Renewal 2022

What is Renewal 2022?

The fall is in full swing and there is a freshness in the air.  Families have have made their trips up to the mountains to take in the Fall colors, to get fresh apples or to pick out their pumpkins for carving to celebrate Halloween. And what has made this Fall even more memorable is that the Atlanta Braves are the 2021 World Series Champions!

Fall is also the time of year that we as Hillside Church intentionally focus on RENEWING our commitment to living a life of faith in the coming year.  Last year life was marked by COVID 19 pandemic issues, e.g., mandatory masking and mandatory vaccinations.

But, because of your faithfulness, we:
  • Continued to offer online participation in both modern and traditional worship.
  • Assisted Sunday School classes to return to campus and offered hybrid small group discipleship.
  • Continued developing and offering discipleship experiences for children and students.
  • Continued to provide much needed resources and support for the poor and those locally and globally most affected by the pandemic.

During this last year so many of us have learned what the Word of God testifies: God was faithful, is faithful and will be faithful. As we venture into 2022, we believe that God is already doing a new thing in His church - both here and around the world - and we want you to be a part of it! So, we invite you to be a part of the journey of Renewal 2022. This is a time to reflect on our relationship with God. Focusing on our priorities and our commitments.    

Specifically, we invite you to experience God’s Renewal in 2022 by doing the following:
  • PRAY daily for the church’s ministry and witness to the community and world in the coming year.
  • Be PRESENT in worship and online regularly.
  • Continue to GIVE faithfully and generously. Malachi 3:10 reminds us:  “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing!”
  • SERVE Christ by serving the needs of others in the church of the community as a way of loving God and others…just like Jesus.
  • WITNESS to your faith by offering words of grace and encouragement wherever and whenever you find yourself in the presence of someone in need of God’s presence.

In the Old Testament, God’s people often marked their commitment to follow God by building an altar - often out of field stones - as a visual reminder of their covenant with God.

I would like to invite you to establish a reminder of your covenant with God  by doing the following:

  • Fill out a RENEWAL 2022 card to commit the best of yourself to the Lord through, prayer, presence, giving, service and witness.
  • Commitment cards will be available at the church beginning November 21, 2021.
  • Return your commitment card to the church before January 2, 2022 - Epiphany Sunday and attend worship in-person or online on January 2nd as we consecrate our gifts to Jesus on Epiphany Sunday!

Let this be a holy moment to recommit ourselves to God and invite the Holy Spirit  to do a new thing - to RENEW us - for His purpose in 2022.

If you would like to participate in Renewal 2022, you can simply fill out the following form.

I faithfully commit to share my financial blessing to fund God's work through Hillside United Methodist Church.