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26W401 Geneva Road, Wheaton, Il 60187
630-668-7861
info@phcch.org
 
 
 Loving God and Loving Others
as together we follow Jesus Christ
 
Sunday Service  in person  and online : Facebook.com/PHCChurch
at 10:00 am  each week.
 
 

 

 

Welcome To Pleasant Hill Community Church

 
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Contact us at: Info@phcch.org
 
  
In his most famous sermon Jesus outlined in some detail what he expected of his disciples.  A disciple is one who is follower or a learner.  Anyone, who has put their faith in Jesus is a disciple.  In this sermon that covers Matthew chapters 5-7 we will discover who we are to be in our inner person.  We will address themes of love, forgiveness, humility, justice, and equality.  Jesus teaches us about consumerism, and spirituality, and human relationships.  Join us each Sunday at 10:00 am as we together will learn to follow Jesus in 2024.
SERMONS
 

Apr 7, 2024
Kingdom Investment Strategy (pt 1 Mt 6:19-24)
Someone has said, “What you own eventually owns you.” There is some truth to that statement. Consider carefully that which you think is valuable. How does it help you now? What difference will it make in your quality of life next month? We have a human tendency to hold on to our stuff. God has a better plan but it requires a change of heart.
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  • Apr 7, 2024Kingdom Investment Strategy (pt 1 Mt 6:19-24)
    Apr 7, 2024
    Kingdom Investment Strategy (pt 1 Mt 6:19-24)
    Someone has said, “What you own eventually owns you.” There is some truth to that statement. Consider carefully that which you think is valuable. How does it help you now? What difference will it make in your quality of life next month? We have a human tendency to hold on to our stuff. God has a better plan but it requires a change of heart.
  • Mar 31, 2024“Second Chances” (Mark 16:7)
    Mar 31, 2024
    “Second Chances” (Mark 16:7)
    Second chances. We have all needed them at some time or another. In the story of Peter, we discover that the risen, living Jesus Christ is a forgiving, Lord and Savior. His mercy is wide, his grace has no boundaries; his forgiveness is complete. On this Resurrection Sunday we celebrate our God who gives us second chances, and more.
  • Mar 24, 2024A Sharper Focus: Word Pictures from Palm Sunday
    Mar 24, 2024
    A Sharper Focus: Word Pictures from Palm Sunday
    There are times in our lives when our focus just seems to be sharper. We are more aware of our surroundings, more aware of what is important, more aware of our closest relationships. It seems this was the case with Jesus from his triumphal ride into Jerusalem until his death on calvary. As we look at the focus of Jesus, may we consider how we can sharpen our focus in our daily lives.
  • Mar 17, 2024Check your motives (Matthew 6:1-18)
    Mar 17, 2024
    Check your motives (Matthew 6:1-18)
    Followers of Jesus exercise various disciplines as an expression of their inner relationship with Jesus. They don't always parade their efforts on a proverbial stage for the world because God is their audience. Jesus challenges us to check our motives for why we do what we do.
  • Mar 10, 2024Loving our Enemies (Matthew 5:43-48)
    Mar 10, 2024
    Loving our Enemies (Matthew 5:43-48)
    We all have people who do not care for us. In fact some may actively oppose us. Jesus reminds us, that as people who are characterized as Christ Followers, we are to not attack or just tolerate our enemies, we are to love them and pray for them. Just as God's grace is evident in their lives whether they recognize it our not, our grace and proactive love should also be on display as we interact with them.
  • Mar 3, 2024Persons of Peace (Matthew 5:38-42)
    Mar 3, 2024
    Persons of Peace (Matthew 5:38-42)
    Conventional wisdom says: "If they hit you; hit them back harder." On the one hand we can understand the desire to protect ourselves. But on the other hand, Jesus gives us a completely different way of living in the world. When we are confident in who we are in Jesus, there is a grace that stirs curiosity in others and gives us a strength to manage difficult times. (We apologize for the poor audio quality for the first 10 minutes.)
  • Feb 25, 2024The Necessity of Integrity (Matthew 5:33-37)
    Feb 25, 2024
    The Necessity of Integrity (Matthew 5:33-37)
    This part of the Sermon on the Mount deals with the issue of integrity. God expects us, as followers of Jesus to say what we mean and mean what we say and work through the challenges. When we are people of integrity, we can set an example for others in our sphere of influence.
  • Feb 11, 2024Godly Purity: Authentic Relationships (Mt 5:27-32)
    Feb 11, 2024
    Godly Purity: Authentic Relationships (Mt 5:27-32)
    We seem to bombarded from all sides with images, lyrics, and entertainment that challenges any standard of purity. Godly purity is reflected in the mindset that holds that each person is a person of dignity and not an object. In a very stunning way we are reminded in this passage that any godly standard of purity begins in the heart and we are each responsible to pursue it. Godly purity impacts our most important human relationships.
  • Feb 4, 2024Anger Management God’s Way (Matthew 5:21-26)
    Feb 4, 2024
    Anger Management God’s Way (Matthew 5:21-26)
    It seems that we live in an increasingly angry society. With instances mass shootings, road rage, and retaliation, on the rise, many people seem deeply frustrated. Sometimes people will use the excuse that they have never killed anyone as a way to justify their anger. Jesus holds those of us who follow him to a higher standard. Since we are to be peacemakers, who exude meekness, it seems that we need to make sure we are dealing with our inner person in a way that helps us reflect outwardly the truth of a God who is love.
  • Jan 28, 2024Extreme Righteousness (Matthew 5:17-20)
    Jan 28, 2024
    Extreme Righteousness (Matthew 5:17-20)
    We all have standards or values by which we live. We all have a desire that others see us as being real, or genuine or authentic. No one really likes a hypocrite. Jesus challenged his listeners to have a standard that was so high that it was greater than that of the Pharisees and teachers of the law. How can this be? How can one be better than perceived perfection? Keep in mind outward perfection is not always a reflection of inward realities.
  • Jan 21, 2024Make a Difference (Matt. 5:13-16)
    Jan 21, 2024
    Make a Difference (Matt. 5:13-16)
    The old adage is, "You may be the first Bible another person reads." The idea is that our actions do speak and they speak loudly. Among the many qualities of salt and light, one is that they both make a difference. But they both must be used properly. Every day we each should take stock of what people think about God as a result of watching our lives.
  • Jan 14, 2024Core Values of A Christ Follower – Matt 5:7-12 (Part 2)
    Jan 14, 2024
    Core Values of A Christ Follower – Matt 5:7-12 (Part 2)
    One of the unique realities about following Jesus is that we discover that who we are on the inside, should drive what we do on the outside. The core values of the Beatitudes are truly internal characteristics but we cannot separate them from behavior. These core values even dictate how we respond when we face challenges from others as we follow Jesus.
  • Jan 7, 2024Core Values of a Christ Follower Mt. 5:1-6 (part 1)
    Jan 7, 2024
    Core Values of a Christ Follower Mt. 5:1-6 (part 1)
    Every person has a set of values. Every person has a standard or a code by which they live. The question that we each have to ask is what is the source of my values? For some the culture or sub-culture in which they live defines the standards. For those who claim to follow Jesus, he must be the one who establishes our values. The eight characteristics listed in Matthew 5:1-12 are the values that we each should make as part of our daily lives. They are internal characteristics that have external impact.
  • Dec 24, 2023Life After the Manger: Living in Unity
    Dec 24, 2023
    Life After the Manger: Living in Unity
    It seems that unity is in short supply this Christmas season. We see disunity taken to its extreme in the armed conflicts around our world. We see disunity in our government. We sadly can sometimes see disunity in our families and even our churches. What did Jesus mean when he prayed for all who believe to be one as he and the Father are one? How can we take the faux unity that happens at Christmas and be examples of true unity after the manger?
  • Dec 17, 2023Life after the Manger: Living to the Full (John 10)
    Dec 17, 2023
    Life after the Manger: Living to the Full (John 10)
    Abundance. Having enough. Being satisfied. These are the sentiments of a full life. It seems that when we think in terms of abundance we think in terms of that which is tangible. Is it possible to have a full life and yet not have any of the trappings of a consumerist culture. We will explore what Jesus meant by giving life to the full or in abundance.

 

What to Expect on a Typical Sunday
 
Each Sunday we gather at 10:00 AM.   
We invite all ages to be part of our time together as we begin.  However, we understand that it may be more comfortable for Infants and Toddlers to be in a nursery that we provide.
 
Dress is casual and comfortable.
 
Our music is a blend of that which is relatively contemporary and traditional
We will dismiss children up through 5th Grade to attend an age appropriate class during the sermon.   
 
Following the sermon all children return to the Auditorium for a time of response to the sermon through song.

 

Our Purpose

Our Mission: Loving God and Loving Others as Together we Follow Jesus Christ.
 
Pleasant Hill Community church was established to serve our community.
The Bible says in I Peter 4:10-11
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
Together we are working to:
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Honor God in ALL We Do. 
Connect in Relationship.
Care for the Needs of Our Community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PHCC MINISTRIES

We endeavor to minister to the whole family.  We begin as early as possible to teach children about God who loves them.  We seek to apply the lessons of the Bible to each age group in age appropriate ways.  Our childcare workers and volunteers are screened so that we do our best to provide a safe and secure learning environment.    We involve all ages in our ministry.

Missions

Pic44We view missions as a major ministry of Pleasant Hill Community Church. The vision and goal of Missons is to carry out the command of Christ’s Great Commission as we partner with individuals and agencies to make disciples of all nations.
 
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
 
PHCC currently partners with 12 Missionaries and their families worldwide. We have a primary focus to raise up individuals from our own congregation to be active in making disciples globally. To that end 5 of our 12 Missionary families have formative roots in our church.  We also partner with two local organizations, Life Spring Women’s Ministry in Aurora, IL and World Relief DuPage/Aurora.. below are the mission organizations with whom we are ministry partners and links to their web sites.
Camp Oak Hills
ISI
 
    
                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Navigators
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TEAM
 
 
 
World Gospel Mission
 
 
 
 
Wycliffe Bible Translators
 
 
 
 

Bible Study Resources

Bible Gateway

»http://www.biblegateway.com/

Read and Search the Bible. Enter the Bible passage (e.g. John 3:16), keyword (e.g. Jesus, prophet, etc.) or topic (e.g. salvation) you want to find.
 
Blue Letter Bible:

»https://www.blueletterbible.org/

Blue Letter Bible provides powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word through our free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith.
 
STEP: Scripture Tools for Every Person

»https://www.stepbible.org/

 This resource is designed to give users across the world, particularly those in disadvantaged countries, free access to trustworthy Bible expertise. 

 
 
 

Weekly Schedule

We are meeting in person and also on line each Sunday  at 10:00 AM
 

Online Giving

We now offer you the convenience of financially supporting the ministries of Pleasant Hill Community Church online. Through this free and convenient method, you are able to give at any time. It is totally free to you. Just click on the “E-Giving” button below to be taken to the registration page where you can set up your personal online giving account. Egiving for Pleasant Hill Community Church
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