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This Week's Events
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TUE
Circle III
6:00 PM
Meet at Red Rooster
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WED
Jr. High Youth Fellowship
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Our Jr. High Youth Fellowship (The Lighthouse) is held in cooperation with the Free Methodist Church. Lighthouse meets each Wednesday evening at 6pm at our church. All youth are invited, but if they have a home church with a meeting during this time they are to attend their home church event. For more information contact Rem Dyas at 620-214-2491 or remdyas@gmail.com
Women's Fellowship
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Wednesday Women's Study & Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the church in the Library room (main floor). For information contact Leigh Ann.(laturner@anpi.com)
Men Of God Fellowship
6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
A men's fellowship meeting at the church in the lower level. All men are invited.
High School Youth Fellowship
7:30 PM
Our high school youth fellowship (Cornerstone) is held with the Free Methodist Church. Cornerstone meets each Wednesday, 7:30 pm, at the Free Methodist Church. All youth are invited, but if you have a home church with an event during this time you are to attend there. For more information contact Rem Dyas at 620-214-2491 or remdyas@gmail.com
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26

THU
Jessie's Posse
6:15 PM
A men's study/fellowship that meets at 6:15 p.m.at the Red Rooster, for a meal, followed by a study. All men are invited.
Announcements
  • KIDS ALIVE

    KIDS ALIVE meets every Sunday at 9:10 a.m.  After the opening songs are finished children 5th grade and younger are dismissed to Kids Alive.  Kids Alive meets until the first worship service is over and then the children transition to Sunday School, which ends at 10:50 a.m.  If you have any questions or need more information, contact Jessie Huber.  

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  • E-MAIL ADDRESS

    If you have not gotten an email from the church lately, we don't have your email address.  Please email it to the church office at:  hillsboropc@hotmail.com and we will send you an email for upcoming events.

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  • NURSERY CARE

    Nursery Care is provided for children 5 years of age and younger on the lower level of the church for the Sunday Services.

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  • ONGOING COLLECTIONS FOR MISSION

    We have continuous collections for 


    St. John's Breadline:  We collect plastic containers with lids which are used to send home meals for those who are served through St. John's Breadline, a ministry to feed the hungry in Springfield, IL.  There is a collection barrel located on the main floor hallway.  

    Shoeman Ministry:  We collect good used shoes to donate to the Shoeman Ministry, who use these shoes to provide for needs in both the United States and various countries in Africa.  For more information on the Shoeman Ministry please go to their website.  There is a collection barrel on the main floor hallway.  We ask that all pair of shoes either have their laces tied together or have a rubber band holding them together.  

    Penny Jar / Angel Tree:  We collect loose change in an empty 5 gallon water bottle located on a table in the main hallway. The money collected is used to purchase items for the local Angel Tree ministry which provides Christmas gifts for children in need.  

    Food Bank:  We have a grocery shopping cart located in the main hallway where you may drop off food items for the community food bank. The community food bank is located in the Salvation Army Store.  There is a list of the items most needed in the shopping cart, but all food is accepted.  

     


Staff & Commitees
Pastor

Matt Ferguson

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I have been serving God as pastor in Hillsboro since June of 1990.  My beautiful bride, Cathleen, and I have been married for 35 years.  We raised twin sons, Ian and Cary, who are both Jesus followers and are married to wonderful Christian young ladies (Alissa and Brandy). 

I grew up on a farm near Reno, IL.  I was baptized in a church my ancestors helped establish over 180 years ago.  I grew up in the church and cannot ever remember a time I did not believe as true what is found in the Bible.  I came to know there is more to faith than head knowledge between my freshman and sophmore year in high school and I have been seeking to live in a healthy relationship with God ever since.  I received a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA) in 1986.  

I am a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.  Even though I enjoy telling jokes about the Chicago Cubs I am not a Cubs-hater.  If the Cardinals cannot win the World Series there is no other team I would rather see win a World Series than the Cubs.  I enjoy fishing.  Cathleen and I are avid tent campers.  We have traveled most of the United States, often tent-camping as we go. 

Recent books I have read:  Faith and Doubt by John Ortberg; Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper; and The Reason For God by Tim Keller.   I am currently reading Prayer by Tim Keller and The Matheny Manfesto by Mike Matheny and Jerry Jenkins.     

I don't think people laugh enough in life so I do my part to add laughter.     

One of my favorite stories from the Bible is found in 2 Kings 6:8-23.  It helps me remember there is more going on in life than meets the eye.   

My personal mission statement for life is "To grow more in love with God". (based on Matthew 22:37)  

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