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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 each Sunday morning at 9:20 a.m. for Coffee & Fellowship and again at 11:15 a.m., and each second Tuesday of the month for our 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

"You're Not Perfect. That's OK."

Pastor Bill Te Winkle | March 27, 2021

I live for getting good grades. So, I was fascinated to learn when I was being graded ‘on a curve.’ Grading on the curve means that the teacher adjusts the grades on a test so that she achieves a desired distribution of grades within the class, 20% ‘A’,  for example.  This approach gave me a fighting chance to score above my natural ability, to appear smarter than I really am. And then I became a pastor.  What I learned by listening to many people is that we sort of have this idea that God is the ‘Teacher in the Sky’ who grades on the curve. We think of ourselves, and those we love, in the context of ‘I am pretty good, good enough to get a passing grade from God, especially if you compare my life to his!’ That is a false ... read more

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