Bored No More!

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Dear Friend,Kids being bored in church is nothing new. The Puritans recognized this. That's why they designated folks to patrol the aisles of the church with knobbed sticks. If they…

Hitting the Wall

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Dear Friend,By now, most of you have seen the new GET INVOLVED wall just outside of Hillside's sanctuary. If not, this is what it looks like: On each hook, there's…

Holy Reversals, Batman

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Dear Friend,To read the bible is to have our expectations reversed again and again. Surely two fish and five loaves of bread won't be enough to feed 5000 people. Nope!…

You’re Shriving Me Crazy

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Dear Friend, Shrive /SHrīv/ verb To confess and receive absolution; to be freed from guilt Shrive is an old, old word that doesn't get much use nowadays. It's from this…

Spiritual Karate

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Dear Friend,There's an old, old tradition that sees the church as a "school of love" –  a place we go to think and learn about Jesus' way of love. This past Wednesday…

NSFW ⚠

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Dear Friend,Since July, we have been wending our way through the books of the Old Testament. If we were looking for cutesy stories about snakes and apples, arks and animals, we did…

Celebrate Good Times, C’mon!

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Dear Friend,The Old Testament tells the story of Nehemiah, a Jewish man who served as the cupbearer to the king of Persia. After learning that the walls surrounding Jerusalem were…

Back By Popular Demand

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Dear Friend,Back by popular demand, singer-songwriter Michael Sullivan returns to Hillside tomorrow for this month's Alternative Music Sunday. Performing under the name Reverend Busker, Michael is a multi-talented musician who…