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.
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,
Our congregation re-invented itself as Spirit of Hope in September of 2010. Come celebrate the fourth anniversary of our "New Beginning" after worship on Sunday, September 21, as we share a potluck meal in the Parish Hall after worship. You're invited--and encouraged to bring a friend.
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.
Our Food Pantry Distribution day is the last Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The next distribution will be TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. 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, September 29, at 8 a.m., coming at 9 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, September 30, or by donating food, clothing, or funds to Spirit of Hope.
We have another opportunity to serve at Central City Lutheran Mission, Sunday, September 28. Everyone is invited to come help serve a meal after the Sunday night worship service. Worship starts at 5, and the meal will be served immediately after worship. Please talk to Amy Kamiyama or Becky Tarts, or call the church office, if you would like to serve at CCLM on Sunday, September 28.
The Eden Center Bible Study usually meets Wednesday mornings at 10, in the Eden Center Rec Room. We're currently looking at the Old Testament texts that are the basis of our Sunday morning sermon series, "Promises for You." You're invited to join us as we take a look at the Old Testament story and how it applies to us today.
The Saturday Morning Women's Group usually meets one Saturday a month, at 9 a.m. Our next meeting will be in September. 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, October 18, at Spirit of Hope. Your'e 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 twice month, enhancing our worship services. If you like to sing, please prayerfully consider joining our choir in the fall. We rehearse on some, but not all, Thursday nights. Our first rehearsal wil be September 25.
The Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, on Monday nights. The next meetings will be September 22, October 13, and October 27, at 6:30 p.m. All women are invited. 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. Blackberry Bush will be back in the fall, focused on God the Father.
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