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Worship & Sunday School
Sunday at 10:00am, Sunday School immediately following service

1771 S. Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
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(630) 668-7750
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 1:30pm
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Hope's Welcoming Statement

Hope strives to be a safe haven for God's unconditional love.  Every person is invited and encouraged to participate in all Hope activities and roles, including membership and leadership.  In this world most human conflict and separation are caused by differences, like ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, political positions and more. Hope embraces diversity and welcomes all who come through our doors, without exception.


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To Those Who are Called to Be Hope,

I am always amazed at our little pool in our back yard….  It was the cheap alternative to having major pool construction and what goes with it, major $$!  What is interesting to me is the bare basics of what “makes” a pool function.  Yes there needs to be a structure to hold the water in, but it needs another very important element:  some way to take dirty water out, and put fresh water back in.  This is called a filter.  If you simply have the outside structure of the pool shell, the water inside of it will soon become stagnant and even dangerous (at least odorous) to enter.  For that water to be safe, and even healing, we must do what the ancients always knew:  the water must be running (taking out the old and brining in the new).  This Sunday we have the opportunity to do for the church what is good for healthy pools.  A Healthy church is always “sending” folks out (we call this the Great Commission) and receiving visitors (we call this Christ’s Hospitality).  We welcome many visitors that we will not know this Sunday until we come, but the one expected visitor will be Pastor Padin and Dania visiting from our sister Church La Fernanda in Cuba.  We have been “sending” a group to Cuba for several years now, and have been blessed ….Now the other action will be occurring for all of us:  receiving our Cuban family.  Because we are a Christian family (and therefore from its beginning multi-cultural and hospitable), there will be much in our service that will reflect God’s language in Spanish.  I hope you all have been practicing your Spanish these last few weeks in the service so that we can sing “full voiced” as one this Sunday.  Remember, there is no greater action to “receive” someone from a different place than to seek to “speak” their tongue, and there is no greater gift in Christianity than the joy of reunion at God’s table.  We will do both this Sunday:  come with full hearts!

La Paz de Christo y por nos amigos Cubanos!

Pastor Jay

PS:  Did I mention we will be having a pot-luck after services?  Well we will!  I forgot to mention the other “other” Christian practice:  EATING!  Come hungry! J

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