We have a sister church relationship with a Presbyterian Church in Mabiri, Malawi. The Mabiri congregation has a central church building (located in the Mabiri village) but also includes 15 other prayer houses, located in various villages in the immediate area.  All 16 worship sights are under the pastorate of one person, Pastor Alex Mwafulirwa and elders from each prayer house serving on a common Session that oversees the whole.  These prayer houses range from 50 people to 400 people in size, with the congregation in Mabiri having over 1,000 people. 


The typical pastor in Malawi rides a bicycle but we were able to purchase a motorcycle for them so the pastor can make his rounds to each prayer house more quickly. 


Over the years we have been able to send funds to pay for the supplies to construct buildings for members to gather for worship.  The members of the church did all the labor for the buildings. 


We were also able to send funds to pay for the supplies to build a grain storage bin for the community.  With the grain bin they are able to store up grain when it is cheaper / more plentiful and then distribute the grain at that lower rate to people in need when the grain costs are higher at different times of year or in the case of a drought. 


We have had some members of our church family go over to be with our sister Church. For more information on the Synod of Livingstonia, which covers the northern half of Malawi you may visit their website at http://embangweni.com/synodof.htm


  September 2021  

    KIDS ALIVE meets every Sunday at 10:15 am on the top floor.  We start in the main room on the east end.  Typically, we are finished shortly after 11am.  If you have any questions or need more information, contact Priscilla Mathews 



    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.



    Nursery Care is provided for children 5 years of age and younger on the lower level of the church for the Sunday Services.  CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT OFFERING NURSERY CARE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

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    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.  


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