1. How long have you been attending Hope Church and what is one thing you love about HopeChurch?
I have been attending Hope Church since June 2019. When my husband and I came here, we felt so welcome and loved. The people at Hope are kind and accepting. We also see a deep desire to learn more about God’s word which aligns with our hearts as well. We are so thankful that God brought us to Hope.
2. Why did you want to be on the women's leadership team?
A few months after joining Hope, I was invited to attend a meeting and later join the team. After praying about it, I felt like it was the right thing to do.
3. What has been one of your favorite ladies ministry event and why?
I have enjoyed all our ministry events, but I truly grew and learned so much at the virtual Revive our Hearts Conference in the fall of 2019. The lessons regarding pride especially stood out to me and have changed my thinking.
4. What is something you feel like God has been teaching you?
God has been teaching me to seek Him first. He has been working on me to let go of fighting to make the world what I want it to be or think it should be. Instead He has directed my heart and thoughts to loving Him and loving others to be able to share Christ with others better.
5. Anything else you want to share about yourself? Something unique or interesting, or perhapssomething you like to do for fun?
A little about me that most people do not know is I love Legos. One of my presents last year was a subscription to a Lego club where they send me Lego sets, I build them and then take them apart and send them back. My kids like to laugh at me since I am mid-forties woman who asks for Legos for Christmas and birthdays .
We had a wonderful Saturday morning at Gift of 5's last week complete with a delicious breakfast buffet, good conversation, a thoughtful devotional, and a fun gift exchange! Charlotte challenged us to not miss Jesus this Christmas and to invite him in. She pointed us to the innkeeper. A character created by story and tradition, but never actually mentioned in the Bible. We all just assume there was an innkeeper. And though the innkeeper made room for Jesus in the stable, Charlotte wondered if years later when he learned that Jesus was the Son of God, if he didn't regret the opportunity to provide Mary and Joseph the best room in the inn. We are fortunate to know that Jesus came to die for our sins. That God sent His only Son to redeem a broken world, and every year at Christmas we are reminded to make room in our homes and lives for Jesus. Charlotte encouraged us to not get lost this Christmas in the stories and traditions, the shopping and lights, the cookies and to-do lists
Thank you to all the ladies who came out (and brought food) for our monthly Soup & Scripture event! For October, we had a "Socktober" theme (complete with roses made from socks as the centerpieces) to collect socks for the Hope for the Homeless ministry. Socks are often one of the most needed items and we so appreciate the ladies who brought and were able to donate 84 pairs of new socks to those in need this fall! If you missed out, Hope Kidz is also partnering with Hope for the Homeless this month and has a collection basket for new socks located outside of the Clubhouse/Garage that you can drop off a donation of socks any Sunday in October. Chuck & Patty Hasenstab attended and shared with us more information about their ministry - Hope for the Homeless. Chuck gave us some background as to how they got started, how they serve today, and ways for women at Hope Church to get involved. To learn more about the work they are doing for the homeless in downtown Cleveland,
Greetings Ladies of Hope and Merry Christmas! We are so excited to bring back the Gift of 5’s Christmas Breakfast to Hope Church! Next Saturday, December 11 th at 9am we will be meeting in the Garage at Hope Church for a Christmas breakfast, devotional, and gift exchange. Sign-up ONLINE today! For all the details check out the event page or watch the personal invitation from Liz Keefer below: Have questions? Stop by our table this Sunday in the café and sign-up in person. And for a taste of what to expect, check out the highlight video from 2019’s Gift of 5’s: We hope to see you there and encourage you to invite a friend! Ladies of Hope Leadership