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
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Hope's Happenings 

To Those Who Support Hope,
 
The book of Deuteronomy could be the most important book in the Old Testament, and perhaps the Bible. The word itself (Deutero + Nomony) means "second law" or the "second giving of the law" in the Greek. Why does this make it important? Well...Moses gave his instructions or the plan to the Israelites the first time in the book of Exodus, and that was a powerful experience. In Deuteronomy, the "plan" is given a second time, in many ways to a new generation, to apply to their current situation. This is the process that anything really important in our lives needs to go through; applying something important from the past to the present circumstances, for the sake of the future. One thing is for sure; it isn't always easy. But God says powerful words of encouragement in our passage for Sunday (Deut 30:11-14), "It isn't too hard".... in other words..."you can do it!"
 
This Sunday we will be starting our 2019 Stewardship campaign, where we as a church gather up what resources we have, to continue the vision of Hope into the future. In a very real way, we also gather up those important things Hope has meant to all of us in the past, and seek to see them again for our present day and for the future. It's an important day, and your session has prepared many things from Hope's past to remind everyone of why the church exists today....because of strong foundation stones.  
 
It is also what the church calls "All Saints Sunday." It is a Sunday to remember the Saints and loved ones who have passed away in the preceding year. There will be carnations for everyone to remember important loved ones during the service, and a time of remembrance.
 
Finally, we will be gathering after the service for a time of food and fellowship....to remember who Hope is "today" and to tell the many different stories of how members and friends came to become "Hope" for our community. A church that eats together sticks together,so I encourage you to stay afterward for some good food and fun.
 
So many things to gather for this Sunday, I hope the greatest reason is that God has called you, like others, to this little hill of Hope,
 
See you Sunday
 
Pastor Jay

 

 

November 2, 2018