Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. Citywide Prayer Meeting on September 14th Led by Jim Cymbala at Hyde Park Baptist

    Come join in the citywide prayer hosted by Hyde Park Baptist Church (3901 Speedway, 78759) on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 PM. Our city welcomes Jim Cymbala, senior pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, that night. Jim is the author of several books including Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People, a Christian book of the year.

    Jim says in an article on prayer, “Let us evaluate the real prospects for a revival of the prayer meeting. According to Paul, it is possible to bring the Church back to God’s priorities. ‘First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men.’ from 1 Timothy 2:1. Whether in preparation for a fresh, powerful move of the Spirit or whether as a sign of an ongoing present revival of the Spirit – the prayer meeting will be paramount in the life of the Church. Hungry, sincere seekers of God will pour out their heart’s desire to Him in corporate prayer. Worship and praise will spontaneously ascend from the spirits of men and women who have seen Him who is invisible.”

  2. School of the Holy Spirit Begins Tuesday, September 19th

    Two Semesters, on Tuesdays, beginning September 19th:

    Who is the Holy Spirit?

    How does the Holy Spirit relate to the other members of the Trinity?

    What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how do they work?

    What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit?

    Come explore and learn more about the Holy Spirit on Tuesdays from 7-9:00 PM starting September 19th. This two-semester class includes teaching and worship/ministry time.

    Email Brett Hart for more information and to apply.

  3. Digital Prints & Wood Originals Summer Art Project Benefits our Renovations

    You have probably noticed the large wood panels blocking the Family Room windows. One of our Hope Chapel family, artist Carnie Littlefield (son of Carnie & Kiki), is creating beautiful paintings on them to benefit our renovations.

    DIGITAL PRINTS: Prints of the final works will be sold, to help raise funds for our renovations.

    ORIGINALS ON WOOD: Prints of the final works will be sold, to help raise funds for our renovations.Raffles will be held through the project to win the original paintings to take home once the renovations are done.

    WATCH: LIVE video streaming is on Instagram @r.carnie while Carnie is on site painting. Most painting happens Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Thanks to Carnie for this generous offer of his time and talent!

    Want to be involved?

    1. Pray!

    2. Stop by and keep Carnie company.

    4. Broadcast on your own live feeds, post socially.

    5. Bring the artist a cold drink (it’s crazy hot out).

    Project estimated to go through October/November.


  4. Congregational Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27th

    6:30-8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary

    This is our twice-yearly gathering to receive updates on finances, our building renovation process, and future plans.  It is also a GREAT place to come and ask questions about Hope.

    Child care available for children 3rd grade and under by reservation; Deadline to RSVP for child care by 5:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 20th. To RSVP fill out the form below, scroll to the bottom and click “Submit”.

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

  5. HopeKids Sunday Classes Return to Hope Chapel’s Campus

    Beginning on August 6, HopeKids’ classes will return to the Hope Chapel campus. Our beloved pastors have vacated their offices and we will use them as our classrooms while the building is being renovated.

    Children aged four and under can go to their classes in the Light House beginning at 9:45. Older children will worship with their parents and then be released to their classes.

    Remember that we use the check in app and you can check your children into their classrooms before you arrive at Hope on Sunday. Here is a short tutorial for parents trying to log in to Kidddo for the first time.

    Contact Hala with questions.

  6. World Welcome Opportunities!

    The end of summer is near, and with that comes a rush of University students back into Austin gearing up for another year. Around 6000 of these students come from all over the world and have basic needs that we can meet as the hands and feet of Jesus.

    Watch this video, or read below!


    Friendship Family/ Individual:

    You can become a support and a friend to one, or many, international students looking for a connection! Show them around Austin, invite them into your home for a meal, take them grocery shopping… there are many ways to connect with a student!

    ESL Conversation Partners or English classes:

    You can meet with a student to intentionally help them practice their English, or take on a group of students and lead an English class. Hope Chapel has plenty of resources for this, so teaching degree not required.

    World Welcome will also be facilitating regular gatherings for international students interested in staying connected. We would love to have Hope-ites participating in these activities as well.

    Please contact Christine Wilson to find out more!


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