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.
The Eden Center Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 10, in the Eden Center Rec Room. We are currently studying the book of Revelation, one of the least understood books in the Bible. You're invited to join us as we read through this fascinating book that assures us God wins in the end. We will not meet October 23 or October 30.
The Saturday Morning Women's Group usually meets one Saturday a month, at 9 a.m. Our next meeting will be in October. Please contact Melissa Anderson or call the office for more information.
Our Food Pantry Distribution day is the last Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 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, October 28, at 8 a.m., coming at 9 to help with our distribution on Tuesday, October 29, 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.
An AA group meets at Spirit of Hope, Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. You are welcome to attend.
Our choir usually sings in worship 2 or 3 times a month. If you like to sing, please prayerfully consider joining our choir in the fall. We rehearse on some Thursday nights. Our next rehearsal will beThursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. We will not rehearse on October 31, as previously scheduled.
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. We'll be back soon, focusing on basic Christian doctrine.
The Girlz of Faith usually meet twice a month in members' homes, on Monday nights. This Fall the Girls are studying "Believing God", a ten-session course that will give your faith a boost. All women are invited to attend.
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. Coming soon: our fall course focusing on Jesus, the Son of God.
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