There is real power in community, so we prioritize gathering for worship on Sunday mornings on our church property, connecting online through our streaming service, and gathering in small groups throughout the week for study, support, prayer, and service. Our worship and small group gatherings are designed to help each of us engage with God, grow spiritually, and connect with our community of faith. We desire the Holy Spirit to transform our attitudes, behaviors and convictions in our everyday lives to become more and more like Jesus.
When you arrive, you'll be welcomed by one of our friendly greeters who will answer any questions you have. If you have kids, you'll be directed to the kids' ministry area where one of our Crosswalk team members will get them checked in. You can then find a seat in the sanctuary, and don't be surprised if a few members come up to meet you. We praise God musically and in other ways, and then about 20 minutes into our service the kids and teens will be released to go meet with their classes while the adults stay in the Worship Center for the message.
After the service, we invite you to enjoy some coffee and a snack with us during our Coffee & Connection time in the Fellowship Hall. While you're there, check out the Connection Center to see what's going on at HCC and consider getting plugged into one of our Home Groups or Men's and Women's Bible Study groups, or participate in a service opportunity.
You can also investigate our Growth Track through which we offer four separate experiences to help you grow spiritually and connect more deeply with the fellowship as a ministry team member. The Growth Track helps you explore the meaning of our prevailing question: "How will God be known in us, among us, and through us?" You will grow in your understanding about how to know God better in your own life, how being part of a community of faith enhances your journey, and how to join God in what He is doing in the world all around you to spread the person and message of Jesus everywhere.
Dress: Casual. You will see everything from an occasional suit, to shorts and flip flops in the warmer months. Generally, you'll see jeans to business casual. We sense God is more interested in the quality of our hearts for worship than the quality of our dress. Our key suggestion is modesty.
Where we meet: 2504 Creswell Road, Bel Air, MD 21015 [directions]
From I-95: Take exit 80 (MD-543) towards Churchville, Head North on Rt. 543. In less than a mile you'll see our sign on your left, turn into our driveway.
From Bel Air: Take MD-543 South toward I-95. You know you are close when you see the Highlands School on your left. We are just a little further down 543 on the Right. Look for our sign on the right, and turn into our driveway.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Decisions to cancel meetings on campus during the week will be made by 4pm and posted on the website home page. Please note: For info during inclement weather, please check our website Home Page.
I have children and or teens:
CROSSWALK Children's Ministry
We believe children are a gift from God and we treasure each one of them! HCC Crosswalk Children's Ministry offers a safe environment filled with fun and creative programming.
We have a self-serve infant room available at any time during the service downstairs with live streaming of the service so that you won't miss anything. A Toddler class (walking to age 2) is available throughout the entire Sunday morning worship service. Older kids (PreK [age 3 & diaper graduate] through 5th grade) will join their families for worship and will be dismissed to their classes at approximately 10:15am. Our CrossWalk kids use the Gospel Project curriculum that takes them on a chronological walk through the Bible via stories. We do this in an interactive, ages-divided, classroom-type setting. Included are Bible memory verses, engaging activities, and follow-up materials for families to use at home. (More Information Here)
J-WALKERS Youth Ministry (6th through 12th grade)
Teens stay in the service for our Worship and Communion time and then are dismissed to their classes with the J-Walkers Ministry Team (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month). During the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays, the teens stay in the Worship Center with their families for the entire message time. J-Walkers will often discuss the same themes being taught during the adult Sunday morning message time so families can discuss the implications of the biblical lesson together after the service. (More Information Here)