Worshipping God and being together are two of the three most important reasons Hope Happens Here and has since our congregation began in 1966. From the beginning Hope happened through prayer and music, through encouraging each other, serving God actively and faithfully, following in the way of Jesus Christ, and leaning heavily upon God's Holy Spirit. We strive to be open minded, welcoming, and inclusive because that is what we feel God's presence is about among us. Hope Happens Here is not an empty slogan, but who God intends us to be inside and outside of this church building, which is the third important reason we exist: to be salt and light, and Hope wherever we go.
Peace and Grace to you.
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May 24 Hope Presbyterian welcomed Pentecost Sunday beginning with worship celebrating the Spirit with us in song, prayer and communion. We welcomed new members; Becky, Hannah and Mike Cantrall (Petersburg) and Barbara Ann Risse (Springfield). Traditionally, not only do we say "Happy Birthday" to Hope Presbyterian (49!) on Pentecost but we also honor our graduates on Pentecost Sunday and this year was no different! Congratulations to Nathan Piland graduating from University of Illinois, Chicago with a degree in engineering. Congratulations to Eric Heumann and Tyler Rasing, our high school graduates! No celebration is without cake and punch which the fellowship team provided during coffee/fellowship time after worship. There were numerous exchanges of well wishes, " Congratulations!" and "Welcome!" plus several rounds of picture taking!