The Hope Blog

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  1. Annual Foster/Adopt Conference “In This Together” • Saturday, March 2nd

    The annual foster care & adoption conference put on by Fostering Hope, this year themed “In This Together” on Saturday, March 2nd held at For the City Center on St Johns 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

  2. Testimony Sunday

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

  3. Safe Families Host Home Information Dinner

    Join Mandy Ryniker, Foster Adopt Director, on February 28th from 6pm – 7:30pm at Hope (during Family Night) for dinner and great conversation! We’ll 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 Ryniker by February 18th.
  4. Entering His Rest

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

  5. What is Man?

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

  6. Parent/Child Dedications in April, Class Coming In March

    Dear Parents of Hope,

    Our next Parent/Child Dedication class is Wednesday, March 27 – we’ll cover the “why” of child dedications and principles for creating a Christian home. If you want to dedicate a child this spring or simply be encouraged in your parenting journey, please join Pastor Matt Ryniker and Children’s Ministry Director, Hala Tompkins for an evening of encouragement and equipping as you prepare to dedicate the newest member of your family to the Lord Jesus.

    Class runs from 6-7:30pm. Sign up for the class and childcare by emailing hala.