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On Saturday, April 15, Rev. Hope was preparing for a “Grammy Super-Sleepover” at her daughter’s house with her granddaughter (5) and two grandsons (3 and 7). Hope set up camp chairs around the fire ring in the driveway and then asked her daughter to go to the store. While her daughter was gone, Hope began to light the tiki torches while the kids played in the yard. One of the torches exploded as Hope was lighting it. As a result, she suffered first and second degree burns of her hands, arms, and abdomen. She also received a third degree burn on her right arm, which she used to shield her face from the explosion.
Hope underwent skin graft surgery and is now receiving care at home and making a weekly trip to the Regions Hospital Burn Unit in St. Paul for bandage changes and evaluation. Her extensive recovery involves managing her pain, preventing infection, optimizing her nutrition, resting, and physical therapy.
A PASSIONATE WOMAN’S WISH
While at her bedside, her daughter Cara asked Hope, “what is your biggest concern?” It wasn’t her pain, it wasn’t her burns, but it was her work. Many times Hope has stated, “HIC is like her baby”. She is the driving force behind the Hope Interfaith Center, and her greatest anxiety is seeing the mission falter or fail as a result of an extended absence. The last thing we want for Hope is to be concerned about the failure of the mission due to financial losses. More than anything, her wish is to keep the temple on the hill and the Mission of Oneness and Love Alive and Thriving within the community.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
**Donate what you can to support the Hope Interfaith Center so that Hope can focus on a slow and steady healing and full recovery
**Share this on social media with a personal message
**Send Prayers, Love and Light to Rev. Hope
There are still many unknowns, but Hope’s support network is vast and reaching. We have witnessed deep, deep love being sent to our Mother Hope! Our hearts are overflowing with so much gratitude for our beautiful HIC Community! We are so blessed! Thank You for your dedication to Mother Hope and to the Mission of the Hope Interfaith Center!
❤ HIC Board & Staff
The Hope Interfaith Center
Who We Are
The Hope Interfaith Center is a spiritual community and spiritual center that is open to people of all backgrounds and journeys. It is an inclusive community and space that exists to provide the resources and framework for spiritual growth and discovery. The Center is guided by Reverend Janice ‘Hope’ Gorman whose teachings are universal in nature and do not represent the beliefs of any one religion or spiritual practice or movement. Hope leads Spiritual Services on the 2nd Sunday of each month, as well as providing personal guidance sessions for individuals, couples and families. A natural clairvoyant during her childhood, she has spent most of her adult life being a spiritual teacher & a conduit to help people with divine guidance.
Some of the primary services and resources the center provides are listed below. For more information, visit the Events and Services pages, or click on a link below.
- Spiritual Services on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 10:00 AM
- Spiritual Counseling dedicated to creating Peace & Self Realization
- Marriage Preparation & Counseling
- “Pure Hope” – Monthly Live, Call-in, Online Radio Show
- Monthly Spiritual Study
- Weddings, Baptisms, and Funerals by design
- Yogananda Meditation Room, open to public for personal reflection
- Speaking Engagements
- Monthly Moon Group Gatherings
- Group Pilgrimages to various religious locations around the world
- Home and Hospital visits from our Fellowship Minister
- Many more groups, retreats, services, celebrations and events…