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Multiethnic Kingdom of God
God’s heart has always been to bring together people from every ethnicity and people group into one Kingdom community who love him and show the world what he is like. Join us for this series as we look at God’s multiethnic kingdom vision and are challenged and inspired to join him in this..
Ways to engage this series:
Download the Reflection Guide for your own personal reflection or with your small group.
Join a short term discussion group. We have two short term small groups meeting every Sunday throughout the series, at 10:30am in the Commons and a Zoom group meeting at 7:30pm. Drop-in to either group to talk about what you’re learning. Visit this link to sign up for either group or email email@example.com for more information.
412 High School and Middle School meets on Sunday at Hillcrest from 6:00 - 7:30pm for games, worship and teaching. Our small groups are meeting during the week.
412 High School will begin a new series on the book of Mark.
Middle School will begin a new series on the book of John called “Come & See.”
Captivated! 412 High School Winter Camp
February 4th - 6th will be our 412 high school winter camp: Captivated! We will be at the Firs Chalet on Mt. Baker and Anh Johnson will be our guest speaker.
Our goal is that every high school student at 412/Hillcrest joins us for this amazing weekend!
Cost is $125 per student. You can register for Winter Camp HERE.
If you’d like to help send a student by giving a scholarship, please email Pastor Dan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
412 Missions Banquet
Join us at our annual 412 Missions Banquet on March 6th from 6-8pm to help students raise funds to go on their missions trip to England this summer.
Tickets cost $20 per person and include dinner, a silent auction and a dessert run. Get your tickets directly from a student, or purchase them online HERE.
We are so grateful for you investing in the lives of our young people at Hillcrest!
Treasureland is available during both services for children ages, 0-5th grade.
Parents, please check your kids downstairs when you arrive at church. When the kids are dismissed from the service, a parent can bring them to their classes.
Southside Food Bank
1st & 3rd Thursday 10am-11:30am
Thank you for your help with stocking the Hillcrest Southside Food Bank. Below is an updated list of the current needs:
Click Here to contact Cynthia to set up a pick up or drop off time or call Hillcrest at (360) 733-8400
The Firs is Hiring!
Food plays a key role in our larger work of hospitality, setting the context for our guests to encounter what really matters.
The Firs is looking for an experienced individual who has a desire to use their culinary skills to support a well-established local Christian ministry. Click here for more information and to apply.
Hillcrest Kids is Hiring!
Hillcrest Kids is hiring for substitute, part time and full time positions.
For more information contact Hillcrest Kids at: 360-733-8135 or email Jessica at: Jessicas@hillcrestkids.com
2021 Giving Statements
Household giving statements for the 2021 year will be distributed at the end of January. Please do not pull your giving statement from your online account as it will not combine all of the gifts within your household.
If we have your e-mail address on file, your statement will be distributed via e-mail. Otherwise, your statement will arrive by post mail.
Please reach out to our Finance Office via e-mail (email@example.com) or phone (360-733-8400 ext. 203) with any questions or to update your contact information.
Thank you! Your generosity multiples our capacity!!
Baptism & Recommitment
On February 2nd Hillcrest Church will be baptizing believers and anointing for recommitment. If you have not been baptized, we encourage you to take this next step to public and physical identification with Jesus. If you have been baptized and want to recommit yourself to that journey, we are ready to help seal that decision with you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to sign up.
Why be baptized?
Jesus both demonstrated it and asked for it - Matthew 3:13 and 28:18.
It powerfully captures and concretizes our restored identity with God by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our bodies and material things matter in our faith. We act out and live what is true.
We are not on this journey alone. Baptism connects us to the unbroken life of the Christian Church and hundreds of millions of Christians over 2000 years!
Hillcrest will be having child dedications at both services on Sunday, February 13th.
If you would like to have your child dedicated, click here to fill out the registration form.
Are you new (or relatively new) to Hillcrest? Are you wondering who these people are, why they do what they do, how they do it?
Our Newcomer Gatherings are the place for you to check us out! Coming Jan 23rd and Feb 27 (you pick which fits your schedule) at 12:30 in The Commons Room at Hillcrest.
You'll meet most of our pastoral staff, hear a little of our history, our current "working on", and hear our heart for the future of Hillcrest Church. If you would like to know more about Hillcrest before you decide it's your worship community, if you have questions about what we believe or if you'd just like to get to know some other new folks around here...we hope you join us for one of these half hour information gatherings.
Questions? contact Kathy at email@example.com.
Kid’s Creative Saturday
Kids Creative Saturday is coming up, Saturday, January 29th, 1-3pm in the Commons.
Kids ages 6-11 are invited to create their self-portraits using chalk pastels for an upcoming kids art show! Bring a recent snapshot of your face to copy from.
Cost is $2 per child. Parents, please RSVP your child with Melanie Zehnder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Artwork
This spring Hillcrest will be going through a sermon series on the book of James. We’re inviting everybody in the church to create and submit pieces of original art, specific to the book of James, that will be displayed in the Fireside Room, and/or possibly shared with the congregation during a service, or shared within the context of a small group setting. Everyone is welcome to submit their original visual artwork or creative writing.
For submission details, follow this link: https://www.hcbellingham.com/about-us/who-we-are/creative-arts/
Questions: contact email@example.com
Hillcrest Equip Classes Program
Hillcrest Equip Classes will begin again on January 17th. Classes are $100 to audit and will run from 6-8:30pm, Monday - Thursday. A light meal will be provided each evening.
January 17th: Spiritual Practice - Brett Desper
February 7th: Intro to the New Testament - Tim Knipp
March 28th: Basic Leadership - Derry Long
April 25th: Theology of the Wild God - Jay Smith
May 9th: Preaching and Teaching - Jim Keena
June 6th: Worldview and Culture - Kathryn & Matt Green
Click here to register.
Would you like another couple to come alongside your marriage — for support and encouragement?
Hillcrest Church has Marriage Mentors available for strong or struggling marriages, young and old. Click here to contact Pastor Cynthia for details.
Opportunity Council Community Resource Newsletter
The Opportunity Council publishes a weekly newsletter with information about resources available in the County such as disaster assistance, COVID-19 related funeral assistance, a link to a centralized website for all flood-related resources and more.
To reach the newsletter, click here.
Events during the week at Hillcrest:
Sunday morning worship: Sundays at 9am & 11am at Hillcrest Church and online.
412: Middle and High School students meet at Hillcrest Sunday evenings from 6-7:30pm
Food Bank: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month @ 10-11:30am in the Modular.
Men's prayer group every Thursday morning at the church and on zoom at 6:30. Contact Carlo for more information: Carlo.F@hcbellingham.com
Time of Prayer: Wednesday, drop in anytime from 11am-2pm in the prayer room at Hillcrest.
New Wine: 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7pm at Hillcrest