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Hope for the Week | 11-9-16

Spirit and Truth Series and Devotional Guide
Hope’s leadership team and worship arts staff have written a 12-day devotional guide to accompany our current sermon series and the Spirit & Truth original worship album! This inspirational resource is full of scripture, encouragement, devotional thoughts, beautiful artwork, and space for journaling. We’ve only printed a limited number, so get your copy at the connect desk for $15! 

Discover Hope is This Weekend
Want to learn more about Hope’s mission, beliefs and programs? Come to Discover Hope, our orientation and membership class, this Friday and Saturday at our West Creek campus. It’s a great first step toward learning more and getting involved at Hope. Find more information and register here.

Christmas Service Schedule
On December 22-24, we’ll be celebrating Christmas Eve at Hope! This year, we are excited to have our whole community together at our West Creek Campus. Service times are available at

Knowing God
This four-week Growth Group is a follow-up to Explore God and designed for anyone who has the desire to develop a deeper relationship with God. Each session features thoughts from some of the world’s leading communicators, pastors, and theologians with follow-up discussions at table groups. Knowing God began last Sunday but there’s still room to join in! Group meets each Sunday at 5PM until November 27 at our West Creek campus. Childcare is available for a fee. Please register in advance here.

Chapters for Young Adults
If you’re a young adult in your 20s, single or married, join us next Tuesday, November 15 at our Midtown office (4912 W. Marshall St.) at 7pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet other young adults, hear engaging speakers and enjoy rich discussion.

Men’s Monday Night Fellowship
Join other men at Hope on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8pm for dinner, fellowship and a speaker. The next one is next Monday, November 14 – register here

Hope Singles Christmas Party – Save the Date
Come join the Hope Singles (30’s-50’s) for our 4th Annual Christmas Party on December 17 from 6:30 – 9pm at Hope West Creek. We will have time to socialize, enjoy some delicious food together and share together in the joy and hope of Christmas. Dress is festive and the cost is only $10.00. Childcare will be provided for an additional $5.00 per family when requested with registration. Register here.

Jingle Jam – A Countdown to Christmas
Jingle Jam is a Christmas party big enough for the whole family! Christmas songs, treats, games, visits from special visitors and a special telling of the Christmas story are all in store. Come celebrate with us or serve as a volunteer on Saturday, December 10! Tickets are free but limited, so reserve yours today! Find more details and tickets here.

Special Needs Parents’ Night Out
Parents of kids with special needs, do you want a night out to do holiday shopping or enjoy a date night? We are inviting all preschool & elementary aged kids with special needs (and their siblings) to enjoy a night of fun on Friday, December 2nd from 5:30-8pm at our West Creek Campus! The Hope Kids Special Needs Team will provide dinner, a movie, crafts, and sensory-oriented activities for your kids. This event is open to the community. To register, click here.

Hope Students Winter Weekend
Registration for Hope Students Winter Weekend 2017 is live! Middle schoolers and high schoolers will spend February 17-19 at NorthBay Adventure Camp in North East, Maryland for a weekend of connection and fun. Visit for more information.

Dinners for 10
Are you new to Midtown? Not-so-new but looking for a new way to connect? Dinners for 10 are a fun way to bridge the gap between the large group worship at Midtown and smaller groups. We want to offer you a place that you can meet other newcomers and people who have been here for a while. We have three hosts offering dinners on either Saturday, Nov. 19 or Sunday Nov. 20. Sign up here.

Easy Way to Help TJ Students
Looking for an easy DIY project and a way to help the students at Thomas Jefferson High School? TJ Vikings Fund plans to install 50 dry erase boards this Saturday, Nov 12. Work with a buddy and you can be responsible for installing five boards! Plans are to work 8am to noon. Each pair needs to bring at least one drill (cordless or electric with a 10-foot extension cord) and a Phillips head screwdriver (drill attachment or hand-held). Please contact Warren Pierce (804-986-8445 or to sign up to help.

Director of Outreach
Hope is seeking a full-time Director of Outreach who will lead our church’s efforts in missions and outreach, both domestically and internationally. For more information or to apply, please visit

Midtown Opportunity
We are hiring a part-time Technical Director for the Midtown Campus. This is a 10 hour / week position with primarily weekend and evening responsibilities. If you have experience engineering live audio, we’d love to talk with you! Find more details and apply here.

Listen to David Dwight’s latest sermon (“The Real Way”) in our Spirit and Truth series.

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 get updates on new songs and playlists we’re continually updating!

Hope Places Update
Cost:    $11,800,000
Funds Available and Uncollected: $9,658,055
Funding Needed: $2,141,945

Total Hope Places Contributions received since inception:  $6,836,556

Funds of $9,658,055 = Total Pledged (Individuals and Thrift lumped together) $9,721,915 + Unpledged receipts $412,241 – Uncollected Pledges $476,101

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 Charlie Shanahan and Carly Williams, who were married on Saturday, November 5!

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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