Moms and our volunteers are freed up to be with their families; therefore, we won’t be having our final third service at 1pm. Stay tuned for future updates on how we plan to accommodate continued growth this fall.

PPS If you’re registering for the Summit… Here’s some quick and easy instructions you’ll need once you use the above link. Once online, click “Register to Attend” in the blue banner; then scroll down the page to the ticket info section, click “Enter Promotional Code” then type H-1BNSPI and hit APPLY; choose Host Church Early Bird, enter the # of people and click “Order Now” complete the info and submit; you’ll then receive your ticket by email!  (Note: As host church, the special rate is meant for Hillside attendees only not the general public).