“Our missionaries carry our hearts
where we cannot go” - (Melinda DeFeo)
Beacon of Hope helps support 4 such missionaries:
Pastor Bill Devlin (widowsandorphans.info), ministering in Ukraine, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and more.
Pastor Hanna Massad, ministering in Gaza and Jordan (current picture on left is from Gaza). Check out Pastor Hanna's interview with Voice of the Martyrs, https://www.vomradio.net/episodes/detail/gaza-pastor-our-faith-will-not-be-tested-when-everything-is-going-fine
An unnamed person who ministers in an unnamed nation due to antagonism towards Christianity.
Seth Irby of CRU, training worship leaders across the USA.
*We receive a special Missions Offering on the second Sunday of every month.
We welcome your help in being faithful to financially contribute to these who have set aside their own comforts in order to comfort others with the Gospel.
DAYS OF MEETINGS
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
We worship every Sunday 10 AM, at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven Road, across from the high school (enter the right side of the building).
We welcome everyone, endeavor to honor Jesus Christ in all we do, say, and sing, and invite you to come and journey in the faith with us.
The general Sunday morning sermon topic of late has been "Footprints for Christian Living", lessons from the first Church and the Book of Acts.
Leadership Talk 2nd and 4th Friday of every month (Next is December 8). Noon at the Black Dog Cafe in Vineyard Haven. For anyone presently in or considering church leadership and wanting to grow in that area.
Annual Thanksgiving Service Sunday morning, November 26, 10 AM. No sermon, but "open mic" for everyone who wants to publicly give thanks to God.
Christmas Choir Practice, Monday, November 20 at 6 PM (OB). Open to anyone, this group will go out in the community during the holidays to spread the Good News of Jesus through songs and scripture.
Church Christmas Party December 17, after Morning Worship. Bring snacks to share, and a $5 gift.
Christmas Eve Service at First Baptist Church, Vineyard Haven.
New Year's Eve Worship & Prayer 7-9 PM, 90 Oyster Pond Road, Edgartown.
DAYS OF MEETINGS
GO FOR GROWTH
"BE STRONG" - Thursdays at 4 PM we'll be going through the Old Testament Book of Joshua at 37a Fairfield Ave, VH.. Weekly until December 14th.
"The Book of Joshua is the book of new beginnings for the people of God, and many believers today need a new beginning...This book illustrates how believers today can say good-bye to the old life and enter into their rich inheritance in Jesus Christ."
(Warren Wiersbe, from Be Strong)
Every Sunday after praise and worship (music), young children are dismissed for lessons specifically designed for them, led by capable, creative, and safe church members!
Every Saturday morning, 8:45 at the Ocean Park Gazebo, Oak Bluffs.
ALSO Call-in with Prayer Requests during the week. We have people committed to prayer. Call and leave a message at 774-310-3343 or 774-368-8927 (or text).
AND during every Sunday during Morning Worship Service we stop and invite people to lift up their requests to God in Prayer.
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope is a non-denominational Christian church on Martha's Vineyard. It was started in 2014 and after setting an excellent foundation, Rev. Don Bradley retired as the lead pastor. Rev. Greg Bar (pictured at left with his wife, Karin) returned to the Island in January of 2020 to pastor the church (having ministered at another church on M.V. from 1986 through 2004), and Rev. John McCormick was our Associate Pastor until June of 2022. As a body of believers we are committed to following Jesus every day with integrity, loving our neighbors, caring for those in need, studying His word, worshipping and praying together, and growing in His grace and wisdom. Our Book is the Bible, our Lord is Jesus Christ, our spiritual family is everyone who is a Christian, and our neighbors are the world. We recognize that we have not yet "arrived", but are on a journey as disciples (students) of Jesus Christ, and we invite you to join us.
Our meetings are also on Facebook Live, YouTube (Beacon of Hope Church Martha's Vineyard) and MVTV Sundays mornings at 11 (and mvtv.org).
SERVING HANDS FOOD DISTRIBUTION
We encourage people to help this local organization affiliated with Martha's Vineyard Community Services which helps local people in need. "Such an amazing outpouring of care and generosity is shown at Serving Hands. The amount of food that is donated and distributed is truly phenomenal. This is a fabulous way to give and serve the needy among us." (Karin Bar, Volunteer)
Come and help bag food on our next date, Friday, Decmber 15, 8:30 AM at the First Baptist Church of Vineyard Haven.
(If you need food contact Alicia at email@example.com)
"Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives." - Titus 3:14
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