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Sermon for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
July 30, 2017
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: 1 Kings 3:5-12; Romans 8:31b-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
July 2, 2017
“Prophet Wars!”
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: Jeremiah 20:7-13, Matthew 10:40-42

Summer Schedule

Summer Service Time

Beginning this Sunday, July 2, 2017, our service time moves from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Our 11:00 a.m. service time will resume on the first Sunday after Labor Day, September 10, 2017.

Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost
June 25, 2017
“Not as Easy as it Looks”
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: Jeremiah 20:7-13, Romans 6:1-118, Matthew 10:24-39

Missionaries and Ministers Benefit Fund

We received a note from the widow of a former pastor of Hill Memorial. She said in part:

We received a pension from the MMBF for twelve years until my husband’s death. As his widow, I continue to receive the same benefit which also covers medical expenses that Medicare does not.

The MMBF has asked its beneficiaries to reach out to congregations like ours, reminding them of the importance of contributing to this fund. American Baptist ministers who have retired from active service depend on the benefits from this fund as an vital part of their retirement income. We will soon be soliciting donations for our church’s annual offering to the MMBF. When the time comes, we hope you’ll consider making an contribution to this important and worthy cause.

For further information, please visit the MMBF website.

Operation Sock-Drop

Operation “Sock-Drop” Friends of the Boston Homeless (FOBH) is a non-profit organization that provides support services for two of Boston’s largest homeless shelters. Among many other services, they collect new white sox to be given out to homeless folks—some eight thousand pairs annually.

During the month of August, Hill Memorial collected new white socks to give to this worthy cause. Our efforts were very successful. We collected nearly 150 pairs of new white socks that have been given to FOBH for their program.

Latest issue of Newsy Notes

Hot off the press, the latest edition of Newsy Notes has just been published. Click here to read it.

If you’d like a trip down Memory Lane, check out this issue of Newsy Notes from forty years ago!

Checkout our new Facebook page!

The Hill now has a Facebook page which you can access here. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook!

The Pastor’s Blog

The Pastor’s Blog is a place on our web site for occasional musings by Pastor Greg. His first post, just added today, is titled Following the Way. If you’d like to read it, just click here, or on the link at the top of this page.