We are a vibrant family of faith rooted in God's Word, gathering together to worship, and equipped to share the love of Christ with the world. We are a caring community that is passionate about serving others and growing closer to Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is our Savior, the source of our compassion and acceptance and the drive behind our desire to share God’s love.
Welcome to our Sunday Worship Service
at 10:00 a.m.
The service is
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Sunday, June 4, 2023
Sunday Worship Services
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A Message from Pastor Richard
“ For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.” – 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14
This Saturday, I will be installed as your Pastor. This is a day I’ve been joyfully anticipating for a while. Over the past year, it has been such a blessing to get to know you as your pastor and become a part of such a wonderful community. I am so excited for what God has in store for us in the years to come.
An Installation brings an opportunity for reflection. A lot has transpired in my life to bring me to this place. I remember my move here last year and what a big moment that was in my life. Somewhere in Kansas, in the middle of my drive from North Carolina to here, it hit me that I was journeying into the unknown. I had a feeling it would work out, but none of us really knows it will until it happens. There was a feeling of excitement, but also some anxiety. It’s amazing to look back at that moment and know I was being called to the right place.
A calling is such a beautiful mystery. We’re all called, too; each of us. We’ve all been called here to Church of the Hills. We each have our own stories and our own journeys that have brought us to this place. That’s so amazing to think about. God sees each of us, loves us uniquely and calls us to serve a specific purpose.
In the scripture above, Paul writes to the church in Corinth and reminds them that everyone is an important part of the body of Christ. This means they’ve all been called for a particular purpose. He uses the metaphor of the body. Without one part of the body, the other parts can’t function effectively. No part of the body is more significant than another.
The same is true for us. I’m being installed as your Pastor. That is the ministry to which I’ve been called here. But each of us is a part of the body of Christ. And each of us has been called here for a specific purpose. This church has such a rich history of heeding God’s call to do such wonderful ministry in this community, and so many people have been necessary parts of this body in order to make that happen. Now the call comes to us. We are now the body. I look forward to journeying with you (as your installed pastor now!) as we discover how God will continue working through Church of the Hills to do ministry in Evergreen and beyond.
May the Love of God be with you all,
On Sunday, June 28th, we have a special offering dedicated to youth. A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering is retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support children-at-risk, youth, and young adults through ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We will give our 40% to Resilience 1220, a group providing counseling services to young people ages 12-20 in our mountain community.
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Love in Action
Featured Mission of the Month
Mosaic recognizes that people with intellectual disabilities desire and deserve greater independence and closer ties to the community. By developing and expanding community connections, we create new social, volunteer and employment opportunities.
“Love in Action” is the Church of the Hills mission team. The primary goal of the Love in Action Team is to serve the needs of others locally, nationally and internationally. The people of Church of the Hills are blessed with unique gifts; although the size of our congregation is smaller, sharing these gifts remains a vital part of our outreach ministry.
The “Love in Action” Committee will guide us to be Christ’s faithful Witnesses. As such, we will share a deep life of service, and participate in God’s mission to care for the needs of the sick, the poor, and the lonely to establish Christ’s just, loving, and peaceable rule in the world.
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