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  1. Congregational Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12th

    Community Updates

    Come hear about plans for our building renovation, a report on finances, and more! There will be no usual Family Night group meetings this evening.

    Come early at 5:30 PM for light supper, until it runs out. Meeting is from 6:30-8:00 PM.

    Child care provided from 6:30-8:00 PM, by reservation. The deadline to reserve child care is Sunday, October 2nd. RSVP for child care by filling out the information below, scroll to the bottom and click “submit”.

    We regret that the deadline to RSVP has passed.

  2. Lunch with Noah & Kara on Sunday, October 9th

    Community Updates

    Sunday, October 9, after the morning service, in the Family Room.

    Our friends, Noah and Kara,  are visiting from overseas and will bless us with their God-glorifying stories! They will have pictures, music, and some crafts made by the refugees they serve. These wares (purses, wallets, iPad covers, etc) are made from recycled Persian rugs and all proceeds go straight back to the refugees. Please come have some lunch, do some shopping, and stick around to hear some stories and see photos of their life overseas.

  3. Current Gallery Exhibit: “Intercession : Şefaat”


    Sunday, September 11, will debut the new Sanctuary Gallery exhibit: “Intercession : Şefaat”.

    In a collaborative effort the Hope Chapel Arts Ministry has partnered with the recent Short-Term Turkey Mission Team to produce an exhibit aimed at drawing our congregational body together in unified and ongoing prayer for our Turkey Mission.

    The show will feature photography by Whitney Crowley, with a newly painted art wall by Micheal Wall. Our newly instated Gallery Manager, Courtney Daniel, has also brought her renowned art cards to the exhibit. Those cards will be found available around the foyer and sanctuary, and they make great prayer reminders and bookmarks.

    The Gallery Manager and Short Term Team would like to recognize the supportive labor of Ceci Proeger, our newly appointed Missions Director, in her enthusiasm for and assistance in hanging the show. Likewise, thanks go out to our Studio Manager, Tildon Humphries, who also has brought his labor and invaluable insights to the hanging efforts.

    Our featured photographer Whitney Crowley’s artist statement is included below, and may be found posted up in the Gallery.

    Whitney Crowley
    Artist Statement

    Intercession : Şefaat

    If a photo is worth a 1000 words, then apparently there’s a lot to be said. I enjoy taking photos and am surprised if I can capture just a tiny amount of the beauty of God’s creation with them. It’s intriguing to me to see color, shading, shape, form, and texture with photos.
    Initially my love of photography began with a point and shoot 35 mm I had in high school. Love of photographs is an untold passion of mine – I just LOVE to take pictures! There’s a thrill that exists in seeing what you experienced after the fact.

    My intent in this collection is to share with the viewer scenes from Turkey in the
    summer of 2016. My largest hope and desire is that these images would inspire
    the viewer to intercede on behalf of the Turks and workers in this land. If these
    photos bring joy then may they also trigger rejoicing to our Creator. Whatever the emotion or thought invoked by these images, may they draw you into intercession.

    I’m the only daughter of Rita and Richard and have both an older and a younger brother (Rick and Alan). I serve the Lord by ministering on the Hope Chapel worship team, being on the Board of Directors at Hope Chapel, teaching musical worship at N2Worship, and teaching band at Murchison Middle School.

    Whitney Crowley

  4. Nov. 11-13 CenterPeace Conference with Sally Gary

    Community Updates


    We are delighted to host guest speaker Sally Gary, founder of CenterPeace ministry. Since 2006, CenterPeace has been helping churches and families all over the world learn a more Christ-like response to individuals experiencing same-sex attraction.

    Plan now to attend the Sally Gary Conference Friday-Sunday, November 11-13. Sally will speak to pastors and church leaders on Friday, November 11 at Westover Hills Church of Christ from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, November 12 she will speak at Hope Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until noon and again from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. There is no cost for attending the conference, but a love offering will be received.

    Sally will also speak Sunday, November 13 at the 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services at Hope Chapel.

    Our hope is that the church will receive a vision for abolishing the culture of silence and shame that too often attends any discussion of same-sex attraction. Instead, let’s develop a healthy culture that encourages and supports our friends and family members who wrestle with these very personal and confusing feelings while at the same time seeking to follow Christ faithfully.

    **SIGN UP**  for the Conference by filling out the form at the bottom of this page; scroll down and click “Sign Up”. We regret that the deadline to reserve child care has passed.