At Hope Park there is a sign that quotes Mark Twain: “What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work, I shouldn’t have done it.” We find a deep truth in Twain’s word­­s. Some of our best work is done because we are having fun while doing it. When we use our imagination to dream up something fantastic and then join together with others to make it happen, our work doesn’t feel like work…it feels like play. Play is the expectation of the possible. This Summer let’s explore, dream and imagine where God might be calling us. Let’s Play together!

 June 4
Matthew 7:24-29
Let’s Play…with Purpose
       June 11           
Acts 4:31-35
Let’s Play…Together
       June 18           
Matthew 7:7-12
Let’s Play…Hide and Seek
June 25   
Ecclesiastes 3:7b-8  
Let’s Play…House Rules


They say that every journey begins with a single step. That is certainly true, but we might also say that every story begins with just a few words.  The famous six word story often credited to Ernest Hemingway reads like this, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”  These few words can conjure up images and ideas to complete the story.  We might fill in the gaps ourselves, or we might be prompted to say, “Tell me more…”  During this series we will look at some popular short phrases of Scripture and explore what we find if we are curious enough to dig deeper.  We will also take time to look at our own stories.  How can we use just a few words to invite others to want to know more about our faith?

  July 9    
Mark 9:14-29
 Tell Me More: Lord I Believe, Help My Unbelief
   July 16     
Acts 8:26-40
Tell Me More:  What Prevents Me from Being Baptized?
      July 23        
     Matthew 16:13-20    
Tell Me More:  Who Do You Say I Am?