Last night was Hope's annual meeting, and I was especially encouraged to hear about some of the work that is happening in the Oliver Christian Ministry Center (formerly Oliver Presbyterian Church, formerly Bloomington Avenue Presbyterian Church). God is definitely doing great work through that building, and I am thankful to all the former Oliver members who have been committed to leaving a legacy in the Phillips neighborhood that is bigger than themselves. You can check out what is going on down there at the OCMC website:
21 months after the union between Hope and Oliver, I am fully convinced that it was the right decision. Pastor Bruce, all the members of Oliver, and the Oliver building have been a blessing to Hope Church, and I hope the blessing has been mutual. God has so richly blessed Hope Church in so many ways. Let's all be sure to do our part in the work God has for Hope Church.