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  1. Funeral Service for Sandy Winn on Monday at the Church of Glad Tidings

    Community Updates

    From the Winn family:

    Our family would like to express our deepest thanks and appreciation for all your expressions of love, compassion, sympathy, prayers, and encouragement on the illness and passing of Sandy Winn

    Here are the scheduled arrangements for the remembrance and celebration of her life:

    Visitation: Sunday, October 30th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752.

    Funeral Service: Monday, October 31st @ 11:00 am at Church of Glad Tidings, 2700 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78756.

    Graveside Service following the funeral: Cook-Walden Capital Parks, 14501 N. IH-35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.

    Her obituary will be posted this afternoon, and we’ll update this to provide the link.

    Ron, Scott Winn, Brian Patrick Winn, and Roger Winn

  2. The loss of our dear one, Sandy Winn

    Community Updates


    Our extraordinary and deeply loved Sandy Winn passed away today. She had suffered a stroke on Tuesday afternoon and a brain hemorrhage later that evening. A note today from her son, Brian, Thursday, October 27th, “At 11:25 a.m., Mom went to be with the Lord! Dad, Scott, Roger and I released her and Our Heavenly Father has welcomed her into His arms. She went quickly and peacefully. We thank all for the abundance of love and support from so so many of her friends.”

    We will post funeral details as we get them here for our Hope family and the myriad of others that she has loved from church families in Austin and around the globe. Please check hope.org for information on the time and date of the services, the care calendar, and other relevant details. We will also post this information on Facebook.

    Please continue to pray for the grace, comfort, and stamina needed for the family as they make decisions and prepare for the service. Our Good, Good Father, the Holy Spirit, and our brother, Jesus are with them all. 

    May the Lord comfort each of you who are experiencing the profound loss of our dear Mama Sandy.

  3. Firesides Begin in October!

    Community Updates

    October is the kick-off month for our in-home Firesides! We have locations all around Austin throughout the month so I encourage you to find at least one to attend. You are welcome to attend as many as you’d like!

    Each one-hour Fireside has a local topic and an overseas topic, with specific Scriptures for each. It will be a great time of encountering God’s heart for His people around the world, through His word. I anticipate some encouraging words from the Lord, and some deeper connections with each other and those for whom we pray.

    October Fireside times and contact info:

    Tuesday, 11th, 7:45 PM – Michel’s home 78723

    Thursday, 13th, 7:30 PM – Raines’ home 78759 • text 512.773.3307

    Friday, 14th, 7:00 PM (2 hour Fireside) – Crowley home 78681

    Friday 14th, 7:15 PM – Dorman’s home 78738

    Thursday, 20th, 7:00 PM – Hildebrandt’s home 78753 • call or text 512-680-3916

    Friday, 21st, 7:00 PM – Johnston’s home  78759

    Tuesday, 25th, 7:30 PM – Umstattd’s home  78759

    Please visit The City if you’d like physical address locations.

    Thank you for participating in extending God’s kingdom through prayer and worship! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me,