Sundays at HopeGateWay
9 am • Worship Celebration
10 am • Coffee and conversation
10:15 am • HopeGateWay Kids
11 am • Worship Celebration
The only thing constant is change! These words are attributed to Greek philosopher Heraclitus. While his words certainly ring with truth, it’s also true that change often evokes anxiety and fear. With faith as our compass, though, trusting in God’s guidance and wisdom, we can face life’s transitions courageously, with hope and confidence in the future. During this series, we’ll explore what it means to lean into our faith as we anticipate change within our own lives, change within the HGW community, and change within our denomination and within our world. Join us next week as this series continues!
Small Group Leaders Workshop
Friday, June 21st • 5:30-8:30pm • HopeGateWay
With an innovative church structure on the horizon, it's more important than ever that we equip and support our community to lead. Have you ever wished to build deeper connections with your HopeGateWay siblings? Have you wanted to lead a small group, or have you led a group before but want to build up your skills? Join us for an evening of food, learning, and hands-on practice, facilitated by our Discipleship Team leader, Hayli Hu Kinney. Questions?
Summer Camping Opportunities at Camp Mechuwana!
Our United Methodist Camp in Winthrop offers outstanding camping opportunities - creative arts, sports, swimming, boating — and always a chance to make new friends and encounter God in nature! Now is the time to begin registering. Talk with Allen or Sara if scholarship assistance would be helpful. Learn more at www.mechuwana.org.
World Refugee Day 2019
Saturday, June 22 • 1 – 5 pm • Westbrook Middle School
Celebrate the diversity and culture that exist in our state! Join your neighbors for a community event amplifying youth voices and featuring international food, music, activities & conversation! This event is free - presented by the Southern Maine Immigrant Communities. Westbrook Middle School is located at 471 Stroudwater Street in Westbrook. For more information, please contact: Ekhlas Ahmed: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Wednesdays • 9 - 10:30 am • Fort Allen Park on Munjoy Hill - gazebo (summer location)
Fred Brancato leads this weekly group of Tai Chi practice and group reflection. All are welcome.
Contact Fred with any questions about this group, or to be on a weekly reminder list.
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.
Drum Circle is on hiatus for summer and will resume in the fall.
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.
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!