The Church is the Hands and Feet of Christ

Hillside believes that living a Christian life includes caring for those around us. We believe that Jesus commanded the church to take care of its members as well as those outside of the church. We strive to fulfill this call by serving within our church community as well as caring for the poor and the oppressed in the global community.

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Worship

Worship at Hillside is all about the glory of God.  When we worship God, we recognize that we are not in control, but rather it is God who holds all things together. Our goal is to seek after Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and to continually surrender more of ourselves to Him. We believe that when we encounter the presence of God, He transforms us from the inside out to make us more like Jesus.

[tabbed_content type=”tabs-style-2″ title=”Worship Team+TITLE+Audio/Visual Tech Team+TITLE+Visual Arts+TITLE+Worship Arts Committee”]This includes instrumentalists and vocalists. You can pick up an application from Steve to learn how you can join one of these teams. Or, download the application right HERE!

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+CONTENT+This team helps support the worship team by providing technical assistance for sound, lighting and video. Pick up an application from Steve to learn how you can join this team.

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+CONTENT+If you enjoy decorating and creating aesthetically pleasing environments, you could help with stage design/decorating. Talk to Steve to get involved.

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+CONTENT+ This committee helps develop and evaluate our values and vision for Sunday worship services. This is a Council appointed committee by invitation only.[/tabbed_content]

Children

Hillside’s children’s ministry cannot continue to offer such a wide variety of programs without the help and support of our volunteers. Volunteers are an essential part of any ministry and we are always looking for new people to help develop the youngest members of our congregation.  If you love kids and are passionate about seeing them grow in Christ, there is a place for you within the children’s ministry. You do not need to be a teacher to impact the life of a child.  Volunteers are needed with a variety of gifts, take a look at the opportunities below to find a role that is just right for you!

[tabbed_content type=”tabs-style-2″ title=”Nursery Caregiver+TITLE+Stepping Stones Teacher or Helper+TITLE+Kids ROCK (several opportunities)”]Birth to 2 year olds: If you love small children there are always opportunities to serve in Nursery during either of the morning services. If you are interested in serving in nursery you can get more information by contacting Dawn.

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+CONTENT+3 and 4 four year olds, Pre-School and Kindergarten: A Stepping Stones teacher or helper leads or assists with story time, craft time, snack time and other activities. If you are interested in serving by being a Stepping Stones Teacher you can get more information by contacting Dawn.

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+CONTENT+Pre-School and Kindergarten: A Worship Center teacher or helper leads or assists with story time, craft time, snack time and other activities. If you are interested in serving by being a Worship Center Teacher you can get more information by contacting Dawn.

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Kids ROCK Large Group Teacher: A Kids ROCK Large Group Teacher teaches a Large Group of either 1st-3rd graders or 4th and 5th graders. The teacher is responsible for memorizing and presenting the lesson in a creative, engaging and energetic way as well as controlling the flow of activities during Large Group time.

Kids ROCK Small Group Leader: A Kids ROCK Small Group Leader leads a Small Group of 8-10 of elementary aged children. The leader is responsible for controlling the group in the classroom, hallways and Large Group time. The teacher is also responsible for leading the activities outlined in the Small Group guidebook, and building relationships within the group. A Kids ROCK Small Group Leader commits to Sunday morning services times throughout the school year. Many Small Group Leaders “job share” with another leader and lead half the time. (Kids ROCK does not meet on Holiday weeks)

Kids ROCK Small Group Assistant: A Small Group Assistant greets children as they arrive in the Small Group rooms and involves them in games or other activities. Also, he or she watches for discipline problems and assists the Small Group Leader as needed.

Kids ROCK Worship Leader: A Kids ROCK Worship Leader selects songs leads worship in Large Group, along with 2-3 others.

Kids ROCK Drama Team: The Kids ROCK Drama team is a group of people that presents the lesson through drama to a Large group of either 1st-3rd graders or 4th and 5th graders. They are responsible for preparing and performing the drama as well as working with the Large Group teacher and Worship Leaders to present the Large Group portion of the Kids ROCK hour.

Kids ROCK Large Group Tech Assistant: A Kids ROCK Large Group Producer is in charge of running the technical aspects of the Large Group program (worship music, lighting, drama sound effects, PowerPoint, etc.) Extensive technical knowledge is not necessary and training is provided.

If you are interested in serving you can get more information by contacting Dawn.

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Congregational Care

We believe that we are called to care for anyone within our community that may be in need.  There are many different needs within our community and therefore many different ways to serve.

[tabbed_content type=”tabs-style-2″ title=”Samaritan Meals+TITLE+Fellowship Committee+TITLE+Tech Team+TITLE+Funeral Committee”]There are times in everyone’s life in which they feel overwhelmed and they can use a little help. Samaritan meals is a program that is intended to help take some of the pressure off during these times. We try to provide meals to people during or after an illness or surgery, loss of a family member, the birth of a new baby or any other time someone just needs a little help. If you enjoy making meals and caring for those in need please contact Deb for more information.

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+CONTENT+If you enjoy planning events and having fun, you are perfect for the fellowship committee. Help plan the Christmas Diner, Chili Cook-off, or help organize any other event that you would like to see at Hillside. If you are a creative person that likes to bring people together please contact Deb for more information.

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+CONTENT+As a church, we strive to keep up-to-date with technology that will help us to be efficient and effective in ministry. We have a team of volunteers who support our staff members and our church facility with IT technology skills. If you are gifted in the area of technology and computer skills and are willing to share those abilities please contact Andy Pasma for more information.

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+CONTENT+As a church family we want to be there to assist families who have lost loved ones. One of the ways we can do this is by being available to serve a meal after a funeral. If you would be willing to serve by making baked goods or serving for these meals please contact Deb.

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Sunday Morning

In order for our Sunday morning service to run smoothly we need volunteers to fill many roles before, during, and after the service.  There are a variety of different ways to get involved on a Sunday.  We have opportunities ranging from coffee servers to Worship Center teachers.

[tabbed_content type=”tabs-style-2″ title=”Greeters+TITLE+Ushers+TITLE+Welcome Center+TITLE+Coffee Server+TITLE+Library+TITLE+Prayer Team+TITLE+Safety Team+TITLE+First Response Team”] We feel that making people feel welcome is very important.  We have greeters at each door to assist and welcome both members and visitors. Greeters are asked to greet one month at a time approximately once every three month. If you would like to become a greeter or would like more information you can contact Deb.

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+CONTENT+Ushers are needed each week at both services to assist people in finding a seat. Ushers are asked to serve a month at a time every other month. If you would like to become an usher or would like more information you can contact Deb.

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+CONTENT+The Welcome Center is a place where visitors can visit to find out more about Hillside. We feel it is very important that every person who comes in our doors feels welcome and this is one way we try to make that happen. If you would like to be a part of the Welcome Center or would like more information you can contact Deb.

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+CONTENT+We all know that Coffee makes the morning!  Our faithful coffee servers make sure that  there is always a warm pot ready on Sunday morning. Coffee Servers serve once a month at one of the morning services. If you would like to be a Coffee Server or if you would like more information you can contact Deb.

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+CONTENT+Our library is filled with many different kinds of Christian books.  We need people who are able to assist library visitors with what they are looking for. If you would like to serve in the Library or would like more information you can contact Deb.

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+CONTENT+Prayer is an extremely important part of any church.  Hillside believes that the prayers of a community truly make a difference in someone’s life.  Because of this we have a prayer room open after each service for anyone who feels they need prayer. If you are passionate about prayer and would like to have an opportunity to pray with people who are in need of please consider joining the Prayer team. If you are interested in joining the Prayer Team or would like more information you can contact Deb.

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+CONTENT+We take the safety of our children and church family very seriously.  Because of this we have a group of people who monitor the church building and parking lot during each of our services. If you are interested in joining the Safety Team or would like more information you can contact Deb.

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+CONTENT+Our First Response Team is a group of medically trained individuals who are available in case of a medical emergency.  They are ready and able to administer basic care in the case of an accident. If you are medically trained and would like to be part of the First Response Team or would like more information you can contact Deb.

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Student Ministry

Volunteers are what makes the Middle School ministry at Hillside work.  We are always looking for people who are passionate about serving students and have a desire to walk with them on their faith journey.

[tabbed_content type=”tabs-style-2″ title=”Middle School Small Group Leader+TITLE+High School D-Team Leader”]Volunteers are what makes the Middle School ministry at Hillside work. We are always looking for people who are passionate about serving students and have a desire to walk with them on their faith journey. During each Wednesday night meeting students have time to reflect and discuss the topic for the evening in smaller groups. Adult leaders are provided with activities and questions ahead of time to help them prepare for the small group time. The leaders help guide the discussion and activities during this time. Small group leaders develop relationships with students and help guide them through out their middle school years. If you are interested in becoming a Middle School Small Group Leader please contact Kirk Kingsley @ 698-0122.+CONTENT+Volunteers are what makes the High School ministry at Hillside work. We are always looking for people who are passionate about serving students and have a desire to walk them on their faith journey. D-Team leaders get the opportunity to develop strong relationships with a small group of students. If you would like information on becoming a D-Team leader please contact Arek O’Connell @698-0122.[/tabbed_content]

In The Community

The church is called not only to care for those within the church but we are called to care for the poor and the hurting wherever they may be found.  We at Hillside take this call very seriously. We believe it is the mission of the church to care for the needy in any way we are able.  In order to fulfill this mission Hillside is involved with many different ministries that strive to care for the people in our community that need help.

[tabbed_content type=”tabs-style-2″ title=”Samaritan Meals+TITLE+KIDS HOPE+TITLE+God Questions+TITLE+Townline Bible Club”]There are times in everyone’s life in which they feel overwhelmed and they can use a little help. Samaritan meals is a program that is intended to help take some of the pressure off during these times. We try to provide meals to people during or after an illness or surgery, loss of a family member, the birth of a new baby or any other time someone just needs a little help. If you enjoy making meals and caring for those in need please contact Deb for more information.

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+CONTENT+Kids Hope USA is a ministry that strives to build caring relationships with children “one child, one hour, one church, one school” at a time. We at Hillside embrace this vision and work closely with Kids Hope USA to offer Christian mentoring and support to children in our immediate area who need to experience the changing love of Christ Jesus. If you would like more information, contact Maxine Haagsma.

+CONTENT+ God Questions is a practical introduction to the Christian faith which tackles life’s most important questions. The course is appropriate for Christians and for those who are seeking to learn more about Christ. It’s a great place for Hillside members to invite their friends and neighbors who don’t know Christ. God Questions is a ten-week course that is offered twice a year at Hillside. A God Questions evening includes dinner, a lesson, and a time of small group discussion. If you would like more information please contact Daniel.

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+CONTENT+The Townline Bible Club is held each Tuesday afternoon during the school year from 3:30—4:30. This ministry is focused on children who would otherwise have no other way to learn about the love of God. If you would like more information please contact Daniel.

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