The Hope Blog

What's new at Hope.

  1. HopeKids Classes at 10am Service– What to Expect

    We are happy to be able to provide in-person classes for kids of all ages on Sunday mornings! Here’s what to expect when you arrive this Sunday.

    When you arrive, ask someone to point you to the Coffee Shop. There you will find the HopeKids kiosk and check in station. One of our friendly volunteers will be glad to get you registered and checked in for the morning.

    Our wonderful teachers are ready to welcome your kids just before 10. That way you can make it into the service before it starts.

    Remember: if anyone in your home has been sick, your whole family should stay home this week.

    Contact Hala if you have further questions!

  2. Parent/Child Dedication Classes Coming Soon

    Dear Hope Parents,

    Have you had a baby, finalized an adoption or simply decided that you would like to publicly dedicate your child to the Lord Jesus? Good news! We are planning for our next parent/child dedication service now.

    In order to help make the dedication service more meaningful, we ask parents to attend a class with Hala and a panel of experienced parents. We’ll cover the “why” of child dedication and principles for creating a Christian home and protecting your marriage, followed by a great time of Q and A.

    All parents are invited to join us for this class whether or not you intend to participate in the dedication service.

    RSVP to Hala today for more information and in order to reserve your spot and childcare.

  3. MOPS@Hope Spring Registration is Now Open

    Here at MOPS@Hope, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come togetherOur acronym stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” because MOPS began in 1973 when a group of moms with young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past 48 years, MOPS has expanded our community to include moms with school-aged kids. In addition, we are partnering with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 70 countries.

    We meet right in your neighborhood and we’d love to meet you. Contact Corinne with questions. corinne. forrester@g mail.com

    Register here.

  4. Wednesday Family Night Groups are underway!

    Every Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Hope Chapel hosts weekly adult small groups meet for Bible study, fellowship, and support. There’s also a fun & biblical program just for kids. The Junior High youth group meets at the same time. Find out more and check out our current list of adult groups HERE.

    Find a group – or start a new one – even if it isn’t on Wednesday nights! If you would like to start a new group or need help finding a group, please contact Pastor Matt Ryniker, mattryniker@gmail.com. Not all small groups must meet at Family Night, so if you’d like to start one in your home, talk with Pastor Matt.

  5. “A Future and A Hope” Conference Feb. 25-26

    Friday & Saturday, Feb. 25-26 at First Baptist Georgetown (1333 W. University Ave, Georgetown, TX)

    You are invited to A Future and A Hope Conference, which has been a part of the Austin adoption community for over a decade. Learn more about foster care, adoption, and trauma-informed care at AFAH 2022’s A Seat at the Kid’s Table with keynote speakers, Dr. Clarence Hill and Dr. Rosaria Butterfield.

    Breakout sessions for everyone! Sessions for exploring foster care and adoption, for post-adoptive families, kinship caregivers, and sessions for those who care about the social issues in our community are offered.

    Cost: $30 for Friday, 6-9:00 PM; $30 for Saturday,  9:00 AM-3:30 PM; $50 for both days. Childcare is provided by reservation, but limited. Childcare will close when capacity is reached, or on Feb 9th.

    Register for the Conference online HERE. Scholarships are available. For more information and to ask about scholarships, contact Mandy Ryniker, aryniker@gmail.com.