Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. SAVE the DATE!

    All Nations (founded by Floyd McClung) will be in Austin mid-April to help us become better senders of our people to overseas nations. Senders U has been designed to explore why senders are crucial in seeing the Great Commission accomplished, and to give ideas on how to be involved in taking the good news around the world. Come and receive inspiration from experienced workers who have served overseas, and are now effectively sending others overseas.

    April 13-14

    Red River Church

  2. HomeFront Weekly available online for parents

    Dear Parents,

    As a way to partner with you as you disciple your children, we are happy to provide you with a PDF of the HomeFront Weekly handout. This is the same page that your child comes home with after class each Sunday.

    HomeFront Weeklies are far more than a “Take-Home” page: they allow you to pre-teach the Bible lesson that will be taught next Sunday morning in our kids’ classes.  This is a valuable tool which can equip you to be the primary nurturers of your children’s faith in your home during the week.

    Take some time this week to read through the scripture passages and do a couple of the activities with your children. You’ll be glad you did!

    AtHome Weekly for Threes & Fours February 2018

    HomeFront Weekly for February 11

    Elementary HomeFront Weekly for February 11


  3. Debbie Dorman Retirement Gala

    It’s been 40 years since Debbie Dorman began leading worship at Hope Chapel and she’s retiring! Though she’ll always be a worshiper, she’s moving into a season of fewer responsibilities at Hope. And we’re having a party for her on Saturday, April 21st to show her how much we appreciate all she’s done these 4 decades – the life of Hope Chapel.


    Join in first for for a reception and then a celebration. 

    Reception: 4-5:30 p.m.

    Faith Lutheran is kindly sharing their fellowship hall with us (6600 Woodrow Ave, 78757). We’ll start here then move down the street for the celebration.

    Gala Celebration: 6-7:30 p.m.

    Hope’s auditorium/sanctuary (6701 Arroyo Seco 78757). Hang around and visit after. 


    Debbie Dorman at Hope Chapel 

    More than any one person at Hope, Deb has led us into worship week after week, month after month, year after year, showing us how to seek the Father’s face. She has led us deeper in pursuit of worshiping God. And in the background, she has mentored worship leaders, written songs, led multiple worship teams, directed choirs, overseen young worship students, called out excellence in musicians, joined with other churches in writing music, protected the body by choosing scriptural worship songs, done the nitty-gritty administrative work, and above all else, never stopped being a worshiper herself. Together with her husband, Jack, they have Sunday after Sunday cried out to God, humbly, honestly, and passionately while encouraging us to do the same.

    Come celebrate the gift Debbie is and has been to Hope Chapel!


  4. Weather cancellation: Tuesday Night Classes and Office Closure

    It’s a wintry mix and freezing temps coming in the early AM hours of Tuesday, January 16th. So Tuesday Night Classes (School of the Holy Spirit and How to Interpret and Teach the Bible) are canceled.

    The Hope Chapel offices will also be closed.

    Stay safe and warm.

    Bless you all,

    Hope Staff

  5. “Loving Our Muslim Neighbors” Workshop Saturday, Jan. 20th

    Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:00 a.m.-noon with Ali and Melissa Sassi

    Ali Sassi works closely with Tom Doyle, who led us last year in learning about our Muslim neighbors and is a friend Matt Ryniker. Ali grew up Muslim in North Africa and came to Christ in a disciple-making movement.God is calling him and his wife to help Christians be fruitful among Muslims. Learn more about Ali HERE

    Plan to join us for this great opportunity!

    Matt Ryniker encourages us, “Let’s turn away from fear and anxiety and learn stories of God doing great and wonderful things in the Muslim world. Let’s also learn how we can participate in what God seems determined to do. This is an important topic and I’m hopeful about what God will do among us through it.”

    Child care is available by reservation only. The deadline to reserve childcare is Wednesday, Jan. 17th. To RSVP for childcare, fill out the information below, scroll to the bottom and click “Sign Up”

    We regret that the deadline to reserve child care has passed.

  6. Worship Night Friday, January 19 from 7-8:30pm

    Join us for an evening of worship and prayer on Friday night, January 19 from 7 – 8:30pm.  We plan to include focused prayer toward loving those who are far from God and preparing our hearts for the following morning’s workshop, “Loving our Muslim Neighbors.”

    Child care is available (for children age 8 and younger) by reservation only. The deadline to reserve childcare is Wednesday, Jan. 17th. To RSVP for childcare, fill out the information below, scroll to the bottom and click “Sign Up”

    We regret that the deadline has passed to reserve child care.