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Out Fishing

Dear friends, In a book entitled, Our Daily Bread, Philip Parham tells the story of a rich and successful businessman who became very confused one day when he found a man sitting lazily on...

Ministering to Our Community And Beyond

Dear friends, I recently preached a sermon that reminded us of our responsibility to minister in our own community and, in particular, reflected on ways we as a church might respond to the needs...

Such a Joy and Pleasure

Dear friends, It was such a joy and pleasure to be at Hope Valley on Sunday for our combined worship service with Valle de Esperanza Iglesia Bautista. I sensed a warm spirit in the...

What Kind of Sermon Are You Walking?

Dear friends, There is a story told about a day in 1953 when a large crowd of reporters and city officials had gathered at a Chicago railroad station to greet the 1952 Nobel Peace...

Blessing of the Students

Dear friends, This Sunday, we will again participate in the Blessing of the Students. During the service, we will have a time when we invite our children, youth, and college students to stand at...

Thank You

Dear friends, As many of us are still recovering from Vacation Bible School, I can’t help but reflect with great satisfaction on the ways I saw God at work. Each year during VBS, we...

Random Thoughts from a Scattered Mind

Dear friends, Though many are traveling and enjoying a change of pace during summer months, it remains a busy time in the church. As a result, it is time for another exciting edition of...

Summer is a busy time…

Dear friends, Summer is always a very busy time in the life of Hope Valley Baptist Church. Vacation Bible School is approaching rapidly, and it promises to be another amazing week of helping children...

Listening for the Soul: Christian Caregiving

Dear friends, Most of us have seen friends or loved ones encounter times of grief, sickness, or difficulty. We want to respond with love, compassion, and assistance, but we often feel overwhelmed. We want...