Faith Promise Partners and Global Missions
Hillcrest supports missionaries in different parts of the world, they are our “Faith Promise Partners”. We support our Faith Promise Partners through prayers, finances, encouragement, and work projects. If you would like a list of our Faith Promise Partners, contact Kari Brinks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillcrest hosts and supports Love INC’s Life Skills Program each Thursday evening. Love INC’s Life Skills Program offers a weekly mentoring opportunity that provides education and mentoring in a variety of areas including budgeting, nutrition, parenting and more. Through the key component of relationship, both volunteers and participants are transformed as they learn and apply core skills, discover their gifts to contribute to God’s kingdom, become connected to a local church and ultimately, get the opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ! Visit loveienthenameofchrist.org for more info on their program or contact Lori (email@example.com) to see how you can get connected with this program.
BackPack Club (part of Hand2Hand Ministries)
Our church donates meals and weekend snacks to needy families from Alward School and the Hudsonville Early Childhood Center every week. The congregation supports this ministry by giving of financial gifts or food donations to help fill the backpacks.
Easter Egg Hunt and Live Nativity Events
On the Saturday of Easter weekend, Hillcrest holds an Easter Egg Hunt for neighborhood families. It is a time for fun, fellowship and sharing the love of Jesus.
On a Sunday before Christmas, Hillcrest has a Live Nativity that includes animals! We invite anyone from the community come experience the story of Jesus' birth.
The Hillcrest Sewing Ministry is a group of devoted women who help those in need by gathering each Tuesday morning to sew items or do needlework. The items they make are donated to hospitals, missionaries, mission agencies, etc. Last year, these women made and donated thousands of items!
Mom’s Time Out and Fun4Kids
A ministry for moms of all ages; which include the four key elements of Friends, Food, Faith and Fun. The meetings are the first Friday of the month, October – March. We also provide childcare (Fun4Kids) for the moms who are attending the event. This includes a meal, fun playtime, and craft time for the kids
Trips and Projects
Short-Term Mission Service
Hillcrest supports its members who have an opportunity to serve both locally and internationally. Whether participating in a Hillcrest sponsored project or one God has led them to elsewhere, the church is deeply committed to helping its members share their talents and grow in their faith through these experiences. For more info on how to receive financial support, please contact Kari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We choose to show the love of Jesus through many different ways…including service projects. We do food drives for local food banks, Christmas Angel Tree gifts for a local ministry, care packages, leaf raking, school supply donation drives, clothing drives, and volunteering at different ministries. We also support other ministry agencies that need our help for events, work projects, and other activities.