- In the Sanctuary
We welcome visitors of all ages
and faiths to join us at Hilltop Church for Sunday worship. The
historic sanctuary is a beautiful setting for hearing inspirational words
of the scriptures and preaching of the Word by Rev. Bob Heppenstall,
Pastor. James Wynne at the piano and the
magnificent organ accompany the singing of hymns and provide beautiful
music. The congregation, which has worshiped on this site for over
260 years offers meaningful worship, fellowship and an opportunity to grow
and share in the Christian faith.
Approximately 60 minutes long.
Childcare provided for infants through 3-year-olds.
Worship Workshop program
for 4 yr olds through 2nd grade
Congregants and guests follow a worship bulletin for responsive
readings, and a hymnbook for songs.
Music by James Wynne on organ and piano.
The sacraments celebrated and
Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month
and on Maundy Thursday. The invitation to the Lord's Supper is extended to all who
have been baptized.
Baptism: In the Reformed Presbyterian tradition,
the Sacrament of Baptism is observed on the Lord's Day, usually during the worship
Special Services are provided during the year,
including Family Worship, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service and Easter
During the 10:00 worship service nursery care is provided in the sanctuary
building for infants through 3-year-olds. There is a Worship
Workshop program for 4 yr olds through 2nd grade also in the sanctuary
CD Ministry: For those unable to attend church, the
worship service is audio-recorded and delivered to their home. Contact the Church
Office for details.
Perhaps you are curious as to how a Presbyterian service differs from that
of other denominations, or what is unique to the theology. Rev. Bob
Heppenstall extends an invitation to meet and discuss such topics. Click on the
"Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page for information to schedule an
appointment. If you prefer, you may also consult online resources, such as the
PC(USA) web site: www.pcusa.org/navigation/whoweare.htm
Finally, it may also be of interest to know that a
New Members Class typically
forms in the Spring and Fall. The classes consist of
an afternoon meeting for all
levels of inquirers, and are held at Hilltop House on
Sunday afternoon. You will have the opportunity to meet with other new people, as well as a
pastor, to learn more about our church and denomination, while sharing in light
refreshments. Contact the church office for more information.