Saturday, November 4 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, November 5 Noon-4 PM
Hope Presbyterian Church
2211 West Wabash Avenue
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.
Pastor Chuck Goodman - Contact me via eMail
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GROUNDS OF GRACE in Jacksonville is our 5th Saturday Mission project this month.
Emily from Grounds of Grace spoke in church about the work they are doing to combat human trafficking in central Illinois. Our 5th Saturday project for September will be helping at their donation site in Jacksonville. The work will include sorting clothing; washing dishes; cleaning
The work will include sorting clothing; washing dishes; cleaning furniture, and assembling toiletry kits. All are welcome to help. Because we will be going to Jacksonville, carpooling will be available. We will meet at the church and leave around 8:45 am so we can arrive there at 9:30 am. A
Because we will be going to Jacksonville, carpooling will be available. We will meet at the church and leave around 8:45 am so we can arrive there at 9:30 am. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway.
This event is open to the whole community, so come join the fun, have a meal, bring a friend... or three. Don't let the stage be empty - dust off the old guitar, pull out the poetry, practice your card tricks, or just relax and enjoy the entertainment in the Café Hope setting.
All donations will benefit "The Outlet", a mentoring program that provides young fatherless men a way to plug into something positive by providing them social interaction and recreation, helping them learn about their faith, and building them up as men of character.
It is the responsibility of this team to maintain the building and grounds. To do this takes a lot of volunteer coordination between the Building and Grounds (B & G) Team, church administrator and staff, and the congregation.
The Building and Grounds Team meets bi-monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00 pm (December and summer months may be excluded). Team members should be able to work together to find solutions to a variety of issues ranging from heating to roofing, electrical, and plumbing repairs, as well as the outdoor maintenance of the grounds, and also with due consideration of the need for upkeep of the overall appearance. It is a plus for B & G Team members to be willing to volunteer labor on occasion to help save on costs.
It takes significant funds and volunteer teamwork to maintain our building and grounds. Maintaining our house of worship is part of the mission of Hope Presbyterian Church.
Among the duties of B & G are:
- Determining the scope of work to be done and whether or not the team feels the work can be performed by qualified church members or whether it should be posted for bids and contracted out to a qualified contractor.
- Contracting vendors in coordination with the church administrator.
- Obtaining bids and making recommendations on projects ranging from electrical wiring, to new roofs to new furnaces to building lighting replacement.
- Obtaining bids and making recommendations for such services as cleaning, lawn care, and snow removal.
- Yearly inspection of building and grounds, reviewing findings and making recommendations on the annual B and G Team Budget.
- Long range planning for maintenance and improvement of the building and grounds.
Some of the past year's activities include:
- Completing the remodeling of the Nursery Room sink - new countertop raised position to facilitate the SIU Art Express Alzheimer Group Program
- Coordinating the installation of electromagnetic door hold-opens on five fire doors to comply with building fire safety code
- Obtaining bids and coordinating the installation of a new, more efficient heat and air conditioning system for the Library area
- Negotiating with Alderman Joe McMenamin and the Springfield Public Works Department for their consideration of the need for repair of the Wabash Street fence and an adjacent sidewalk/sewer repair issue
- Holding discussion of larger and longer-term building repairs and improvements and the possibility of a capital fundraising campaign
- Coordinating all church work days on June 11th and October 22nd for cleaning and repairs inside and out including preparations for the Hope for the Holidays Art Fair
- Coordinating repair of the east parking lot drainage ditch to include dredging and rock lining for mosquito abatement
- Coordinating a fund drive to purchase and install a mini-split air conditioning unit for the kitchen
The Building and Grounds Team is committed to servicing the building/grounds of our building for congregational use as well as the community use of our building and grounds.