Forum with Dr. Roger Olson


Dr. Roger Olson, distinguished author and professor of Theology is coming to City On A Hill Church March 16th and 17th, and the church will host a number of services with Dr. Olson speaking.


The main event will be a Forum on Calvinism and Arminianism, held on Sunday evening, March 17th, at 6 pm, together with one of the pastors of City On A Hill, Russell Korets. In addition to the forum, Dr. Olson will also serve at the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday morning, March 16th, and at both campuses on Sunday morning, March 17th.  


During the Forum, many issues related to Calvinism & Arminianism, election and predestination, limited or unlimited atonement, and other questions will be discussed.

A Q&A will also be held towards the end of the forum.


To register for the Forum, go to


Dr. Olson is Professor of Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX. He holds degrees from Rice University, North American Baptist Seminary and Open Bible College. He has written numerous articles for such publications as Christian Century and Christianity Today. His recent books include Against Calvinism, The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities and Who Needs Theology? with Stanley J. Grenz. Olson received two awards for The Story of Christian Theology including a Gold Medallion from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for 1999. In 1993 he and co-author Mr. Grenz received Christianity Today's award for best book in theology/biblical studies for 20th Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age. Dr. Olson was the editor ofChristian Scholar's Review. A past president of the American Theological Society (Midwest Division), Olson has been the co-chair of the Evangelical Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion for two years. An expert in historical theology, he is a frequent preacher, teacher and speaker for local churches and organizations.


Understanding that our churches have people who hold the Arminian view and those who hold the Calvinist view, this forum will not be an “anti- ________” event. The focus of the event is not to change one’s view to another. Rather, the focus of this forum is to educated the audience of both views, as well as correct the understanding of what Arminianism and Calvinism is. Because Dr. Olson is openly Arminian, certainly, more questions will be asked about the Arminian view, and why he believes it aligns more with scripture and the character of God. 


If you’d like to send in advance a question to be asked during this forum, please do so by sending it to

Men's Breakfast spent time reflecting on the topic of health

Saturday, February 9th marked the first Men's Breakfast this year, which was called "In a healthy body - healthy mind?!" It started out as usual with the morning communication amongst brothers during breakfast, which was wonderfully prepared by our sisters. In addition, an integral part of each of these breakfasts is morning worship, where all gathered with Vasiliy Spatarel in a prayer of thanksgiving and praise to our God.

It has become a good tradition that before the brothers dwell into to a serious conversation on the topic, the brothers prepare probing questions, with answers that are always rewarded. Once again, prizes were prepared and found its’ owners.


Before the men got deeper into the discussion, Sergey Lobozinsky spoke briefly about the history of the origin of the phrase "In a healthy body - healthy mind." “It turns out”, said Sergey “this phrase originally had a different meaning, and if it is translated from Latin, it would now read as follows: ‘In a healthy body, healthy mind, a rare phenomenon.’” However that may be, the idea of the breakfast was to highlight some connection between the spiritual and physical aspects of the personality, in the light of Christianity.

In order to make the whole process of this study more interesting, the organizers of this topic were invited to take the stage. Guest Vitaliy Oleynik (Minister, Head of Spiritual Enlightenment, Seattle, author and radio station host of "Discovering the Bible"), as well as brothers from our church - Sergey Prokopovich, Sergey Mironchuk, and Gennady Gavrelyuk. During the discussion, participants were asked key questions, such as the relationship between the physical and spiritual health; what the Bible says in regards to health, and what it suggests as common sense?

"In the Gospels, Jesus did not heal a man supernaturally if he could improve his health by changing his lifestyle. He healed only when the man was powerless." said Vitaliy Oleynik.

Children's Pastors Conference

This month 10 Kids and Teen ministry leaders went to a 4-day CPC conference in Orlando, Florida. CPC is a Children’s Pastors Conference that is organized by INCM (International Network of Children’s Ministry). About 2,000 Kids’ pastors and other ministry workers gather each year from 1,600 churches. Represented are 70 major Christian denominations of United States and internationally. Most of the attendees are from the US, but some other 15 countries are represented as well.


CPC conference is created to meet children pastors’ needs - such as networking, education, training, empowerment, etc. For this reason, during the 4 days the leaders attended 6 general sessions, 8 breakouts and 4 networking lunches and dinners. For breakout sessions they had a choice to attend a class with one of the 100 speakers from different fields of ministry and experience. Some of them are kids’ pastors, others are family pastors, educators, experts in a specific area, missionaries, different outreach ministry leaders, and book authors.


Each leader gained more knowledge and understanding as well as felt renewed and more equipped to serve the kids and families at City on a Hill church.


Here is feedback from some of the leaders that attended the conference:


CPC was the greatest conference I’ve had a privilege of attending thus far. The leading experts of children’s ministry in the nation taught on a variety of topics, with points on what makes a church thrive. By attending this conference, I was able to participate in incredible worship each morning, hear interviews of leaders who share the same passion and focus, and was motivated and challenged to increase my effectiveness in ministry to children. I am excited to go home with a refreshed outlook to begin utilizing the information I received at the conference. (Galina Adzhigirey)


The conference in Orlando not only brought more awareness for the importance of children’s ministry but gave us greater education on how to teach our children about our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Unless we have an effective children’s ministry we will not be able to lead the next generation to Christ. We learned different ways of how we can evangelize through children’s ministry and share the gospel with our local community. The networking lunch gave us a great opportunity to meet other children’s pastors and volunteers. It was encouraging to know that we are not alone in this ministry. Overall, the INCM conference improved my knowledge about creative teaching, spiritual formation, ways to deal with discipline problems and personal spiritual growth. I would strongly recommend INCM to anyone who is involved with children’s ministry. (Slavik Golovatyuk)


“The opportunity of going to the Children’s Pastor Conference was exactly what my Kids Ministry team at the North campus needed. Coming into Kids Ministry eight months ago, I had no previous training or experience. At the conference, I attended many sessions on leadership and how to build up a team like Jesus did with His disciples. Coming back from the conference, I have a better vision of how our ministry should be like and we now have the tools and knowledge to train others to become a more dynamic kid’s ministry.” (Angelina Velichko)


“Going to the CPC conference has been a true eye opener to the sacrifices our leaders make and to the seriousness that God places on kids ministry. This is the future of our church; the present day work that we put into kids ministry will have a huge impact on the future of our children and our children’s children. We heard from many speakers who have gone through many trial and error moves that defined the structure of their kids’ ministry; and the effect that those changes have made on the community of God's family, the church. As we move forward with our children's ministry, we strive to lead our children by listening to and following the lead of the Holy Spirit. I can honestly say that this conference has been a true eye opener and a life changing experience, for which I am deeply, humbly grateful." (Alina Kravchenko)

Геннадий Мохненко рассказал о настоящем счатье


В это воскресенье  13 января своим визитом благословил нашу церковь пастор церкви «Добрым Перемен» города Мариуполь, Украина, президент  детского приюта «Республика Пилигрим» и просто человек, который усыновил уже более 30 детей-безпризорников – Геннадий Мохненко. Так случилось, что его визит совпал с днём, когда благословляли семью Михаила и Любы Зялик а  также Александра и Людмилы Барвиненко, которые усыновили несколько детей из приюта. Поэтому нашего гостя, попросили сказать пару слов и провести молитву за этих детей, которые обрели семьи и за их новый родителей.


Темой проповеди Геннадия Мохненко был вопрос счастья, или как быть счастливым человеком? «Есть статистика, что в наиболее развитых и благополучных странах уровень депресии неумолительно растёт, это становиться всеобщей проблемой, уносящей жизни людей. Почему это происходит? Психологи ищет ответ, но мирская философия не может предоставить решение. Только Создатель знает, что нужно Его творению, чтобы то было счастливым» - говорил Пастор.


Для раскрытия этой темы был использован отрывок из нагорной проповеди Иисуса, а конкретнее Евагелие от Матфея 5 глава, 1-4 стихи. Согласно этому, пастор Геннадий выделил два основных рецепта для приготовленяи блюда счастья. Первое- согласно Мт.5:3 – быть нищим духом. Источник счатья – это поиск Бога в своей жизни, жажда, нужда по Богу. Искать Бога всерьоз, искать так, чтобы Он захватил твою жизнь.


Второе, согласно Мт.5:4, идти туда, где боль, где нужда, где люди погибают, идти и нести в себе Бога людям. «И когда ты увидишь одну душу, к спасению которой ты  тоже имеешь отношение, ты поймёшь, что нет большей радости на белом свете. Как сказал Блез Паскаль: «Самая великая привилегия данная Творцом своему творению – привилегия быть Причиной – причиной добрых перемен в чьей-то жизни» - продолжал пастор Геннадий.


По окончании проповедник помолился за тех, кто хочет принять Иисуса в свою жизнь, а также за тех, чьи отношения с Богом охладели, но кто бы хотел опять их восстановить. Также, после богослужения члены церкви и другие желающие имели возможность лично побеседовать с Геннадием Мохненко, и в небольшом кругу собравшихся провести плодотворное общение.  


                                                                                                                 Люсине Минасян


Teens 2012 Overview


Teens Ministry 2012 Overview

During 2012 City Hill teens did many different events throughout the year that we wanted to share about:

1. Destination Unknown- this is where the teens are taken to an unknown destination pre-planned by teen leaders ahead of time. At each destination they have a chance to explore the place they are at and the leaders end the with a short lesson based on that destination. A few places the teens when to last year included a hiking trip near Mt. Rainier, a Russian Orthodox church in Seattle, and the Glass Museum in Tacoma.

2. Summer Camp – in August, teens attended a 4-day summer camp where they had the opportunity to participate in many fun and active activities during the day, including water events, challenge courses, and shared skits they created. At night they attended powerful worship services with a message shared by their church pastors. Many of the nights the teens spent in prayer seeking God on their own time after church as well as studying the Word of God and doing devotions with one another throughout the day. These days were very transformational and effective in helping teens bond with one another and grow deeper in their relationship with God.

3. Girls & Boys Nights – Once a year the teen boys and teen girls have a separate night where they have a chance to do something fun together as well as have a special lesson and talk at the end geared specifically toward them.

This year, girl teen leaders hosted “Inside-Out”, a girls night where the focus was on the beauty inside, being fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalms 139.14). The world around us focuses on the outside appearance so much, that we wanted our girls to realize the importance of the image of their heart. The teens had the opportunity to make thank you cards, decorate and pack 15 soldier care packages that were shipped to Rex Potter's base. With the help of City on a Hill Church, Nataliya Zalutskiy, Lilie Radchuk, and Krista Whitish the packages contained gifts and goodies that the soldiers were able to enjoy. We received a letter from Rex Potter a few weeks after the packages were sent:

"I want to start by saying THANK YOU ALL!!! The care packages were amazing and very well put together. As some of you may know, I decided to hand most of the packages out to the soldiers of foreign armies... It may seem like a very simple thing to you all, putting these packages together, but the impact they had on the people who received them cannot be accurately articulated with words. You all had a very positive effect on these people through what may appear to be a simple act of kindness. These acts of kindness are very rare for many people in the world. When I gave a care package to the Housing Department lady, she almost started crying...Thank you all so much for the extremely positive impact you had on these great people here...I love seeing God's work through an incredible group like you all...I miss you all. God Bless you all” - Rex Potter

The men leaders hosted “God’s Warrior’s”, a boys night where the focus of the night was about what it meant to be a warrior of God and what they need to do to better prepare themselves for the challenges, temptations, and battles that they face in their lives. They boys went to laser quest in the beginning of the night and then went back to church for activities and their talk with their teen leaders.

4. Lock-In’s – Every few months City Hill Teens hold a lock-in at church. The teens come together for the night where they start off by doing a fun activity together and then return to church for an evening of games as well as ending it off with a sermon by a teen or church leader. This year the teens went to Sky High for one Lock-In and a Roller-skating rink for another one. At the end they had the church youth pastor’s come and share a word with them. Then they continued with their activities until the morning. During this time they build friendships with one another, have a fun time, and grow closer to God through their fellowship during the messages with their church pastors.

5. Prayer Mountain Retreat - The teen leaders and teens went on a two day retreat to Prayer Mountain in Oregon where they spent their time seeking God together. The teens had Bible devotions with their leaders where they were able to discuss the importance of prayer in their daily lives. During the day and evening they had the opportunities to hear the church pastors share a message with them and call them to prayer together. The teens also had a chance to also explore the mountain, go on a hike, and spend time getting to know one another more. The retreat was a good time of fellowship, prayer, and spiritual renewal for the teens and leaders.

6. Junior Blocs - In 2012 City Hill Teen launched Junior Blocs, which are small group meetings with teen leaders that happen twice a month. Boys and girls are separated into these small groups and they have the opportunity to get together with their teen leaders and friends to spend time growing closer to God and one other by reading and discussing the Bible as well as other Biblical based topics that are of interest to them.

7. Mexico Mission Trip - During the summer 8th grade teens went on a week-long mission trip to Mexico where they were able to put their time, talents, and energy to use to work with orphans and in the local churches. They began preparing multiple skits, worship songs, sermons, and gifts to give orphans half a year in advance. When they went on the mission trip they had a wonderful time leading church services, spending time with orphans, and having fellowship with one another. This mission trip was transformational for them as it gave them the opportunity to see and help hungry, hopeless people in need of God as well as learn that they could use their own resources to reach the needy around them.

We look forward to a fun and productive 2013 year so if you have teens, we'd love to have them join us for these events, gatherings, and classes that we hold.

{Anna Bachinsky}

Концерт "Рождество в городе"


В субботу вечером 22 декабря в состоялся торжественный концерт,  приуроченный к Рождеству Христову, который назывался «Рождество в Городе», организованный Юрием Литвинчуком. Но если быть по точнее один концерт прошел аж дважды! Первый был в 4:30 а второй соответсвенно в 7:30 вечера.  


В ходе вечера выступало два основных хора. Это хор/группа церкви «City On A Hill» руководителем которой является Юрий Литвинчук а также ожидаемый многими, так как не часто можно увидеть такого уровня профессионализма хор Breath of Air объединенный c оркестром руководителем которого, является доктор Дж. Баярд ДюБойс  (Dr. J. Bayard DuBois).


На протяжении вечера ведущие Алекс и Ирина Коренчук обращали внимание по особому на предысторию некоторых песен, рассказывали о том, каким образом она зарождалась у автора в при каких жизненных обстоятельствах то или иное музыкальное творение появлялось на свет.  


Также этим вечером поздравить с Рождеством собравшихся в зале  на первом концерте смог пастор Гордон Бенкс, а во второй части вечера соотвественно,  Пастор Василий Боцян. Помимо всей чудесно подготовленной и представленной слушателям программы, вместе со всем залом были спеты рождественские колядки на разных языках. Хочеться обратить внимание на то, что около 1500 человек посетило "Рождество в городе" этим вечером. 

Drama "Jesus is the Light of the World"


On December 21st City on a Hill Church Drama Team put on a production "Jesus Light of the World". It is a story of a young girl named Allie, who comes from a poor family but wishes for all that the rich families have. This Christmas Allie finally understands what Christmas really is about and how the story of Jesus' birth relates to her and her life. The drama shows Allie as she travels into the past and meets characters who reveal Jesus and God's Big Story to her the way she has never understood before.

{Alina Kravchenko}

George Davidyuk spent weekend with us


Last weekend we experienced a great blessing for our church due to arrival of missionary/evangelist George Davidyuk, which served duting 
Saturday and Sunday at both campuses at «City On A Hill».


His service started at our brothers' favorite Mens Breakfast, where George Davidyuk preached about 7 commitments of a man. All people learned that it is very important how a christian men  is acting in his own house/home. (we already discussed them in details).


The service continued at North Campus, where our pastor Vasiliy along with our dear guest George Davidyuk served to  «Young Professionals».


God also blessed Sunday service at both North and South Campuses during which preached our dear friend and guest George Davidyuk  «You can receive the healing to your woounded and broken heart only by through forgiveness» - said George during one of the sermons.


At the end we had a night for married couples of any age, lead by George Davidyuk/ Husbands and wives had the opportunity to  spend quality time with our guest and other couples in prayers, socialization  and discussion of improvement of a marriage and how to become a better partner. 

Men's Breakfast with George Davidyuk


Не так давно наша церковь уже была благословенна приездом известного мисионера-евангелиста Джоржа Давидюка. Время, которое можно проводить вместе с ним, это действительно благословенное время для нашей церкви.


Нынешний приезд Джоржа Давидюка также является очень радостным событием. Особенно радостным и благословенным оно было для братьев нашей церви и наших друзей с других церквей, которым служил Джорж на последнем  Men's Brearkfast в субботу 8 декабря.


Завтрак для мужчин всегда интресен собой, так как он устремлен на межличностное общение, обсуждение насущних проблем, совмесную молитву и поклонение. Итак, в суботу утром братья, взбодрившись хорошим кофе и вкусно приготовленной нашими сестрами пищей, вместе с Василием Спатарел прославили Бога псалмами. После чего Сергей Лобозинский приветствовал всех присустствующих, а также подготовил присутствующих  к предстоящей теме завтрака, посредством интересных вопросов, за правильный ответы на которые счастливцы получали небольшие призы.


Пастор Васий Боцян представил дорогого нам гостя, Джоржа Давидюк, который начал свое обращение следующими словами: «Сегодня мне хотелося бы поговорить о самом сложном христианском хождении в жизни мужчины – это его хождение и обычная жизнь в его же доме»


Вот следующие  семь посвещений или обязательств мужчины о которых говорилось на завтраке.

  1. Хождение непорочным путем (Пс. 100:2)
  2. Завет со своими глазами или чистота (Иов 31:1)
  3. Нежелание знать плохое из своего опыта (Рим. 16:19)
  4. Непроявление неуважения к властям (Гал. 6:7)
  5. Удаление гордости  (Пс. 100:5)
  6. Желание иметь верных друзей (1Кор. 15:33)
  7. Проивозглашение правды и праведная жизнь  (Пс. 100:7)

Открылась музыкальная школа Live Music Academy


26 сентября 2012 состоялaсь церемония открытия музыкальной школы Live Music Academy в городе Federal Way, Washington.


Началось все с того, что Юрий Литвинчук, основатель музыкальной школы, поприветствовал приглашенных друзей и коллег, поделился планами и целями в работе школы. Среди гостей была представитель городского совета Dini Duclos, и представитель конгресса Linda Kochmar а также пастыри из различных церквей, в том числе пастор Василий Боцян, Nick Lembo, Dan Larson а также телеведущей Виктор Коструб. Выступившие на церемонии открытия участники мероприятия также поздравили директора и преподавателей со знаменательным днем.  После чего, под общие аплодисменты Юрий Литвинчук совместно с женой  Жаннеттой торжественно разрезали красную ленту.


Важная информация:

Подходит к концу первый триместр и студенты готовятся к сдаче экзаменов и к выступлению на Рождество в Commons Mall и Retirement house. Параллельно школа делает набор новых студентов на начальный, средний и высший уровень, предлагает специальную акцию для студентов! Зарегистрируйтесь на декабрь и получите бесплатный урок! Если вы уже студент в академии, зарегистрируйте своего друга, и вы оба получите один бесплатный урок!

Для подробной информации звоните по телефону 253-642-6147 


Подробнее о самой школе:

На сегодня в школе зарегистрировано около 100 учащихся. Педагогический состав музыкальной школы для детей и взрослых составляют 12 преподавателей - профессионалы высокого класса, способные помочь развить Богом данный талант. В школе имеются классы для индивидуальных занятий с преподавателем, класс сольфеджио, класс для хора и академконцертов, а также студия для музыкальных групп. Школа оснащена музыкальными инструментами и также классным оборудованием.


Музыкальная школа предлагает обучение по следующим специальностям:

·        гитара

·        скрипка

·        фортепиано

·        саксофон

·        барабаны

·        хоровое пение


Учащиеся музыкальной школы:

·        обучаются игре на музыкальном инструменте

·        поют

·        изучают основные музыкально-теоретические дисциплины (сольфеджио и элементарная теория музыки)

·        знакомятся с историей музыки

·        тренировка слуха

·        хороведение


О пользе музыкального обучения:

Занятия музыкой формируют правильную осанку, развивают мелкую моторику рук, задействуют правое полушарие мозга. Ребенок раскрепощается и дает выход эмоциям, становится более общительным, открытым и дисциплинированным. Гиперактивные дети, наоборот, станут более собранными. Музыкальные занятия – основа общего эстетического воспитания. Выступление при разнообразной публике мотивирует учеников и влечёт к усиленным занятиям, воспитывает профессионализм.