Community Updates

Hope community happenings.

  1. MOPS@Hope Spring Registration Now Open

    Are you a mother of preschoolers? Are you looking for friendship, support, and encouragement in your motherhood journey?

    You are officially invited to join Mops@Hope this spring as we move forward, learn to become friends again, show up for each other, and ruthlessly believe the best about each other.

    MOPS meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month. We share breakfast and conversations about the things that truly make for a good life. After all, better moms make a better world.

    Oh- and there’s a program for your preschool kids also!

  2. “Perspectives” Course Coming to Austin Jan. 2023

    Course begins Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 6:30-9:30 PM

    Location: Antioch Austin (South Campus) 4407 Monterey Oaks, Bldg 2. Austin TX 78749

    Perspectives is a fifteen-lesson education course exploring different aspects of God’s global purpose in a multi-faceted learning experience. The course examines the story of God fulfilling His promises from four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic.

    The Biblical and Historical sections establish the foundation of our confidence in the historic fact of God’s persistent work to make His name known to the nations from the dawn of history until today. The Cultural and Strategic sections highlight that we are in the midst of a costly but very “do-able” task. These sections confirm the Biblical and Historical hope we have with the invitation to collaborate with God in His mission.

    You have an integral role to play in God’s story. He delights when His people respond to His invitation to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

    Sign up and learn more HERE

  3. “Light Up the Church”: Remembering Kristallnacht

    On November 9, 1938, hordes of German paramilitary and citizens attacked Jewish citizens, their homes, schools, businesses, cemeteries and synagogues in what became known as Kristallnacht — the Night of Broken Glass. 

    Over the last decade synagogues around the world have participated in leaving their lights on all night on Nov. 9th.  This year churches worldwide are joining them to “let their lights shine in the darkness” Wednesday, Nov. 9th in solidarity with the Jewish people, to stand against anti-semitism. At Hope Chapel, we will place about 50 “LED candles” in each of our windows visible from the streets, and yard signs out front indicating the purpose. 

    For more information,  visit

  4. “Welcome Home” A Future and A Hope Conference – Registration Open Now!

    Fostering Hope’s annual adoption and foster care conference, A Future + A Hope is coming up on March 4, 2023.

    This year’s theme is “Welcome Home.”

    Hope Chapel partners with Fostering Hope as we seek to provide holistic support for our own foster/adoptive families and those in our community.

    From Fostering Hope:

    Whether we have adoptive children, foster children, relatives, or we are reunifying with our children after difficult circumstances, our homes should be welcoming. And yet for so many of us, it almost seems laughable to imagine a restful home. 

    Let’s work together to create a community that welcomes children home – even if “home” is temporary! Find more information and register at

  5. 2022 Combined Christmas Choir

    2022 Christmas choir – Reaching beyond our walls to bless the Church in the City!
    Our first practice is this coming Saturday morning at 10:15!

    This year we are partnering with Northwest Fellowship to form
    A combined Christmas Choir.

    Would you prayerfully consider joining us to celebrate
    One Church in the City
    One choir, two congregations
    Celebrating our one Savior with Joy-filled voices

    2 offerings (“performances”)
    1) Northwest Fellowship’s Christmas Party
    Sunday night, December 11 at 6pm
    13427 Pond Springs Road 78729 (near 183 and Anderson Mill Rd)

    2) Hope Chapel’s Sunday morning worship service, December 18 at 10am
    6701 Arroyo Seco 78757

    Our practices will be from 10:15-11:45 on Saturday mornings
    And they will be divided between Hope and Northwest Fellowship (NWF) as follows:

    This Saturday, November 5 at Hope Chapel
    Saturday, November 12 at Northwest Fellowship
    Saturday, November 19 at NWF
    Saturday, November 26 – Give Thanks! (We’re off for the holiday!)
    Saturday, December 3rd at Hope Chapel
    Saturday, December 10th at NWF
    Saturday, December 17th at Hope Chapel

  6. Men’s Retreat October 14-16

    Men of Hope Retreat • October 14-16th at Twin Lakes YMCA

    Body Building – Being and Building the Body of Christ

    Come focus this year on Body Building – Being and Building the Body of Christ with your brothers from Hope on retreat not far from home at the Twin Lakes YMCA Cedar Creek Camp. In I Corinthians 12:

    “For just as the body is one and has many members…If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’…The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you…’

    …But God has so composed the body…that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”

    Unstructured time abounds: fellowship, sitting around the campfire, prayer, conversation, and time away to enjoy with brothers in Christ.

    And maybe mark some of them with a paintball.

    Camp runs from Friday 5PM to Sunday 11:30ish.
    Full: 5 meals and overnight stay – $120/per person
    No Lodging: Day Camp with meals – $70/per person
    No Meals or Lodging: Day Camp without meals: $35/per person

    Joe Friedman says, “We are also very happy to receive donations for scholarships. (Note: the fees for the retreat, though paid to Hope Chapel, are not tax deductible. However, gifts made for retreat scholarships are tax deductible).”

    Archery: no charge
    Paintball: $35 per person; minimum of 10 players required.

    You can RSVP for the retreat here. Have questions? Contact Joe Friedman.