As a church of the welcoming God, our congregation, centered on the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, is committed to removing all barriers which might prevent us from fulfilling our mission as a loving community.
To that end, we continually weigh ourselves against God's welcoming standards, and strive to welcome all - including, but not limited to - people of every race, nationality, age, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, economic or social status, sexual orientation, and mental or physical ability.
MARCH 5- APRIL 20- This year, People of Hope will be participating in, "The Kingdom Experiment," a communal practice during the weeks of Lent. We'll be exploring questions of life and faith together with a week-by-week study of Jesus' lessons in abundant happiness, called the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are meant to be lived, and they are meant to be shared.
The plan is pretty simple. Every week we'll study one of 1 of the 8 beatitudes. Join in at home and at church. Each week, 3-4 "experiments" will be presented to you. Commit to participating in at least one and share your experience with family and friends, journal or share on social media. There is a special social media component to this experiment if you choose to participate in that way (like us on Facebook!). Look for your experiment guide in the next few weeks!
Follow along with daily prayer tweets (to receive them as a text message on your phone, text "follow@pohchurch" to 40404).
MARCH 5-15: Blessed are the poor in spirit.
MARCH 16-22: Blessed are the meek.
MARCH 23-29: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst.
MARCH 30-APRIL 5: Blessed are the merciful.
APRIL 6-12: Blessed are the peacemakers.
THE MONTH OF MARCH- We'll join with people of goodwill all over the state of Minnesota for the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign, a grassroots food and fund drive that seeks to provide for neighbors in need every March. Each year, we pick an item to increase the stock at Channel One- we've gathered mac and cheese, peanut butter, and this year- TUNA! We're aiming to raise tuna, a TON of it! Keep your eyes out for a collection point at POH!