Dear Hope Church Family,
Within the big tent of Hope Church, how do we gather folks and create space for life together in the Gospel – the shared experience of the finished work of Jesus Christ and the real relationship it empowers?
This is one of the abiding needs and pressing questions I have for our church family, and I am delighted to invite you into one opportunity to live out an answer to that question:
This Sunday evening, July 16th, from 5-7 pm, we are hosting a Summer Evening Dinner in our Pavilion. With our full lives or responsibilities, concerns, and relationships, with our schedules that take us in and out of community this summer, and with new faces entering our congregation, this meal in the Pavilion gives us a time and place to unite in fellowship. It is designed to create a space to enjoy familiar faces and a space to meet and make new friends – to make the big tent a church family. Please join the party!
What’s more, the dinner also affords us a chance to unite in mission together. Our Hope Kid’s Camp launches on Sunday evening. We have close to 150 participants and volunteers joining together for 4 days of fun, learning, and ministry – being shoulder-to-shoulder in relationship and mission. Mission together always provides a space for deepening and widening our fellowship, too!
If you have no connection to the Kid’s Camp, please still come to the Summer Evening Dinner. Enjoy the time together. If you are a part of the Kid’s Camp come to the dinner and then you will receive some instructions about when to gather for the start of the Kid’s Camp.
It is going to be a great evening for all! It is going to be a great opportunity to unite in fellowship and unite in mission together!
Join me in praying this “Prayer for Mission” from David Taylor:
“O Lord, you who are the Good Shepherd, we pray today that you would make us heralds of your good news, signposts of your good name, instruments of your good works, and a foretaste of the fullness of your goodness in the age to come, so that all might know and love you. In your life-giving name. Amen.”
Grace and peace,