Finding Hope

Worship & Sunday School
Sunday at 10:00am, Sunday School for preschool through 5th grade begins about 15 minutes into the service.  Middle and high school youth as well as adults meet 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 Build Hope,

I can remember the first time I looked into a telescope when I was a kid.  A member of the church who worked for IBM (and was into these new things called “computers”….they were large), invited me over to look through his telescope in the middle of the night.  I waited patiently, in my pajamas and with the rest of the family….and then I looked…and saw her….  Jupiter.  As I looked at this large “mother” I could see little dots here and there.  “Those are her moons….her children” he said.  This initial dip into astronomy  and the cosmos has never left me ( LOVED Carl Sagan by the way….think he could have been a secret Presbyterian). 

The absolute beauty and mystery of what Christians in the Middle Ages called “Deep Heaven” has always enthralled me.  But there is one part that I always remember, and was taught in the many years of school and study; it will all end.  The universe, if it is expanding, will retract back eventually….ending all that is.  Or the bright flames of stars….They will extinguish via super nova…and become dead stars or “black holes.”  What about us?  The anxiety this caused me as a kid was relieved by the further explanation, “But that will be in millions of years”….And yet….we wait.  Why do we wait?  Why are we here?  Will we get it done in the time that is given?  2 Peter 2:8ff has some wonderful imagery of the heavens and their end…but also a unique understanding of our waiting “in time” and what the purpose might be.  I invite you all to come and discern it with me this Sunday morn, as we gather:  All are Welcome!

Peace

Pastor Jay

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Don’t miss Pastor Katie’s continuing class on Advent.  I thought it was an “Epiphany” last week….but that season is still to come….so let’s just say it was something we have all been “waiting” for the Advent/return of J


12.7.2017

 

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