Happy Birthday, Hope Community Church!
by Vickie Anderson on June 8th, 2022
Merriam Webster defines birthday as 1a: the day of a person's birth    b: a day of origin 2: an anniversary of a birthBefore birth, comes a time of preparation.  All living creatures that give birth have a time of pregnancy first.  When a child is expected, there is a time of pregnancy as well as preparation; buying clothes, furniture, diapers, food and announcing the expected birth.  We raise cat...  Read More
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What We Seek
by Vickie Anderson on May 6th, 2022
Written by Pastor Carlyn Cole Stepping aside as Associate Pastor at Hope Community Church is an opportunity for me to explore other interests and to determine what God might be wanting me to consider.  As with any change, a myriad of emotions might rise to the surface.  I was reminded of what our posture toward the future ought to be in my reading through the book of Hebre...  Read More
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Lessons Learned from "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom
by Vickie Anderson on April 2nd, 2022
The Christians Classics book club read “The Hiding Place” in December.  It was unanimously a “two thumbs up” book. The lives of the Ten Booms have impacted my life and I have been in awe of their humble example of Christian living.  Here are 10 things I learned from the book:1.  God used ordinary people in the Bible to do great things and he still uses ordinary people to do great things.  The Hidi...  Read More
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How to Have the Happiest St. Patrick's Life Starting Today
by Kelly Mahoney on March 16th, 2022
When you consider St. Patrick's Day, a great deal of what is celebrated is more in keeping with the myths, than the actual man who's life we celebrate.  Here's Kelly Mahoney, a 50% Irish pastor, sharing some fun insights on "How to Have the Happiest St. Patrick's Life" that is in keeping with the man behind the myth, Maewyn Succat.  If you're up for a good read, don't take my word for it, read St....  Read More
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Joy in the Midst of Winter
by Caitlyn Jorgenson on January 28th, 2022
Minnesotans are well acquainted with long, cold winters, and I’m told there are those who love them. For those of us who don’t, it can feel like a struggle to see the coming light of spring. I sometimes live like I’m simply burning up time until winter is over. How often am I warm and cozy inside my home, but numbing myself with my social media use, or by fixating on planning more fun?  Read More
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Solid Food
by Vickie Anderson on December 30th, 2021
(Solid Food by Pastor Carlyn) This new year might be a good time to stop drinking only milk and move on to solid food.  Read More
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Sweet Advent Memories
by Kelly Mahoney on December 1st, 2021
Spending time doing devotions and praying together as a family is a sweet idea that I would highly recommend for every night of the year. Advent is an even sweeter time to take your family devotions to the next level by adding the atmosphere of candlelight and a sweet treat. If this is not your current practice, THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO START. . .   Read More