Meet Ellen Thornton:

"We came to Hillcrest 38 years ago. We have seen a lot of changes - 5 pastors, 2 buildings, years of growth and decline, changes in the age of the church population. Through it all God has been faithful. Hillcrest is our family. They have been supportive and loving through happy times and difficult medical issues. This year God has touched me through several of our teaching series. The messages on gratitude and contentment ( or "Contentmas") have helped me to have peace in my life and know that God is in control. Hillcrest is a place where we can grow and feel like we belong. We are never really alone when we have our church family."