Small Groups

Small Groups are an essential part of spiritual growth and are the setting where true life-changing community can begin. There are a variety of Small Groups currently meeting throughout the week, for every age, gender, and interest. Bible studies, book studies, sermon review, and support groups are just some of the groups that are currently meeting. Join us for this life-changing journey.



Prayer is central to the life of Hilmar Covenant. Besides our usual times and places for prayer, the Hilmar Covenant Prayer Team provides a more focused, intentional, coordinated structure of prayer within our congregation. Prayer partners meet regularly to pray, prayer request cards and the all-church prayer chain offer opportunities for concerns and praises to be shared, the prayer room is available for people to be prayed for after every worship service, and a team of trained people are available for prayer and anointing with oil at any time - a very helpful, Scriptural way to receive spiritual care. The need can be great or small, and everything that is shared is held in strictest confidence. Call the church office to request someone to pray with you: 668-0400.

And if you have a prayer request that you would like our staff and congregation to pray for, call our office. We will be honored to pray for you!

spanish ministry

Hilmar is home to a sizeable Spanish-speaking community, many of whom do not yet understand English. A number of years ago, together with Iglesia del Pacto (our Covenant Spanish speaking congregation in Turlock), Hilmar Covenant began to reach out to these residents to discover ways we can meet their needs. Today, we have a number of opportunities to build relationships with the Latino community in Hilmar:

  • English classes for Spanish-speakers (including child care) M-T-Th (call the church office for times)
  • “Fit ‘n Free” aerobics classes 8:15 a.m. M-W-F (children welcome)
  • Tuesday night open gym @ 8:30 p.m, led by the men from Iglesia del Pacto
  • WIC (Women/Infant/Children) resources every Tuesday morning.
  • Informal meals and “fiestas” together

Bienvenidos a nuestra iglesia! 


If you love to sing, join The Choir! Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:15 PM, led by Pastor Dan.

Our Handbell Choir plays regularly for worship too. Want to play bells? Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 5:15 tp 6:30 PM.

If you prefer to play an instrument, the Worship Team would love to include you. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.


We understand music is a cultural touchstone for every generation. We strive to connect the music to the message and we explore selections from way back to songs you might hear on the radio today. We occasionally include secular songs from groups like U2 and others where they help magnify the ideas being presented. We have many ensembles of singers and instruments and enjoy hearing all of them. Whether it’s a praise band, choir, hand bells, piano, organ, flute, banjo, or something else, we use them all to worship God. Sometimes we have special musical events throughout the year, especially around the holidays.

Ways you can get involved in our music ministry:

Join the choir


Sing with the worship team

Play an instrument with our worship team

Sound booth technician

Media specialist

Email Pastor Patrick or Pastor Dan.