“Snug on the Square is a coffee shop where people know your name, and that’s the whole idea of connecting the local community in a warm and casual environment. I am pleased to have an opportunity to join Pastor Brandon Bradley and actively take part with Hillcrest Christian Church, helping more people get to know God,” said Sandra Nicholls, proprietress of Snug on the Square. “There are many people like my family who would like to go to a worship service however Sunday’s are one of our busiest days of the week.”
“Less than 10 percent of McKinney’s residents attend a Church on a weekly basis,” said Brandon Bradley, Pastor at Hillcrest Christian Church. “I want people to know that if you can’t make it to Church on Sunday, we are providing a service in the warmth of a cottage environment right here in McKinney’s downtown to help you get to know God, grow in Christ and give to others,” Bradley adds. “Our Church members always hear me shout Immanuel, and they respond ‘God is with us,’ at the beginning of my messages. That is not to Say God is in the building, but rather I believe whether it is at Hillcrest on the Square on Saturday or being a member of a church in McKinney, it is more than just having your name on a membership role or attending worship service every now and then, it is actively taking part in the life of the church and the local community. God want us to experience him wherever we are.”
About Snug on the Square
Established in the summer of 2012 by Nichols after relocating from Charlotte, N. C., Snug on the Square is an informal place designed to inspire and encourage people to build connections in the local community whether it is over breakfast, lunch, with a cup of one of eight specialty coffees (including local brews). www.snugonthesquare.com
About Hillcrest Christian Church
Hillcrest Christian Church is one of the oldest independent Christian churches in McKinney and was established in 1905. It is a “3G church” – Get to God, Grow in Christ, Give to Others – and seeks to be an ever-growing family of committed Christ followers.
About Pastor Brandon Bradley
As the Senior Pastor at Hillcrest, Brandon is the primary preacher and teacher of the church. He came to Hillcrest just over three years ago after a successful career as a Surgical First Assistant in General, Vascular, Plastic, and Robotic Surgery. He leads the McKinney Shepherds ministry (www.mckinneysheperds.com), a unique ministry focused on encouraging and empowering the pastors of our community.
Story submitted by Marie Fuca