Hillcrest United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
A family of diverse people, with a variety of gifts, called to discipleship, led by one Spirit, and united in service and mission to God

Bridging Ministries

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Striving to bring the kingdom in reach, as it is in heaven, by reflecting the diverse world that God created and bringing it together in relationship, in worship and in reaching out to our neighbors.  Moving past the walls that can exist due to our cultural and language differences and creating bridges between us by reaching out to offer the love of God and the hope of life in Christ to our diverse and changing community while also reaching within ourselves as a body in recognizing the common ground we share as individuals created in God's image and followers of Christ. 
 

Cultural Advancement

We offer classrooms in our Christian Life Center building for immigrants from across the world to come into a safe and comfortable place to learn about our country, to learn to speak the English language, to help them with GED classes, with Citizenship classes and to help them find employment.
Click the link below to watch a Channel 5 news story about the classes held here by ESL to Go program through Tennessee Foreign Language Institute.
 
 

Cultural Celebrations:

We seek to have one or two celebrations where we have the opportunity to share a meal together with our ESL students and have the opportunity to experience fellowship and share food from one's culture. 
 

Community Involvement

We participate in Open Table Resource Center and Room In the Inn for those in our community who have found themselves without a roof over their head and without employment.  It doesn't matter the reason or the season, Hillcrest reaches out to extend a loving and helping hand to these people for a night of rest and good food, fellowship and conversation.