Physical Distancing

Nick MartineauBlog

Just yesterday a Hopester encouraged me to help change the narrative from “social distancing” to “physical distancing.” He shared, “As leaders of a business, a church, a hospital– or of any organization– we need to … Read More

Maker of Heaven & Earth

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Barbara Brown Taylor once said, “We do not lose control of our lives. What we lose is the illusion that we were ever in control in the first place.” Every now and then there are … Read More

A Sacred Space

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This past week our Raising More Hope project really came to life!  A group of men worked long days putting together our bents and beams, carefully raising the timber, and putting everything properly in its … Read More


Steve WeldonBlog

Presently I am very slowly wading through the book Pensees which is a collection of fragments on theology and philosophy written by the 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal. For me, it’s one of those … Read More


Nick MartineauBlog

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may … Read More

Why Hope?

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There are many great churches. So why are you at Hope? That’s the question I’ve been pondering lately. Why are Liz and I a part of the body of believers at Hope Community Church?  I … Read More

The Next Generation


For many of you reading this, you may hear the phrase “The Next Generation” and roll your eyes. You might immediately begin to think about Millennials, Gen Z, or any number of negative thoughts (Ok, … Read More


Mark HersheyBlog

I know a bunch of you were hoopin’ and hollerin’, partying it up, and lighting off fireworks for every score during the big game on Sunday. Due to those fireworks, I realized our live TV … Read More

Who Is This Man?

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This coming weekend we will be starting a new sermon series walking verse by verse through Jesus’ teaching that is most commonly referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount.” This teaching, found in Matthew … Read More

A Pivotal Year

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… (Ecclesiastes 3:1) A lot of planning, hard work, and sacrifice has taken place this past year at our church. People … Read More