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Hope for the Week - 11/21/17

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Jingle Jam
Experience the wonder of the Christmas story, told like never before. Jingle Jam is a Christmas party big enough for the whole family! Shows at 11am, 2pm and 5pm on Saturday, December 9th. Details and tickets at

Lodge Services
In an effort to reach as many people as possible, we are offering a new Sunday service in the Lodge on our West Creek campus! Services will officially launch on January 7th and take place at 11am, simultaneous with the11am service in the main building. Childcare will be offered in the main building.

Cookies with Santa
On December 14th at our West Creek campus, children with special needs (infant-5th grade), along with their siblings and parents, are invited to enjoy cookies & milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Kids can wear pajamas and get a picture with Santa in a calm, intimate setting where they feel comfortable. Space is limited to 25 families. Register here.

Sunday Gathering
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there are no Hope Students gatherings this Sunday, November 26.

We will resume our time together on December 3 in The Lodge!
Middle school: 5-6:30pm
High school: 7:15-8:30

Winter Weekend, February 9-11
Every year, we love taking our middle school and high school students to North Bay Adventure Camp. This will be a weekend where we live together, talk together, and experience all that Jesus has in store for us over 3 days. Find more information and register here

Outreach Trip Interest Meeting
We want to be a church that helps extend the ministry of Jesus to others, both locally and internationally. We are planning international outreach trips for the spring and summer of 2018. If you’d like to learn more, you’re invited to attend an interest meeting on Sunday, January 7th at 8:15am in the Lodge. Trip details at here

Our community is growing, and we are excited about some new opportunities to join our staff. Find details at


Sermon Series
Listen to the latest sermon in our Higher Love series here.

Hope Original Music
Our Hope Music team is writing an original song for each sermon series we explore as a community! The first single was written for our recent series, Valuable. You can listen and download You Set Your Heart Upon Me right from the music section in the Hope App.

Hope Cast (formerly the Becoming Podcast)
The Hope Cast is a weekly podcast conversation on finding life. Tune in each Friday for inspiration, encouragement, and ways to live out your faith in everyday life. You can find the Hope Cast by searching Hope Cast RVA in the iTunes podcast app, by using the Media section of the Hope Church app, or by clicking here! 

Sunday Setlist
If you enjoyed the worship music last Sunday and would like to add the songs to your own music library, here is the setlist:

One Thing Remains – Jesus Culture
Psalm 136 (Your Mercy Endures) – Greg LaFollette
Fear Not – Kristene  DiMarco
Not for a Moment – Meredith Andrews


Hope Thrift will be closed this Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving. We will be open on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

Hope General Budget Update
General Contributions      Actual           Budget               Variance
a/o 10/31/17                  $362,135        $308,234.72     $53,900.28
YTD (10/31)                 $2,997,599.71  $2,900,998.67   $96,601.04
a/o 11/17/17                $200, 468.60    $311,566.76  ($111,098.16)
YTD                            $3,197,568.01   $3,212,565.43 ($14,997.42)

Important Reminders Regarding Giving 
If you have moved this year, please update your address on The City (if you have an account) or notify Melinda Lestyan ( This is to update church records and to assist with year-end financial statement mailings, which are required by law. Also, if you are making contributions to Hope Places, please note it in the memo line of your check. If you would like to make stock donations, contact Melinda Lestyan. Finally, all year-end giving MUST be postmarked by 12/31. This year, 12/31 is on a Saturday and the office will be closed that day.


Congratulations to Maggie Glasgow and Grayson Negaard, who were married on Saturday, November 11, 2017!

Congratulations to Fen Li and Tom Roberts, who were married on Sunday, October 29, 2017!

In this section we announce significant life events that occur within our Hope community. If you are celebrating the birth of a child or a marriage, or have experienced the death of an immediate family member, please contact the Hope office at 804-708-5330.

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Offering experiences, relationships and places where people can find life and purpose through Jesus Christ. From the beginning, Hope has been trying to help people who don’t know God, have every opportunity to do so. It’s part of our DNA. Since we believe a church is people and not a building, this means our mission can happen every day and all over the place – as Hope people go to work or school, and spend time with family, friends and colleagues. This means that we could offer experiences anywhere we find ourselves – a ball game, an evening out for dinner with a friend, a neighborhood cookout – you get the picture. It means that many places can become places where we seek to help people find life, God-life, the real thing. And we know that this often happens though sincere relationships and friendships.

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