Relationships Take Work

Nick MartineauBlog

Relationships Take Work Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Relationships are hard work. It doesn’t take much reading of the scriptures to … Read More

You Can’t Take It With You

Nick MartineauBlog

You Can’t Take It With You I recently read the true account of a very wealthy man that passed away in Chicago. After his passing, his family buried him sitting behind the wheel of his … Read More

Prayer & Preparation

Nick MartineauBlog

Prayer & Preparation As a church, we are using these next few weeks to move toward our Raising More Hope Feb. 3rd Pledge Card weekend. It’s a big step of faith as together we try … Read More

Giving With A Smile

Pam HowlandBlog

Giving With A Smile “You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give.  Don’t give unwillingly or in response to pressure.  For God loves the person who gives cheerfully.  … Read More


Steve WeldonBlog

“Ahhhhhhhhh!” Growing up, every year on Christmas morning, when I was chomping at the bit to open my presents under the tree, my Dad would always make us first all gather around and he would … Read More

Growing Our Special Needs Ministry

Nick MartineauBlog

Growing Our Special Needs Ministry This past weekend in our services, we looked at the angel’s words to the shepherds in Luke 2:10, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great … Read More

Achieving Peace

Nick MartineauBlog

Achieving Peace Recently, after sitting with a friend who is walking through a particularly difficult situation, I thought of the words in Jeremiah 6:14: “They dress the wound of my people as though it were … Read More

What Questions Are You Asking?

Nick MartineauBlog

What Questions Are You Asking? I like when my kids ask questions. Their questions demonstrate their desire to learn and grow. I have also learned that I don’t need to answer every question my kids … Read More

How NOT to Build a Barn

Steve WeldonBlog

How NOT to Build a Barn We’ve been hearing plenty lately about “Raising More Hope – A Barn Raising.” I’m not an expert in “barn raising,” but I do know something about “How NOT to … Read More

The Building Project

Nick MartineauBlog

The Building Project Recently, a Hopester wrote some thoughts on our Raising More Hope building campaign. I thought you all would enjoy reading this…Nick A long time ago in a galaxy far away (well, actually … Read More