Dear Church Family,
The Joneses are in full swing with all our kids in school! Can you remember walking into your new classroom for the first time? For some of you, you were full of excitement. For others of you, you were full of anxiety. Whether you were excited or anxious, if you saw a friend in that class it made the experience better. On Sunday mornings, some people walk into our church building for the first time. Some may be excited and others may be anxious. But what will make their experience better is if they encounter a friendly face. What will make their experience even better than that is to get know some of the people that are members of our church family. The two best ways for you to get to know those who worship at The Hill is to join a Community Group and join a Sunday School Class.
The purpose of a Community Group is to help you get to know people and to help people get to know you. The Community Groups will meet on the 4th Sunday of the month and will gather for a meal or some activity. The main purpose is to get together and build relationships. Throughout the month of August you have had the opportunity to sign up to be in a Community Group. It’s not too late to sign up but I would encourage to do it in the next week or so. You can fill out a Community Group Card or you can sign up on our website. We will be publishing the Community Group list soon. Then the groups will begin to plan their first gathering for Sunday, September 22nd. This is a great opportunity for you to meet new people as well as invite others to meet those who worship at The Hill.
If you haven’t joined a Sunday School Class then I want to encourage you to join one this Sunday. I’m starting a new study beginning on Sunday, September 8th. We will be going through a study called The Reason for God. It’s a six week video based study that will address six questions people tend to ask about Christianity. The six questions are:
1. Isn’t the Bible a Myth?
2. How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God?
3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life?
4. Why Does God Allow Suffering?
5. Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice?
6. How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time?
I’m looking forward to diving into this study with you all! If you’re not in a Sunday School class or if this topic interests you then join us on Sunday, September 8th at 9:45am in Room 216.
I want to challenge you to participate in these two ways of connecting to those who worship here at The Hill!
Pastor Ron Jones