Characters of Christmas

Characters of Christmas


Welcome to Hillcrest! Our Characters of Christmas series comes to a close today as we encounter Simeon, a godly, old man who was overjoyed after hearing the new of the Jesus’ birth! Jon Meyer, Pastor of Family Ministry (Children) shares today’s message from Luke 2.

He Came for You

While many people are important to the story of Christmas, it is Jesus’ birth we celebrate. He is at the center of it all. “He Came for You,” is Pastor Mark’s Christmas morning message for you.

The Nativity

Welcome to Christmas at Hillcrest. While many people are important in the story of Christmas, it is Jesus’ birth we celebrate. He is at the center of it all. Lift up your heart and voice to Him as we worship together as one, whether here in-person or at home online. Have a candle ready to participate in the candlelighting at the close of the service. Merry Christmas!

When God Uses Special Effects

You can’t tell the story of Jesus birth, without, talking about the many appearances of angels. As “The Characters of Christmas” series continues today, Pastor Mark will help us understand who angels are and what their unique mission was at Jesus’ birth in his message “When God Uses Special Effects,” part 4 in our Christmas series.

The Shepherds

Whenever the shepherds enter the stage at children’s Christmas programs, cameras capture their cute faces and everyone listens intently as they recite their lines. But in the first century, nobody thought shepherds were cute or worth listening to. Today Pastor Dan guides us in discovering truth about these characters of Christmas in Part 3 of our series.

Mary & Joseph

If you’ve grown up attending services at Christmas, you’ve may think there’s nothing new to glean from the story of Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem. Today Pastor Jon takes a fresh look at this engaged couple who were dealing with a “crisis pregnancy” for the ages! As we do, we’ll gain encouragement for our life’s journey and how Jesus can be at the center of it all. Have your Bibles open to Luke 1 for Part 2…

Zechariah & Elizabeth

It’s time for a fresh look at the Christmas story. Each Sunday in December we will be getting to know the characters who played a part in Jesus’ birth: Zechariah and Elizabeth, Joseph and Mary, Herod, Simeon, Anna and many more! As we do, we will break free from the familiar and discover new treasures in the story you thought you knew. Join Pastor Steve in turning to Luke 1 for part 1 in the series.