At Hopewell UMC, we believe that God has given us an awesome vision: to be a community of hope for a hurting world. But in a world reeling from natural disasters, polarizing opinions, racial tensions, acts of violence, and human devastation, this vision may seem more difficult than ever.
Our newsletter reflects Earth Awareness Month in the coverage of recent events – the Interfaith Conversation on the Environment, the blessing of the animals and more. And find out what’s in store for June.
Our newsletter is posted, with lots of news for Lent and Easter as well as spring events and photos from worship, kids time, and other church events.
As end our February church-wide sabbath from church administrative meetings, you are invited to use this final devotional to guide your thoughts for the week, or perhaps during a time when you might normally be in one of our church meetings.
As we have a church-wide sabbath from church administrative meetings this month, you are invited to use this devotional to guide your thoughts for the week, or perhaps during a time when you might normally be in one of our church meetings. Take time to reflect on where God is leading you.
Imagine, Discover, Wonder, & Connect. These words are intentional. So many of our days are centered around words like “doing,” “achievement,” “certainty,” and “busy.” We know that the world won’t stop turning, even if we stop for awhile — but most of us act like it will. This is not the life God created for us. Consider this while meditating on this week’s devotional.
We are sharing a letter that was written by the College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction, of which our church is a part. We have been asked to share this with the congregation in the midst of these challenging times in our country.
As promised, during the month of February we are taking a church-wide Sabbath month. Most of you know, this means NO MEETINGS! I am hoping you will utilize this time for some much needed rest and re-centering as we slow down and listen for God’s voice in our very busy lives, church, and world. Each week, we will publish a weekly devotional and you are invited to use it to guide your thoughts for the week.
Does Christianity still matter? It’s a question that gets asked a lot by those concerned about a decline in church growth. People ask it when they see how a church’s idea of God comes into conflict with the current political, economic, and social issues of today. Read more of Pastor Kate’s thoughts.
What’s in store for the Advent season? Lots of interesting and new activities at Hopewell United Methodist Church.