Our Response to COVID-19
We are so glad you're a part of the Hill Country Family. The health and safety of our community is our priority, and we want to keep you informed on what's happening with the Coronavirus and Hill Country's response. During this time, we want you to continue to grow and thrive. While we are suspending all in-person gatherings at Hill Country for the upcoming weeks, we have come up with additional ways for you to stay connected with our church and support you in the midst of this crisis. Scroll down for information and resources from us!
We have an open spot for you to watch our live stream from wherever you are on Sunday at 9 am, 10:45 am, and 12:30 pm. We encourage you and your loved ones to join our church family in worship together.
Daily Time with God
If you aren't already, take advantage of this time to put into practice having a daily quiet time or adding a family devotional. Click below to listen to Pastor Tim discuss the process of having encouraging time with God.
While Small Groups will not meet in-person, they will be meeting online. If you're not currently in a Small Group, we encourage everyone to find one. If you're in a group now, you're leader will reach out to you.
We are also looking at other ways we can help our elderly and high risk groups such as by shopping and delivering groceries, running errands, etc. If you're interested in helping our community in this way, sign up below.
Giving is an essential part of the life of those who follow Jesus. We ask all those who call Hill Country home to prayerfully consider giving, and know that your generous gifts make a great impact for Christ.
We'll email out big announcements and happenings. Make sure you don't miss anything by filling out the form in the link below to subscribe. Once you do, you'll receive a periodic e-news so you can stay up-to-date.
We care about you and your family. To help your family connect and your children to continue to grow, we will be providing new resources for you online. Click below to visit our Children's Ministry Resources page that will remain up-to-date as we continue this time.
Whether you're a student or the parent of a student, we want to stay connected with you during this time. We encourage you to check out our Students Online page for updated resources.
We would encourage you to take advantage of this chance to pour into your families and deepen your relationships. This is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your marriage. Visit Married with Benefits or Re|engage for excellent ways to come together.
We want to help equip you as you lead your household spiritually and relationally. If fear and anxiety are creeping into your home, visit here for some helpful information on how your family can be filled with peace or click here to learn how to thrive at home. You can also click below for resources based on the age and stage of your child.
Hill Country loves our Singles, and we understand the importance of community, especially in times like this. One way we recommend community is to participate in one of our Small Groups that are meeting virtually. If you're not currently in a Small Group, please go here to find one that's a good fit for you. Another way to remain in community is to have virtual "coffee chats" with your friends. Set a time, grab a cup of coffee, and facetime a friend. This is a great opportunity to get to know someone better.
If you aren't already, take advantage of this time to put into practice having a daily quiet time. Listen to Pastor Tim discuss the process of having encouraging time with God.
Caring for our 65+ and other High Risk Groups
We're so blessed and thankful for the elderly community of our church. They are special to us, and we want to care for them. We also have many in our congregation with compromised immune systems. These groups of people are at a higher risk if they get sick. It is important to us that we, as a church family, do our part to ensure they are taken care and kept safe. The first way we can all care for our elderly and high risk population is by practicing social distancing and following the recommendations of the CDC and the city of Austin. We encourage you to follow the guidelines they have set to help flatten the curve and keep our community safe.
We are also looking at other ways we can help these groups such as by shopping and delivering groceries, running errands, etc. If you're interested in helping our community in this way, click here to sign up!
Health and Mental Wellness Resources
There are many suggestions for what you can do to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. While social distancing is becoming the biggest form of prevention, please continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, cough into your elbow, and please stay home if you're feeling sick.
If you believe that you are sick, click here to find content for next steps.
Hill Country wants to come alongside you in your time of need and during this time we understand that you may need support and guidance. Our counseling team is in the process of creating online groups for healthy coping during COVID-19. Please check back here and we will keep you updated on how to get involved.