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 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.
This year we provide two opportunities every week to attend a mid-week lenten worship service, Wednesdays March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2 and 9. We will worship in our sanctuary at 11:30 a.m. We will also worship at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, using Holden Evening Prayer, at 7 p.m. A soup supper will be held at 6 p.m., before evening worship. Both services, and the meal, will be held jointly with LCOS. LCOS is located at 5050 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino.
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. A new class will be starting soon. Please call the office or talk to Pastor Jay if you're interested.
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, March 24, at 8 a.m., coming at 9 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, March 25, 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 have just finished "Rediscovering the Book of Faith," a 3-week introduction to reading the Bible. We'll take a break until after Easter.
The Saturday Morning Women's Group usually meets one Saturday a month, at 9 a.m. Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 15. 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. But our next meeting with be Saturday, March 22, 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 April 3 and 10, 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 March 13 or 20.
The Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, at 6:45 on Monday nights. The Girlz just finished a study series and are on break until April 14. All women are invited to attend. Please call the office or talk to Amy Kamiyama for location or other details.
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. We'll hold another 8 week course in the Spring, beginning after Easter.
In person: church office hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 12pm
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 909-882-2961
By mail: Spirit of Hope, 1820 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404