Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. 3rd Sunday After-Church Board Games – Come Play!

    Join us every 3rd Sunday for board and card games after church in the Family Room. It’s bring your own lunch and we people usually stay until 2-3 PM but it’s come and go as you please.

    Bring a friend and/or a game. Play one of ours. Get to know some game players.

    Questions? Contact Wes Neely.

  2. Children’s Baptism Classes Coming in May

    Dear Parents,

    Two baptism classes (taught by Pastor Matt)  are scheduled for Saturday, May 11 (9:30-11:30am) and Wednesday, May 29 (6 – 7:30pm). If your child has expressed interest in being baptized this year, please plan on attending these classes. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their children. Childcare will be provided by contacting Hala.

    The baptism service will be on June 9, 2024. This service will be followed by an outdoor water fun day on our playground, as is our custom.

    We’ve designed the baptism classes to help parents decide whether or not their children are ready for baptism. If you are unsure about whether or not this is the right year, class number one will help you decide.

    Adults who would like to be baptized should simply contact Pastor Matt. He will be happy to talk with you!

    Let Hala know if you have any kid-related questions!


  3. N2Worship Registration Open

    Got musicians or budding musicians? Sing and play instruments (drums, bass, keyboard, guitar and voice) in a group environment to worship the Lord! All track/sessions are one week long at Hope Chapel’s campus. Depending on age or experience, you will find a class for your needs or the needs of your children.

    Sign up for the N2Worship Evening (experience needed) or the 1/2 Day (no experience needed) sessions with optional afternoon session in songwriting and audio engineering intensive.

    June 3rd-7th: 6-9:00PM
    For students with proficiency in an instrument or vocal skill
    A new evening class where students develop skills for playing in larger groups, song selection, arranging, songwriting, and audio production. Focusing on an instrument or vocal that students already have proficiency in allows for deeper experiences and comprehension of more advanced musical and Biblical concepts. Join us for a week of intensive musical study. Register today!


    June 10-14th:  9:30AM – 12:30PM
    Ages 10 years and up (including adult) – no previous experience needed
    For those with any level of experience on their instrument or voice who desire to learn music and worship. Students do not need any previous experience to participate, and all will be in group lessons based on ability. Students focus on fundamentals of playing and singing alone and in a group. The basic foundational concepts of music and worship of Jesus form the structure of N2Worship. Register today!


    June 10-14, 2024: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Ages 7 – 9 years – no experience needed
    For those who’d like to learn concepts of music through movement and singing. Focusing on how the body moves and responds to music provides an opportunity to grow in music and worship. Students learn about worship and music through dance, flags, and singing with no experience needed. Join us  from  at Hope Chapel. Register today!


    June 10-14, 2024: 1:30-3:30 PM
    Ages 10 and up – no experience needed

    For those desiring to learn and practice concepts of song creation from start to finished production. Students learn tools for creating music using acoustic and electronic instruments. Registration for this additional session is available in the regular registration forms for the above sessions. It is not available as a stand alone registration.



    The N2Worship staff is made up of experienced worship leaders, educators, and professional musicians who are passionate to teach, train, and mentor the next generation for the purpose of raising up more worshipers and worship leaders to bring glory to our Great God.


    Contact Dr. Whitney Crowley, N2Worship Director
  4. Parent/Child Class & Dedications coming in April

    Dear Parents of Hope,

    Our next Parent/Child Dedication class is Saturday, April 6 – 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 starts at 9:30am and we’ll be done by 11. Sign up for the class and childcare by emailing hala.


  5. 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

  6. 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.