Countdown to Worship for April 25th

April 19, 2021

What’s happening at Hillcrest these days?  While there are restrictions all around due to COVID and while we are adhering to the restrictions as are other entities in our community, life at Hillcrest has not stopped.  Praise Band has resumed its weekly practice on Tuesday evenings at 6:30.  We have Wednesday morning Bible study at 11.  Sunday School classes for adults have begun.  The Encouragers Class meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 on Zoom and the Celebration class  meets each Sunday morning in-person at 9:45 at church.  In addition to in-person worship, we are using FM transmission for anyone who would like to come to church to worship yet remain in their vehicles and keep a safe distance. Facebook is an option too: Facebook.com/hillcrestbaptisthanover.  

What else is happening?  Big news: We are preparing to break ground for a new sanctuary in May!!!   After over  a year and a half of planning,  the time has finally arrived to build.  We are excited about this tremendous blessing God has given us and we are excited for our future as a church that will demonstrate its vision: Hillcrest, A Place for All People.  If all goes well, we anticipate being in the new sanctuary before Thanksgiving.  In addition to the new sanctuary, we are almost finished with updating our current children’s wing.  And our atrium is also on our list for updating.

As we continue to do the necessary work to get things underway with the new sanctuary project and overall facility, we are also busy getting ready for ministry.  For example, we are planning focused outreach to our community and we are retooling our children’s ministry to make it as effective and engaging as possible for children and their parents.  This ministry is a major priority for us.  Furthermore, all that we will do to bring honor and glory to God we will give our best, a 110 percent.  We invite you to be a part of an exciting journey forward for Jesus Christ at Hillcrest.  Hillcrest indeed is: A Place for All People!!!

Pastor Hawkins