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Showing posts from June, 2016

Note from the Pastor, June 26, 2016

Thank you for extending a call to me thirteen years ago. After fifteen wonderful years at Jubilee Fellowship in St. Catharines, Marja and I were ready for an exciting new challenge. You invited us for a date and followed it up with a Letter of Call. That was a wonderful leap of faith on your part

Hopeful Story, June 19, 2016

Every year we celebrate a “Stand Up Sunday” at Hope Fellowship. The name comes from the old hymn “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” and that’s exactly what happens. Men, women and children stand up and declare their faith in Jesus.

Note from the Pastor, June 12, 2016

Thirteen years ago Stan challenged me to write a personal vision statement for my ministry at Hope Fellowship Church. I have shared it at every Introducing Hope Fellowship Seminar. It included this now familiar sentence: “Hope Fellowship is the hope of a multi-racial, multi-national, multi-generational, multi-ability multitude worshiping the Triune God without restraint in all of their lives as if they were already standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.”

Hopeful Story, June 5, 2016

"But this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in Him." John 9:3. We heard this verse when Kevin Makins preached a few weeks ago.
  My first thought was of when our daughter Amy was born. She was born with gastroschisis, and many of you have heard some of our story with her. We see the works of God displayed in Amy’s life everyday, but some days we are more reminded than others.

Note from the Pastor, May 29, 2016

A History of Hope Fellowship, Chapter 7: The Transition Years

  Today, Hope Fellowship finds itself in the Transition Years, the years of change.
  The good changes included the launch of two great ministries. Our first ever Vacation Bible School in July, 2015 was a rousing success for one hundred kids who were inspired to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power. One year later, the registration is already full for our next VBS. That’s the power of positive reviews shared through word of mouth advertising and Facebook!