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 at 10 a.m. Please join us to meet Jesus in His Word and the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper. We're glad God has led you here.
Blackberry Bush is an 8 week discussion based course in Christianity. Beginning April 17, we are meeting Wednesday evenings in members home. This course is great for people who are curious about Christian doctrine or who are simply interested in getting to know more people. You are invited to join us. Please contact the churh office or talk to Pastor Jay for more infomation. We won't meet Wednesday, May 29. That week we'll meet on Saturday, June 1.
The Eden Center Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 10, in the Eden Center Rec Room. We have just begun studying the book of Revelation, one of the least understood books in the Bible. This would be a great time to join us. Please note that we won't meet on May 15.
Our Food Pantry Distribution day is the last Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. We help feed 140 or more families every month, and also distribute clothing. You can help with this important ministry by helping with set up on Monday, May 27 (yes that's Memorial Day), at 8 a.m., coming at 9 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, May 28, or by donating food, clothing, or funds to Spirit of Hope.
The San Bernardino City Mission serves a free breakfast in our Parish Hall every Thursay morning from 8 until 10. You're invited to come get a free breakfast, or to come help serve.
Our choir sings in worship 2 or 3 times a month and rehearses most Thursday nights at 7:30. We would love to help you use your God-given musical gifts. Please talk to Barb Frey or call the office if you would like to sing with the choir. Our next rehearsal will be on May 16.
Christian Life Prep classes for seventh and eighth graders (and high schoolers who have not yet made an affirmation of faith) meets Thursday afternoons at 3:45. This year we are learning the basics of the biblical story. Our next meetings will be May 9, May 16, and May 30.
An AA group meets at Spirit of Hope, Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. You are welcome to attend.
The Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, but are taking a break until after Blackberry Bush.
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