Eddie Hammett has written extensively through the years about the Gathered and Scattered church. He makes the distinction between the church when we assemble and when we are dispersed into our community. He argues that both forms of the church are essential. Institutional churches normally focus on the times that we spend together rather than when we are dispersed into our community. This link is to a current article that he has written about how the current pandemic might give the church an opportunity to think about how we do ministry now and how this experience might change us as we move forward.
Hope Valley’s Goal: $2,000 – You may designate your mission offering for either the CBF Global Missions Offering or the SBC Annie Armstrong Offering. Please mark your offering envelope as to who you would prefer to support. This is our privilege and opportunity to support our missionaries who are working faithfully to spread the Gospel in North America.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak concern , we are not congregating for the large Crop Walk @ Duke Chapel. However, there will still be a “virtual walk” and we encourage everyone to still support this wonderful event to help stop world and local hunger needs. You can support our team by donating, or by joining, at this link! You can also visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/ and search for Hope Valley Baptist Durham!
Depending on ongoing changing guidelines for social gathering , we may still be able to have a smaller walk of our team on the Tobacco Trail. More information will be provided one week prior to April 5 to members of the team. Thank you!
Just as we must experience the darkness of night to fully appreciate the light of each new day, we must walk with Christ through His final earthly ministry, trial, crucifixion, and burial to experience the joy of His resurrection on Easter morning. During this Lenten season, we will continue to walk with Jesus on His journey to the cross. The music we sing will reflect a prayerful stance and deep gratitude for the immense sacrifice He made on our behalf.
Then, Easter will dawn, and we will need sunglasses to see through the bright light of His resurrection . . . His victory over both death and sin. Hallelujah! What a Savior!