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.
You're invited to two special events at Spirit of Hope this week.
Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m., we'll have a potluck dinner to send of Fred Haynes, who joins the Navy in August. Please come help us give Fred a joyous send-off.
And Erik and Annette Smith are getting married Saturday, July 26, at 3 p.m. Everyone in the congregation is invited. A potluck meal will be served in the parish hall after the ceremony. You're invited to share this special day with Erik and Annette.
Many of us find talking about our faith to be difficult. "Just Walk Across the Room" will change how you feel about sharing your faith by helping you see how you can tell others about Jesus and share His love while simply being yourself. We'll meet 6:30 Wednesday nights, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, in the Al-Burt Room. You're invited to take this step toward being more comfortable sharing your faith with others.
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, JULY 29. 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, July 28, at 8 a.m., coming at 9 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, July 29, 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. Please talk to 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've just started an overview of the Book of Psalms. You're invited to join us as we look at this book that shaped Temple Worship and pointed to the coming of Jesus.
The Saturday Morning Women's Group usually meets one Saturday a month, at 9 a.m. Our next meeting will be in July. 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, August 16, 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 Thursday nights.
The Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, at 6:45 on Monday nights. The Girlz are taking a break for the summer, but will be back in the fall. 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