This is How it Starts
by MHCC Devotional Team on June 6th, 2024
I’ve had a few people ask me recently, “do you think this is the end times?” The context for their question had more to do with the world’s fight against Israel and how we know Israel remains a key figure—and a controversial one—up until the last days. But even without that context, is it difficult to imagine that the world we live in today might be rapidly approaching its end as we know it?  Read More
Volunteer with Blue Skies this September
by Cameron McAllister on May 30th, 2024
Learn more about this September's volunteer trip opportunity with Blue Skies Ministries in Orange Beach, Alabama.   Read More
28 Words
by MHCC Devotional Team on May 24th, 2024
"For God so loved the world, He gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16What was your favorite toy as a child? A train set? A doll? Mine was a stuffed brown bear, whom I affectionately named “Bear.” I however lost my precious, treasured “Bear” for an entire week when I was 6. I had my birthday party at an amusement park, and of c...  Read More
Who Moved?
by MHCC Devotional Team on May 14th, 2024
Who Moved?There are often seasons in life where we feel ourselves grow distant from God. I say we grow distant because God is always near, and to the Christian, He is indwelt. The awesomeness of that alone, that the Spirit of the Living God has made our very bodies His temple, is worth many long walks and contemplative moments beside a pond somewhere, but that is not what I wish to discuss at this...  Read More
Oh, How We Need Jesus
by MHCC Devotional Team on May 2nd, 2024
Oh, how we need Jesus!I think of that infamous TV commercial where our hearts break seeing little, furry friends in so much pain. A slow motion rolls over the wounded, bound, starved, caged, and left-alone puppy faces. True confession: I hear that tune at the start of the commercial and I look away! I’m terrible, I know.  But this makes me wonder. Is there a heavenly lament being hummed over the b...  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #6
by Phil Weinmeister on February 25th, 2024
And…we’re back home from the Dominican Republic!What a week. Over the course of our trip, the MHCC team was able to lead a 4-day discipleship camp for 5 to 18-year-old Dominican girls. The camp was packed full of fun and games, Biblical teaching, and very personal small group time. The games were a massive hit and we won’t soon forget the plethora of gleeful cheers and screams from games like tras...  Read More
Resources: Sharing the Gospel
by Cameron McAllister on February 25th, 2024
On Sunday, February 26, Pastor Tom spoke about a few resources to help in sharing the Gospel as part of our current series, Love Your Neighbor.  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #5
by Bob Swertfager on February 23rd, 2024
In the morning, the discipleship team prepared for the events of the afternoon.  We again merged ‘game activities’ with ‘ministry activities.‘ Mandi worked her magic with the various games of the day. Today’s games included:  Marshmallow Scooping, Cookie Face, Ping Pong Ball in Cup Game and Water Bottle Flip. We also had many other games that the girls enjoyed. For discipleship, we built on our on...  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #4
by Darby Ferguson on February 22nd, 2024
Hola from San Pedro de Macoris. We have now spent three afternoons with the girls who come here for camp. They gather inside to worship and hear a message all in Spanish. The team prepares each morning with Phil's sermon notes so we can follow along later. This is helpful for those of us who don't know the language.Today, when we were outside in our small groups, the girls did a craft that will re...  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #3
by Marie Sabbarese on February 21st, 2024
Day three of our FCA DR missions trip was filled with meaningful messages, wonderful worship and engaging small groups! Oh, and we can't forget all the amazing games planned by our very own Mandi (with an i) Freise. Our big discussion today led by the famous Phil Weinmeister, focused on Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12, Romans 10:9, Romans 8:14-15, asking these beautiful girls what being a child of God ...  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #2
by Mandy Dyson on February 20th, 2024
Our first day of hosting camp today in the Dominican Republic was filled with lots of games, laughter, singing, teaching, and sharing. A big bus brought about 60 girls, ages 6-18, from Boca Chica to join us for the afternoon on Day 1 of the 4-day camp in San Pedro de Macoris.  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #1
by Phil Weinmeister on February 19th, 2024
The Mars Hill team arrived safe and sound (and very tired) in the Dominican Republic yesterday We pulled up to the mission house we’re staying at in San Pedro de Macorís around 4:00 PM. Since then, we’ve been preparing for the arrival of 60-80 girls who will be showing up any minute today The team is ready to go with games, worship, a message, and small group time.  Read More