Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. FAM Fall Book Study

    This fall, FAM (Hope’s Foster Adoptive Ministry) will be leading a book group during Family Night. 

    We will be reading Until Every Child is Home by Todd Chipman. 

    Joining this study is far from a commitment to taking kiddos into your home. This book explores why the church should care about orphan ministry. Todd Chipman discusses how foster care and adoption align with bringing the Gospel to a broken world. He explains the multiple support roles it takes for foster and adoptive parents to succeed and outlines how the church can step up into these roles. 

    Whether you are interested in foster care and adoption personally or are wondering why on earth people at Hope Chapel currently pursue it – come join us 🙂 

    Questions or RSVP – Contact Mandy 

    Family Night starts Sept 8, running Wednesday nights 6-7:30pm throughout the Fall. 


  2. Sunday School Helper Training in August

    Dear Junior High students,

    Do you know that great Sunday School helpers are formed, not born? If you  aspire to be a great helper in our kids’ classrooms I want to help you live your dream!

    Join me for a training session on Sunday, August 15, right after church in the Lighthouse. We’ll discuss super-secret tips on being the best.helper.ever and you’ll learn how to ensure that you get to help with your favorite group of kids consistently.

    High schoolers who would like a refresher course are also welcome to join us.

    RSVP to save your spot!

    Thank you!

    mrs. hala

    halatompkins @

  3. Children’s Baptism Classes on August 7 & 14

    One of the spiritual milestones for kids at Hope Chapel is a public confession of their faith and a baptism ceremony. As preparation, Pastor Matthew Ryniker teaches a foundational class on the meaning and significance of baptism.

    Designed for children aged eight and older, Matt’s class is designed to help parents and kids determine together if this is the right year for baptism. Because of the importance of this decision, parents are asked to attend class with their children each week and childcare for younger siblings will be provided upon request.

    Classes will meet on August 7 in the Family Room. We’ll start at 9:30 and be done no later than 11am.

    Contact Hala if you have more questions or would like to sign up for the class.

  4. July 7th Indoor Church Cook-Off!

    July 7th’s friendly cook-off with bragging rights on the line is just around the corner.

    First, RSVP on Realm, then you’ll be allowed to add your name to whatever categories you want to compete in. It’ll help you understand who you’re competing with and help me understand how many drinks I should provide.

    It’ll run during Family Night times: 6-7:30pm.

  5. Maker’s Market This Saturday, June 26th from 10AM-3PM

    It’s a family-friendly, fun Saturday at an outdoor-only marketplace – get out of the house enjoy a couple of hours browsing beautiful creations, making new friends, and supporting your Hope and Brentwood/Crestview neighborhood artists and makers while you enjoy a summer day in Austin

    • face painting & balloon animals• handmade goods

    • a blacksmith

    • leatherworks

    • food

    • music with Miss Ariel at 11AM & 1PM for the youngins’

    • a Tool Swap from 10AM-Noon

    • plus more!

    Masks are optional and not be required by shoppers or vendors.