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  1. Debbie Dorman Retirement Gala

    Community Updates

    It’s been 40 years since Debbie Dorman began leading worship at Hope Chapel and she’s retiring! Though she’ll always be a worshiper, she’s moving into a season of fewer responsibilities at Hope. And we’re having a party for her on Saturday, April 21st to show her how much we appreciate all she’s done these 4 decades – the life of Hope Chapel.


    Join in first for for a reception and then a celebration. 

    Reception: 4-5:30 p.m.

    Faith Lutheran is kindly sharing their fellowship hall with us (6600 Woodrow Ave, 78757). We’ll start here then move down the street for the celebration.

    Gala Celebration: 6-7:30 p.m.

    Hope’s auditorium/sanctuary (6701 Arroyo Seco 78757). Hang around and visit after. 


    Debbie Dorman at Hope Chapel 

    More than any one person at Hope, Deb has led us into worship week after week, month after month, year after year, showing us how to seek the Father’s face. She has led us deeper in pursuit of worshiping God. And in the background, she has mentored worship leaders, written songs, led multiple worship teams, directed choirs, overseen young worship students, called out excellence in musicians, joined with other churches in writing music, protected the body by choosing scriptural worship songs, done the nitty-gritty administrative work, and above all else, never stopped being a worshiper herself. Together with her husband, Jack, they have Sunday after Sunday cried out to God, humbly, honestly, and passionately while encouraging us to do the same.

    Come celebrate the gift Debbie is and has been to Hope Chapel!


  2. Weather cancellation: Tuesday Night Classes and Office Closure

    Community Updates

    It’s a wintry mix and freezing temps coming in the early AM hours of Tuesday, January 16th. So Tuesday Night Classes (School of the Holy Spirit and How to Interpret and Teach the Bible) are canceled.

    The Hope Chapel offices will also be closed.

    Stay safe and warm.

    Bless you all,

    Hope Staff

  3. “Loving Our Muslim Neighbors” Workshop Saturday, Jan. 20th

    Community Updates

    Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:00 a.m.-noon with former Muslims serving with Crescent Project

    These former Muslims work closely with Tom Doyle, who led us last year in learning about our Muslim neighbors. Our speaker grew up Muslim Africa and came to Christ in a disciple-making movement.God is calling him and his wife to help Christians be fruitful among Muslims. Learn more about Ali HERE

    Plan to join us for this great opportunity!

    Matt Ryniker encourages us, “Let’s turn away from fear and anxiety and learn stories of God doing great and wonderful things in the Muslim world. Let’s also learn how we can participate in what God seems determined to do. This is an important topic and I’m hopeful about what God will do among us through it.”

    Child care is available by reservation only. The deadline to reserve childcare is Wednesday, Jan. 17th. To RSVP for childcare, fill out the information below, scroll to the bottom and click “Sign Up”

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