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 Translate Hope,
I have celebrated many World Communion Sundays in my life. They are great. They remind us that our own particular church is not the ONLY church that God sees (I actually think God sees a whole lot more than churches but that’s for another discussion entirely) and perhaps more importantly, that we are not alone.
What I particularly remember about World Communion Sunday (and Pentecost Sunday now that I think about it) at past churches, is a mad scramble to show some signs of cultural diversity in the service, and when there is none, to dress up one of the parishioners in various cultural attire. How do we represent the global presence and witness of Jesus Christ in the churches when we aren’t normally in communication with them outside our door/city/country? The great dilemma.
However, what I love about our celebration here at Hope, is that we don’t really have to look too far. \ A good example is this coming Sunday, in that our friends from Bethel New Life (who meet just after us), are simply meeting an hour early and we an hour later (Services are at 11am this Sunday set your calendars!). We also happen to have our good friend Pastor Padin and his wife Dania from Cuba visiting this week; so they naturally are visiting on the same Sunday as World Communion and he will be sharing the word from us in Spanish (translated into our vernacular here in Wheaton: Wheaton English). I love it.
I am grateful for the signs of God’s presence in this world that show up on our little Hill of Hope; I hope you do too. I look forward to celebrating with you this Sunday morn 😊
Peace
Pastor Jay
 
October 11, 2018