July 2023
Follow Jesus, Love Others, Share Hope
"Sacred Spaces, Innovative Places" From Pastor Rob
          The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has published two volumes of the short book Sacred Spaces, Innovative Places: Reimagining Church Property and Facility as Assets. Hillside Church is featured in the last chapter of Volume 2. You can pick up a copy in the church office as long as they last. Or, you can download the booklet here.
         The simplest explanation for why our church might be featured in a publication intended to inspire other churches is our willingness to say “Yes,” or “Let’s pray about this,” when new ideas for ministry arise. We never just shoot down a proposed idea with an abrupt “No!” Sometimes after prayer and discernment, God leads us to decline ideas or opportunities, but even then, it’s not necessarily a hard “no.” It’s closer to, “not at this time.” READ MORE
Next Food Distributions - July 8 & 22 from 11am to 12pm
Cars at food distribution
Please note the CHANGE OF DATES! Our next Food Distributions will be July 8 & 22 at our usual time from 11am to 12pm.

  • Volunteer for one or more of the drive-through food distributions. Many opportunities are available.
  • Donate groceries, we are collecting dry and canned goods. Go to the church website for a more detailed list. Please check the ’sell by’ dates when donating. There is a collection shed outside the church entryway where you can leave your donations.
To volunteer, please use our online Community Sign Up Genius Form. If you have any questions, please contact Candy or Diane.
Our New Bench
outdoor bench
As you can imagine, running a Food Pantry generates a lot of waste. Fortunately, we can recycle much of our plastic, cardboard, styrofoam and paper.
Roger Sit, our ‘cardboard manager’, makes sure all of our cardboard and paper are placed in the blue recycling bins for weekly pick-up by the county.
Diane Asbill takes the plastic and styrofoam to Bethany UMC in Durham. Bethany UMC drops off the plastic to NexTrex, a company that recycles plastic to form benches and other items. For every 500 pounds of plastic collected, Bethany gifts a bench to a non-profit. As thanks for our support of this ministry, Bethany gifted us with the latest bench from NexTrex - check out our new bench! We can’t wait to set it outside and “sit a spell”.
A HUGE thank you to Bethany United Methodist Church!!
The Chosen Summer Bible Study - Mondays @ 7pm through August 7th
It’s not to late to join the summer study based on the TV series The Chosen (season 1). We will gather for 5 more Mondays at 7pm to watch the episode, then discuss the show with a biblical framework. We hope to see you there. Need more information? Contact Dina.

As the biggest crowdfunded project in TV history, The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season show about the life of Jesus. This series allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. Follow the transformations of His followers through the ministry of Jesus as He journeys to change the world.

Can’t join us on Monday nights? You can watch on your own by streaming the series for free through the Angel Studios website.
May Numbers
May 2023 Financial snapshot
More detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot are in the May 2023 Financial Statement. Hard copies are on the back table in the Worship Center.
tithes & offerings
Your tithes and offerings can be dropped off, mailed, or given electronically. Use the button below or go to our website.