Dear Hillside Family,

As we navigate a new year, we’re increasingly living in a hope-challenged world. Wouldn’t you agree? The daily headlines often seem so unsettling. However, the good news is that there is a reason to hope and that is based on the promises of our great God. 

So, if you find that your hope is waning these days, don’t despair! Instead, plan to join us this Sunday for an incredibly refreshing and hope-filled service. Pastor Roger will be bringing the second message in our “Stronger” series with practical ideas on how to experience a “Stronger Hope” for you and your family in 2016.  Both Pastor Roger and the worship team are fired up about Sunday and I know you don’t want to miss it.

For those wanting to take next steps in coming days, here are 2 great opportunities for you. This is just another reminder that we’re here to partner with you by giving you the tools and opportunities to deepen your faith. 

First, I’ll be hosting the “Grow” Class this Sunday morning from 9:00-10:30am in the Youth Café. This is a one-time class (part of our Discipleship Diamond) where you’ll discover some healthy habits to strengthen your relationship with the Lord. Interested? You can sign up now. Simply, use this Grow link. I’d love to have you attend! Personally, I always enjoy teaching this class and sharing what I’ve learned over the years in terms of healthy spiritual practices.

And for the guys among us… Men, you don’t want to miss our 5th annual “Better Man” Winter Getaway. It’s coming soon! The event takes place on Fri night/Sat, Feb. 19-20. For your convenience, you can register online on the link below or in the lobby this Sunday. But don’t wait! The early bird registration ends on Sunday, Jan. 31. Interested? Check out the Better Man link and register now.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday. I’m so grateful for God’s continued favour on our ministry. What a faithful God we serve!

Best days ahead,

Pastor Jerry