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August 1, 2021: Current Sermon Series: Troublemakers
Sometimes, small acts of courage have big consequences – especially when that courage impels us to change the status quo so that earth can be more like heaven. In this sermon series, we're going to examine how some of the "minor characters" of the Bible made trouble and made a difference. Like these biblical figures, each of us may be called by God sometimes to stir up what the late Senator John Lewis called "good trouble."
HopeGateWay Antiracism Imperative newsletter
Read the latest Antiracism Imperative Newsletter: Issue #17: July 8, 2021
Would you like to contribute to ARI news? Email us! We're interested in your reflections on your individual journey and questions you're grappling with, as well as books / podcasts / documentaries / ideas which have challenged your thinking.
Race & Justice Film Discussion group
Tuesday, August 3rd: 7-8pm EST on Zoom
On August 3rd, we'll be discussing The Neutral Ground, a PBS documentary: The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America. n this image provided by PBS, director CJ Hunt appears in a scene from "The Neutral Ground." The feature-length documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021, as part of its Juneteenth programming. (PBS via AP)
Outdoors at Woodfords
Wednesday, August 11th at 6pm
Join us for a midweek outdoor worship experience on the lawn at our sister church, Woodfords Congregational. We will gather for a brief time of worship with lots of music. Bring a lawn chair and your own communion if that makes you more comfortable, but we will have a safe way of sharing bread and juice for everyone. We hope you will take this opportunity to connect with others who you haven't been able to see over the past year or so. Woodfords Congregational Church is located at 202 Woodford Street.
HGW Kids is on Summer Break and will Resume in the Fall
We are so grateful for to be able to partner with several of our Family Promise graduate families. Your compassion and community support is a blessing during this time of uncertainty. We continue to provide basics such as bus passes, help with groceries and Portland trash bags. The families have been very appreciative of your contributions and caring. So we are not only appreciative to all of you who have donated, but we also appreciate these graduate families who are willing to allow us to partner with them in the midst of this uncertain time. Monetary donations to be used in support of all of our Family Promise graduate families may be sent to HopeGateWay at 509 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101. Thank you for your continuing love and care for all in our community! Please contact Shantia or Cassie with any questions or offers of assistance.
Gateways Daily Reflection
Each morning, we send out a prayer, reflection, or Scripture reading, along with a daily question to ponder. Consider trying this as a new spiritual practice. We'd love to add you to our list! Subscribe here.
Sing along with the HopeGateWay Virtual Choir
Do you ever have worship songs going through your mind long after worship? You can now sing along at home any day of the week! Kelly and the HopeGateWay Acapella Virtual Choir creates a new song recording for worship every week. So our library of songs is growing! You can listen at this link.
Facebook Livestream and on-demand video
Worship services are live-streamed in and recorded on Facebook. So if you miss worship or just prefer an earlier or later time, you can always join us! facebook.com/hopegateway
Thank you for your generosity!
Some have asked how to send a donation to HopeGateWay during this time of virtual worship. You may give through our website or send a check to 509 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101. Thank you so much for your generous support of HopeGateWay's ministry and programs as we navigate through this time apart, together.
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 the green tote 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!