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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To Those Who Hold onto Hope,

I can remember the first time I requested a Labyrinth be set up in a church

where I was serving. There was only one in the Presbytery and so you were on a waiting

list until it arrived. We set it up in the gym, and as I sat down that first night I got an

unusual phone call from the Senior Pastor, “What have you got me into this time!", he

said. Traveling the paths of the Labyrinth is an ancient practice, and one that sometime

s unsettles a few folks, but journeys that are meaningful oftentimes are misunderstood a

t first, or ask one to risk the awkward stares of our neighbors and friends to truly be taken.

Last week we began our “sharing” of our sanctuary with a beautiful Labyrinth, one that

bids a call to journey to us during Advent. I invite you this Sunday as I share some Scripture

that might be helpful as you journey with it, and also finish the story of that fateful call from

the Senior Pastor to my house so long ago.

Peace!

Pastor Jay

AND

Remember our Christmas Craft Fair is also this Sunday, along with continued

learning from Pastor Katie after the service regarding the Labyrinth. There are many

opportunities to lean into this season. I invite you to take full opportunity!


 December 8, 2019

 

 

Hope for Youth
The youth play a large role in the life of the church.  Currently there are two active youth groups.

F.R.O.G. (Forever Relying On God)
F.R.O.G. is for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.  Emphasis is on fun (and maybe burning off some energy)!

Lighthouse
Lighthouse is for middle and high school youth.  While there's still lot's of time for fun the focus is more on examining their growing faith, personal reflection, service activities and worship.

For more information go to the Youth tab.

LighthouseF.R.O.G.