Prayer & Soul Care
Prayer Requests from home.
Even though we are not able to meet in person, we would still love to join you in praying for specific requests. Click here to fill out an online Connection Card which has a space for prayer requests. Your prayer will be shared with a team of prayer intercessors who are committed to pray during week. Our ministry staff also prays for these requests.
New online Wednesday group! Spiritual Practices for Peace | During this unusual season, we invite you to gather with us to learn and experiment with a variety of spiritual practices that help replace anxiety and fear with the peace which passes all understanding. Join us for four Wednesdays, from April 1 to 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM for this group facilitated by Mel and Becky Bockelman, and Dori Brown. Learn how to participate in this online group by downloading the Zoom app here. Then join us via Zoom at https://hillcrestcov.zoom.us/j/7511864844 a few minutes before the meeting starts each week.
YouVersion is a free app you can download to your phone, tablet or computer. It has a wealth of life-giving resources such as a variety of Bible versions to listen to or read. There are also devotionals and reading plans grouped by themes like Anxiety, Peace, Stress, Worry, Healing, Hope and more. There's even a YouVersion for kids! Learn more here.
RightNow Media is a free digital library of over 20,000 video resources that you can search by category, topic or speaker. It contains studies and shows meant to feed and deepen your relationship with God as individuals, groups and families. Hillcrest has a group subscription which you can access three ways.
Spiritual Direction is a time to meet one-on-one with a trained listener who will accompany you as you share about your spiritual journey, helping you to notice God’s presence and activity along the way, as well as your personal reactions and responses. We have trained and certified men and women Spiritual Directors (Mel Bockelman, Cindy Meyer, Roxi Bergfalk, and Dori Brown) are available to meet with you by phone, FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom. Learn more here or request an initial meeting here.
Lectio Divina is a Tuesday 6:45 to 7:45 AM group that has gone virtual! It is a guided time of Scripture reading, silence and prayer for men and women who can join from home. Email Cindy Meyer at for more information and she will send you a link to participate from your home computer.
CANCELED! Prayer for Missions on Tuesdays | Join us from 9:30 to 11 AM in room 203. We'll pray for specific needs of Hillcrest's mission partners and the nations. For more information contact .
CANCELED! Midweek Connect with God on Wednesdays at noon | Join us for an informal, flexible gathering in the Prayer Room. Drop in to meet with others and put yourself in a place where you can listen to God. We'll introduce different ways of opening up to the presence of God by practicing different forms of contemplative prayer that will help us be more intentional with God.
CANCELED! Hillcrest’s Prayer Shawl Group on Wednesdays | Join us from 9:30 to 11 AM in room 203. We knit or crochet prayer shawls to give away to those who are hurting or may need a tangible expression of God’s love. Each prayer shawl is prayed over by this group before it is given away. Contact for more information.
Safe Place Prayer by Appointment | You are invited to make an appointment for a personal and private time of prayer. You'll meet with two or three prayer ministers who will assist you in encountering God for physical, emotional and/or relational healing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Sessions are available on Tuesdays 9:00 to 10:30 AM in the Prayer Room. To request an appointment, click here: https://tinyurl.com/SafePlacePrayer.
CANCELED! Prayer Room is available 24/7 | Our Prayer Room is a quiet and comfortable space for individuals or small groups. You can reserve your time in the notebook outside the Prayer Room during normal office hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) or by the exterior prayer entrance after hours. Email Jan Carlson at for a code. Click here for suggestions on how to use the prayer room.
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Visio Divina is the spiritual discipline of Godly gazing, or seeing God through the creative process of art. This discipline is similar to Lectio Divina, but it is done through listening for the voice of God using our eyes. We'll gather just outside the museum gift shop before the practice begins for brief instructions and a printed guide. Please bring a pencil (the museum does not allow pens in the galleries) and clipboard, if you have one. RSVP to Cindy Meyer at if you plan to attend so she can have enough practice guides for everyone.
At the end of the time, we'll meet back where we started and you are free to leave or join us for an optional meet up at a local restaurant.