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Welcome to Hope Church

We live out our Mission by knowing and loving God and His people, reaching out to and enfolding the searching and hurting, and being and forming more committed disciples.

  • We gather as a community each Sunday to worship God in a way which praises God for his faithfulness, fill our hearts with God's love, and teaches our minds the wisdom of Scripture.

  • We offer food and friendship on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.  Join us at the weekly Hope Cafe.  Coffee and Fellowship and the monthly FirstHope Community Meal.

  • Family-friendly environment … nursery, children’s worship, children and youth activities, and adult discipleship opportunities designed to help you find your purpose in life!

Saturday Stirrings

When Flowers and Ministries Die

Pastor Bill Te Winkle | July 15, 2017

As I walked into worship last Sunday I noticed that the two Sundays old flowers were fading. I should have removed them, I thought, but, they still were serving their role of brightening up our worship space. Yesterday I noticed that the now three week old flowers had died. Petals were falling. The stems were leaning. Life was gone. I tried to carry out both vases in one trip to maximize time on a fading Friday, but with no free hand I could not catch all of the falling petals. I had to make my way back along my path to collect the pieces, one at a time. But I needed to clear the way. Earlier in the week I sat with some friends as we talked about the end of a ministry. There are lots of ways to talk about dying ministries. Let’s give it more time; let’s give it a new vision; ... read more