We all need support in difficult phases of life. That’s why we are starting a small group called “Journey.” The mission of the group will be to share our burdens and walk together through tough times.
The Hopewell Community Closet has gently used clothing for folks of all ages and sizes.
This week Pastor Kate Hillis began a new sermon series titled “Defying Gravity: Breaking Free From a Culture of More,” which will focus on stewardship. The four-message series will continue through November, culminating on our Commitment Sunday worship experience on Nov. 26. In “Discovering Gravity,” the kickoff message in the series, Pastor Kate examines why our “stuff” has such a strong hold on us.
In troubled times, how do we set aside our agendas, see one another, and respond in love and unity? As Pastor Kate reminds us, sometimes we need to listen to the voices of children. This message references Isaiah 56:1-8.
Why do busy people sometimes place themselves last? Self-care is not about avoiding life’s storms, Pastor Kate reminds us. It’s about preparing for them. Pastor Kate references Matthew 14-22-33, in which Jesus (and briefly Peter) walk on water ion the midst of a storm.