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.
Wow! Can you believe it is almost the holiday season? In just a few short weeks, most of us will all be eating turkey, holiday shopping, wrapping presents, and singing “Tis the season to be jolly. . .” It’s hard to believe, considering the leaves have only just begun to fall and last week it was 70 degrees! And I don’t know about all of you, but the general busyness that autumn always seems to bring causes the holidays to sneak up on me every year! Autumn certainly has a way of giving new meaning to that old adage from Job about God being in the whirlwind!
I’d like to start off by saying that it has been an honor to get to know this congregation over the last two months. The more you share with me your stories, history, concerns and dreams for the future of this church, the more it has inspired me to be deeply in prayer about where God is calling us to go as a community.
The fall newsletter for Sept. and Oct. 2016. News for the fall events and a look back at the summer! There are many upcoming opportunities to join in on! News from the United Methodist Women, Community Closet and more. Includes a message from Pastor Kate.
This edition of the newsletter includes final thoughts from our pastor, Ken Robinson, as he readies for retirement, and a column from our new pastor, Kate Hillis, as she assumes her new post in Hopewell. Also, lots of great news and activities.
This edition of the newsletter includes HUMC activities for spring and beyond.
News for the New Year! The pastor’s message emphasizes a “Closer Walk” with Jesus, and other events and notices are included.
News for the fall events and holidays, including the Christmas Bazaar.
Notices of the upcoming church picnic, musicians who will visit in October and more! Get your newsletter today.