Sunday school classes at Hillcrest allow children to explore, discover, create and construct by involving their senses in an array of age-appropriate activities. Biblically-based curriculum is used. Sunday school classes at Hillcrest allow children to explore, discover, create and construct by involving their senses in an array of age-appropriate activities. Biblically-based curriculum is used. All classrooms are on the lower level beginning at 9:30 am.
Most Wednesday evenings during the school year our kids K-3rd Grade and 4th-6th Grade meet to sing, study a brief Bible lesson and do artwork that relates to the lesson. There is a family meal served at 6 pm with Kids Converge from 6:30-7:30. Nursery care is available for those not yet in Kindergarten
Children ages 3 through 3rd grade are invited to attend Children's Church following the Children's Moment in the worship service. They will be dismissed to the nursery at the south end of the entry hallway for Children's Worship and Wonder storytelling and activities.
Loving hands await your precious babies (newborn – 3 yrs.) in Hillcrest’s fully-equipped nursery, located on the first floor at the end of the hall to the right of the entrance. Nursery care is offered from 9:30 am–11:45 am on Sunday mornings.
At 9:30 AM, 6th-12th grade students meet in the Teacher’s Lounge on the lower level to discuss the scriptures, focused primarily on the texts that will be used in worship
Youth Fellowship Groups
Grades 7-12 meet most Sunday Sundays at 12:30 pm (following worship) for fellowship with a learning component. (Check calendar for specific times and dates.) We meet in the Friendship classroom upstairs. We participate in a variety of activities, including games, exploring current events and social justice issues as illuminated by scripture and the teachings of Jesus.
We participate in annual summer mission trips. In years past we have traveled to Heifer Ranch in Arkansas, the Tennyson Center in Denver and other destinations. In the summer of 2020 we will be traveling to Loveland, CO to work with the homeless and others in need
The Adult Bible Study Class utilizes "The Present Word" curriculum, which is a study of the entire Bible in a six-year period. Longtime teacher Ron Maupin leads this class in an in-depth look at the Scriptures, which meets in the middle classroom across from the sanctuary. Newcomers are always welcome! Contact Ron for more information.
The Living Issues Class also follows "The Present Word" material, and convenes in the classroom adjacent to the kitchen. Jim Angel leads the class and would be happy to welcome you!
Search of Scripture (SOS) Class gathers in the library. This class engages in lively discussion of a book or film series dealing with contemporary application of Biblical truths. Sydney can provide you with more information and a warm welcome!
Weekend and Evening Classes
We regularly offer “Disciples 101”, an overview of the history and beliefs of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Whether you are new to the denomination, or a life-long member of the Christian Church, this session will give you be a better understanding of our history and theology as Disciples.
Twice a year, members of Hillcrest have an opportunity to participate in an overnight Silent Prayer Retreat. Held at a nearby retreat center, participants learn about prayer and spirituality, and are invited to be in an extended period of silence. Silent Prayer retreats are a time to disengage from life’s hectic pace and be intentional in listening to God.
To learn more about these faith enrichment opportunities, contact Pastor Neil.
Girlfriends with a Purpose
All Hillcrest women are welcome to participate in the Girlfriends With a Purpose group. GWAP meets on the first Monday of the month for a meal, fellowship, and discussion. The women also engage in service and outreach projects. For information regarding the next GWAP meeting, contact Crystal Murphy or the church office.
Small Social Groups
Hillcrest offers an opportunity for members to get better acquainted through participation in small fellowship groups. These groups meet for a meal or activity once a month. New groups are formed every four months. To sign up for a small group, contact the church office or Patty Koehler.
On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Hillcrest men of all ages meet at 11:30 am for lunch and spiritual growth. The men also engage in service projects, including property work days and cooking for Breakfast with Santa and Breakfast with the Bunny. For details on this month’s Disciples Men meetings, contact Pastor Neil (firstname.lastname@example.org).
While many of our senior citizens are no longer in the world of employment, they are not retired from fellowship activities. The Keenagers gather on the first Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm for a potluck luncheon and program. To learn about the upcoming Keenagers meeting, call Martha at 913-402-8746..
Adult and High School
Would you like to make a joyful noise unto the Lord?
Under the direction of Dr. Britney Rice, our handbell choir rehearses at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings during the school year (September-May). The handbell choir is featured during Sunday morning worship several times throughout the year.
Our sanctuary choir meets for rehearsal on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm during the school year (September-May) and offers its ministry of music during Sunday morning worship and at special services. Contact Britney Rice, Director of Music, for more information.