Welcome to all as the new academic year begins! This beginning is a chance to assess our progress and set goals for the upcoming year – academic goals, personal goals, spiritual goals. It’s great if we are moving ahead as planned, but often our progress isn’t everything we wish. The encouraging thing is that this beginning of the academic year can be a fresh start, and in fact every day can be a fresh start. As the apostle Paul wrote: “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
We wish success to everyone -- students, faculty, staff, and community members -- as they pursue their goals for the year. May our most important goal be winning God’s prize. We invite you to worship with us!
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Church of the Advent Hope is an Adventist church in Champaign, IL. Actually, we are one of three SDA churches in Champaign - Urbana. We are within easy walking distance from most parts of the University of Illinois campus. Please explore our web site. Better yet, please come meet us in person.