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  1. Our dear brother, John Bibee, is with the Lord. Memorial Service in 2019

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    From his daughter, Maria:

    Our hearts are broken and yet we have hope that we will meet again and that today he is dancing on streets of gold.

    Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” John 11:25-26

    I would like to thank all of those friends and family who have been with us during this battle over the past year and a half – praying, cooking meals, sitting with Dad during chemo appointments (the list goes on) – and also those who came to see him this past week to sing to him, tell him how much he meant to you, share memories… Our family is so very grateful for your support and care, and seeing the outpouring of love towards him has brought great comfort to us all.

    Our family plans to have a memorial service at a later date, perhaps in the new year and we would love to have you there to reflect on and celebrate his life. I will share details about this service when the time comes. Finally, his wishes were to be cremated and buried in a family plot in Missouri, which will also take place at a later date.

    With all our love, we miss you, Dad.

    Hope Chapel will post information here at hope.org and on our Facebook page when the memorial service is scheduled.

  2. Brentwood Elementary Faculty Thanksgiving Lunch Nov. 13th

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    Tuesday, Nov. 13th – It’s our annual Thanksgiving Lunch to bless and honor the Brentwood Elementary faculty and staff! We are providing catered sandwich platters since we’re still kitchen-less. But we need dessert to go with the lunch. Here’s what you can do: Bake or buy cookies, brownies, or dessert bars, put two to a plastic bag (may decorate with ribbons and such). Bring them on Sunday, Nov. 11th to the foyer. No cakes or pies, please. Want to help set-up, greet teachers or clean up? Email Suzi Raines 

    Next year, we’re looking to forward to hosting the teachers and staff in the Family Room for a full Thanksgiving Dinner as in years past!

  3. Christmas Choir Rehearsals

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    It’s time to begin preparing our hearts and voices for our Christmas Choir. Our gift will be presented on Sunday December 9th, in the 10:00 AM Service. Everyone is invited to sing – all levels of skill are welcome. Jennifer Boltz is directing again this year! Evening rehearsals will be held on Mondays  at 7:00 p.m. All morning rehearsals will be held on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  Please click here to let her know you’re interested in participating.

    Depending on member availability – this schedule might change. We’ll meet in Hope’s auditorium/sanctuary:

    • Monday – October 29 – 7:00 – 8:15 PM
    • Monday – November 5 – 7:00 – 8:15 PM
    • Monday – November 12 – 7:00 – 8:15 PM
    • Saturday – November 17 – 10:00 – 11:30 am
    • Monday – November 19 – 7:00 – 8:15 PM
    • Monday – November 26 – 7:00 – 8:15 PM
    • Saturday – December 1 – 10:00 – 11:30 am
    • Monday – December 3 – 7:00 – 8:15 PM
    • Saturday – December 8 – 10:00 – 11:30 am
  4. “Loving Our Muslim Neighbors” Workshop Saturday, Jan. 20th

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    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.

  5. Congregational Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27th

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    6:30-8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary

    This is our twice-yearly gathering to receive updates on finances, our building renovation process, and future plans.  It is also a GREAT place to come and ask questions about Hope.

    Child care available for children 3rd grade and under by reservation; Deadline to RSVP for child care by 5:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 20th. To RSVP fill out the form below, scroll to the bottom and click “Submit”.

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

  6. Seek God for the City 2017 prayer guides are now available!

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    March 1-April 9 Praying 40 Days to Palm Sunday

     Seek God for the City is designed to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community!

    Pick up a prayer guide in the sanctuary foyer (suggested donation $3) — or download the app (only .99¢) which contains all the material of the printed booklet — and more! Available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire phones and tablets.

    For more information visit the Waymakers website.