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  1. IF Gathering – Feb 6&7 at Hope!

    Community Updates



    We will meet for the February 6 & 7th  for the 2015 IF Gathering at Hope Chapel. Cost is $30 to cover meals and supplies. Dinner Friday, Snacks and light Breakfast  & Lunch Saturday included.We will start at 1:30 Friday, February 6th in the Sanctuary at Hope Chapel. Check in is in the coffee shop. Friday Night goes until 9:30 pm, so mom’s – make plans for a good babysitter or prep that hubby well.

    To Register – Sign up HERE 

    We will join with thousands of women around the world as we look into The Promises of God. Delve into the life of Joshua with us!

    We can’t wait to gather together and see the incredible ways God is moving and using each of you to gather, equip and unleash women in Austin.
    If you’d like to attend, please register here. You will need to give a small donation (even only $1) to help pay for the making of this event. If you cannot do that, please email Wendy and let her know. (Wendy’s email – foodchic@gmail.com)The cost for our local site event is $30 and includes all the handouts, dinner Friday night and lunch and snacks Saturday.  You will pay and order your lunch when you sign in on Friday. Checks or cash are fine. If you want to pay for a friend, just do so when you arrive.

    Feel free to invite friends! They will need to register too, so we have everything they need when they arrive. Please share this invite with any woman you think would love it!

    This schedule is subject to small changes.

    friday, february 6thRegistration and snacks – 1:30 – 2pm
    Session 1 – 2:00-5:00
    Dinner Break – 5:00-7:00
    Session 2 – 7:00-10:00

    saturday, february 7thSession 3 – 9:00-12:00
    Lunch Break – 12:00-2:00
    Session 4 – 2:00-5:00

  2. New Spring Women’s Bible Studies

    Community Updates

    #1: Sweeter Than Chocolate: Psalm 119 
    In six brief lessons you will journey through the Bible’s greatest Psalm devoted to the theme of the Word of God. Discover insights, practical wisdom, and deep truths that will strengthen your walk and relationship with Jesus Christ.$20 covers cost of Study Guide.

    Starts February 5th – April 9th

    Thursday Mornings  
    childcare provided              
    10 – 11:30 am



    #2 – Monday Night Mom’s Book Group
    Starts January 19th
    Come read through and share with other Mom’s Needing a break. We will read Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
    by Sara Mae and Sally Clarkson

    Join us 7-8:30 PM at Panera Bread on Capital of Texas Hwy near REI and Whole Foods.
    We will meet on seven Mondays, ending on March 2.
    Contact Hala to sign up: halatompkins@hopemail.org


    Thursday Nights 

    #3 – Deeper Still Group  meets at the Light House at Hope Chapel for dinner, discussion and prayer the 1st & 3rd weeks of the month. No childcare available. Starts at 6:30 with a communal meal.
    Email Ann Gray if you are planning on attending so they’ll have enough food:
    Starts January 22nd


    #4 –  Host your Own Study Group or Discipleship Group?
    Would you like to host your own study with friends? We have DVD studies available for free checkout.

    Email Wendy Dooldeniya at foodchic@gmail.com to see if the study you like is available for seasonal checkout for free. All you’ll need to order or pick up the study guides at Lifeway Christian Store or online. Wendy will be happy to cover the cost of the workbooks for you – just email her! Have something else you’d like to try that is not in our library? Email Wendy and she’ll see if Hope can pick it up for you!

    Here is what we have in our Women’s Study Library:
    On DVD:
    NEW! Restless by Jennie Allen (Click here for details)
    NEW! Children of the Day by Beth Moore (Includes study workbooks)
    The 7 Experiment by Jen Hatmaker
    Esther by Beth Moore
    James by Beth Moore
    Daniel by Beth Moore
    The Patriarchs by Beth Moore
    Stepping Up (on the Psalms of Ascension)  by Beth Moore
    Here and Now, There and Then (on Revelation) by Beth Moore
    Faithful, Abundant, True by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore (+ free study books available)

    and on VHS:
    Breaking Free by Beth Moore on VHS (currently checked out)
    The Beloved Disciple by Beth Moore on VHS

  3. Great App and Site for Personal Devotionals – SHE READS TRUTH

    Community Updates

    As a woman on the go, I like apps that get to the point. And if they are pretty and easy to use? SCORE!

    She Reads Truth is the perfect blend of Bible-building knowledge, great design and easy to use interface. The app is free and includes many free study plans. Nehemiah and Justice (the newest) are speaking to me right now. Who writes the studies? Authors and bloggers Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible Williams, Hayley Morgan, Diana Stone and Rebecca Faires.

    It is truly perfect for ladies on the go, sitting for long times nursing or for any time you can grab a quiet moment of reflection. You can also follow along online on their website shereadstruth.com and purchase cute scripture cards and study journals for that tactile feel.

    Some great features:

    • Includes full bible for looking up text so you don’t have to open another app.
    • Has a comment feature, for those of you who have the social gene
    • Allows bookmarks and journaling!
    • Gorgeous images and shareable quotes

    Give it a free spin and let us know what you think!

  4. Upcoming Lenten Sanctuary Exhibit


    An exhibition of 2-D and 3-D visual and (single page) written works revolving around the theme of “Doors”. If you would like to contribute visual art to the exhibit, contact Tildon HumpreyorKevin Daniel with written submissions. Submissions due February 18th.

  5. Lenten FEAST : Call for Submissions


    Writers, visual artists, laity! You are invited to submit work for the next edition of Feast, our Hope community art magazine publication. Deadline for submissions 9:59 p.m. Thursday March 5th.

    Written work: 350 words max: poems, essays, lyrical prose, short fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, a travel log entry, anything written having to do with sermons at Hope, artwork in the gallery, teachings in the various ministries and classes.

    Visual art and photography on the same general themes. Jpeg and PDF formats, your choice of pixel size.

    Visit the “Events Details” tab at www.HopeArts.org for magazine and ministry details, or email kevinj.daniel@gmail.com with submissions.

  6. Buying Art in the Gallery


    Now you can support Hope Artists and purchase loved works in the coffeeshop area. All purchases and proceeds go directly to artists selling in the gallery. Look there for details. If you would like to contribute art to the gallery, contact Brett Hart.