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

Don’t Touch My Stuff!

Nick MartineauBlog

Don’t Touch My Stuff! One of my friends tells the story of one spring when his daughter Sophia was about three or four years old. Hoping to get rid of some clutter and sell some … Read More

Raising More Hope

Mark HersheyBlog

Raising More Hope I am a frugal person… I hunt for deals. I use coupons. I try not to spend much money and to save whatever I can. When Sarah and I were looking to … Read More

You Won’t Want to Miss This

Nick MartineauBlog

You Won’t Want to Miss This For the past number of years, our church family has been in a sweet season. We have seen great growth within our Kids Hall, we had a smooth transition … Read More