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  1. Family Night is about to begin!!

    Community Updates

    At Hope Chapel we value small groups and we have lots of them of all sorts of sizes, configurations, times, and locations.  In fact, we believe that it is in small groups that we really live out our faith.  So, I encourage you to get involved in a small group if you are not already.

    But, this morning, I wanted to let you know about a special collection of small groups that meet here at the church on Wednesday nights during the school year.  We call the evening Family Night and I think you should come check it out!  The evening starts with a shared meal in the Family Room available from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  From 6:30 to 8:00 pm a variety of groups meet in rooms all over our campus.  There are arts groups, family and marriage oriented groups, discipleship oriented groups, and more. This is also when our Junior High youth group meets.   Fun activities are planned for the children as well.    We start on Wednesday September 9th and I hope to see you all there!

  2. Soliciting Congregant Submissions


    “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 is 9 p.m. Thursday, August 20th.

    Currently soliciting the congregation to look over past issues and past sermons and write some small reflection of any length (two sentences to a whole page worth even).

    How has that sermon played out in your life since hearing that sermon? How have you seen it played out in the lives of your various communities (small groups, tribes, cliques, various ministry communities)?

    What is the Lord speaking to you (and your communities) on that subject currently?

    This project actually blesses your community, and is a way (quite literally) to give of your “talents”.

    Send them in rtf, or (preferably) Google Doc format  by 9pm on Thursday, August 20st, 2015. 

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

    See www.Hopearts.org for earliest past issues of “Feast”.
  3. Thursday Night Church

    Community Updates

    Dearly Beloved,

    On August 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Room we will be holding an informational meeting about the start-up of a Thursday Night Church service. Our current plan will be to start the Thursday Night Church services on the evening of September 24.

    If you are interested in more details or in helping to shape this effort, please plan on participating in the gathering on August 27. I will be sharing some of my vision for the gathering as well as my hopes for its impact.

    We also have a great need to find out who will be willing to help with the various components of the gathering from setting up chairs to running a computer & projector, to serving communion.

    I look forward to seeing you on August 27th at 7:00 p.m.