Dear Hillside Family,
What a joy to wrap up the fall Believe series last Sunday with a focus on heaven. If you missed any of the Believe messages, here’s the link with all the messages in this team teaching series.
An exciting Sunday is ahead this weekend as we welcome back Hillside friend, Sid Koop, as guest speaker. A national youth expert and gifted communicator, Sid will be sharing a timely message entitled, “Pursuing Peace in the Midst of Cultural Chaos”. Also, our student youth band from Vibe will be leading us in worship. So, it’s going to be another fantastic Sunday.
Be assured that it’s a continued privilege and joy for me to partner in ministry with such an amazing congregation like Hillside. Friends, we are blessed! Our ministry is growing, people are taking next steps in their faith journey, and we’re gearing up for our most exciting Christmas season ever in the weeks ahead. By the way, this is yet another reason you’ll want to be here on Sunday so you’ll hear all about our “Welcome Home for Christmas” plans.
Know that our team has put together an incredibly fresh and exciting vision for Christmas (including our 4 Candlelight services) with numerous opportunities for you to take a risk and intentionally invite a friend to church. After all, isn’t this what Christmas is about: an opportunity to share the good news with others? Together, our goal is to honour God by sharing the Good News of Christmas with thousands of people in metro Moncton. Now, here’s something to think about… Would you be willing to “celebrate” at 1 Candlelight service and “serve” at another so we can bless more people than ever on Dec. 23-24? Frankly, there’s a practical need for many Hillsiders to step up and help out in 3 key areas (child care, first impressions, and refreshments) as we seek to organize these 4 services. Think about it and let us know on your Communication Card on Sunday. And huge thanks in advance for your heart to serve.
In closing, I’d like to extend one final invitation to attend one of the upcoming “All In” classes that I’ll be hosting on Thurs, Dec. 1st, and Sun, Dec. 4th, from 6-9pm. If getting baptized and/or learning more about becoming a Hillside member is the next step for you, please sign up now.
Just 5 weeks left in this our Grand Opening year… Best days ahead!
PS Be sure to look for our church’s float at the Santa Claus parade on Saturday at 5pm. This is another way we’re seeking to be a light in the community.