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,
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.
Holy Week is the week that we focus, even more than the rest of the year, on Jesus' death and Resurrection.
Thursday night you are invited to attend a 7 p.m.Maundy Thursday service at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 5050 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino.
Good Friday, April 3, we'll have a Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m. here at Spirit of Hope.
Saturday, April 4, we'll have a Community Easter Festival from 9 a.m. to noon. We'll start with a free breakfast at 9 in our parish hall, followed by a brief worship service, and then children's activities, including an egg hunt. You're invited.
Easter Sunday, April 5, we'll start at 8 (or 8:30) with a fundraiser breakfast to benefit our youth group (freewill offering), an egg hunt at 9:30-ish, and celebration worship at 10 a.m.
You're invited to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at Spirit of Hope.
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. We rehearse on some, but not all, Thursday nights. Our next rehearsal will be April 2, at 7:30 p.m.
The Eden Center Bible Study usually meets Wednesday mornings at 10, in the Eden Center Rec Room (except that we will not meet on March 18). We're currently looking at the Matthew texts that are the basis of our Sunday morning sermon series, "Jesus: God's Promises Kept." You're invited to join us as we take a look at Jesus' life and ministry to see how God speaks to us through them today.
The Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, at 6:45 on Monday nights. The Girlz are taking a break in March and will resume meeting on April 13. All women are invited. Please call the office or talk to Amy Kamiyama for location or other details.
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 will be Saturday, March 21, at Spirit of Hope. Your'e invited.
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, FEBRUARY 24. 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 after worship on Sunday, March 29, coming at 8:30 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, March 31, 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.
The Weeknight Women's Group usually meets at 6:30 on Wednesdays, at the Coco's in Rialto. The March meeting will be rescheduled so that members of the Group can attend mid-week Lenten services. All women are invited. Please contact Melissa Anderson or call the office 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 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