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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 Follow Hope,

It’s World Communion Sunday coming up, and all of the churches who observe it will seek to show that God doesn’t just gather one “people” into Christ’s church, but all kinds of people.  Usually congregations will try to find some ethnic diversity within their ranks and perhaps have them assist in the actual worship experience (very similar to Pentecost Sunday).  Sometimes there will be different types of food from different countries present at the communion table:  some flat bread, taco shells… you get the picture.  What would be wonderful is to actually have a service together with a different community.  When you look on the news lately, the need for a better relationship between White Churches and the African American community is obvious.   But it can be so awkward to reach out to a community for just “one” thing.  Bethel New Life Church is an African-American Church that shares a desire to find hope on this little hill.  In thinking about World Communion Sunday, the opportunity it can give witness to, and seeking to find a way to perhaps work together, I realized an important truth:  the friend of your friend becomes your friend.  What does that mean?  Jesus is our friend.  Jesus is also a friend to Bethel New Life…  That makes us friends.  We’ll be preaching about this friend who bridges us (John 15:13-15) on Sunday, as well as coming to the table set by this common Friend.  Come this Sunday to a true Unity Sunday; I am looking forward to it immensely… Where would any of us be without good friends who bridge the gap when we need it the most.   What a friend we have in Jesus.

Pastor Jay

PS:  Although we give together before a common God, in order to keep the offerings straight between the two communities, if you are able to, place your offering within a Hope Presbyterian Church envelope that you may receive as you walk in or find in the pews.  It will be of assistance and support to both congregations in their separate communal life even as we give witness to the greater common life we share.

9/29/2016

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