Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. MOPS at Hope Starts Sept 9

    Join us for MOPS at Hope. The mother of all mom meetups isn’t complete without you.

    When: 2nd and 4th Mondays of most months, starting September 9

    Where: Hope Chapel, 6701 Arroyo Seco Austin 78757

    Sign up for the fall semester here or by contacting Hala Tompkins.

    MOPS is a ministry to Mothers of Preschoolers in Austin. At MOPS, we create a space for you to get to know other moms and participate in a small group of women that truly cares for each other. There’s also a learning time and food, all while your little ones are in the MOPS Kids program (4 months through pre-k age).  Teaching, by both experienced moms and professionals, covers topics such as but not limited to womanhood, marriage and family.

    Registration for MOPS is required and spots in childcare are limited. The $60 semester fee helps to cover costs of childcare and supplies.

    Contact Hala with questions.

  2. What to Expect on Sunday–Parents

    Thanks for your interest in Hope Chapel. We hope you decide to join us this Sunday.

    Arrive at Hope around 9:45 and look for someone wearing a blue HopeKids t-shirt. They’ll show you where the check in kiosks are located and help you get your kids checked in.

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

    During the summer, Sunday classes for fours and younger begin at 9:55. Kindergarten and older classes begin after families worship together.

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

  3. Makers Market – Bouncy House & House Taco This Saturday the 13th

    Maker’s Market 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., 2nd Saturdays in July

    Our 3rd Maker’s Market is this Saturday, July 13th! It’s HopeArts’ and Hope Chapel’s indoor/outdoor art market. Invite and bring your friends and neighbors and their kids from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

    We’ll be showcasing works for sale by creative people in the HopeArts and greater community. Featuring artists, crafters, and makers of all kinds. Portions of sales and booth rentals go to support the HopeArts’ Ministry as well as Hope Chapel building renovations. Donations also accepted!

    There’s still time to reserve booth space – check here for details: (indoor and outdoor space: $50 per vendor).

  4. Gifts’ Night on Wednesday, May 15th 6:30 PM • A Less Stressed, More Blessed Night • Come See Your Friends Perform

    Come Wednesday, May 15th from 6:30-8:00 PM and see your friendly Hopites share their talent:

    • The Bluegrass Special Band (ala Scott McDonald, Tully Rowe, plus)

    • John Patrick Cogdell

    • Thomas Cogdell

    • Kevin Daniel

    • The Fischer Family

    • Joe Friedman

    • The Hope Chapel Drama Team

    • Mark Kovach

    • Judah Lathem

    They’ve got music, readings, comedy, something I cannot tell you about, and more music! Join in this old Hope tradition (from 1978-present).

    No childcare but kids are welcome!

  5. Matt Ryniker Ordination

    Let’s Join in Celebration

    Matthew Ryniker Ordination and Cake Reception on Sunday, April 28th, 10AM

    Matt is changing positions at Hope Chapel and becomes our Associate Pastor this Sunday, April 28th in the 10AM serviceafter he’s ordained.

    Though the youth will miss him in his role as youth pastor, he’ll pick up other responsibilities that bring his many skills and gifts to bear for the entire congregation; he’s already been doing that as Outreach pastor. Mandy Ryniker finishes her nursing training in the next week and graduates also. They are together ready to walk in this new role.

    Our Hopekids’ classes begin at 10AM. They’ll come back in at the end of the service so they don’t miss Matt’s ordination. Older kids can either sit on the floor up front or go be seated with their parents.

    Come celebrate the gift that Matt is to Hope! A cake reception follows.

  6. Congregational Meeting Wednesday, March 27th

    Come eat supper 5:30-6:15 p.m. and then hear an update on finances, our building, and future events at the 6:30 p.m. congregational meeting. Program for children ages infant-Jr. High. No adult hope groups will meet.

    Please RSVP for the 5:30 meal, so we have an accurate count. Child care is available by reservation. The deadline to RSVP for both is midnight Sunday, March 24th.

    NOTE: Please RSVP for the meal and child care even if you normally attend Family Night. RSVP using the form below. Be sure to click “Submit” at the bottom:

    We regret that the deadline to RSVP has passed.

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