PLAN YOUR VISIT
Hello there! Thanks for checking out our website. We want to personally invite you to join us this Sunday. Whether you're unsure about this whole Jesus thing or a life long follower of Christ you are welcome here. You should find all the information you need on this page to help prepare you for your first visit. If you still have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!
TIME & LOCATION
The Hills Church meets every Sunday @ 10:00 a.m. at the Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-being at 3401 Eudora St. Denver, CO 80207
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Do I need to dress up?
Nope. We like you just the way you are. Some people dress casual; some people dress up.
What if I’m not sure about Christianity?
Perfect. That’s why we started The Hills Church. You can explore faith with us at your own pace.
What kind of church are you?
Plain and simple, we are a Jesus church. Our aim is to follow Jesus, love one another, and serve our neighborhood. To learn more about our mission, purpose and beliefs click here.
What should I expect Sunday to look like?
When you arrive, you'll be welcomed by our hospitality team. They'll direct you into the Dahlia Campus. We meet in the large multipurpose room directly inside the front doors. We have donuts, fruit and coffee available every Sunday and encourage you to help yourself. If you have kids in 5th grade or younger, you can check them into Hills Kids. (Elementary kids join the adults for singing and then are dismissed to their classes). We'll sing together and hear a message from one of our pastors. In all, the service will last about an hour and twenty minutes. (We promise not to go too long). Ultimately, our hope is that you will feel at home and have an encounter with God.
The following is a generally what you can expect in our weekly services:
Call to Worship/Scripture Reading
When we gather, we are responding to a call to worship. By grace God calls us to himself to find renewal and restoration so that we may be his image bearers for the world. We begin each service with Scripture. We listen and respond to it. We let it prepare our hearts for worship. The Scripture is taken from our weekly Bible reading plan.
Singing is the language of God's Kingdom. Celebration and singing have been a part of God’s people for thousands of years. The Psalms tell of people worshipping God with instruments, singing, shouting, standing, bowing, clapping, lifting hands, and dancing. It is through songs corporately sung that our voices rise above our own issues and needs and join in the chorus of praise sung to God throughout the world from the beginning of time. We use a mix of ancient hymns, current songs, and instrumental creations. Our music is as diverse as our neighborhood.
We believe prayer is about seeking to weave the kingdom of God into our lives - our relationships, our worries, our fears and failures - and into our broken and fallen world. Prayer is conversing with God and collaborating with His actions in the world. Prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world. We provide for a time of silent prayer and then recite The Lord's Prayer together (words will be on the screen).
Sharing of the Peace
Each week we invite the community to join in a time of sharing the Peace of God with those around them. We take a few minutes each week to connect with one another. For millennia the Church has believed that the Sharing of the Peace is more than a simple greeting and rather is an actual blessing upon that person. A common blessing follows, “Peace be with you!” with the response, “And also with you!” During this time, we invite you to meet a new friend or catch up with an old one. We ask that you fill out a connect card during this time so we can get to know you a little better. The elementary age kids are dismissed to their classes.
We believe that the Word of God is living and active. The talk, then, is a message presented to the Church each week which presents God’s Word and calls people to respond to it. During this time God’s Word ministers to us, challenges us, heals us, frees us, and above all invites us to surrender ourselves to the good and loving will of God.
In this sacrament we remember and participate in our Lord Jesus’ sacrifice. We believe that this meal is surrounded by the mystery of Christ and that in it we are united with Him as he is united with his Father. We look back to Jesus' death and resurrection and look forward to his return. We practice open communion – not members only. We use grape juice and gluten free bread/crackers.
The practice of the offering indicates that Christian worship — which is a foretaste of the new creation — embodies a new economy, an alternative economy that counters the consumption, hoarding, and greed that characterize so much of our world.
We conclude each service by singing the Doxology together. (The words will be on the screen). Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
We are blessed to be a blessing. The benediction is a prayer that God would bless and preserve His people as they leave the assembly and that would carry His grace and peace out into the world around them. One of our leaders will close the service with the benediction.
Conclusion (10-Minute Party)
At the conclusion of our Sunday gatherings we invite everyone to stick around for a few minutes to celebrate. Join us in the lobby for some lighthearted conversation, coffee and refreshments.