CELEBRATION OF HOPE
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” - Philippians 2:4
What Can We Do?
We can give time learning at our services.
- We can give of our resources to make a difference. We can invite others with us to make a difference.
"Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him." - Psalm 62:5
"In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe." - I Timothy 4:10
WHAT IS HOPE?
Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
Celebration of Hope is expecting that the hope we have in our living God will be shared to bring his kingdom come, where wrong will be made right. We celebrate that we can be a part of that hope. The love and grace that Jesus gave, we share and are motivated to be a difference in this world.
WORK IN COMMUNITY
Willow Chicago has many parts but One Body. Willow Chicago is about community; being vulnerable, being brave and showing up showing up.
"…so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belong to one another." - Romans 12:5
"…there is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called." - Ephesians 4:4
LOVE. ACT. SHARE.
We aim to Love Everyone, Always and execute the tasks of love to the ends of the Earth.
"…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the Earth." - Acts 1:8
"In His name the nations will put their hope." - Matthew 12:21
Make a difference. Act. Give of your time and resources. Loves is the fuel for action
"And now these three remain: faith hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - I Corinthians 13:13
THE GREATEST GOD STORY IS THE DEPTH OF HIS LOVE
"God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son. " - John 3:16
"A new command I give you, love one another as I have loved you. So you must love one another." - John 13:34-35
"Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples." - Psalm 96:3
We desire to be a community that encourages each other by sharing stories of what God’s message of Hope has done in our lives. It could be as small as bringing friendships across your path or as large as a total life transformation.
All stories are meaningful. What is your God story? What has He done as you lived in His love and hope?