Hope is alive and well in San Bernardino--and so is Spirit of Hope. We allow several other organizations, including A3 California Prep, the Way World Outreach and Showers of Blessings, to use our space at different times during the week. And we hope that each of those organizations brings a unique contribution to Kingdom of God and the building of community in San Bernardino. The partnerships we're building with other organizations make us stronger than ever.
And we hope that you will come worship with us to experience Hope, and the presence fo Jesus, for yourself.
Whether you’re a lifelong church-goer or this will be your first time in a worship service, you’ll find a warm welcome here at Spirit of Hope. You're invited to come to worship this Sunday and experience Spirit of Hope for yourself.
We gather at about 10am every Sunday morning for a refreshing, inspiring time of relaxed, joyful, hopeful, spirited worship together.
Please join us, expecting to connect, engage and experience GOD! You’ll be warmly greeted and given a bulletin, with a brief description of the day’s worship service and a list of upcoming activities at Spirit of Hope. Worship will begin with uplifting, powerful music from a variety of sources—praise and worship and contemporary Christian music, Gospel and old hymns, played and sung in new ways—followed by an inspirational, faith-building, Bible-based message. We usually share the Lord’s Supper (communion) before being sent back into the world to share God’s love with those we meet during the week. Although worship will be over about 11:30am, we encourage you to hang around with your new friends afterwards.
We are a Bible-grounded, Jesus-centered, family-friendly, multi-cultural, grace-based church that warmly embraces everyone, especially the most hurting and broken. We are a church ANYONE can come to. You don't have to be "religious" or a "church-goer" to be a full part of our community.
We are truly multi-generational. Our congregation includes people of all ages. Children, even babies, are welcome in worship—you may even see happy kids dancing up and down the aisles during worship. We all gather together for worship, then we provide age-appropriate activities and biblical learning for children ages 3 thru 6th grade after our initial gathering time.
Being “family-friendly” doesn’t mean that you need to be part of a “traditional family” to worship with us. Many of our adults are single, and you’ll be welcomed whatever your family situation is.
We don’t have a dress code, and you’ll notice a lot of variety in what people wear to worship. Some come in jeans or shorts and T-shirts, some come in dresses or shirts and ties. Come however you are comfortable. God looks on the heart, not a person’s clothes.
God is doing a new thing at Spirit of Hope. Join us and let God do a new thing in your life.
Grace and peace,
We gather for worship every Sunday about 10 a.m. You're invited to come meet Jesus in His Word and the bread and wine (grape juice if you prefer) of the Lord's Supper. We're glad God has led you here.
We have been studying stories of the Old Testament through our Holy Moly curriculum. We welcome children ages 3-13 to participate in this in-depth learning of familiar Bible stories. We appreciate Amy Kamiyama, Jenny Evans and Katie Kamiyama, who plan and teach the Sunday School lessons. If you have interest in teaching or supporting the Sunday School program, please see Amy Kamiyama.
Please welcome our new building and ministry partners, World Evangelistic Ministries International (WEMI) and Tri-State Community Healthcare Center.
WEMI is now worshiping in our Sanctuary at 3 on Sunday afternoons.
Tri State Community Healthcare is a Federally Qualified Health Clinic that provides basic health screenings and other services. While many of their services focus on women’s health issues, they also see men. They accept insurance, including Medical and Medicaid, but provide free health care to the uninsured. They will be on our site two Tuesdays a month, the last Tuesday during our food pantry, and the morning of the first Tuesday, for follow-up appointments.
Thanks to God for the ministry that both of these organizations do on our site and in our community.
We worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. We operate a food pantry on the last Tuesday of the month. We make Vacation Bible School free for families in our neighorhood. The Eden Center Bible Study meets (at the Eden Center) on Wednesday mornings. We teach periodic topical courses in Christianity, such as Rediscovering the Book of Faith or Just Walk Across the Room. During Lent we're worshiping together with Lutheran Church of Our Savior, at alternating sites.
And many organizations use Spirit of Hope's facilities during the week. For example, World Evangelistic Ministries International worships in our sanctuary at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Showers of Blessings worships in our parish hall Sundays at 11:30 a.m.; A3 California Prep, in partnership with Stepping Stones, runs a charter school that uses our classrooms; the Osbun Square Owners Association meets on our site, occasionally on Thursday nights; Inland Congregations United for Change occasionally holds meetings on our site; and Straight Up AA meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. We're glad to make our campus available to other organizations that are working together to make San Bernardino a stronger community.
Our choir usually sings in worship twice a month, enhancing our worship services. If you like to sing, please prayerfully consider joining us in singing praise to God. The choir has returned, and usually practices on the Thursday night before it sings in worship.
The Eden Center Bible Study usually meets Wednesday mornings at 10, in the Eden Center Rec Room . We're currently following the Old Testament lessons that are included in our Sunday morning preaching series. You're invited to join us at the Eden Center, right behind our parking lot, or you can enter from Osbun.
They will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 5:00 p.m. at alternating members' homes. All women are invited. Please call the office or talk to Amy Kamiyama for location or other details.
Our Men's group is back! The men will be meeting on Saturday, April 16th at 8:00 a.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Savior and this will include a service project. The men will meet one time a month. See Kenny Ungs for more information. You're invited!
Our Food Pantry Distribution day is the last Tuesday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The next distribution will be TUESDAY, April 26th. We help feed between 150 and 230 families every month, and also distribute clothing. You can help with this important ministry by helping with set up on Sunday, April 24th right after worship, or coming at 8:30 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, April 26th, or by donating food, clothing, or funds to Spirit of Hope.
The Straight Up AA group meets at Spirit of Hope, Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. You are welcome and invited to attend.
Our Women's Group is back! Our next meeting will be Saturday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m. Next months date is Saturday, May 28th. The women are studying the meaning of Christian citizenship. All women are invited. Please see Melissa Anderson for more information.
Blackberry Bush, an 8 week discussion based course in Christianity, is great for people who are curious about Christianity or who are simply interested in getting to know more people. Blackberry Bush will be back soon.
In person: church office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 1pm
By email: email@example.com
By phone: 909-882-2961
By mail: Spirit of Hope, 1820 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404
The Spirit of Hope Youth Group is for teenagers in 7th through 12th grades. The youth group meets the last Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be April 26th. Please see Kerri Haynes for more info.