193rd Homecoming — Kids Games

This year I thought for the children’s games at our church’s homecoming that we would do some old fashioned games. Our Pastor dressed up like the 19th century pastor of Hills Church–Jacob Snyder. I figured to fit the theme I should find out what types of games people played  in the 19th century. As I…

Our Church Transformed

The church recently has undergone some very much needed changes to better accommodate our growing youth. Here are some photos and descriptions…. Three rooms transformed for our three main age groups: 0-3 Nursery There is not a before photo provided for the nursery. This room was the main room to teach ALL ages. It had a large…

Saying Grace Series

The holidays are coming and you know what that means! A lot of big family dinners! I can’t speak for other people and their families but I know when my family gets together there is always this awkward moment when everyone is trying to figure out who will say grace. Sometimes that person gives a very…

Last Day of VBS! August 22!

Dear Friends, Wednesday is the last day of our three-day VBS. It’s Heritage day! Kids will celebrate how God made them each different but how we are all one in Christ. Important things for parents with participating kids to know: When you arrive you are invited to stay with your kids for hot dogs and…

Youth Updates

VBS is next week, Monday-Wednesday. It’s free and all ages are welcome (17 and under). There is a little Talent Show Wednesday night at 8 pm. Everyone is invited to participate or come see. Please consider sharing your talents with our kids! (Or having your kids share their talent with us!) Please send me an…

VBS is BACK!

America’s Got Culture VBS Part II August 20-22 6 to 9 pm Cost: Free! Ages: 0-17 (children 3 and under may leave early but all other children are asked to stay the entire time) VBS Part I in June was entitled Jesus Around the World. We are building on what children learned then with VBS Part II…

Pirates Game, Skyblast Fireworks and Lifehouse concert!!!

It’s time for our annual Pittsburgh Pirates trip! This year is very special because you get three events in the same night–the Pirates game, the Skyblast Fireworks Show and a concert performed by Lifehouse! (They are well known for hit songs like “Hanging on a Moment”, “You and Me” and “All in”) There will be free bus transportation available that…

A Little Youth News

Hello friends, I am on a mission to explore different ways I can upcycle in my home and I want to share my findings with the kids in different projects. What is upcycling? It is like a do-it-yourself form of recycling. Instead of shipping off unwanted recyclable materials to a recycling plant, you can re-purpose these items…

Benefit Barbeque Dinner

Even though I am worn out and tired after a long day, I had to get online and express my gratitude to all of you who made our BBQ Benefit Dinner such a huge success. We raised a lot more money for our youth than I expected. Thank you for supporting our youth!!!! Thank you…

Culture Shock! Jesus Around the World

Culture Shock! Jesus Around the World Hills Church June 18, 19, 20 6-9 PM Pastor and I have collaborated on a VBS curriculum that will integrate Jesus’s teaching with lessons on different cultures and lifestyles of people around the world. We hope that by teaching our youth about the diversity of God’s people that they…

BBQ Benefit Dinner

When: Wednesday June 13th from 5-7 pm How much: 8 per person, kids 5 and under get a free kids meal Where: Hills Church 3618 Hills Church Road Export, PA Please support the youth of our church by attending our BBQ Dinner! All proceeds will go towards youth activities including paying for children to attend…