The days move fast and every once in a while, it’s important for us to stop and take some time to recognize what the Lord is doing among us.
This coming week marks One Year of our church being in our new facilities. Our Barn, new Kids Hall, and Special Needs room have served as a great resource for our church as we continue to reach out to our surrounding community in bringing people closer to Jesus.
When I look back on the past 18 months in our world, and I look at the current state of Hope Community Church, I am overwhelmed with gratefulness! We as a church have remained strong and have continued to bear with one another well. As Pastor Steve, our Founding Pastor, likes to say, “It doesn’t have to be this way!”
A church is not defined by its building and property, yet during this past year I have clearly seen Hopesters use our new and old facilities to serve our surrounding community and deepen our relationships with one another. Almost every single day our building is full, and for that I am grateful!
It has taken many generous people to get us to this point. Serving, generosity, and sacrifice have defined Hopesters, not just in this season, but throughout our 32-year history. I believe this steadfastness and unity have come from our strong commitment to keep Jesus front and center in all that we do.
This past year has not been easy. But life is sometimes like that, isn’t it? Some seasons are smooth sailing, and some seasons we need to put our head down and push through them. Yet when you can look back on a past season and see the favor and faithfulness of the Lord, it is only appropriate to stop and celebrate with gratefulness!
This coming Sunday, in both of our services, we will be having our One Year in the Barn party! It will be a time for us to look back on the past year and to celebrate what the Lord is doing among us. We are planning to have some fun and even have a few surprises you won’t want to miss. We hope you are able to join and we hope you come full of gratefulness for what the Lord has been doing among us!