All events will be held at Ava Hilltop, unless noted otherwise.

Lenten Services

Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Resurrection Sunday (Easter) by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.  The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ—his life, teachings, death, burial and resurrection—and our own spiritual life.  In observance of this time, Boonville area churches have scheduled their annual Lenten services on the following dates.  Area clergy will take turns leading these Wednesday services as follows:

  • March 13:  Rev. Jack Ford, Boonville United Methodist Church
  • March 20:  Rev. Dan Richter, Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church
  •  March 27:  Pastor Dan Tabolt, Abundant Life Fellowship
  • April 3:  Dave Hedeen, Christian Missionary Alliance Church
  • April 10:  Father Thomas Ward, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
  • April 17:  Pastor Joe Feller, First Baptist Church

All area residents are invited to attend.

Time:  All services will begin at 12:05 PM, and will be followed by a free luncheon scheduled to start at 12:35 PM.

Location:  First Baptist Church, 325 Post Street in Boonville. 

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the church on Saturday morning, April 20, at 10 AM.  All children from the community are invited to participate.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer will be observed with a prayer service on Thursday, May 2 at 1 PM.  The focus of this Pray-For-America event is Jesus’ call to us to Love One Another.  John 13:34 "Love one another.  Just as I have loved you."

Art of Marriage Small Group Series


 Art of Marriage Small Group Series

You are invited to participate in a 6-week group study that will focus on both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design for marriage.  The Art of Marriage® weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God's design. In the videos, over 40 ministry leaders provide biblically-centered teaching, while couples who have struggled in marriage openly and honestly share their stories of pain, loss, forgiveness, and grace.  Videos will be followed by group discussion.  Accompanying workbooks capture Biblical references and key insights, and provide ideas for date night discussions that each couple can use to enhance their marriage relationship, after the weekly group sessions.

When:  Thursdays, April 25 – May 30

Where:  Ava Hilltop Fellowship Hall

Time:  7:00 – 8:15 PM

            Optional:  Join us at 6:30 PM for dessert and coffee

Registration Deadline:  April 15

To register:  Please call  315-348-5184 

Gospel Music Concert

Gospel musician Dan Schall will provide a concert during the worship service on May 12.  The mission of Dan Schall Ministries is to:

present the gospel of Jesus Christ through music

  • help individuals make a commitment in receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives
  • encourage individuals with the gifts that God has given them to live daily in the life that God has planned for them
  • encourage them in the struggles of their lives

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Date:  Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time:  10 AM worship service

150th Anniversary Celebration

Save the Date!  On Sunday, August 18, the church will celebrate 150 years since its founding in 1869.  A special music-filled program is being planned.  More details to come.

 Date:  August 18, 2019 

FamilyLife Conference for Couples

Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen.  Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life.  The happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them weather difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges.  Find out what over 1.5 million couples worldwide have experienced at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember®.  It’s your turn to make a great marriage happen. For more information, and to register, go to FamilyLife.  You may also register by calling 1-800-FL-TODAY (1-800-358-6329). Identify our group name to receive a discount when you register.  Please contact the church for our group name.

Location:  Sarasota Springs, NY

Date:  November 22-24, 2019

All conferences begin on Friday evening, and end at noon the following Sunday.

Fall Women’s Gathering

You will be encouraged by guest speaker Eileen Banks, whose presentations are “power-packed with the Word of God”.  More details to follow.

Date:  Saturday, Sept 21, 2019

Time:  10 AM to Noon

Fellowship Brunch

 A time of fellowship together in the church fellowship hall.  Coffee, pastries, and other treats are served.

Date:  Last Sunday of every month

Time:  Following the worship service