Hope Center of Christ, the "let's flee from Crystal Cathedral and not look back lest we turn into a pillar of salt" church founded by Robert Schuller's daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, held a service Sunday at its first temporary tabernacle -- an AMC movie theater at the Outlets at Orange.
The fellowship will be at a new location this Sunday -- the Anaheim Marriott Suites
in Garden Grove
. Maybe Schuller Coleman will lead them through the Orange County
wilderness for 40 years.
wouldn't seem to mind. Here's what the congregant told an Orange County Register
reporter: "I'm planning on following Jesus
, and if that means following Sheila, then I'm following Sheila. She is the messenger; he is the hope."
Schuller Coleman announced earlier this month that she would be leaving the Crystal Cathedral to start a new ministry under a new name. (Obligatory 'wow, her dad started Crystal Cathedral at a drive-in movie theater comment' here.) Between 100 and 200 worshippers reportedly were at Sunday's services.
The Hope Center OC page on Facebook has 369 "likes".
Here's what Debbie Lips posted on the page:
Oh, and in case you can't keep up with where the church will be each week, and want to donate, its Facebook page says you donate through PayPal at www.hopecenteroc.org