On Sunday 4th February we had an “all-together” service on the topic of God’s extravagant love. Stephen told the story of the woman who anointed Jesus’s feet with oil. We were treated to the sight and smell of Stephen’s bare feet and the aroma of the same kind of oil that the lady used to show how much she loved Jesus.
In our groups we painted pictures of the sea, we drew on a large sheet of paper, and we assembled roses to hand out after the service with a Bible verse attached.
After the service, one of the 6-year-olds gave a rose to her recently widowed 93-year-old neighbour. The neighbour was so touched she decided to go to church for the first time in 50 years. Hope Community Church helps people find their way back to God!