December Clips

  • We welcome to Northwest Hills membership: Niles Biboux, Emily Clark, Samuel Grimm, Rosalia Kniesteadt, Ian & Heather Roholt, and Sarah Smith
  • In addition to using our Care Fund to meet the needs of individuals both within and outside our congregation, our Northwest Hills Elders Team recently distributed special gifts to our ministry partners, Love INC and Options Pregnancy Resource Center, to support medical services, and to assist with expenses for this year’s Women’s Cold Weather Shelter. Also, a special gift was sent to our local community partner, We Care, a volunteer group that provides one-time financial assistance to residents of Benton County who are in emergency situations in which no other help from public or private resources is available.

  • Members of our Northwest Hills family provided 180 shoebox gifts for this year’s Operation Christmas Child. Each box was packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, candy, and other fun and useful presents. The boxes will be distributed this Christmas, along with the message of the good news of Jesus Christ, to needy children around the world through the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Volunteer leaders Ian and Heather Roholt did a fantastic job as the Northwest Hills coordinators for this year’s Operation Christmas Child.

  • Compassion Ministry leader Keith Lampi recently reported, “We [Men’s 1 27] had 16 families to serve last month and 10 guys to help. We have many more opportunities but need more help.” The next Men’s & Women’s 1 27 service day is Saturday, December 8. Men meet at 8am in D2. Contact Doug Stewart at with questions. Women meet at 8:30am in D7. Contact Kathleen Adams at for more information.

  • A team from our 2fortytwo college and young adult ministry departed on Thursday, December 6, for Brazil and is currently serving with Restoration Ministries to reach out to the needy in the favelas (slums) of São Paulo, Brazil. They will return December 18. while they are away on their mission, please pray for team members Erin Bourdo, Caeli Brannon, Aaron Budiselich, Kyle Glidden, Austin Hawkins, Rosie Kniesteadt, Deanie Lind, Tom Ramsay, Casey Snider, Josh Snider, and Josh Wilcox. Reminder cards with specific prayer requests for each team member are available in the church lobby.