Do you have a pressing need that you just can't meet yourself? While Jesus was on earth he helped all kinds of different people offering food, advice, and healing. We as the body on Christ strive to continue to provide such to the community around us.
Hillcrest lends its support to several children’s homes in Texas and Oklahoma.
These facilities provide children and single-parent families with places that are safe, stable, loving and Christian. In this nurturing atmosphere, residents grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
DASH is a local non-profit organization that delivers hot lunches to approximately 100 homebound citizens of Gainesville each weekend and during the Holidays. Since 1990, volunteers from the Hillcrest congregation deliver those meals the third Sunday of each month. In addition, Hillcrest youth help pack the box lunches for delivery, and then go on the deliveries.
Our Hillcrest family is very involved in our community. VISTO is one of the centers we support. Several times a year we hold donation events to benefit VISTO. In the past we have collected crock pots, blankets, food and money for this worthy cause.
VISTO (Volunteers In Service To Others) was created in the 1980's by the Ministerial Alliance with the mission "to help people get through times of crises and enable them to get back on their feet." This is still our mission today. The primary way that we respond to that mandate is through food. VISTO operates and maintains Cooke County's emergency food bank.
Visit Visto's website for more information.