Welcome to Hope Talk
There are many things happening. Lots to tell you and lots for you to get involved with in the near future. Before we go there, let’s consider a few things.
Does God’s Church always run smoothly or in perfect condition? If we go to the books in the NT, we would find the simply is… IT NEVER HAS – even in the beginning. Check out the book of Acts and find constant and continual problems: persecution from the religious leaders, fake believers, and false teachers; the scamming of the church by a husband and wife; the bias of the Jews; arresting of church leaders and even the killing of them; new officers; fake believers; accepting new types of Christians, Gentiles; division of the Circumcision party and the Conversion Party and the Confused Party; Church Council disagreements; division between missionaries etc. The Church has always dealt with problems, changes, new ways, new people, and old theology. Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing. (Acts 15:36) – even that caused a division between Paul and Barnabas. So how do we handle this in the church? We love God and one another. Its simple and straight-forward. Love! Not hard to understand but to do. This is our mark of the believer, loving one another (Jn.13:35) No one knows what is in the future but one thing we do know, loving God and one another is our duty so that will be there. Simple. Let’s do it.
Now you have read and heard about the signing up for the classes on Wednesday. Please do so for yourself and for your family. Don’t sit out. Every class will be beneficial and a blessing. Don’t forget to come to the supper as that will be a grand time of fellowship. We are trying to make plans according to your sign-ups so please help us but doing so today.
Just a quick reminder of prayer on Saturday at 8:30am at the church for our monthly morning for all those willing and able as we will be praying for the sale of the property and the blessing of the classes beginning next week on Wednesday. Thanks.
September to Date:
Monthly total: $47,888.44
YTD Totals (September 2021)
Men's and Women's Prayer Meeting
The next Saturday morning prayer meeting is this Saturday, October 2nd at 8:30 am. Come meet at Hope Chapel for a time of prayer.
October 10th- Children's Appreciation Lunch catered directly after service and short training- Please RSVP to Rachel Burrow
October 16th at 5:00- Fall Festival and Chili Cookoff, Cornhole Tournament, and Pumpkin Carving Contest. Please sign up with teams of two for the Cornhole Tournament in the lobby by the Welcome Desk.
October 17th from 2:00-5:00 pm- Enjoy Hope Membership Class- This is the next step after Party with the Pastor to learn more in depth about Hope Chapel.
November 7th- Homecoming Sunday
November 21st- Party with the Pastor after service until 2:00
November 28th- Decorating for Christmas
December 12th- Christmas Party for Church from 5:00-8:00
October 1st- Middle School Youth this Sunday at Hope Chapel from 5:00-7:00 pm.
You should have received your giving statement. If you haven't received that, please let Tina Smith or Rachel Burrow know.
We are grateful for your continued giving. Remember when you give, a portion of your gift goes to missions. We have tried to make giving as easy as possible. There are at least four ways that you can give.
- There are offering boxes on each side of the sanctuary. Just drop your offering as you come in or when you are leaving.
- There is "text to give". Just text the word GIVE and the amount to (864) 300-0368 and follow the steps.
- There is online giving. Just go to our web page and follow the steps.
- You can use bill pay through your bank .
Of course you can always just drop it in the mail. Again thank you for your continued generosity. We are very grateful!
Hope Chapel Membership Class
Sign up by the Welcome Table for the Cornhole Tournament! We will also have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for Cornhole, Pumpkin Carving, and Chili!
Life Group Fall Classes
The Elders are excited to offer from October 6th until November 17th on Wednesday nights a variety of classes and topics! Beginning at 6:00 pm we will be catering dinner for all families to come, fellowship, eat, and build relationships while enjoying dinner together in the Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall. From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm we will host the classes while children will be able to go to gym under supervision and play. Each week the menu will be posted in advance so that any allergies can be planned for ahead of time too!
We do need to have everyone sign up for the class they would like to attend so the teachers can adequately prepare. Please choose from the options below. Spouses are welcome to choose a different class. For example, if the husband wants to attend one and the wife wants to attend another feel free to do that and then share thoughts and notes together.
Copy and paste the link below into your browser to sign up!