Seeking Truth, Sharing Love
Within - Among - Beyond
Welcome to this place of wonder and mystery. Welcome to this place of freedom and justice. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love, you are welcome here. We are glad that you found us.
We gather with minds open to new truths and arms open to embrace one another. We come together with hearts open to spiritual transformation. We pause in reverence for the vastness of the universe. We praise the resilience of the human spirit and the love that embraces us always. We are building a beloved community together. We know that everyone has something to offer.
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Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law; this is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another. James Vila Blake, 1894
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others
~ Jonathan Swift
It takes time for the pupil of the eye to adjust to radical changes in light. Walking out into a bright, sunny day after sitting in a darkened movie theater can be blinding. Trying to see anything in the dark requires waiting for our pupils to open to their fullest. The rods at the back of the eye have to create the chemicals that allow for seeing in low light levels.
Jonathan Swift is referring to the vision of possibilities. Creating this kind of personal or church vision takes time too — gathering facts, considering possibilities, dismissing the undoable. We will explore Vision and all its different meanings, from clarity to prophecy, through sermons, song, readings, newsletters, and small group discussions.
Our monthly themes express Hope Church’s openness to theological exploration. They are not an endorsement of any particular creed or belief. Instead, they provide a monthly opportunity to examine in common a religious doctrine or idea. Hope Church is a questioning community. It is a safe place to bring doubt and new ideas. This month we are exploring “formation” together. Join us!