Pastor Updates and Spiritual Resources


New online Wednesday group starts April 1! 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 weeks, 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 here a few minutes before the meeting starts each week. Please have a journal or paper and something to write with, and maybe a candle nearby if you have one.

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.

More on Hillcrest's response to COVID-19 here...


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