Sunday, 10 June 2018

Hopeful Story, June 10, 2018

  Vacation Bible School is in the air.  We certainly do anticipate a week of great fun, energy and action but most of all we PRAY for a week that unleashes a powerful and certain knowledge of the love that Jesus has for all of us. Our theme this year is SHIPWRECKED, Rescued by Jesus.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Hopeful Story, June 3, 2018

  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love babies.  Personal items - purse, phone, coat, keys, papers, etc. - have been know to go flying when someone offers me a chance to hold their precious baby!  One of my favourite duties as an elder is being allowed to introduce a newly baptized member to the congregation.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Hopeful Story, May 27, 2018

  In August 2003, Amanda moved to Courtice to start her first ever teaching job at Immanuel Christian School in Oshawa.  She was 22, sky, single and alone.  Amanda tried out various churches and eventually felt at home at Hope Fellowship. 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Hopeful Story May 20, 2017

Dear Friends of Hope Fellowship,
  Twenty years ago, we arrived in Oshawa, with 3 little children in tow.  We enjoyed a warm welcome at Zion and quickly became part of the church family.  From midnight hockey, to Coffee Break, Praise Team, and Cadets, we found a place where we felt a part of the community.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Hopeful Story, May 13, 2018

  Happy Mother's Day!  But perhaps you are looking at today with regret and brokenness.  Maybe you find yourself mourning that which you never had.  If so, here are some survival tips for you.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Hopeful Story, May 6, 2018

  Over the past few weeks, Vickie and I have been talking about more courageously following the promptings of the Hold Spirit.
  A few days ago, I had this feeling that I needed to leave the push bar on "open" in case someone needed access to the church...

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Hopeful Story, April 29, 2018

Schools of Hope
  I keep on my office wall a poster that outlines the difference between 'abundance thinking' and 'scarcity thinking'.  Scarcity thinking says there will never be enough. Abundance thinking, however, says that there will always be more. Abundance thinking is generous with others, whereas scarcity thinking hoards.  Scarcity thinking believes times are tough.  Abundance thinking believes the best is yet to come.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Hopeful Story, April 22, 2018

  Approximately nine years ago, I started attending Hope Fellowship Church. I met a few people, but mostly attended church service and quickly departed afterwards. I lived a busy life with work, cycling, family and many more activities. Two and half years ago, my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 metastatic ovarian cancer.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Hopeful Story, April 15, 2018

  When I woke up on Saturday, April 7, Gary asked me if he should be worried. My fuzzy brain couldn’t figure out why he would ask me that, and so he reminded me that I was going to learn how to “Kick the Boring Out of My Life” and he was worried that included him

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Hopeful Story, April 8, 2018

  And who is my neighbour? The teacher asked Jesus. (Luke 12:29) And with these words ringing in our ears, we are reminded to be a good neighbour.