Category: From Pastor Bill

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...

“Go for it, Pop.”

Dear friends, This past Sunday, as I examined Jesus’ two appearances to the disciples as recorded in John 20:19-31, I noted that Jesus told the disciples, “Peace be with you! As the Father has...

Hear It Again … For The First Time

Dear friends, Some years ago, the makers of Corn Flakes began an advertising campaign to re-introduce its cereal to the American public. There were several commercials, each showing a person sitting alone in a...

Operation Inasmuch

Dear friends, This is an incredibly busy season at HVBC, but even as we approach Holy Week and Easter, I encourage you to make plans now to join us for our annual Operation Inasmuch...

Spring is Sneaking In

Like many of you, I am growing weary of snow and ice. The weather has certainly wreaked havoc with our church schedule and plans, and I always hate to make decisions about canceling or...

Collecting Dust

Dear friends, Beth Felker Jones, a professor at Wheaton College, tells of the time her 6th grade teacher announced that they were going to begin a secret experiment. The kids all perked up and...

Please Join Us

I am excited to let you know that Marc and Kim Wyatt will be speaking during Prayer Meeting on Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m. Marc and Kim are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionaries who...