This Week at Hillsdale Church: SUNDAY, JULY 1 Worship at 9:30 & 11:00 AM Open Bible Studies at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 AM Youth Game Night at 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 Church Office Closed No Youth Events
Save the Date! Vacation Bible School - July 15 - 19 Family Promise Host Week - July 22 - 29 Dessert with the Pastor - August 5 Large Group Gathering - August 25 Worship on the Hill - August 26 Youth Sunday - September 9 PraiseFest Outreach - September 15 Baptism at the River - September 30
Nursery Volunteers Needed! We have a new coordinator and a new way of organizing the volunteer schedule! Even if you have been previously on a rotation, make sure you sign up for new shifts! Sign up online at www.hillsdaleumc.com/nursery.
Food Ministry Help Needed! Please help to fill the immediate need in supporting the soup and food ministries. There a several volunteer spots that need to be filled temporarily or on a long-term rotating schedule. For more information about how you can help, please contact Ellen Coppley.
Upside Down "Success - Part 2"
Pastor Jerry Webb
A Warning against Prejudice
My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?
For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well,doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear? Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.
- James 2 : 1 - 9
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”
- Luke 4 : 18 - 19
Prejudice is not in our DNA
We do life this way: 1. Scripture 2. Tradition 3. Experience 4. Reason
"Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently." - James 5 : 17
Worship Service Attendance June 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 235, 11:00 AM - 165, TOTAL - 400
Financial Update June 24, 2018 YTD Income - Budget $407,000 YTD Income - Actual $371,000 Surplus (Deficit) - (36,000)