For Hope Uniting, worship isn’t just about Sundays. We seek to be a community shaped by faith practices such as prayer, reading Scripture, offering hospitality and living generously. These practices are for every day, as we seek to be followers of Jesus.
On Sunday we gather together at 10am for about an hour and a half. We sing; we pray; we reflect on the life of Jesus and the stories of our faith; we share in coffee and food together. There are people of different ages, backgrounds, traditions and life-stages. We try to ensure that there are ways for everyone to participate in our service. On the first Sunday of each month we share Holy Communion together and then follow the service with a community barbecue.
We’re taking a break from our usual thematic approach, and following the lectionary through until Easter.
It’s a chance to travel with Jesus towards Jerusalem, towards the the cross. It’s a chance to travel with the wider church as we listen for the Word of God. It’s a chance to prepare ourselves for Easter and the scandal of God’s love.
What does it mean that we belong to a larger story than just our own?