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  1. Celebrate Our Workers!

    Community Updates

    Again, it is our Annual Christmas Giving Season for our dear missionary friends.  In December (4, 11, 18) we hope to remember and give to our workers, both here in the USA and overseas, as a Christmas blessing for all their work to serve the Lord throughout the year.

    In the coffee area, right outside the sanctuary, there are three tables with a description of each workers’ ministry, and supplied with Christmas cards and stationary. Our workers would love to hear from us – even the little ones can send pictures and messages!  Hope Global Team will gather these and send them on to the workers by the end of December.

    In the front foyer is a Christmas Giving Tree where your whole family can pull an ornament (or several!) off the tree and place it in the envelope provided. HGT will collect and record these after each service. Don’t forget to mark the amount and your name on the envelope.

    Thank you for participating and we hope this Christmas season is a blessing to you as well!

  2. Congregational Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11th

    Community Updates

    Come hear about specifics of our building remodel and discuss how Sunday services and other meetings will be conducted. Meal at 5:30;  meeting is from 6:30-8:00 PM. 

    Please NOTE: there will be no regular Hope group meetings that evening.

    We regret that the deadline has now passed to reserve child care.

  3. Where Do We Go From Here?

    Community Updates

    Dearly Beloved,

    Several folks have asked me how we as a congregation will follow-up our weekend conference with Sally Gary.  While we are in the incipient stages of answering that question at this point, I thought it would be good to make a few suggestions and solicit your ideas.

    I have posted several ideas on my blog here.  Please take a look and offer your suggestions for moving forward.



  4. Christmas Choir practice on November 19 at 9am!

    Community Updates

    Since Hope Chapel is in renovation mode, we are changing choir practice time on November 19 to begin at 9am and to end by 10:30 so that, after practice, choir members who are able to can join in on the workday, which should already be in progress.  These are exciting times!

    Singers, please mark your calendars and join us, one and all!!  Choir always proves to be fun and fruitful endeavor.

    Contact Deb Dorman (deb@thedormans.com) or text Jennifer Boltz at 512-659-1472


  5. Sherwins Visit America

    Community Updates

    Help welcome the Sherwins home! Michael and Allison Sherwin will be visiting their home church next week, Hope Chapel, and we would love to welcome them with good food and great company. They are serving with All Nations Cape Town, which takes Michael around Africa and Asia training and equipping leaders, while Allison leads local church planting efforts in Southern Africa.

    Please come to a lunch following Hope’s morning service on November 20 to hear encouraging stories about what God is doing around the world. Lunch and discussion will be held in a home near Hope, so please RSVP (if possible).

    Sunday, November 20


    1407 Brentwood St.

  6. Waldrip Exhibit Now On Display


    Currently up on our sanctuary gallery walls and placed around the building is a 2-D and 3-D exhibit by Marian Waldrip.

    Marian’s profile from her website:

    “Marian Waldrip is an artist, painter, and sculptor whose art shows her unique gifts of insight and power. Insight into the human soul, spirit, and power to forcefully and keenly portray them. Classically trained, and highly knowledgeable in anatomy, she works in both 2D and 3D.”

    “Marian has studied sculpture and art history under Stanley Marcus at the University of Texas at Permian Basin and figure drawing under Dr. Vincent Mariani at the University of Texas at Austin as well as special studies in sculpture at the Elizabet Ney Conservatory in Austin, Texas.”

    Marian’s work effects the viewer on profound and immediate levels, leaving the viewer with a resonating sense of presence lasting long after encounter.