Paul Neshangwe will be with us on Sunday as part of our "re-Discovering Grace" series. The theme of the week (for those following along in our LIFE Group curriculum) is "Skin Deep" and it is about Grace and Racism. Anyone who knows Paul and his story will understand the connection here.
Paul is a dear friend personally and a good friend of New Hope. As always, we look forward to Paul and the message he will be bringing.
I don't know if you have been following this story or not, but it merits our attention- and our prayers. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani leads a 400 member church in Tehran and is being accused of apostasy (abandonment of religion) and evangelizing Muslims. There is a story about him on the PCUSA website as well as an article in the Chicago Tribune. The charges carry the death penalty and he could be executed as early as Wednesday if he doesn't recant his faith.
Glad you're here! My name is Russ Kane and I have the privilege of being the pastor of an amazing church called, New Hope Presbyterian Church. It's a place where people "Find a Home, Build a Life and Make a Difference." This blog is a journal of our life together. Welcome!