TOGETHER FOR GOOD
When vulnerable parents face crisis, children are at risk of abuse and neglect. Together for Good creates pathways for churches to come alongside families through their Christ-centered ministry to provide care, friendship, and a safe place for children, so that parents are able to regroup and gain stability. Linsey Anderson and Danielle Andrews are organizing a TFG Backpack Drive at Hillside, Saturday, June 1, in the cafeteria from 10:00 - 11:00 am. The backpacks have specific items (clothing, toiletries, etc.) to give help and comfort to a child during the transition time into a new TFG or foster care host family. The hour will include a short presentation by TFG, snacks, and packing and praying over the backpacks. Don’t miss this great opportunity to show God’s love! Sign up on your connect card to assist in packing (a great service project for small groups or families) and/or donate. Information on the specific items needed will be emailed to you and can be dropped off at the church ahead of time or brought the day of the event. If you don’t have time to shop for items, you can give a monetary donation and the team will do the shopping for you! Give online at hillsidemn.org, on our Hillside app, or drop it off in the church office. Register to pack and/or donate by May 11 - click here!
The first Monday of each month at 9:00 am, the Sr. Adult Ministry Team invites Hillside senior adults to fellowship over breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant (4209 American Blvd., Bloomington). Each pays for their own breakfast. They’d love for you to join them June 3. You’re welcome to bring a neighbor or friend!
All Hillside senior adults are invited Tuesday, June 4, to the Adult Ministries annual summer picnic, from 12:30 - 3:30 pm, at Shelter #2, W. Bush Lake, Bloomington. Meat/cheese trays, party rolls and beverages will be provided. Please bring one of the following (with serving utensil) based on your last name.
F-K Salads, fresh fruit or vegetables
L-Z Chips, condiments
To help the ministry team in ordering the provided food, please register - here! Bring a friend!
Ladies: the women in the Leafblad small group invite you to a Bridal Shower in honor of Lynae Larson, Thursday, June 13, at 7:00 pm, in the worship center lobby. Lynae is the fiancee of Joey Nutting, and the couple is registered at Target. Come and shower her with our Hillside love as she and Joey look forward their August 10 wedding.
Save the date for our annual time of fellowship over hamburgers and hot dogs at picnic shelter #3. After worship together at Hillside during the ONE worship service that day (10:00 am) we will head over to Bush Lake, Bloomington, shelter #3. After lunch we will hear stories of faith in Jesus from those in our Hillside family who will be baptized in Bush Lake. It’s a highlight of our community! Registration will begin July 7.
You and your family and friends are invited! Wednesday, May 15, join us from 6:30 - 7:45 pm, and enjoy a night of fun family-friendly activities, while helping to raise funds for FutureReady at the same time! It will be a great opportunity to build friendships and get to know others in our Hillside community. A suggested donation per family is $15, which will include an ice cream sundae bar, popcorn, basketball, yard games, bouncy house and planned games for the whole family - a great opportunity to invite your neighbors and friends. Please help the planning team by registering the number in your party - click here!
Dads: Chad Whipple invites you to A Double Portion for Dads, a support group for fathers of adoptive/foster children (or a similar situation). The group meets at Hillside on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, in room 155, to share life journeys and pray for one another. The next meeting will be May 9.
PAINT & PRAY
Paint & Pray would like to welcome you on May 9, for a drawing tutorial. Weather permitting we will do an outdoor sketch, otherwise we will do a still life in the art room at church. We’ll gather at Hillside at 6:45 pm and go to our location together. A $5 donation will provide pencils (to take home), and standard paper. If you prefer a different drawing medium, or would like to use this drawing as preparation to finish a specific way, please bring your own supplies. Let us know if you can join us.. Register here.
A fun night for students to show their appreciation to their parent.
All ages are welcome to attend.
Dress is semi-formal.
Dinner will be followed by family-friendly entertainment and activities!
The cost is $10 for students, parents are FREE!
RSVP and pay by Wednesday, May 1.
Are you interested in becoming a member of Hillside, or would you like to just find out more about us? Join Pastor of Small Groups & Discipleship Brian Gingerich, in the Hillside library for a one-day, Saturday class and learn about this ministry we call Hillside Church, May 4, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. The class is a requirement for membership, however, there is no obligation to join. To register - click here
Discover your Spiritual Gifts
Join Pastor Brian Gingerich, for a five-week P.L.A.C.E. study that will help you find your “place” in ministry. P.L.A.C.E. gives you the tools to discover your Spiritual Gifts and connect them with your personality, life experiences, and passions. Come and discover how uniquely God has created YOU for ministry here at Hillside and the body of Christ anywhere! We’ll meet in Room #156, Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.