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This Week's Events
DEC

21

SUN
Early Bird Bible Study
8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
Adult Bible Study at 8 a.m.
Coffee and Donuts Fellowship
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Enjoy fellowship with others over a cup of coffee or hot tea and a donut
Contemporary Music Worship service
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
A more casual worship service with music led by our Worship Team
Kids Alive Childrens Church
9:00 AM
The Kid's Alive Church Service will begin Sunday during the 9 AM Service. Children will begin in the sanctuary for praise and worship. During the meet and greet children up to the 5th grade will be encouraged to join the Kid's Alive in the fellowship ha
Bible Classes for All Ages
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bible Classes are available for adults, youth, and children.
Traditional Worship Service
11:10 AM to 11:55 AM
A worship service for those who enjoy a more traditional style of worship with music provided by our organist and pianist.
Jr. High Youth Fellowship
5:30 PM
Our Jr. High Youth Fellowship meets each Sunday at the church for a time of games, refreshments, study and prayer. All youth are invited, but if they have a home church with a meeting during this time they are to attend their home church event.
DEC

23

TUE
High School Youth Fellowship
6:30 PM
Our high school youth fellowship meets each Sunday at the church for a time of games, refreshmsents, study and prayer. All youth are invited, but if you have a home church with an event during this time you are to attend there.
DEC

24

WED
Men Of God Fellowship
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A men's fellowship meeting at Indian Springs for the month of July All men are invited.
Women's Fellowship
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Wednesday Women's Study & Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Leigh Ann Turner's house All women are invited. For information contact Leigh Ann.
DEC

25

THU
Sewing and Conversation
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
A time of fellowship (coversation) while doing some sewing on quilts. There is a carry-in meal at 11:30 a.m. on the last Thursday of the month for those attending. Everyone is invited.
Jessie's Posse
6:15 PM
A men's study/fellowship that meets at 6:15 p.m.at the Red Rooster, for a meal, followed by a study. All men are invited.
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CHURCH HISTORY

Our History

The Hillsboro Presbyterian Church came into being in 1828, the first established church in the town of Hillsboro.  (Hillsboro itself was founded in 1823, being named after Hillsboro, N.C., former home to many of the town’s early settlers.)  John and Christiana Tillson, who were members of the Shoal Creek Presbyterian Church, were integral in establishing this church.  On March 10, 1828 the church was established in the Tillson’s home by the Rev. John Ellis.  Mr. Tillson was the first member by certificate and also the first elder.  Other elders at the beginning of the church included Aaron Knapp, Robert McCord, George Harkey and Benjamin Spilman.  In 1830, the Rev. Thomas  A. Spilman became the first pastor.  In 1831 the 53 members voted to build the first House of Worship on a one-half acre lot at the corner of Tillson and Main Streets. This land was donated to the church by Mr. Tillson.    He later donated 5 acres of land on the western edge of town for the Presbyterian burial ground.  Members of the church later helped to organize three other Presbyterian churches – Waveland in 1847, Litchfield in 1856 and Bulter Presbyterian in 1858.

 

The First House of Worship

Under the direction of Mr. Tillson and Rev. Spilman, a one story brick building 34 feet by 45 feet in size was erected.  In addition to donating the land, Mr. Tillson furnished the bricks and most of the lumber.  Hard times prevented the interior from being finished for six years.   In 1837, twenty-six of the thirty-two new pews were sold on a reserved seat basis so that each family could sit in the same place at every service.  A total of $1,664 was raised at the pew sale providing enough funds to install the pews and a pulpit, two new stoves and add a belfry and bronze bell to the building.  The bell was cast by the Hollbrook Bell Foundry of Medway, MA. (The founder of the company, G.H. Hollbrook was believed to have apprenticed with Paul Revere at the Revere Bell Foundry.)  In 1859, a church squabble began over the building of a new church.  On August 7th by a small majority, the congregation voted to tear down the first church and replace it with a larger two-story structure.  As a result Rev. R.M. Roberts resigned in October and 21 additional members withdrew and formed the Hillsboro Congregational Church. 

  

The Second House of Worship

In 1860, the first church was torn down and construction of the new church was started.  During the construction the congregation held services in Clotfelter’s Hall and in the old Unitarian Church.  It took more than 15 years to complete the church, the Civil War accounting for part of the delay.  The church building was arranged with the first floor designated for Sunday School classes and as a meeting place.  Stairways on either side of the entrance vestibule led to the second floor Sanctuary which was the last to be finished.  The finished church cost $13,785.31 plus an additional $400 for the dark red cushions for the pews. 

 

The Current House of Worship

 

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