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

 

 

 

Relating Beyond Hope

Our gatherings at Hope are relating beyond our building to the local community, the nation, and the world.  We reach out to feed the hungry, both directly (e.g. volunteering at the Peoples Resource Center food pantry) and by supporting worldwide hunger relief programs (e.g. Bread for Life).  In addition, we have developed close relationships with two sister churches - one in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood for over 25 years and the other a small church in Havana, Cuba for over 5 years.  Click on the Outreach tab for more.

 Marlene at PRCThree Pastors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Promoting Interfaith Hope

Hope strives to develop relationships with all our diverse neighbors, whatever their backgrounds or religious convictions, they are a gift from God.  Through our relationships with Bethel New Life, an African American congregation, and with friends discovered through our Hispanic Outeach Ministry, we are grateful for the glimpses of the Beloved Community on our little hill.  Members of the Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Native American, Mormon and LGBT communities also participate in our worship services, adult education classes and outreach activities.  We learn from one another, support each other in difficult times, and celebrate our common life together.  Click on the Ministry/Partners tab for more.

 Sikh FriendsMuslim friends by Peace Tree