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Church History
A brief history of Wesley Church of Hope and the United Methodist Church.
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Methodist Traditions
The Christian calendar and Holy holidays marking the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.
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The Bible
Both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible serve as sources of primary guidance for our faith.
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Sacraments
The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments – baptism and communion.
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Starting Points
When you need encouragement and refreshment for your soul, turn to these Scriptures and topics.
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Your Personal Spiritual Gifts
While all of life is a gift from God, these twenty gifts are lifted up within Scripture as the gifts of the Spirit, given specifically for the upbuilding of the body of Christ.
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Discipleship
Discipleship involves a ministry of outreaching love and witness to others concerning Christ and God’s grace.
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Welcome to the Fellowship
About Lesson

Lent and Easter

Hope and new life

Easter is all about new life. The story of Easter recounts how, when the world was lost in darkness and doubt, God intervened to do something new. Lent, the period leading up to Easter, invites us to consider the ways we are lost and to reflect on how we are participating in bringing new life into the world.

We hope this season offers light and hope to you. We believe that by opening ourselves to God’s love, we can find love, faith and joy. 


Advent Candles
Advent and Christmas 

The word “advent” derives from the Latin “adventus”, meaning “coming.”  Advent is a period of preparation for both “advents”–or arrivals–of Jesus.  One of the ways we reflect on Advent in communal worship is by utilizing an Advent wreath–a simple wreath surrounding four exterior candles and one central candle. The four exterior candles represent the hallmarks of a renewed creation: joy, hope, peace and love. The central candle represents the presence of Christ. Each Sunday, one more of the exterior candles is lit. Finally, the Christ candle is lit as a reminder of Christ’s ongoing presence. 


 

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