Located at 1771 S. Wiesbrook Road Wheaton, IL 60189 (Directions)
Sunday Worship at 10 am

Masking is now optional inside Hope Church.  Hand sanitizing is still encouraged, and sanitizing stations will remain in place.  To reduce the likeliness of person-to-person disease transmission, we will still not pass the offering plates or return to traditional handling of communion elements at this time.  Hand microphones will be used for Prayers of the People, but the ushers will hold the mikes for each speaker.  To encourage being in community after worship, coffee and other drinks may now be served in the Gathering Room after service.  By Palm Sunday we hope to be able to safely serve cake or other snacks as well.

Restrictions may be further relaxed, or re-imposed, based on progression of COVID in our area.  Thank you for your patience and consideration.

Hope's Session

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Con"GRAD"ulations Graduates!

Honoring those who served and the sacrifices made by them and their families.

Honoring those who served and the sacrifices made by them and their families.

Hope's Annual Clean-Up and Picnic is coming! Join us June 5th after services for 1 hour of chores followed by a picnic.

Hope's Annual Clean-Up and Picnic is coming! Join us June 5th after services for 1 hour of chores followed by a picnic.

Pastory Jay leads a Bible Study examining the early chapters of Genesis. Call the office to register for the Zoom link.
Pastory Jay leads a Bible Study examining the early chapters of Genesis. Call the office to register for the Zoom link.
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Welcoming Hope


A welcoming message from Pastor Jay
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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.

Jay's Weekly Message

To Those Speaking Hope

I have to admit that I have gotten in the habit of not watching the news.   You are probably relieved that I am not:). But my specific practice has always been to watch the morning news before coming to church. It is only in knowing the state of the world, and the context of our day, that I can finally seek to give a good word to the people.  This last weekend I didn’t turn on the news all weekend.

Mark Twain has a fascinating book that interesting enough has NOT caused controversy in our day but really should have in his.  It is called The Mysterious Stranger.  In it is a story of the devil wreaking havoc on a southern rural community; deals being made, promises kept, evil unbound for a quick trade; we are all familiar with this common Stephen King trope story line now.  However, the book ends with a child awakening from a nightmare… the entire content of the book, all of the evil unleashed on that community, and the devil’s dealings…. It was all a dream, in fact, a nightmare.  Twain ends it by saying, how could it be otherwise, for how could such good co-exist with such evil in a sane world?

The mass shootings over the weekend are a troubling sign of our normalcy today.  Specifically the linking of the white supremacy roots with the shooter is a troubling commonplace now.  How can the beauty and goodness of our world co-exist with such evil and hateful occurrences?  Are we in a dream or a nightmare?  I awoke from my slumber by seeing the news as I returned home Sunday afternoon; certainly a part of the word for the people not given because of my media fast.

Our Scripture for this Sunday is Revelation 22:1-6, and we continue our journey together into the unveiling, apocalypse, or perhaps better yet, fitful dream of God and of course, the lamb.

I invite you to come and ponder the images which appear before us again, too seek refuge, a flourishing future, and an end to the night.

Pastor Jay

(5/18/2022)

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.

Office Hours: 7:15 to 9:15 am Monday through Thursday
Phone: 630-668-7750    Fax: 630-668-7950

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