Sundays at HopeGateWay
9 am • Worship Celebration
10 am • Coffee and conversation
10:15 am • HopeGateWay Kids
11 am • Worship Celebration
Sundays at 10:15 am • Rooms 3 & 4
All kids, grades K-5, are invited for engaging, multi-sensory explorations of the Bible and concepts of faith through storytelling, art, and creative activities. HGW Kids meets in rooms 3 & 4 in the back hallway, between our two worship gatherings. Invite your friends!
Holy Thursday Potluck Dinner & Worship
Thursday, April 18 • 5:30 pm • Trinity Episcopal
We’ll join with our neighbors to remember the Last Supper. Bring a main dish, side dish, or salad to share (if you can – or just come). The meal will include simple worship and Communion. Trinity Episcopal Church is at 580 Forest Avenue.
Good Friday Mid-Day Worship
Friday, April 19 • 12:30 pm • Woodfords Congregational Church
Take a mid-day break and join in an ecumenical Good Friday gathering recalling Jesus’ crucifixion.
Woodfords Congregational Church is at 202 Woodford Street.
Good Friday Evening Tenebrae Worship
Friday, April 19 • 6:30 pm • HopeGateWay
On Good Friday evening, we’ll gather for quiet, prayerful, candlelight worship, called the Tenebrae Service (Tenebrae means “shadows”) recalling Jesus’ crucifixion.
Preparing for Easter Worship
Saturday, April 20 • 9 am – 12 noon
This Saturday morning, we'll transform our worship space from Holy Week to Easter, adding color and flowers and butterflies! Please join us if you can! Sign up on the clipboard.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20 • 10 am – 12 noon • Trinity Church
Our friends at Trinity Episcopal Church (580 Forest Avenue) invite all kids to this fun event: Easter bag decorating, a toddler area for those 3 and younger, and snacks of popcorn and fruit. Eggs are candy-free / allergy friendly.
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 20 • 7 pm • St. Luke's Episcopal
All are invited to a community celebration on the eve of Easter at St. Luke’s Episcopal Cathedral (143 State Street) — a service with all the smells and bells, rich with liturgy and tradition.
Sunday, April 21 • 9 am & 11 am • HopeGateWay
Easter means new life! New hope! New joy!
Make sure you’re with us for this beautiful, inspiring celebration of resurrection hope! Invite a friend to join you!
Volunteers Wanted: Sacred Heart Food Pantry
Have some time on Tuesday mornings? Can you lift 30-35 pounds? The pantry on Sherman Street helps more than 100 families per week. For more information please Call Tom at 712-5052.
Rainbow Ball Service Project
Haddie Tennenhouse and Hayli Hu Kinney are collecting clothing and cash donations for the Rainbow Prom, an inclusive dance for LGBTQ Maine teens. They’re accepting donations of gently used formal wear and casual clothes, as well as new socks and underwear for teens of all genders and sizes. Cash donations to purchase clothes are also appreciated! Donations may be brought to HopeGateWay on Sundays and placed in the labeled collection bin.
Centering Prayer Group
Tuesdays • 12:00 – 12:50 pm • Hope.Gate.Way
Jonathan Wright-Gray leads a Tuesday mid-day Centering Prayer group. All are welcome to join in the contemplative silence and reflection on a sacred text, listening for God's word for our lives.
GPS: Grow through Prayer & Scripture
Are you seeking a new spiritual practice or wanting to commit to a daily quiet time of meditation and perhaps journaling? We send out a daily email with a prayer, reflection, or Scripture reading — something to ponder and reflect on. If you don’t already receive it, subscribe now at www.hopegateway.com, through our Facebook page, or here: subscribe now.
Thursdays • 10:15-11:30 am • 75 State Street
Don Rudalevige leads this weekly study at 75 State Street, a retirement community. All are welcome.
GPFP Volunteer Training 2.0
Saturday, May 4 * 9:30am - noon * HopeGateWay
Trained GPFP Volunteers are invited for a next level training. The GPFP Staff will provide information about the basics of housing, financial assistance programs, and the asylum process. We will also reexamine and look deeper into the concepts of hospitality and volunteer roles. Registration required. https://forms.gle/wgrvUMZBQh1cLnSn8
Grab a CLYNK Bag and Support HopeGateWay!
Support the ministry and mission of HopeGateWay in a super easy way! Just pick up one of our Clynk bags in our lobby, fill it with returnable bottles and cans, and return it to Hannaford. If you have a personal Clynk account, you can also donate your balance to HGW! Your gift through the Clynk fundraiser helps us to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God!