Dear Hillside Family,

 I’ve often said that the key to a meaningful life is ultimately more about ‘priority management’ than simply focusing on time management. Well, this Sunday Pastor Dave closes out the “Stronger” series by focusing our lives on life’s greatest priority: love.

 Simply put, life is too short and too important not to take time to really love God as well as love the people in our lives. In fact, the Bible says in 1 Cor. 13:3, “So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love” (The Message). All this to say that I hope you’re planning to join us for this transformational Sunday of high impact worship and learning. I believe you’ll be glad you did.

 And re: priorities… I’ve got a quick word to the guys among us…

 Men, be sure to put our 5th annual “Better Man” Winter Getaway on your calendar.  It takes place on Fri night/Sat, Feb. 19-20. The early bird deadline is next Sunday, Jan. 31st. But why wait when you can register right now by using this link: Winter Getaway Registration. I registered earlier today and would encourage you to do the same! It’s going to be a great time. There will be a really inspiring speaker, awesome worship, laughter, good food, and honest conversations. Our planning team is thrilled about how this engaging, multi-generational event is coming together and we assure you that by attending it will help make you a better man. Now, who wouldn’t want to prioritize that? We’re also expecting many first-time attendees again this year.

 In closing, I want you to know that I continually thank God for the joy of being part of such a loving and committed church family. We’re truly blessed! We’re in our Grand Opening year and the countdown is on… Stay tuned more updates. Best days ahead!

 See you Sunday,

 Pastor Jerry

 PS Speaking on love… Why not share some love by bringing some canned soups, pastas, or vegetables with you on Sunday? This will help with our “Souper Bowl” Food Drive to bless others in our city through the Second Mile Food Bank.