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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.



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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

Leaning Toward Sunday


There have been two different movements in the study of Jesus in the last 150 years or so.

The first is to study all the miracles and statements made about Jesus made in a  

metaphysical/religious way. Was Jesus the Son of God? What did it mean when he

walked on water? What is the significance of the Resurrection accounts for our own faith

today? These are important and significant questions.



The second movement in studying Jesus focused on his teaching and specifically

his use of story/parables. This seemed to be a major way that Jesus was encountered

and taught people. These “wonderous” stories are ones we still tell today. Did Jesus have a

“Jesus-way” of telling a story? Did he have a bent to his imagination?



This Sunday we will focus on a story Jesus tells in the Gospel of Luke which seems to

have some characteristics of “Jesus-driven” priorities. It is a healing story with lepers; the

surprising thing is that the healing itself is not what makes it a Jesus-driven story. Interested? 

Would love to see you there!





Pastor Jay




We will finish up our discussion on “The Forgotten Creed” after worship with the final line

“neither Male nor Female.” In a day with so many questions about gender identity,

equality and protection, it sees unreal that something as old as this Baptismal Creed would

speak to it so freshly….but it does. Come join the conversation!




This Tuesday at 1pm I will be starting up a Fall Bible Study on 1 Peter. It’s a book I

haven’t spent a great deal of time in, and is primarily why I chose it. How interesting I

have found it since! I invite you to come and “dive” into the Scripture with me; it’s

good for you!





October 10, 2019