Baptism Sunday and Membership Class
We will be having baptisms during worship on May 2nd. Please talk to Pastor Bud or Pastor Theo if you are interested in being baptized. We will also be holding a membership class on May 15th, from 9am-1pm, for anyone interested in learning more about Hilmar Covenant and what it means to be a member. Baptism is a requirement for membership, so if you are interested in becoming a member, but have not yet been baptized, please talk with Pastor Bud or Pastor Theo.
We are looking for delegates to the Zoom Covenant Annual Meeting, taking place June 24-26. Contact the church office for more information.
A member of our Hilmar Covenant family, Hank Tolsma, is very much in need of housing. He is needing a new home as soon as possible. If you know of any available housing, please contact Pastor Bud as soon as possible.
New volunteers needed for USDA food boxes! We have lost three men who helped move food items from pallet to table and boxes into vehicles. If you can handle a bit of “heavy lifting” for two hours one morning a month, contact Marie Anderson, USDA coordinator (209-678-5869).
USDA food distribution is the fourth Tuesday of each month.
The long-awaited Hilmar Covenant Church Centennial Book from 2002 is once again in the process of being edited! This 100-page book will be available from Shutterfly, hopefully by mid-May. Normally, a publication this size is expensive (over $100). However, from time to time books this size are offered at Shutterfly’s base price of $30 plus shipping. If you would like to order the book at this much reduced price, send your contact information to Carolyn Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can compile a list. When the special deal is available, you will be contacted, given the link for the book, and you can order your Centennial book. You will need a Shutterfly account.
The history of our church and community was beautifully written by Lloyd Ahlem and the photos that accompany the story are captivating. Contact Carolyn soon.
Church Directory Update
We are working on updating the church directory. If any of your contact information (address, phone number, email address, etc.) has changed in the past year, let us know. Also if you know of changes in contact information for other members or regular attenders, please tell the office. 209-668-0400