WELCOME and EVENTS!

We are an inclusive community of imperfect people in the process of learning to live within and live out God’s unconditional love in tangible ways.

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Simply put… We love.

We love God.

-We love God because he first loved us.
-We are in process of living in and living from God’s love.
-We are in process of being and re-producing apprentices of God’s love.

We love others.

-We intentionally pursue God’s love for each other, the world, the poor and all in need.
-We are in process and we practice love by…

…Affirming and valuing every person.
…Extending inclusion to all.
…Forgiving rather than condemning.
…Engaging in acts of sacrificial generosity and kindness.
…Seeking to listen and understand first

NEWS & EVENTS:

INVITATIONS

Invite your friends, family, neighbors to summer events with Hillcrest. Printed invitations are available in the fellowship hall.

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION

We welcome Ray Van Giltz, Superintendent of the Central Pacific District, today to speak and conduct the ordination and installation of Darby Anderson.

HILLCREST CAMPOUT – REGISTER TODAY!

Enjoy camping with food provided! We will be at Lake Valley Reservoir from Friday evening to Sunday morning, July 21-23, just one hour up Hwy 80. Tent camping, bring your RV, or stay at nearby lodge. Today is the last day to register either online or use paper registration available in Fellowship Hall.

HOSPITALITY MEETING

The July Hospitality meeting is this Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 pm, meeting upstairs. Contact Woody (808.321.0048) with any questions/comments/concerns.

"Hospitality. Hospitality plays no small role in the realm of biblical ethics. Biblical admonitions exhorted the Israelites and the early Christians to practice this virtue. Its practice characterized Abraham (Gen. 18:2–8) and the church leaders (1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:8). And, as hospitality is an attribute of God, one finds its images in the biblical proclamation of the relationship between God and the covenant people.

"Christians as Hosts. As in the Old Testament, righteous behavior in the New Testament includes the practice of hospitality. One finds the commands to act hospitably in the context of other expressions of love (Rom. 12:9–21, esp. vv. 13, 20; Heb. 13:1–3; 1 Peter 4:8–11; 3 John 5–8). In a general sense, Christians now serve as co-hosts with Christ to a world consisting of those who are “excluded from the citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise” (Eph. 2:12). Certainly, held up before the Christian is the model of Jesus, who serves as host to an alienated world, who commended hospitality in his teaching, and who himself is encountered as one receives the alienated person (Matt. 10:40; 25:31–46)."

Rodney K. Duke, “Hospitality,” Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Baker Reference Library (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1996), 359, 361.