Embracing Hope

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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 Drawn to Hope,

 

My Dad once knew a very simple, conservative, Christian man who he worked withwhen we lived in Sacramento in my youth.

Back in the 80’s Sacramento was knownas a sort of “boom town” but in reality it was still pretty under-developed and farmers

were a’plenty (and construction sites). One day, my Dad, noticing all the science fictionthat I was reading (and still do),

mentioned in an underemphasized way, “You know,I work with a good man, who I’d say never would lie about anything….

And he said oneday in the hills up north he was hiking and saw a UFO.” Although my Father was not always my favorite person

to have a conversation with (he liked to talk about the Bibleall the time, and then about Rick Barry form the

SF Warriors of the 1960’s…I preferred the latter in these occurrences) I was instantly taken in. My Dad didn’t have

anything more to say, other than a) this man was honest, b) he was a Christian and c) he had seen a UFO.

How do you describe something that has never been seen before? How do you describethe presence of the paranormal

or more specifically, of God? Of something out of theordinary….Stranger things? The Bible states

that God cannot be seen, and yet people saw Jesus transfigured before them…

they struggled to describe it.

 

This Sunday we will begin a sermon series on a book of the Bible I am pretty sure you have never read fromcover to cover…

.the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel. The book begins with Ezekiel tryinto describe the indescribable…. God.  I invite you to come as we

work our way through some very bizarre and evocative images to imagine what God’s presence might “look like”

this Sunday. Sound bizarre? Stranger things have happened on a Sunday….I’ll see you there!

Pastor Jay

PS:

AND….Baptism alert….We will be having a celebration/welcome of the newest little one among us joining us

through baptism:  Todd Kunze. We need all who follow Hope to be present and to pledge to raise this fine little child.

 

June 20, 2019