For Christians, learning, growing and serving aren’t things that end when we become an adult. We believe that we are called to continually be growing to become more like Jesus. So, whatever stage you are in life from young adult, a new parent, or in the prime of your life, we invite you to join us as we actively seek to grow together in our faith.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

At Hillside our Women’s Ministries exist to provide a safe and fun environment for all women to come together to encourage and challenge one another through fun activities, studies, service opportunities, guest speakers and much more!

WOMEN IN THE WORD
 Kick off is on Tuesday, Sept 13th at 9:30am!  This year we will begin by studying Seamless by Angie Smith and then in January we will study Entrusted by Beth Moore.  Childcare is provided! This is a perfect opportunity to invite women who are friends and family to come and grow in their knowledge and faith with the Savior. Please sign up by calling the office or emailing Linda.  If you forget to sign up please still come 🙂
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* Evening Women in the Word is meeting at 7pm starting Sept 13th and will be studying the fruits of the Spirit.
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Contact Linda DeMaagd for more information ldemaagd@gmail.com
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SCRAPBOOKING & CRAFTS
This is a group that gets together about four times a year to do what they love to do—scrapbook!  They meet for a time of fellowship, sharing a meal and working on their individual scrapbook projects.  Door prizes and table favors are given out at each meeting.  This event is open to all for a nominal fee.  Watch the church bulletin and Inside Hillside for the next Scrapbooking night! Contact mdevries@hillsidech.org or call the church office ext. 100.

MOM’S CONNECT
MOMS CONNECT meets on Thursday mornings at 9:30 during the school year for a time of  refreshment, friendship and participation with other moms in areas such as marriage, parenting, working on a craft, making a meal, or decorating a room.  Each week has a different spin and there is no preparation needed.  Come and bring your friends!  Childcare is provided. Contact Linda at ldemaagd@hillsidech.org.

ZUMBA
This is an international inspired dance fitness class. At Hillside, it is for women of all dance and fitness levels. Even if you "can't dance", you can Zumba! So get off the couch and be ready to shrink everything but your smile! Meets Thursdays at 7 p.m.

MEN’S MINISTRIES

At Hillside, our Men’s Ministries (H.I.S. Men) exist to help men build strong faith in God and strong bonds with their brothers in Christ. H.I.S. Men provides a fun environment for all men to come together to be challenged, enjoy fellowship and bond with one another through Christ!

MEN'S STUDY GROUP
This is a small group of men who meet together for fellowship and study different faith related topics. They meet on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Hillside offers several opportunities for men to attend Bible Studies. Please contact Pastor Daniel Bud for information about when various groups meet.

BAND OF BROTHERS
This men's group meets is for all ages and meets once a month for breakfast and fellowship.

MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE
This league is a partnership between Hillside Church and StoneWater Country Club. The men's golf league plays on Mondays at StoneWater Country Club.

EVENTS
H.I.S. Men offers opportunities for men to attend various events, both on a one-time basis, and consistent learning. We truly have something for everyone, from all walks of life. Please contact Pastor Daniel Bud for information on these opportunities.

SENIORS

PRIMETIMERS
This is a group of men and women aged 55 and older who meet together for fellowship and fun.

HILLTOPPERS
This is a group of both single and married women 55 and older who meet together once a month for fun and fellowship.

MEN"S GOLF LEAGUE
This league is available for men over 55. The league plays at Diamond Springs Golf Course.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Hillside offers a variety of support groups throughout the year.

GRIEF SHARE
Whenever tragedy strikes in a person's life it can turn everything upside down.  Whether it be the loss of a loved one, an illness, or just a combination of a million small things, the confusion and pain we feel is difficult to deal with.  God did not create us to deal with these kinds of situations alone.  The love and support of other people who are able to grieve alongside of each other brings hope and restoration to everyone involved. Grief share is a support group for anyone going through the grieving process. Everyone grieves differently and it is helpful to know you are not alone.  If you are interested in joining our Grief Share group, please contact Linda DeMaagd.

SINGLE & PARENTING CARE GROUP
As a single parent, you  know there aren't many people who truly understand the unique challenges you face. You deeply desire to do what's best for your kids, and you worry that you aren't. Sometimes, it's all you can do to survive from one day to the next. Single & Parenting is a special group that will bring hope to your life. Single & Parenting features refreshing, biblical teachings on topics important to single parents. Please join us every other Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m beginning Sept. 20th. Dinner and childcare are provided.

YOUNG LIVES
Young Lives is about loving teen moms in the midst of the circumstances they’re in – no matter what they are. Because we’ve experienced mercy, compassion and grace through a relationship with Christ, we desire to love teen moms in the condition they come to us. Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. * There are a few exceptions to the calendar so please contact Sarah Rozema at grswyounglives@gmail.com or 616-558-1879 if you are coming for the first time.

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING
To help our church family deal with the struggles we all face, Hillside participates in the Church Assistance Program with Pine Rest. If you need help please contact the church office and we will help you contact Pine Rest or call the Hotline number 1-800-442-0809
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MENTORING

PRE-MARRIAGE MENTORING
Engagement is an exciting time filled with many hopes and dreams for the future.  Through the whirlwind of dating and engagement often there are important things that are simply forgotten about or never discussed.  These issues can pop up after the wedding and can make the first few years very difficult.  It is important for every marriage to start on a solid foundation. Pre-Marriage mentoring provides a place to discuss expectations, hopes and issues that are typical in every marriage. Pre-Marriage mentoring is done over six sessions, approximately two weeks apart by an experienced couple.  The sessions consist of one-on-one time using the FOCCUS  (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study) materials.  This study will walk through discussions on: communication, sex, spirituality, in-laws, money, and more. If you are interested in participating in our Pre-Marriage Mentoring program or would like to volunteer to be a marriage mentor contact Linda DeMaagd.

MARRIAGE MENTORING
Marriage is work.  When many of us get married we assume that because we love this person our life journey will be an easy one.  We realize that no matter how compatible two people are or how much they love each other trials and difficulties stress relationships.  Couples need to persistently and patiently work to keep their marriage vows on a daily basis. REFOCUS is a mentoring ministry that involves an experience married couple coming alongside anther couple to help them deal with and work though some of the challenges that can arise in marriage.  Many different topics are covered and it is a place where the difficulties all of us face in marriage can be worked through. If you would like more information contact Linda DeMaagd.

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