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  1. Hope Art Sanctuary Exhibit : Flatbed Press

    We hope you have been enjoying the visual art in the sanctuary this summer.  Up next will be an exhibit of print art gathered from a selection of nationally known artists and curated by Mike and Kathy Brimberry of Flatbed Press.  To kick off this exhibit Hope Chapel will host a gallery opening on Saturday evening, August 15th at 7:00 p.m.  Come see the new art, hear Kathy talk about the various pieces, and stay for light refreshments.
  2. Dan and Joann Davis’ Finally Retired Party & Roast

    Community Updates

    Dan & Joann thru the years

    The rumors are true. Dan Davis, at long last, is finally retiring (as is Joann) and we think it fitting to mark this occasion in high fashion. Come on Saturday, October 3rd from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to bless and honor them both for investing their lives in us, the city of Austin, and abroad. We’ll start in the auditorium with the Roast and move to the Family Room after for hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP no later than September 5th to <dan-joann@rwalker.us> 

    After 40 years of faithful service, the harvest is abundant and continuing: Hope Chapel, Hope in the City, Church of the Hills, The Antioch Network, Austin Bridge Builder’s Alliance, ITN, Pastors in Covenant, Red River Church, etc. The list of individuals, institutions, and ministries, and even countries that have been impacted by their labor is a very long one.  

    Financial Support

    As Dan and Joann enter this new season, there is need for continued financial support. Would you prayerfully consider joining in giving for their monthly support, or a one time contribution? To administer these gifts, Hope Chapel has established “The Dan Davis Legacy Fund.” Checks should be written to “Hope Chapel” and include notation that the money is to be used for Dan and Joann’s retirement support (Mailing: Hope Chapel, 6701 Arroyo Seco, Austin, TX 78757).

    We look forward to you taking part in this special way of honoring them and their ongoing legacy. This event, as well as the support raised, is our gift to them, an acknowledgement of the gift of their lives and ministry which God placed among us for “such a time as this.” 

    Invite Everyone You Know Who Knows Them

    All are welcome. We are doing our best to reach the many touched by their lives. If you know someone who has been blessed by over the years, please forward this invitation to them. Use this hope.org page or the Facebook Event to invite others. But please RSVP to the email above.

    Dan and Joann are excited to see everyone again.

  3. July 18th 8mm CANCELLED


    The July 18th, 2015 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! 



  4. “Courtship in Crisis” – Book Release Party & Swing Dance on Saturday, August 1st

    Community Updates

    Come for a book release party of Thomas Umstattd’s Courtship in Crisis and 1950s Swing Dance Party on Saturday, August 1st from 7:00-11:00pm in Hope Chapel Family Room.

    Come celebrate the completion of Thomas Umstattd’s book, Courtship in Crisis, and purchase a signed copy if you would like. Enjoy the wonderful sounds of the 50s, swing dance to the music (we will have dance lessons for anyone who wants to learn how to swing dance), meet new friends around the dance floor. Swing Dance Instruction for all at 7:00 p.m., followed by short talk from Thomas. Dancing and snacks throughout the evening.

    • Who: Everyone (feel free to bring a +1)

    • Attire: “Austin Semi-Formal” or 1950s Costume, or Business Casual 

    • Cost: Free

    If you want to come, Thomas asked that you RSVP on Facebook so we can get an idea of how many people will be there. 

  5. Summer Salad Picnic in the Backyard on Sunday, August 2nd – Bring Any Salad You Like…

    Community Updates

    Join Hope family and friends in the Backyard after the worship service on August 2nd for a picnic. For those who prefer, tables will be set up in the Family Room to enjoy your picnic in air conditioned comfort. Each month will be a little different. Here’s the scoop:

    Sunday Summer Salad Days
    Please bring something to share by last name:
    A-F Dessert
    G-T Salad
    U-Z Fruit.
    How much to bring? Enough for your family plus 2-3 more.

    This is a great time to relax with Hope friends and family, let the kids This is a great time to relax with Hope friends and family, let the kids play while grown-ups chat (with eyes on the kids, of course), and interact with folks you normally don’t have an opportunity to meet.

  6. Last Sunday for Donation Drive for the ABC Angel House Soup Kitchen 

    Community Updates

    The 3rd-5th graders of Hope Chapel are spear-heading a donation drive for the ABC* Soup Kitchen from June 21st through July 19th. In addition to serving lunch every day to hungry Austinites, the Soup Kitchen provides boxes of food to hungry families and toiletries are given to people in need.

    Bring your non-perishable foods, travel sized soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes to the drop-off spots in the foyer or the coffee shop. Let’s join our young Hopites and make this drive full of bounty!
    *Austin Baptist Chapel