Embracing Hope

Hear what Hopers have to say about Hope Church!


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.



Finding Hope

Worship and Sunday School
Worship begins at 10 am Sunday Mornings
Sunday school for preschool through 5th grade begins about 15 minutes into the service.
Middle school and high school youth and adults meet immediately after the service.

We are located at 1771 S. Wiesbrook Road Wheaton, IL 60189
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Monday through Thursday

You can find Jay's sermons and other videos on the YouTube channel "Voice of Hope Wheaton"

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Welcoming Hope

A welcoming message from Pastor Jay

To Those Found in Hope,

It wasn’t so long ago, that we Americans believed in the “melting pot” theory

of citizenship. That is, wherever you come from, when you come to the U.S.,

we all blend together into one certain kind of soup. Nowadays, this type of

thinking isn’t said so much, but is rather replaced (or supplemented) by the

ideas and concepts of multi-culturalism and deep seated diversity (there is

no ONE soup but many which retain their distinct flavor rather than “blending in.”)

Although concepts of diversity are more and more spoken of in our culture,

and although most churches remain culturally homogenous, the natural strains

of “diversity of opinion” and practice go all the way back to Jesus’ day. Get three

Presbyterians in a room and you will have 4 opinions they say! With the challenge

of diverse opinions comes the equal opportunity and temptation to “quarrel.”

This Sunday we will continue to gather stones that might be holding us down during

our Lenten journey by handing over a favorite rock. We like to say it only happens on the

playground with our elementary school students, but it has always lived and thrived in the

church as well. Lets lighten our load together…for as Paul says in our Romans text, we

all are “made to stand” before God.



Michaeljohn Reszler has visited us many times and shared his Ojibwe experience and

tradition with us (to our benefit). This Sunday, join us just after the service, as Michaeljohn

shares his ideas of creating and experiencing a “sweat lodge” here at Hope in the future.

Many of you came for conversation with him last time he visited, and this topic came up in

discussion. Lets continue that discussion together!


We had a GREAT time watching and discussing Jesus Christ Superstar together last

week at our Lenten discussion. This week our time together has shifted to Sunday night

at 7pm. Don’t miss out as we continue examining the provocative “Gospel according to

Andrew Llloyd Webber.”!