Blizzard 2010

Good Morning, I hope everyone is enjoying the snow???? The church parking lot is plowed and the sidewalks will be cleared by Sunday. Sorry we had to cancel last Sunday, but there would have been no place for you to park. This Sunday we will repeat last Sunday except for the snow. There will be…

Great to be Home

Good Morning, It’s good to be back from Cancun. It was a shock leaving 80 degree weather and coming home to -2. I was very happy to hear that the vote was unanimous and Pastor Hedden accepted your call to be Pastor. I know that Hills Church and Pastor Hedden is a good match. During the next…

Emmanuel Reformed UCC Calendar

Feb. 2, 10 a.m. – Worship Committee Feb. 7 – 9 a.m. – Sunday Church School                10:15 a.m. Worshp Service followed by covered dish luncheon Feb. 8 – 7 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal Feb. 10 – 7 p.m. – Consistory meeting Feb. 11 – Deadline for Newsletter Articles Feb. 14 – 9 a.m. –…

Lets Get Acquainted with Rev. Hedden

Good Morning, Eileen and I will be leaving for a week’s vacation in Cancun tomorrow. When we return home on Saturday, January 30 I am hoping for the good news that you have called Rev. Joseph Hedden as your Pastor and that he accepted. It is important that the entire membership turn out for the…

Excitement is in the air!

Good Morning, Last evening we held our monthly Consistory meeting.  Excitement is in the air as they plan for the Trial Sermon on Jan. 24th.  and the Reception on Jan. 23rd. You may want to check out the new website put together by Philip Reiche.  Go to hillschurch.wordpress.com.  If you have any comments there is…

Candidate for Pastor – The Rev. Joseph Hedden, Jr.

The Rev. Joseph W. Hedden, Jr. will be preaching a trial sermon at Hills Church on Sunday, January 24th at 10:15 a.m.  Following the morning Worship Service the Congregation will vote to call Pastor Hedden as Pastor of Emmanuel Reformed UCC.  If he accepts the call he will begin his ministry on May 1, 2010….

A Busy Week.

Good Morning, It has been a busy week in the church office.  The Secretaries are getting mailings out, typing reports and answering the phone.  Julie and Janise are doing an excellent job and are pleasant to work with.  Today is the deadline for Annual Reports and Newsletter Articles to get in the February Newsletter.  Next…

“A New Year’s Resolution”

The following sermon was preached by Amanda Steele at the Young Adult Worship Service – December 27, 2009.             In the next few days, a new year will be upon us. It is hard to believe that yet another year has gone by. I am often reminded however, by members of our church and community…

Happy New Year!

Good Morning, It hardly seems possible that we have reached the last day of 2009. Tomorrow we begin another New Year. My prayers this morning were asking God to bless the Mission and Ministry of Hills Church. I look forward to this year filled with hope for you as a congregation. Sunday after church the…

Christmas Eve 2009

Good Morning,   Where does the time go?  It hard to believe that this is Christmas Eve and in one week we will bring in a New Year.    I am excited about our Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Services this evening.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you this evening at either the 7:00…

A message from the pastor

WOW!  What an experience getting to church last Sunday.  I’m sorry that some of you tried and had trouble.  I thank God that Dr. Graham is alright even though his truck was demolished.  Twelve of you made it to church and we did worship. Because of the weather and road conditions last Sunday we are…