What is the Mission Focus of the Month?

YOU are exactly who God has created you to be, and God has designed you to fulfill a mission that only you can! Our hope is that as we learn about different ministries in our community and throughout the world, something will speak to you. Our dream is for you to experience the JOY of living into your purpose. Keep scrolling to experience our Mission Focus of the Month in a more in-depth way.

Looking Back: Missionaries

Learn about and get contact information of the missionaries that Hillside supports here.

Looking Back: Give a Kid a Chance

Hillside hosted the Give a Kid a Chance program for the Woodstock area. We collected backpacks and school supplies, and over 600 children and youth were served just at the Woodstock site alone. There were 170+ volunteers at Hillside and 540 for the three locations combined - 100 of those volunteers were from Hillside! Overall, the program provided backpacks, school supplies, community resources, and much more to +2,000 Cherokee and Pickens County students. 

Looking Back: Summer Lunches

Hillside collected food to assemble 2,500 meals for children in our local community this summer. The Summer Lunch team delivered over 16,000 meals over the 8-week summer break.

Looking Back: Seniors in Assisted Living

Hillside decorated around 100 crosses to be distributed to senior citizens at some of our local assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Do you have a gift or even just time that you could share to brighten a senior citizen's day? Send us an email here and let us help you get connected!

Looking Back: Mission Trips

We collected "spa items" for Hands of Hope in Welch, West Virginia to be distributed at their ladies night event. Interested in a trip to Hands of Hope? Let us know here!

We are traveling to Honduras June 18th-25th through Honduras Outreach International. Commitments to join by March 31st  - email Linda Wilson for more information!

Looking Back: Disaster Relief

Will you consider serving on a Disaster Response Team in the future? No matter what your skills and gifts are, there is a place and a need for YOU!  You can also email us here for all updates on upcoming training and trips. Donate directly to UMCOR here.
You can also give to UMCOR through Hillside by designating your gift. If you give through Ignited Online, select Missions as the fund and UMCOR as the memo.

Looking Back: Forever Fed

In 2021, Forever Fed served 604,466 pounds of food to 32,243 individuals in our community. The amazing reach that Forever Fed has requires an army of faithful and dedicated volunteers who serve on the Hillside campus. Will you consider being the hands and feet of Christ by serving with Forever Fed???

Sign up here!
Looking for something to do as a group? Find ideas here!

Looking Back: Christmas Angels

The Christmas Angels program served 349 children this year by providing Christmas gifts. Children are identified by Cherokee County DFACS and the school guidance counselors at Boston Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, Clark Creek Elementary, Sixes Elementary, Liberty Elementary, ET Booth, and Etowah High School.  Lots of folks came out to help with delivery as well.

Thank you Hillside!

We were also able to contribute $10,000 to the Goshen Valley Foundation and $8,500 to Murphy-Harpst Children's Center. 

Looking Back: MUST Ministries

MUST addresses the basic needs of individuals, families and children with facilities in the Cobb and Cherokee counties and programs in numerous other counties with a mission to serve our neighbors in need … transforming lives and communities in response to Christ's call.
  • Contribute to or volunteer at a MUST neighborhood pantry, serving our Cherokee County students. Learn more and sign up to serve here.
  • Volunteer with Hillside's Breaking Bread - Sign up here.
  • Commit to a weekly or monthly volunteer position in food, clothing, workforce development, outreach/housing, or administrative areas at the Canton or Marietta locations.

This year, Hillside has:
Donated products to independent pantries at Woodstock and Etowah High School.
Fulfilled the $10,000 commitment to Build Hope a Home, MUST's new emergency shelter, set to open in 2022.
Provided program support through Missions and Outreach and Men's Ministry.
Delivered over 9,000 meals through Summer Lunch.
Served dinner at the Elizabeth Inn 2-4 times per month.

Looking Back: Foreign Missions

Hillside typically offers two international trips each year to Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras and to San Lorenzo, Honduras through HOI. We are currently unable to make these trips; however, God is still working in these places, and (here's the cool part), you are still a part of it!

Find out more about Orphanage Emmanuel.
Find out more about Honduras Outreach International.

There are pictures of the children who live at Orphanage Emmanuel around the church. We challenge you to take the photo of a child and intentionally pray for that child by name. Pray for them daily and be open to what God has in store for you as you do.

In the month of September, Hillside has:
Committed to intentionally pray for 125+ children by name.
Distributed funding to frontline workers in the church of Afghanistan.
Distributed funding through UMCOR to support relief efforts in Haiti.

Have questions about Missions & Outreach?
Let us know here.