Updated: Feb 14
Happy 100th blog post!!
In honor of this bloggiversary milestone,
here are 100 random thoughts from the Hope Church staff:
Jesus loves you
Our grass is maintained by a volunteer
Laurie loves cats
The bible is a true story
We love Christmas, but preparing for services brings a lot of stress
We think about you ALL THE TIME
Please don't get mad or offended if we don't always answer our phones
Beauty and art were God's idea first!
We try to eat healthily - you make it hard! :)
Sunday morning is one hour - what are you doing with the rest?
You don't have to have a reason for a bounce house (or a bingo night)
We "major on the majors"
Spiritual disciplines aren't easy for us either
God loves us too
We don't work on Fridays... except when it's Christmas Eve, like this year 🎄
Don't get your theology from music…look in your bible!
The average person attends church twice a month
MOPS - is not for only moms of a preschooler but moms that have children 6 & under
Hope Wednesday is fun!
Staff loves homemade cookies (see #9)
Deanna loves anything creepy crawly
We need volunteers for Christmas
Matt keeps M&M’s in his office for Laurie for an emergency
We have feelings
Shelby is the glue that holds the office together
Mark can juggle
We love what we do
Invite your friend to church
We actually do work more than 1 day a week
Dave Clarke yells at staff
Laurie’s dream is to have a little potty for the littles
We depend on you sharing our online content
No, Laurie does not like cats
It takes a lot more than you think to pull off a Sunday
Laurie has a huge nametag ball with kid's discarded nametags
We miss you when you aren't here
A lot happens behind the scenes - we work full-time
We need your prayers
Working at a church sounds great, but it's actually kind of messy sometimes (see 38)
Our spouses do a lot behind the scenes (and sometimes on the scene) to support us & the church
Vacation Bible School is the “funnest” week of the year.
We want you to be in our Facebook Groups
Our team is on mission & we think about how to reach more people all the time
We try to take a Sabbath day, but it ain't on Sunday
Even though you didn't see us on-site while we were shut down during COVID, we were working very hard to creatively stay connected & stay on top of things as they developed. Many prayers were prayed, many tears were shed, many plans were made and many attempts were made to keep serving the church.
“Give thanks in all circumstances.”