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  1. Betsy Cruz Book Release Reception Sunday, March 24th

    Community Updates

    Sunday, March 24th 12:30-2:30 PM in the Family Room

    More of God: A Distracted Woman’s Guide to More Meaningful Quiet Times by our own Betsy de Cruz is now available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle!

    Come to a reception in the Family Room, immediately after the 10:00 a.m. service and celebrate with us! Paperback copies will be available for purchase. Refreshments provided.

  2. 02-20-19 Arts Ministry Weekly Update


    02-20 Art Ministry Weekly Update


    Last Friday’s Art Salon were HUGE successes, according to all attendees, and much enthusiasm was shared for upcoming salons. Both North and South salons were roughly equal in size.

    A big announcement: the regular Wednesday Family Night Art Group, which meets in the Art Studio, will HAVE A CHANGE OF FORMAT. From this point onward we will discuss and open-create at the same time, in the same space (the Art Studio). At the beginning of each meeting we will be lead in an opening prayer, a short liturgy, and a brief art presentation, all before opening the evening to discussion and creation. Those desiring less conversation while they create can spill over into the Coffee Shop area (or wear earbuds, I guess, LOL).

    This semester we will continue our study of Madeliene L’Engle’s “Walking on Water”, in contrast to the context of Geno’s sermon this past Wednesday (notable surrounding his section on Art Ministry); those in conjunction with the TedTalk by Oscar Eustis, “Why theater is essential to democracy.” As to the latter, I want to suggest the term “art” be heard everywhere theater is used, and “ministry” be heard everywhere democracy is used. (Spoiler Alert: it’s likely to become a “dramatic” conversation.)




    Keep your eyes open for upcoming information on the new Hope Theater Group, led by Nance Friedman, and working out of Hope Chapel.


    Likewise, we currently are soliciting written and visual art for our upcoming gallery show, “Gates and Fences: How we Enter” Deadline is noon, Tuesday 02-26, and sign-up (on the Art Ministry page of Hope.Org) is required. Check out Realm for earlier post containing some of the many numerous scriptural addresses one might consider.


    Maker’s Market is coming soon, so sign-up for space now, or contact Carnie and Ashley Littlefield. See www.HopeArts.Org for details.

  3. Call for Submissions: “Gates & Fences”


    Hey, Kevin here. Go take some pictures of / write upon / paint  Gates and Fences… of eyes and ears and city gates and mouths and libraries and all other kinds of “Gates” … of stiff arms and bibles in glass book cases and cloth-draped TVs and protective things and unplugged radios and all other kinds of “fences”…. all centered around the metaphor of gates and fences in scripture.

    Written submissions should be one page or less, poetry or flash fiction or reflection or memoir, all centered around the metaphor of gates and fences in scripture.

    Submissions due by 02-26 NOON. Will need jpegs of submissions and the “submissions form” filled out on Hope.Org  All physical products have to be to Hope Chapel by 02-29 NOON.

    You should come to the gallery opening  if you are or are not in the show:  on 03-02 Saturday @ 6:30-9:00 PM.

    Contact Gallery Manager with item-specific questions, or see general rules for submissions. Contact Arts Ministry Director for questions as well.


    Gallery Show Submissions Form

    Gallery Show Submissions Form

    • Name of show you are entering.
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Medium / Type of Submission
    • Description -- briefly describe your piece, its concept, dimensions, special requirements (this shall used for artist card signage). Include any artist statement that goes along with piece (as it will be taken directly from this form). JPEGs to be emailed directly to Director or Gallery Manager.
    • Have you read Submissions Guidelines on http://www.hopearts.org/gallery-shows-entry-form.html
    • Opening and Panel Discussion Question -- If you plan to attend gallery opening, you would be willing to ...



  4. Art Salon Sign-Up Form


    Art Salon Performance

    Reminiscent of the classic salon-style performances, artists present to attendees completed, higher caliber art in the sitting parlors of peoples homes. RSVP REQUIRED for address information. Attendees and performers are encouraged to bring finger food and snacks.

    • RSVP Information
    • Which Location Do You Plan To Attend?
    • Name
    • Email
    • Phone Number
    • Number of Guests, including children (if any)
    • Are any guests children?
    • If guests are children, how many?
    • If you plan to perform or present, please briefly describe your piece(s), and and physical / performance requirements (e.g. need access to power outlet, place to set up easel or blank wall to project image, ect.). The more information you provide the better to facilitate your needs.

  5. Spring Books & Breakfast

    Women of Hope

    No Other Gods

    Often, idols are obvious—money, power, fame. But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, “instagramable” interiors, and busy seasons of ministry. In this 9 week study, learn to identify the functional gods you are serving daily and the lies they tell. Only when you learn to dethrone modern-day idols can you pursue a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Jesus.
    Dates: February 28th – April 25th 
    Time: 9:30am-11:30am
    Location: Hope Chapel; in one our lovely new rooms!
    Childcare is provided until full, when you sign up you can also sign up your children. Contact Bethany – bethanybiles@gmail.com for more info. regarding this years Spring Books & Breakfast

    Ladies' Books & Breakfast

    • CHILDCARE IS NOW CLOSED, PLEASE CONTACT JOELENE at michel.joelene@gmail.com with any childcare questions you may have. THANK YOU.

  6. Seek God for the City 2019 Begins March 6th

    Community Updates

    40 days of prayer for the City from  Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday, March 6-April 14

    Prayer Guides are available in the Hope Chapel foyer and coffee shop area (suggested donation $1) — or download the app (only .99¢) which contains all the material of the printed booklet — and lots of extras! Available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire phones and tablets. For more information visit the Waymakers website.

    Prayers that anchor your hope in God.

    Seek God for the City is designed to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community. The daily prayers are all new and different from last year’s prayer guide. The scriptures and topics help God’s people pray with passionate, full-hearted hope. This timely guide helps us pray beyond ourselves with confidence and clarity.