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  1. Host Home Information Dinner

    Foster care & Adoption Ministry

    Join Mandy on Feb 28th from 6pm – 7:30pm at Hope (during Family Night) for dinner and great conversation! We will plan to explore the topic of becoming a Safe Families Host Home – these singles, roommates or families open their homes to host a child/children for short, predetermined lengths of time (on average 4-6 weeks). 

    This short hosting allows caregivers time and space to secure resources for themselves to prevent their children entering fostercare. The goal of host homes is to strengthen vulnerable families in our community and offer the hope of Christ through hospitality and friendship. 

    Come learn more and meet our guests the Oberski family, who have been a Safe Families host home since 2016! 

    Dinner and childcare provided. Please RSVP to Mandy

    aryniker@gmail.com by Feb 18th.

  2. God’s Generous Disciplines


    New to Hope? We’re glad you’re here! Text the word WELCOME to 512-777-1826 to connect with our welcome team!

  3. “In This Together”

    Foster care & Adoption Ministry

    The annual foster care & adoption conference put on by Fostering Hope, this year themed “In This Together.”

    This conference will be held at For the City Center on St John’s Ave* in Austin & includes lunch and childcare.

    From Fostering Hope, “This transformative event is meant to encourage and inspire foster, adopt and kinship families, as well as help provide some clarity for those who are considering how they can involved in impacting the child welfare space. ”

    The day includes keynote speakers and a variety of breakout sessions to choose from to both engage with and support caring for vulnerable families.

    More information and registration at

    Fostering Hope

    *pls note the original venue was changed and this is the updated location for the conference!

  4. Women of Hope Books & Breakfast Thursday Mornings

    Community Updates

    Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount

    Please join the Women of Hope on Thursdays, February 1st-April 4th in the Upstairs Den this Spring as we study the Sermon on the Mount, a Bible study by Jen Wilkin! Here is a description of the study:

    In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right—a study on blessedness; a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer; a discussion of religious devotion, money, ambition, and relationships.

    What if we navigated these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard? What if we read them as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus?

    This 9-session study gives you the opportunity to do just that. Come and learn from Jesus, just as His disciples did. First released in 2014, this study is now updated with new teaching videos from Jen Wilkin.


    Make sure you buy the NEW revised and expanded version Amazon Sermon on the Mount – Bible Study Book (Revised & Expanded) with Video Access.

    or at Lifeway Sermon on the Mount – Bible Study Book (Revised & Expanded) with Video Access | Lifeway


    Childcare available until full.


    Sign up here Hope Chapel – Women’s Spring Books & Breakfast


    Contact Aubrey Johnson or Marty St. Onge for more information regarding this study.

    *We will break for Spring Break on March 14th.

  5. MOPS Registration Now Open

    Community Updates

    You are invited to join MOPS@Hope for the Spring 2024 semester. At MOPS we have meaningful conversations, yummy food, and fun! Each time we meet, you’ll get to have honest conversations about topics that are relevant and significant.

    We want to help you become a better mom because better moms make a better world. Register today.

    Contact Hala for more information.