September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Tragically, there are over 47,000 suicide deaths and over 1.3 million attempts each year in the U.S. alone. These are not simply numbers but real people in pain who feel overwhelmed by life and hopeless about the future.
In these increasingly challenging and uncertain times, people need hope. Watch this short video and learn more about our resources on Suicide Prevention and get the help you need – for yourself or a loved one. Feel free to share this page and tell others about these resources as well.
“I am suffering and in pain.
Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.”
(Psalm 69:29 NLT)
Join with us in reading the Bible this year. This plan will take us through 260 Foundational Scriptures (reading only 5 days per week). Each week there are memory verses (in bold) to reflect upon as well. You can find the Bible Reading Plan by clicking HERE.
On June 30, 2020 a report was distributed to the RCA concerning the recommendations by the Vision 2020 Team. The report offers three main recommendations concerning the future of the denomination:
- To reorganize the RCA into groups of churches based on shared values instead of upon geographic location
- To form an independent mission organization to carry on the support of RCA missions in the future
- To provide a way for churches to depart from the RCA that is mutually generous.
Regardless of whether these recommendations are adopted by General Synod in June of 2021, these recommendations will have a significant effect on the life of the RCA in the years to come. Hope Reformed Church will need to discern what response we will want to take. I encourage you to prayerfully consider how God might be leading us as a congregation in this important matter. You can access the full report by clicking here.