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.
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 rehearsals will be November 6, December 4, and December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
The Eden Center Bible Study usually meets Wednesday mornings at 10 (except that we will not meet on November 12), 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 Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, on Monday nights. The next meetings will be November 10 and 24, at 6:45 p.m. 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 with be Saturday, November 15, 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, NOVEMBER 25. 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, November 24, at 8 a.m., coming at 9 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, October 28, or by donating food, clothing, or funds to Spirit of Hope.
We have another opportunity to serve at Central City Lutheran Mission, Sunday, December 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, December 28.
The Straight Up AA group meets at Spirit of Hope, Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. You are welcome and invited to attend.
The Saturday Morning Women's Group has moved to Wednesdays. We will not meet in November or December due to the holidays, and our next meeting will be 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, at the Coco's in Rialto. 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 in the fall 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