Welcome to Spirit of Hope!
We’re glad that the Lord has led you here... 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. Visit us 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. Worship on Christmas Eve is 5:30 p.m.
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 “classic 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 will have 3 worship opportunities this weekend, Good Friday, Saturday morning, and Easter Sunday, plus breakfast and children's activities on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Good Friday worship will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18.
Easter Saturday, April 19, we'll hold a Community Easter Festival, starting with a free breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a brief worship service, and continuing with children's activities in the parking lot until noon. Everyone is welcome and invited for this free event.
Easter Sunday, April 20, we'll begin the morning with a Youth Fundraiser breakfast at 8, followed by children's activities, and a Celebration Worship service at 10 a.m. Pastor A. L. Wilbon, from Showers of Blessings, will be our preacher on Sunday morning.
Easter is the biggest celebration on the Church calendar, the day we remember Jesus' resurrection. Come join the party, and bring your friends.
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.
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. Our next 8 week course begins Wednesday, April 23. You're invited.
Saturday morning, April 26, we take a second stab at cleaning out the storage room next to the Al-Burt room. We're hoping some long-term members can come help us out, as we've thrown away the things that are obviously junk and now need to sort through some things that have been in storage for years. We'll start at 9, and be done by 11. Many hands make light work, so please come help us out.
Our "new member" class uses "Rediscovering the Book of Faith," a 3 week introduction to reading the Bible. This is a great course for anyone who'd like to know more about the Bible, how we got it, or how to read it. We'll meet again after worship on April 27 and May 4.
Our Food Pantry Distribution day is the last Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 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 Monday, April 28, at 8 a.m., coming at 9 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, April 29, or by donating food, clothing, or funds to Spirit of Hope.
The Eden Center Bible Study usually meets Wednesday mornings at 10, in the Eden Center Rec Room. We've been taking a break during the season leading up to Easter. We'll begin meeting again on May 14.
The Saturday Morning Women's Group usually meets one Saturday a month, at 9 a.m. Our next meeting will be in May. Please contact Melissa Anderson or call the office for more information.
Our Men's Bible Study usually meets jointly with the men of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, at 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Our next meeting with be Saturday, May 17, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior. All men are invited.
The Straight Up AA group meets at Spirit of Hope, Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. You are welcome and invited to attend.
Our choir usually sings in worship 2 or 3 times a month. If you like to sing, please prayerfully consider joining our choir in the fall. We rehearse on some Thursday nights. Our next rehearsals will be May 1 and 8, all at 7:30 p.m.
Christian Life Prep classes for seventh and eighth graders (and high schoolers who have not yet made an affirmation of faith) meets Thursday afternoons at 3:45. This year we're focusing on basic Christian doctrine and beliefs. We will not meet on May 1 or 8.
The Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, at 6:45 on Monday nights. The Girlz next meeting will be April 28. All women are invited to attend. Please call the office or talk to Amy Kamiyama for location or other details.
In person: church office hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 12pm
By email: email@example.com
By phone: 909-882-2961
By mail: Spirit of Hope, 1820 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404