Jesus is I am

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

We read Jesus’ great testimony of His eternality, His self-sufficiency, His sheer power and all-encompassing nature and like Moses hearing this same Name from the burning bush we may be sure we are standing on holy ground. What does He mean, really?  Let’s look at some other Scriptures that illuminate this text: “He is before all things, and by him …

2019 Women’s Retreat Recap

hillside Event Recap, Hillside Women

The 2019 Women’s Retreat did not disappoint! We want to extend a thank you to everyone who kept the weekend in prayer. This year, a little over 70 ladies enjoyed fellowship, equipping workshops and fun activities through which we witnessed true connection, love, tears and laughter. We know the Lord was present as we discussed His Beautiful Names and we …

Jesus is Lord

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name… Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9, 11 B The English word Lord is the Greek word transliterated “kyrios” which means “he to whom a person or thing belongs; master, sovereign, prince, chief”, a title of great honor.  God bestowed this name …

ALPHA + OMEGA

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

It is difficult to wrap our minds around the enormity of what God reveals to us in the New Testament book of John: Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. John 1:1-3 NIV Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, …

JESUS IS THE KING

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

What does the phrase, “Jesus is King” mean? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines King as “the chief or sovereign of a nation… invested with supreme authority over a nation, tribe or country.”  When I placed my faith in Jesus, He became king, or supreme authority, over me. This isn’t scary because He loves me unconditionally (John 3:16). He gave me new …

GOD’S PRESENCE THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP + MISSIONS

hillside NextGen

Last week, our NexGen students had an incredible opportunity to experience God’s presence with their community of friends through discipleship and missions. Our middle schoolers spent the week at Camp Eagle, while our high school students participated in a local missions trip called #FORSA.   Camp Eagle NextGen Middle School had an amazing six day outdoor adventure together at Camp …

The Mattering Things

hillside Pastor's Letter

This Sunday we begin a twelve week series studying the book of Ecclesiastes. As we work our way through the book, we will be reminded to focus on the mattering things of life. I remember years ago when I checked into the drug and alcohol treatment center, the staff at the center took all of my things and began to …

JESUS IS THE REDEEMER

hillside Devotionals

Redemption is the grand theme of the bible. God’s plan to redeem (buy back) sinners from the slavery of sin and death is THE greatest story ever told. The hero of that story is Jesus, our Redeemer.  In Mark 10 we see Jesus taking his disciples aside to tell them his plan for redemption, which involved dying a tortuous death …

From Church to Family

hillside Community

Greetings Hillside Family! My husband, Mark and I have attended Hillside since the fall of 2017 and have been involved in the First Impressions Team, serving in the coffee bar and the Women’s Ministry as a small group co-leader.  Even with this involvement, we felt we needed more for ourselves and wanted to get to know people of Hillside on …

STAYING CONNECTED

hillside Elder Letter

Greetings Hillside Church Family, I was checking my calendar this week to make sure I hadn’t missed my own birthday.  As I flipped calendar pages it dawned on me that we are more than half way through another church year!  Seems like we just celebrated together in worship, community, food, and fun. Perhaps I shoved that experience way back in …