January 27, 2024 - Moving Toward a Grand Opening
|Dear Hope Church Friends,
For the first time in three years, we are not in a pandemic or recovering from closure or reacting to a looming eviction. No, we are planning for a Grand Opening! Our Grand Opening will be Sunday, April 7th -- the Sunday after Easter.
This gives us two months to prepare - there is still painting to do and rooms to organize. You can join me in showing appreciation for the crew here this morning: the Harshes, the Eckerts, Tricia Hermon, and Marilyn Maffet! There are still TVs to hang, furniture to build, and equipment to pull from storage, so today is not the last call to volunteer.
However, beyond the DIY that is saving us considerable money, there are significant ways we can all prepare to be an "absolutely everyone" faith community that welcomes new people:
In It With You, Jennie
|Can You Believe it Has Been 10 Years!?
You know the story:
On Sunday February 4th and 11th we'll celebrate our past and envision our future!!
|The Last Week in Hope Kids without Carpeting
Our new Director of Hope Kids, Mary Harsh has made the best of a blank canvas and concrete floor for children's ministry on Sundays. Next week carpeting will be installed (thanks to generosity from 3 other churches special offerings!)
There will be Child Care at 9 & 11, with Hope Kids from 10 - 11am tomorrow.
Programming for Jr/Sr High is in the works! As the mom of a junior higher, I'm anxiously awaiting that! As a the pastor of this church, one step at a time while we move toward our Grand Opening.
Planning Lent 2024
This year for Lent (the 6 weeks leading to Easter Sunday), we are using a resource called Sanctified Art. It is a creative resource founded and run by women in their in the 30s! They intentionally pull artwork and scholarship from a diverse group of creators and academics.
The focus will the life of Peter and all of his ups and downs.