All HOPE-related, in-person events are cancelled or postponed until further notice
Please remember these two things as we journey through this difficult time together:
The church is not the building, the church is the people.
Although we cannot gather together, in-person, as a community, we must still seek to fulfill our primary reason for being: relationship. Even at physical distance we can maintain our relationships of loving God, loving neighbor and loving self. We will, however, have to be more intentional about instigating those relationships and those interactions. Our Community Life team is developing ways for us to remain intentionally connected and those will be communicated in the coming days. In the meantime, though, reach out to those who you would normally greet - even if it is just an email or text, check-in with your literal neighbors, make time and space in your daily lives for prayer and meditation, and be attentive to your needs without feeling selfish or guilty.
Make REAL the Kin_dom of God.
This era of anxiety, stress, and emotional isolation is an essential time to keep living into the vision of God's reign of peace, joy, love, justice, and hope. Lower on this page are two opportunities for this under the "How you can help" section, but we encourage you to find other ways, too! Love others and yourself. Care for your neighbors and yourself. Find joy. Share resources. Seek justice. Share peace.
If you would like more information on why social distancing is a necessary response to this pandemic please refer to this article from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: What is Social Distancing
Below you will find information about HOPE's Response
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