WELCOME TO HOPE IN CHRIST
On behalf of the members of the Hope In Christ Community Church (HICCC), thank you for taking the time to view our site and learn about the wonderful work that God is doing in the community using HICCC. On this site, you will find helpful information about our church services, HICCC ministries, and exciting fellowship experiences and opportunities for all ages. Currently, we are a group of about 175 members made up of children, teens, both young and mature adults, and both singles and married couples. We offer meaningful activities for all ages and live by the mantra, “every saint has a past and every sinner has a future” - we all stand on equal ground before God here at HICCC.
In April 2015, HICCC celebrated its 70th anniversary. During this time, HICCC has witnessed and supported the changing demographic of its surrounding community. We have been blessed to serve as a place of worship and fellowship for our neighbors, including Caucasian, Latino, Native American, and African American community members. This dynamic evolution of our community has allowed HICCC to stay relevant and make an indelible impact on our community in meaningful ways.
Since being elected pastor of HICCC in 2010, I have witnessed first-hand a gradual transformation of our neighborhood as a result of our direct community engagement. HICCC members are stepping up to meet the needs of our community. Whether painting a neighbor’s house, mentoring a youth, hosting community meetings to address pressing social issues, hosting food and clothing give-a-ways, supporting youth through our sports ministry, HICCC remains on the frontline of community engagement. Our vision is to “Bring Unity to our Community.”
Lastly, at HICCC we are intentional in our efforts to model the spirit of Jesus’ “Great Commission,” which is to produce disciples (followers) of Him according to Matthew 28:18-20. In doing so, our emphasis is “outside” the walls of the church, not on ourselves. We are not blind to the fact that people are hurting and suffering from various challenges including addiction, job loss, homelessness, family discord, unhealthy relationships, domestic violence, emotional abuse, and loneliness. We aim to help and support the hopeless and helpless. Because of God’s grace and mercy there is no need to suffer in silence.
Please join us on any Sunday at our 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. worship service and see for yourself, the great work we are doing here at HICCC.
Ed Robinson, Pastor