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Hope for the Week - 7/26/17

Update on Congregational Vote
On July 23rd, we held a congregational vote regarding establishing parameters for the use of debt in advancing Hope’s mission. The motion passed, and we would like to thank you for your participation.

Reminder to Return Backpacks on Sunday
We are collecting backpacks for students at Thomas Jefferson High School and Elijah House Academy. If you picked up information and agreed to purchase and fill a backpack this week, remember to bring it to Hope this Sunday. We will deliver them to the schools in the upcoming week.

One More Week to Give a “Bill of Health” 
This Sunday is the last day to give a “bill of health” to support Medical Ambassadors International. This organization works to meet the needs (spiritual and physical) of people all over the world. Giving is easy — just drop one or more $20 bills in a collection box outside the auditorium this Sunday.

“Bag It” Sunday
On the first Sunday of every month, Hope collects non-perishable food items and delivers them to the Thomas Jefferson High School food pantry and other local food banks. Take a bag this Sunday, fill it next week, and bring it back on August 6! 

Shadow Sunday on August 6
In the spirit of being moved to serve, we invite you to join us on August 6 to learn what serving on a volunteer team at Hope is all about. We’ll share details and give you the opportunity to shadow a volunteer that morning! August 6, 9am @West Creek or 9:45am @Midtown.

If you’re in your 20s to early 30s (married or single), please join us for our summer series every Tuesday evening through August 15 at 7pm in our Midtown office (4912 W. Marshall Street, Richmond). We will have dessert, fun, fellowship, and hear from dynamic speakers about what it means to live out our faith during this chapter of our life. Questions? E-mail

Discover Hope
This two-part class is a great first step at Hope. It is designed to help people learn about what it means to have a relationship with Christ and what it means to be a member of Hope. We also teach about our mission, vision and values and share about specific ways you can get more involved. The next session is August 25 & 26. Register here.

Hope Students Summer Schedule
High School: Hoedown Sunday from 7pm-8:30pm
Middle School: Hoedown Tuesday from 7pm-8:30pm

Details at

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


Listen to “Love Gives,” the latest sermon in our “Moved” series here.

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! 

Hope Playlist
Looking for some fresh music? Follow Hope Central on Spotify to hear what songs are currently inspiring us!

Art Show: Nicki Metcalf
Our West Creek campus is hosting an art show, featuring paintings by Nicki Metcalf. A sampling of her work is currently displayed in the West Creek concourse. Enjoy the artwork, refreshments, and reflections from the artist. Paintings and prints will be available for purchase. Friday, August 4 from 6-8pm.

Reminder about Hope Places Donations
Please remember to write “Hope Places” on the memo line of your check, so we can make sure they are properly credited. Thank you!

Hope General Budget Update   
General Contributions       Actual             Budget           Variance
A/O 6/13/17                  $273,642.26    $249,364.50     $24,277.76
A/O 7/25/17                  $340,522.20    $369,851.30   ($29,329.10)

Ways to Make Giving Easy
We invite you to set up an online or recurring bill pay for your tithes and financial contributions. This method is helpful to you and to the church! Online giving may be done via The City, bill pay, PayPal, and EFT’s. Every gift is used to fulfill our mission of offering experiences, relationships and places where people can find LIFE and PURPOSE through Jesus Christ. Find more information here.


Congratulations to Cristina Rutkowski and Ben Ford, who were married on Saturday, July 22, 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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