Hope is alive and well in San Bernardino--and so is Spirit of Hope. We allow several other organizations, including A3 California Prep and Stepping Stones,, HKBP California, Showers of Blessings, and Straight Up AA, 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 building and ministry partners, Showers of Blessings, World Evangelistic Ministries International (WEMI), Stepping Stones and A3 California Prep Charter School, HKBP California (a joint congregation of the ELCA and the Batak church in Indonesia), and Straight Up AA.
Showers of Blessings worships in our parish hall Sunday mornings at 12:30. WEMI is now worshiping in our Sanctuary at 3 on Sunday afternoons.
A3 California Prep operates a charter school that uses our site as a learning center.
HKBP California worships in our Parish Hall on Sunday afternoons.
And Straight Up AA meets on our site Saturday mornings at 10.
Thanks to God for the ministry these organizations do on our site and in our community.
The choir usually sings about two Sundays a month, enhancing our worship. If you like to sing, please prayefully consider joining the choir. Call the office or talk to Barb Frey for more information.
The Eden Center Bible Study usually meets Wednesday mornings at 10, in the Eden Center Rec Room . We've just begun studying the Good News according to Luke, looking at how Jesus fulfills God's promises. You're invited to join us at the Eden Center, right behind our parking lot, or you can enter from Osbun.
Girlz of Faith Women's Bible Study will meet again in January. The Girlz are studying the book "Choose Love" by Stormie Omartian. This Bible study is for women who are both friends and members of the congregation. Bible study runs on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. We meet at the homes of the group members on a rotating basis. Please contact Amy Kamiyama if you are interested or have questions.
The men are meeting quarterly this year. Please watch the bulletin for upcoming information.
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, December 27. 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, December 26 at 9 a.m. , or coming at 8:30 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, December 27, 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 women are meeting on Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 a.m at the Rialto CoCos. They will be meeting in December on Saturday, December 10th. The women are studying the meaning of Christian citizenship. All women are invited. Please see Melissa Anderson for more information.
The Spirit of Hope Youth Group is for teenagers in 7th through 12th grades.
The youth group is on hiatus right now. There will be more information to follow in the bulletin.
In person: church office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 1pm
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 909-882-2961
By mail: Spirit of Hope, 1820 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404