A Message for You

Prayer is a Relationship by PASTOR SCOTT SWIX Hope Community Church “Oh, God, please HELP with ____.” (Fill in the blank here—job, wife, husband, health, school, kids, mortgage, loved one, fear of flying, etc.) That’s a very popular prayer indeed, and has been for thousands of years. It’s often combined with “if you do, I […]

A Message for You

Loving Words by PASTOR SCOTT SWIX Hope Community Church A couple of years ago there was a wonderful animated movie called “Up” in which a house is carried away by thousands of helium balloons to take the old man and the young scout on an adventure. No one balloon could do it, but put enough […]

CPR-First Aid seminar to be held at Hope Community Church

Accidents and cardiac emergencies happen all too often, and being prepared for them saves lives. Hope Community Church is welcoming back instructor Tim O’Connor for a third annual CPR-First Aid class on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “This popular class provides the first-response skills we need at work, in the home […]

A Message for You

The End is Near! Or Isn’t! by PASTOR SCOTT SWIX Hope Community Church, Rockford The year 2012 is here! The world did not end in 2011 as some predicted. Though others are convinced the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus, Biblical prophecy and other signs assure us that this year is the last year. Well, perhaps. But I’d […]

‘Blue Christmas’ worship to help heal heavy hearts

When our hearts are heavy, hearing Christmas songs that describes “the most wonderful time of the year” rings a bit hollow. Instead we might feel we are living the lyrics of the 1957 hit “Blue Christmas” when Elvis Presley sings, “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you. I’ll be so blue just thinking about you.” […]