Welcome to the Hoopeston Church of God!
And when we say welcome, we mean it! Everyone is welcome at our church, no matter where you might be in your life journey.
You’re already a full member.
There is no formal membership. Why not? At our church, belonging to Christ makes you a member:
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. -- Matthew 11:28-30, NIV
Even if you’re not ready to take that step, you’re free to come see what it’s all about and learn at your own pace.
Come as you are.
There’s also no official dress code. We welcome you to dress casually. And don’t worry, you won’t be alone!
Don’t take our word for it:
If a man enters your church wearing an expensive suit, and a street person wearing rags comes in right after him, and you say to the man in the suit, “Sit here, sir; this is the best seat in the house!” and either ignore the street person or say, “Better sit here in the back row,” haven’t you segregated God’s children and proved that you are judges who can’t be trusted? -- James 2:2-4, MSG
Your questions, answered.
We have a great mix of experienced Christians, new Christians, and the “just curious”, young and old, worshiping side by side. We’re building relationships all the time. That means no matter where you’d put yourself on the spectrum, you’re not on an island. So go ahead, feel free to ask whatever you want to know. There are others with the same questions, and Pastor David and Pastor Dan would be happy to help you find those answers.
You veterans know the One who started it all; and you newcomers -- such vitality and strength! God’s word is so steady in you. Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a victory over the Evil One. -- 1 John 2:14, MSG