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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.

Hope's Happenings

To Those Who Seek Hope,

Churches are funny places.  They are tiny institutions that have such big dreams!  World peace!  The eradication of poverty!  Racial reconciliation!  But sometimes they can also be places where we can get bogged down in all the details that come with so many human lives seeking community together.  With the necessity of smaller groups (OK we call them committees), certain responsibilities for the ongoing life of the church (we call this stewardship), and a host of other things, there is quite a bit of over-lay and complexity to a church's existence.  

The Pastoral Epistles (1 and 2 Timothy) in most scholars' opinions were written towards the end of the original Apostolic era (let's say the end of the Apostle Paul's life).  And with the growth of the early church, came all the complexity and over-lay that I just mentioned.  "Who can be a deacon?"... "WHAT is a deacon!"  "How do we take care of our elderly?"  "WHO qualifies as elderly?"  

In the midst of all these discussions, the letter of 1 Timothy says something very simple (1 Tim 1:1-6)....To all the deep theological issues we seek to address... To all the social ills that seem to split us in half... To all the intricacies of church procedures and traditions... Paul reminds Timothy (and us) of the "point" and "goal" of all these discussions and business we call church life.  What does he think the point is?  Do we still have a handle on "this point?"  I hope so...  But let’s find out together...  See you at our Gathering on Sunday!

Pastor Jay

PS:  We live stream at 10:20AM on Sundays....If absent in the body...  J

8/25/2016

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