Welcome to Hope Talk
I love the name of our church. Hope Chapel. We need to remember that our God is called the “God of Hope” in Romans 15:13, Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Let those words soak in your soul. So our God is hope and we are to abound in hope as His children. We are to abound in hope because our God Who has made us His children take on aspects of His character, view, and thought. We are not talking about “hope so” stuff in which we want certain things to happen, certain things to occur. A better understanding is assurance, we have the assurance in God that He has loved us before creating us, and given us a new name, and many other things listed in Ephesians 1:3-14: We are chosen, predestined, accepted, redeemed, enlightened, obtained inheritance, sealed, secured in Christ! Now take some time to understand all of those. Our hope is not in this world, nation, family, or friends. It is in Jesus Christ Who alone rules the universe and calls all things unto Himself. AND we can give hope to others in the Name of Jesus as we share with them the beauty of His will, word, and way in our lives. Eternity is simply a display of His love for us. We will live with Him without any hope as we will enjoy faith becoming sight, hope becoming reality, and continuous love abiding in our hearts forever. These are things to remember every day we look at the things on earth. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
We will celebrate more members to Hope this Sunday with the Woods and Mills joining. An update on our Endeavor (relocation) as we are waiting on God to ensure a buyer so we can honor Him with our hearts and lives. Pray that God will bring an assured and ample buyer soon so we can move forward. Thanks.
January to Date:
YTD Totals (December 2020)
Men's and Women's Prayer Meeting
The next Saturday morning prayer meeting is Saturday, February 6th at 8:30 am. We will meet at the church for a time of prayer. Until further notice because of Covid we will not be meeting at Bojangles.
January 17th- Party with the Pastor from 12:30-2:00
January 17th- Christmas Decorations After Morning Service Take Down- Any help would be greatly appreciated!
January 22nd- Middle School All Nighter at Big Air Trampoline Park
Note: Be on the lookout for Giving Statements for 2020 in the next few weeks. We will be getting these to you as soon as possible.
Middle and High School Youth this Sunday, January 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm.
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!
Note: Be on the lookout for giving statements for the past year in the next few weeks. We will be getting these to you as soon as possible.
We are excited to bring before the church the following individuals who would like to be considered for membership:
Bobby and Robin Wood
Gabriel and Youleen Rodriguez
Keith and Tammy Mills
Big Air Trampoline All Nighter
January 17th- After Service
January 17th- We will be taking down the Christmas decorations on January 17th after the service. Any help will be appreciated. As many hands as can help will make it go much faster. Thank you!