As state and local leaders allow more options to resume onsite gathering, we have been praying, planning, and preparing. Please watch this video announcement for our current decision and details on upcoming onsite worship options.
Message from Pastor Scott Moore
On Sunday, Pastor Scott shared his passion to help people discover their One Hope in Jesus. To cut through the noise of our world today, and clearly proclaim this hope, we strongly believe that our name should convey this truth. For this reason, the leaders of the church (Pastor Scott Moore, the Staff, along with the Local Board of Administration) are recommending that we change the name of our church to One Hope Church. Our name is our message. We exist to help people Discover One Hope in Jesus.
From your Local Board of Administration
"Our unanimous vote in favor of changing the name of the church from First Wesleyan to One Hope was not a decision that we made casually. Throughout scripture, the names of people and places are profoundly important. We believe that changing our name to "One Hope" will not only help us attract a generation that has an increasingly skeptical view of denominations, but it is also a name that represents what our church has always believed - that Jesus Christ is the one hope for us as individuals, the hope for our families, and the one and only hope for our nation and world." - Local Board of Administration: Leslie Bean, Dee Chambers, Willard Corley, John Cormier, Butch Ellard, Cindy Jensen, Bryan Kindred, Brenda Miles, David Truhett
We know that a change of this nature raises a number of different questions. We have provided answers to the most common questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
The decision to change the name of the church requires a vote by the membership. Normally, we would vote on this decision, onsite using paper ballots. Due to our current situation, we are not able to do this, so we provided multiple options to vote this past week. Voting has concluded. We want to thank everyone who participated. Pastor Scott Moore will be announcing the results this Sunday during service!
During the live stream service we will reference a digital Connection Card to share a prayer request or let us know that you are new, how to give online and from home, and our Children's Ministry worship and lessons to view and discuss with your children this morning and throughout the week. Simply click on the icon and you will be sent directly to these pages.