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  1. Brentwood Thanksgiving

    Community Updates

    Every year Hope Chapel and Waymakers prepare a Thanksgiving Feast for the Brentwood Elementary teachers and staff: 75+ folks. They plan their schedules so they can break away, slip across the street and dig in! This year’s feast in the Family Room is on Wednesday, November 16th, 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

    Make a side dish – Greatest Need
    Cook a side dish. Mary Jo is overseeing so that we get a variety.

    Talk to the teachers and staff
    Come meet and greet our guests from across the street, and enjoy the meal at same time!

    Come set up, help, or clean from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Lots of prep: table and chair set up, decorating, and food prep to be ready by 10:30 a.m. or help refill dishes, heat food, and work in the kitchen or stay to clean up.

    To bake/cook or come the day of the event, email me, Mary Jo Rekedal. You can pick up an aluminum pan in the kitchen on Sunday to bring your food in.

  2. Over Budget Celebration

    Community Updates
    Repair Hope – Over Budget – the Good Way
    Bring a Side Dish or Dessert for Two Families

    Repair Hope total pledges = $304,000 raised of the $250,000 – yes, $54,000 OVER the amount asked and prayed for – so far. Over $200,000 in pledge fulfillment has already come in too!

    Let’s celebrate this Sunday, September 11th after the morning service with a picnic! Sandwiches and beverages provided – you bring a side or dessert to feed your family and another family!
    And bring your banners and celebratory waving items because immediately after the service, we’re going to march around the building and pray too as the choirs in Nehemiah 12 did. Then lunch for all and face-painting for the kids!

  3. Deeper Still Women’s Small Group

    Community Updates
    Deeper Still fall session kicks off Friday Sept 2. We will meet the first and third Friday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm. Women of all ages are welcome. We meet in Elizabeth’s house at 8301 Loralinda Dr. Our study for the fall will be on Lisa Bevere’s book Without Rival
    All women are welcome to join in this intimate time with the Holy Spirit and sisters. God has blessings and surprises waiting for us ~ let’s go after them.
    RSVP to Ann
  4. Hope 101- Tuesday, April 12, 6pm

    Community Updates

    Are you new to Hope (or not so new) and would like to learn more about our faith community? Hope 101 is for you! We’ll have dinner together on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. and you’ll have an opportunity to meet some of our leadership and staff, learn about our history, doctrines, and ask questions. Child care provided. RSVP by filling out the information below, scroll to the bottom and click “submit”.

    Hope 101 RSVP

    • Please include area code.
    • Please include any special needs your child may have (food allergies, etc.)
  5. Reconciled Diversity and Christian Unity

    Community Updates
    Looking for a way to observe the Week of Christian Unity?
    Consider attending a round table discussion among three Austin pastors on the goals of Christian unity, obstacles to unity and the concept of Reconciled Diversity. There will be time for prayer, questions and answers, and discussion among the audience.
    This dialog will take place in the Family Room at Hope Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Hope Chapel is located at 6701 Arroyo Seca.
    This event is sponsored by Wittenberg 2017 (www.wittenberg2017.org) in co-operation with Rev. Rene Constanza (St. Austin Catholic Church),  Rev. Geno Hidebrandt (Hope Chapel) and Dr. Jonathan Kaplan (Messianic Jewish rabbi.)
    Contact Amy Cogdell (amycogdell@gmail.com) with any questions.
  6. Deeper Still – Women’s Small Group Moves to Friday Nights

    Community Updates

    Deeper Still is moving to Friday nights (beginning January 15th) but still meeting the first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

    For Spring 2016, we are studying the book of Esther, using Beth Moore’s video and workbooks, Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. The evening begins with a light meal at 6:30 p.m., video and discussion to follow. All women are welcome to join in this intimate time with the Holy Spirit and sisters. God has blessings and surprises waiting for us ~ let’s go after them.

    We meet in the Conference Room of the Administrative Offices (the house with the deck) at the end of the long driveway off Ruth Street (1508 Ruth). RSVP to Ann Gray. Let her know if you’d like to purchase a workbook ($18.00). If you have one from previous study, you are welcome to use it again.