Meet Your Family
MEET YOUR FAMILY
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1)
You are loved. You are accepted. You belong. You have been brought into God’s loving family. This is one of the most precious truths of the Christian faith. We have been brought into God’s family—we have a loving Father, caring sisters and brothers, a sacred family tree, and an eternal inheritance. This family connection is what glues us together as a church family and makes Hope Covenant Church a unique place.
Hope is our family. But we also have an extended family. We might not see them as often or be too familiar with them. But they are there. They are the Evangelical Covenant Churches in the United States and around the world. These like-minded congregations are committed to working together financially, spiritually, and intellectually to help people move closer to Christ and further in mission. And every once in a while we gather with our extended family, with other Covenant Churches, and spend some quality “family time” together.
Saturday, December 1st, was one of these times. Almost a dozen churches from all over Arizona came to fellowship and worship with us at Hope Covenant Church. It was a powerful time of good food, laughter, singing, communion and preaching. If you were unable to attend this event, don’t worry—we videotaped it! If you follow the link at the bottom of this page you can hear an amazing sermon by our Conference Superintendent, Efrem Smith, listen to church’s God stories, hear great worship and view pictures from our Celebration 2012 event. Check it out!