Big Family Fellowship - new fellowship emphasis at Hope

Last July we had a great time during BackYard Bible Clubs.  At one of our clubs we met a mom from a neighborhood apartment complex.  She said that living there was spooky.  No-one was around.  There were no little kids to play with her daughter.  As she came early for club, she was invited into Brenda’s kitchen for coffee and she met members of our Hope family - different ages, different races, from different towns.  In her eyes there was a mix of puzzlement and admiration - these Christians are somehow normal, and they have a sense of community that defies explanation.  She stayed after for lunch with us, finding it hard to say goodbye to an oasis amidst the loneliness.

Apart from the Gospel, the greatest treasure we can offer the world and each other is deep fellowship.  That can only come from spending time together- eating, laughing, listening, encouraging one another.

In this deep fellowship we remind each other that we are God’s and we are “members of one another.”  In Christian fellowship we receive concrete reminders of our identity and our future- a place at the Father’s table in a renewed creation as renewed people.

As we've grown in numbers at Hope and managed this growth with two services, many have felt a disconnection with one another even as we're rejoicing in God gathering more of us on Sundays! With this in mind we are starting a new monthly Sunday evening potluck, worship and learning fellowship.

 

Big Family Fellowship

  • all people of all ages
  • sharing a meal
  • sharing in delight in God and one another
  • sharing in transforming truths of God’s grace

Spring and Summer Dates 5:30-7:30pm

Potluck

April 17

May 15

June 12

Open BBQ Grill/bring your own feast

July 3

July 10

July 17

July 24

July 31

August 7

August 14

August 21

August 28