Hope’s Night to Shine

By Hope Church / March 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Hope’s Night to Shine

The young woman, dressed in a pink chiffon gown, stepped onto the red carpet. She eyed the long walk from the foyer to the Family Life Center and hesitated. Gathered on either side of the carpet, strangers were smiling and urging her to take another step. As she moved forward hesitantly, they cheered and waved…

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Sunday Funday For Families

Sunday Funday For Families

By Hope Church / January 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Sunday Funday For Families

When people say fun for the whole family, some might think that means a sunny, tropical, or warm vacation. Which does sound nice but there is plenty of Sunday Funday family activities to check off your winter bucket list right here in Rochester NY. From making snow angels to going on a special woodland adventure, have…

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God Rescues.

By Hope Church / September 5, 2018 / Comments Off on God Rescues.

Years ago, a car was stolen in California. Police were staging an intense search for the vehicle and the driver, even to the point of placing announcements on local radio stations to contact the thief. On the front seat of the stolen car sat a box of crackers that, unknown to the thief, were laced with…

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Greece Community School Partnership

By Bill Marsaw / October 21, 2016 / Comments Off on Greece Community School Partnership

A public school and a church. In today’s society, it might seem an unlikely partnership, but that is exactly the partnership that God created last Fall between Hope and Longridge Elementary School here in the Greece community. A partnership that saw the implementation of a Reading Club, Chess Club, Gardening Club, Basketball Camp, providing snacks…

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Don’t Walk Into a Wall

By Susan LeDoux / October 21, 2016 / Comments Off on Don’t Walk Into a Wall

Under every photo in my senior yearbook is a quote each of us apparently said a lot during our undergraduate years. Mine was, “It’s my life!” Those were the salad days of women’s liberation, and I was about to graduate — my diploma, a key to independence. I remember sitting on the radiator in front of…

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Joy in the Sacrifice

By Ann Marie Pavone / October 20, 2016 / Comments Off on Joy in the Sacrifice

Sacrifice. There’s no way to sugar-coat it. It hurts. It’s supposed to. Sacrifice isn’t pleasant. It is the act of giving up something you love or value for a greater purpose. Whether you are the giver or recipient, sacrifice is a holy pain enveloped in humility and love. We sacrifice in one way or another.…

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A Beautiful Pursuit

By Stacey Redd MacGregor / October 13, 2016 / Comments Off on A Beautiful Pursuit

Pursuit. I just love that word. When I think about the word “pursuit” I think of someone seeking me out with an intense movement toward me because I matter to them. God is in pursuit of you and in pursuit of me…. ALL. THE. TIME. And to try to put this in human words is…

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A Bright Future is Possible for Hope Kids and the Community

By Kellie Hudson / October 11, 2016 / Comments Off on A Bright Future is Possible for Hope Kids and the Community

“The Hope Kids’ Ministry vision is to walk alongside families in their faith walk, equipping children with knowledge of the word, confidence in their faith, and excitement to share the good news of Jesus with others.”  In a few short years, Hope Kids’ will have a new huge space to GATHER! This space will have…

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More Than We Can Imagine Love

By Pastor Larry / October 5, 2016 / Comments Off on More Than We Can Imagine Love

The little guy was in preschool.  I asked the kids in his class, “Why did God send His Son to die on a cross?” He answered, “Because He loves us.” That’s a good, safe preschool answer, right?  So then I asked the expected follow-up question, “How much does God love us?”  Most preschool kids will…

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Obey and Take a Leap

By Ann Marie Pavone / October 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Obey and Take a Leap

Obedience. There are two ways to obey – willingly and unwillingly. We can either obey out of fear of consequences or we can respond with obedience out of love. The latter takes three important things: faith, courage and trust. When we obey willingly, we do so in faith; faith in God to whose plans we…

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