Craft Night Recap

Thank you to all the ladies who joined us Tuesday night for our craft night and a big thanks to Casey for planning, preparing, and teaching the crafts.  Enjoy the pictures below -- if you weren't able to make it, we hope you'll join us next time!

Devo - Resting in Christ

Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  I woke up one morning to a child’s scream.  My husband who was already up, ran into the bedroom our two older girls share, in time to see my middle child, Lanie, vomit all over herself and bed.  My eldest daughter, Karis, who was right next to her in the bed went running grabbing all her possessions to avoid the mess, while Lanie was crying hysterically because she was all yucky.   This scene is not unfamiliar to many of you.  We all experience our kids being sick at times.   And I have a secret.  I must confess that sometimes I actually enjoyed my kids being sick.    I have three active girls.  And I imagine that perhaps like your child or children, they were always on the go.  Once they learn how to crawl, they are out exploring the surroundings and getting into things.  I sit down to cuddle with them and they give the 2 second superficial cuddle and off they go again, with a seemingl

Crafting with Casey - Bath Bombs

We wish you a very Happy Easter!! We hope you intentionally seek ways to celebrate the risen Savior this weekend.   Today, Casey shares how to make your own bath bombs. You could tuck these in an Easter basket, share them with a friend, or keep them for yourself! When added to a bath, the bath bomb fizzes and dissolves to add a relaxing scent, and to help soften and moisturize your skin.  Supplies Needed: - 1/2 cup baking soda - 1/4 cup corn starch - 1/4 cup citric acid - 1/4 cup Epsom salt - 4 tbsp. coconut oil - Optional - essential oil scent of your choice - Egg mold, silicone mold, or muffin tin We hope you'll join us in two weeks when we craft together on Tuesday, April 13th @ 7pm . Our theme is Hope Grows and we'll be completing two spring crafts. Sign-up on our church website ! Let us know in the comments if you watched the video and were able to make a bath bomb at home! 

Meet the Leadership Team - Kathy Hershey

  Meet Kathy Hershey 1. How long have you been attending Hope Church and what is one thing you love about Hope Church? I've been attending Hope for about 10 years and there's so much I love about Hope so it's hard to narrow it down to one thing! But at the top of my list for me are the spirit of worship and inspiring messages of our services. I come away every week filled with hope and challenged to grow in my faith. 2. Why did you want to be on the women's leadership team? Several years ago, I wanted to be able to serve at Hope in some way and I felt a call to serve on the women's ministry team. When I asked about it, I was told that they were just putting together a team to lead the ministry so it was perfect timing to join the team. Coincidence? I think not! I love how God guides us to serve in just the right time and place to help us grow and to fill a ministry need. His timing and plans are always best! 3. What has been one of your favorite ladies min

Preview of the April Crafts!

   Join us on Tuesday, April 13th at 7pm in the Garage at Hope Church for a Ladies Craft Night!   Click HERE  to register! Cost is $5 and all of the supplies will be provided to create a painted flower giftbag and a painted clipboard.  If you don't think you're crafty -- come anyway. It's a great way to meet and connect with other ladies and we'll provide the step-by-step directions to complete each craft. If you love crafting, there is lots of room to customize and make them your own.  The theme of the evening is HOPE GROWS to remind us that spring is coming and God's mercies are new every morning! Everyone who attends will make a painted clipboard and a painted flower gift bag - we hope you'll plan to join us.

Meet the Leadership Team - Liz Keefer

Meet Liz Keefer   Hi! My name is Elizabeth, mostly known as Liz.  I am called Lizzy by my family, but don't hear that too often now.  I grew up in upstate NY near the Utica, Syracuse area.  I am the oldest of 4 kids.  I attended Keuka College and earned a degree in Occupational Therapy.  I have been able to encounter all ages of people over my many years in healthcare.  I held a newborn baby that weighed four pounds in my left hand, the tiniest life is so precious, I will never forget that experience.  I have also worked women that were 112 and 109 years old! I met Kevin at Keuka College and we were married in the college Chapel after we had both graduated.  Our first home was close to his family in Jamestown, NY.  We moved to Ohio almost 18 years ago.  We have three kiddos - Jacob is 20, Owen is 17 and Grace is 14.  1. How long have you been attending Hope Church and what is one thing you love about Hope Church? We were attending a church that we loved however it was 20-25 minute

March Event Recap

Thank you to all the ladies who joined us for our Ladies of Hope March Event! For those that attended in person, we passed out card kits to take home and make homemade cards. Liz also shared more information about how you can support the card ministry. See our previous post for details about how to make the cards or obtain a kit. We sincerely hope that you enjoy making the cards and that you take the time to give them to someone in your life or donate them to the card ministry to bless others in the community. Ally Brennan then shared with us the lessons she has learned from the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week marked the one year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in Ohio and one year since the first time we closed church and moved into a season with many unknowns. Many of the lessons she shared have been hard to learn and were hard for her to share, but they remind us to check our hearts and encourage us to stay rooted in Christ.  Here are some of the lessons lear