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Pastor’s Corner: Nov 23, 2022

(as published in the Pioneer newspaper) Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe it is December already! This year has, as the old saying goes, “flown by!” The past couple of years have been, well, “unusual;” and that seems like the understatement…

A Call To Prayer, Psalm 127:1a

Pastor Chuck wants to share with you that Bishop Frank J. Beard and members of the Illinois Great Rivers Cabinet recently announced a reorganization of the conference districts, consolidating the number of districts within the conference to 5 effective July 1, 2023.  This change is a primary step toward ensuing the conference is optimally positioned…

Highland Hope UMC to Host Fall Kick-off Revival Services

Highland Hope United Methodist Church announces a special four-night series of revival services to be held Sunday, August 28 through Wednesday, August 31, 2022, featuring Pastor and Evangelist Matt Henson. The services will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night with light refreshments being served before and after the services. “Reverend Matt Henson is an energetic,…

Pastor’s Corner

As appeared in The Pioneer newspaper Aug 10, 2022 “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.” Proverbs 19:20 “Don’t let anyone look down on you…

1 Peter 3:15

Highland Hope’s 40 Days of Prayer Guide

July 19- Pray for Highland Hope’s Vacation Bible School July 20- Pray for the Lost July 21- Pray for Openness to the Holy Spirit July 22- Pray for the Persecuted Church July 23- Pray for Highland Hope’s Stephen Ministry Program July 24- Pray for Pastor Chuck July 25- Pray for Evangelist Matt Henson July 26-…

Pastor’s Corner – May 2022

[As appeared in The Pioneer newspaper in May 2022] “Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; the fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.” “When we asunder part, it gives us inward pain; but we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.” [“Blest Be the…

Pardon our remodeling!

Please excuse us while we overhaul our website. Things may not look right, work right, or just plain be broken for just a bit, but we assure you that it is all in the interest of delivering a better overall experience to you! Thank you for your understanding!

Shared Identity

God has given us family members around the world that we support through our prayers, presence and gifts. Sometimes we cannot go where the need is so we send our prayers, we send our missionaries and we send our money. This is who we are; we are a global expression of God’s family. Our United…

Here’s to a Phenomenal “Mother”

For God So Loved….that God gave us Mothers; all kinds of mothers and even brothers who have “mothered” us.  Today as I prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, a precious memory returned to my heart as I recalled my days of coaching in Hayti, Missouri. I specifically remembered a little boy who was in the third…