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.
The Hopewell community gathered at the Hopewell United Methodist Church on Aug. 16 to stand together against hate and injustice at a Community Peace Vigil sponsored by the Hopewell Council of Churches. It was an evening of prayer, song and a candlelight vigil and march through the borough. Attendees heard messages from Pastor Kate, leaders of other Hopewell Borough churches, and the mayor.
On Sunday, July 2 we celebrated the first anniversary of Pastor Kate Hillis joining us as our Pastor at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, celebrated our ministry together over the past 12 months, and shared our vision for the future. During our morning worship, we officially launched our new motto (“Hope Starts Here”) and mission statement: “We are a home for people to be transformed by the love of God and grow in mind, body, and spirit.
“What’s Climate Care, and What’s It Got to Do With Me?” That’s the question at the heart of this message from Pastor Kate Hillis as she continues her series on “Caring For Our Common Home.” This sermon reflects on the story of the Old Testament Prophet Amos, who was a “tree dresser” who tended to sycamore trees. Our Scripture is 5:4-15, 20-24.
Pastor Kate Hillis begins her sermon series on the importance of our created world titled “Caring For Our Common Home.” The first message in the series is titled “God Chose. Now What?” and draws upon the story of Noah’s Ark in Genesis chapter 9. This is the first message in a five-week series.