Updated: Friday, August 25th


This Sunday we will celebrate the baptisms of several children. At our 9:30 service, Eveline Grace and Cai Ephraim, children of Doug & Leanne Nagel; and Kennedy Jane, daughter of Ben & Sarah Buikema will be baptized. At our 11:00 service, Miles Choi, son of Ben & Amanda Green-hoe; Cohen Edward, son of Nate & Heather Gilman and also Elijah Alexan-der and Gabriel Ray, sons of Sam and Shari Garthwaite will be baptized.

Congregational Meeting Results

The congregation voted to call Arek O’Connell to serve as an ordained minister. Those selected for leadership are: Worship Elder - Tim Zwart; Shepherd Leader Elder - Ron Apol; Service Leader Compassion Chair - Adam Ringnalda; Service Leader Projects Chair - Harold Mast; Compassion Service Leaders - Allison Reiffer, Dirk Lockwood, Rob Harkema; Project Service Leaders - Jason Stegink, Ben DeMaagd; Care Circle Shepherd Leader - Terry Visser; Care Groups Shepherd Leaders - Dar-yl & Marie Sieplinga, Laurie DeBoer, Dawn Fennema; Singles/Career Shep-herd Leader - Kate Harms; Older Singles Shepherd Leader - Sandra Haslem

Thank You to the following Hillside members as they finish up their leader-ship roles at Hillside. We thank them for their years of faithful service. Elders—Kathy Douma, Jim Hoekwater; Service Leaders and Deacons—Rick DeVries, Fayth Steensma, Ellen Mulder, Justin VanderVeen, Ruth Parsons, Nate Jansen, Carl Kohlhoff; Shepherd Leaders—Ellen Decker, Sue Tam-minga, Sue Helder, Anne Frankovich, Jodi Oetman, and Carolyn Douma.

Are you interested in membership or just learning more about Hillside?

Our next Exploring Hillside class will take place on September 27 from 7-9 in room 16. You will meet our pastors, people from Hillside and others who are also interested in asking the same questions as you. This is the first step in the membership process but in no way obligates you to join. Please contact the church office to let them know if you will be able to join us. Looking forward to seeing you there!



The Cadet program at Hillside will kick-off on Wednesday September 27.  If you have a son, grandson, nephew, or neighbor who'll be in 3rd to 8th grade this year, please invite them to join us. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30pm and run until 8pm. We're looking forward to a year full of projects, camping, model rockets, pinewood derby cars, and more. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Roberts (334-8582 or thew.roberts@gmail.com). Dads and dad-type figures are also welcome to stay and join the fun.

Do you like to knit, crochet?

There is a group of women who meet monthly to knit and share stories. We knit shawls and afghans for those in need of encouragement. Please join us Monday, Sept. 18. We meet in the library at 7:00. We have patterns to share, and knitting “experts” to help with new projects and tips. Contact Chris Hoekwater or Shar Karsten with questions.

Kids Hope Substitute Mentors needed

Your presence when the regular mentor is absent affirms to the child that we are committed to them. It could be as little as serving one hour a month. Please contact Maxine at 307-9515 or let the church office know if you are willing to help in this way.

Kids Hope mentor needed: A hard working, polite 4th grade girl needs help with reading and writing. If you would like to help her out by meeting with her one hour a week or if you have any questions regarding mentoring please call Maxine at 307-9515.

English speakers needed to teach English

for one or two weeks in Cuba. The dates are January 19 to 28 or to Feb. 4 or 5. Passport information is needed by October 15. Contact Win Gritter or Ron Apol for more information or with your decision to join us.

Prime Timers

If you have signed up for the Prime Timers outing to Shipshewana on Thursday, September 21, there will be a reminder with departure time, etc. in your mailbox. Any questions, call Bert or Riek Tameling at 698-9897 or Kryn or Betty Klompien at 455-5358.


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