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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

"Snacking in Heaven"

Pastor Bill Te Winkle | September 26, 2020

This cannot be true! Black licorice is deadly.  Or so say the doctors who treated a man who died after eating almost two bags a day of black licorice for several weeks. Why is this so distressing to me? Because I love licorice. I have kept a jar of licorice in my office my entire 41 years of working.  And now this. “The key message here for the general public is that food containing licorice can potentially be hazardous to your health if eaten in large quantities.” So says Dr. Neal Butala, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Source: Yahoo News) With all due respect to Dr. Butala and his colleagues who authored the study calling out black licorice as the latest thing that will kill me, I wonder if the ‘key message here for the general public& ... read more


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