The Hope Blog

What's new at Hope.

  1. 01-17-2016 Arts Weekly Update

     Arts Ministry Weekly Update

     

    Big news this week: firstly, Saturday 01-19, Hope Chapel moves back into its building. Loads of hands are needed for that chore, especially in the morning time. After several long years we will now have our building back entirely, and this means some changes for the upcoming semester as well.

    Starting Wednesday 01-23 the regular Wednesday Family Night resumes, and the Arts Hope Group will begin having access to the coffee shop / auxiliary gallery space for meetings. Since the 23rd is a scheduled “open creating time” we will meet in the coffee shop for those wanting to be around others and create/write/discuss.


    In general, the Arts Hope Group follows the Hope Group Schedule on Hope.Org and regular Family Night meeting times. We will meet every Wednesday from now on, with actual group meetings and discussions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, as we had been doing in the past at Liz Morgan’s house. We will continue to reserve the 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays of the month for open creating time, and when the studio is completed (a task still not begun) the studio arts group will be able to fully utilize that space on those 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays while non-studio artists (like the writers) can utilize the coffee shop / auxiliary gallery for open creative time.

    Work on the studio will begin roughly in early February, and we will update you as things progress on that front, but that project too rests entirely on the efforts of those volunteering their time and elbow grease, much as the work on the building and the move-in did.

    Beginning Wednesday 01-23 HopeArts is starting a “52 Project” — every week artists of all mediums are encouraged to produce some new piece of art, or choose from that weeks worth of production one piece, and share the work to the HopeArts Realm Group. This project will feed into upcoming goings on, to be sure, so keep up the effort. There really are no parameters or themes to follow, except those that make 52 weekly projects sustainable to you.



    Lastly, for this week’s update at least, we will soon be making an open call for art for the themed gallery show “Gates & Fences”. Follow the HopeArts Blog posts on Realm, Hope.Org, and HopeArts.org for entry forms and updates on this and other opportunities. And be sure to check out and chime in on the latest HopeArts Art Topic of the day.

    Remember, our very own Ashley Littlefield heads up our Instagram and Social Media presences, so be sure to pop into those places for more from current and past HopeArts goings on.

  2. January 20, 2019 – First Sunday in New Spaces

    The time has finally come! We just received our final approval and January 20 will be our first Sunday back  in our new, beautiful building. If you are new to Hope, you probably don’t even remember having classes in the building (we flooded in the Memorial Day floods of 2015). Your kids don’t either. This Sunday is the beginning of a new era at Hope Chapel. Don’t miss it!

    Classes for kids in Kindergarten and younger are on the ground floor. The rooms will be marked to make it simple to find the one you need. Elementary classes will be held upstairs and will also be labeled.

    Each child in our HopeKids program needs to be checked in at one of two kiosks: in the foyer on your way into the sanctuary or near the coffee shop. No matter the age of your child, please check them in and have them wear their name tag to class.

    Children preschool-aged and younger can be checked in and brought to their classrooms at 9:55 on Sunday. Kindergarten and elementary grades will worship with parents and then be released to their classes.

    As always, there will be friendly people in blue HopeKids t-shirts to help you in any way needed.

    Let the celebrations begin!

     

  3. Register for the Women’s Retreat Today

    Women of Hope Retreat 2019, February 22 – 24th @ Jordan Ranch

    Why Retreat? We are glad you asked! Retreat is not just a time to get a way, but it is also a time to grow together and in our relationship with God. It is for the focused single lady pursuing her career, the widow who needs to connect with friends, the grandmother who has so much she wants to share, the married woman without kids who just wants to take off her hills and relax. The college student drowned in midterms who needs to recharge, and yes even for the busy and tired momma. Every year we have the opportunity to leave our regular routines, kick up our feet, make new friends, catch up with old ones, and hear more about Gods heart for his daughters.

    Come join us for a weekend of fun, authenticity, and growth. We’d like to encourage you to bring a friend who has never attended retreat. With only 73 onsite spots they will fill up quickly. Reserve yours and a friends today with a $50 deposit.

    COST

    Thanks to Men of Hope for hosting their retreat at Jordan Ranch, we received $20 off per registrant. Cost is $165, pay on REALM and we’ll take another $5 off, making your cost $160.

     

    For more information contact:

    Laurel at laurel.hance@gmail.com for Payment, Scholarship, or Donation inquiries.

    Sara at srising15@gmail.com for Registration questions

    Don’t forget to register on REALM and receive an extra $5 off!

    For more information regarding Women of Hope contact Lisette at lisette.espinosa7@gmail.com
  4. Parent/Child Dedication Classes coming in February

    Calling all new parents! Have you had a baby in the past few months or years? Have you considered publicly dedicating your child to the Lord Jesus? Do you have questions about how to create a Christian home?

    Plan to join Pastor Geno Hildebrandt and Children’s Ministry Director Hala Tompkins for two classes on Saturday, February 2 and 9, 2019. We will discuss the significance of child dedication, parents’ responsibilities in raising their children in the “fear and admonition of the Lord” and how to bless your children. We’ll also talk about Christian parenting and creating a Christian home. Couples are encouraged to attend these classes together.

    Sign up for the classes and childcare by completing the form below.

    Parent-Child Dedication Class RSVP

    • Mom's Email Address
    • Dad's Email Address
  5. Parent/Child Dedication Classes coming in February

    Calling all new parents! Have you had a baby in the past few months or years? Have you considered publicly dedicating your child to the Lord Jesus? Do you have questions about how to create a Christian home?

    Plan to join Pastor Geno Hildebrandt and Children’s Ministry Director Hala Tompkins for two classes on Saturday, February 2 and 9, 2019. We will discuss the significance of child dedication, parents’ responsibilities in raising their children in the “fear and admonition of the Lord” and how to bless your children. We’ll also talk about Christian parenting and creating a Christian home. Couples are encouraged to attend these classes together.

    Sign up for the classes and childcare by completing the form below.

    Parent-Child Dedication Class RSVP

    • Mom's Email Address
    • Dad's Email Address
  6. January 20, 2019–First Sunday in New Spaces

    The time has finally come! We just received our final approval and January 20 will be our first Sunday back  in our new, beautiful building. If you are new to Hope, you probably don’t even remember having classes in the building (we flooded in the Memorial Day floods of 2015). Your kids don’t either. This Sunday is the beginning of a new era at Hope Chapel. Don’t miss it!

    Classes for kids in Kindergarten and younger are on the ground floor. The rooms will be marked to make it simple to find the one you need. Elementary classes will be held upstairs and will also be labeled.

    Each child in our HopeKids program needs to be checked in at one of two kiosks: in the foyer on your way into the sanctuary or near the coffee shop. No matter the age of your child, please check them in and have them wear their name tag to class.

    Children preschool-aged and younger can be checked in and brought to their classrooms at 9:50 on Sunday. Kindergarten and elementary grades will worship with parents and then be released to their classes.

    As always, there will be friendly people in blue HopeKids t-shirts to help you in any way needed.

    Let the celebrations begin!