B--Begin with prayer.

L--Listen well.

E--Eat together.

S--Serve your neighbors.

S--Share your stories.


A block party is the perfect way for neighbors to share a meal and spend time building relationships. Hosting a block party is easy, and to help in your efforts, we have assembled the Block Party Kit (BPK).

  • Bounce house with blower, tarp and extension cord
  • Rectangular folding tables and (26) folding chairs 
  • Canopy shelters 
  • Five-gallon drink coolers and (1) ice chest with wheels
  • Games 
  • Wood barricades and road closed signs 
  • Trailer and wheel lock

To reserve the Block Party Kit or for more information, email  Click here for ideas of how to host a block party using the Hillcrest Block Party Kit.

Briarwood Elementary Partnership

Register now to be a My Volunteer Pal in the fall. MVPs (My Volunteer Pals) are needed to work with students for the upcoming school year. Opportunities include mentoring, being a lunch buddy, classroom volunteering, or tutoring.  If you have at least 30 minutes of availability during the school week, this is your chance to make an impact! Click here to find out more and to register online. Or click here to go directly to the SMSD MVP online registration.

Fourth Friday Concerts

Fourth Friday Concerts

LIVE MUSIC! FREE FOOD! FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN! 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Franklin Park, Prairie Village

Fourth Friday Concerts are just one way Hillcrest serves our community in Prairie Village. These summer evenings have become a neighborhood favorite. Volunteers play a key role in making these evenings welcoming and enjoyable!  If you’d like to be a part of the Fourth Friday Concert Crew, contact   or fill out the volunteer form below.

August 25--Hard@Play: Hard@Play is a 9 piece band that plays classic rock with horns. Much of their music comes from the 70s, but they also play songs from the late 60s and a sprinkling of songs on up toward today. Learn more at

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Neighborhood Ministry Staff

Dori Brown | Associate Pastor |

Julie Cook | Administrative Assistant |