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Hope for the Week - 8/23/17

Bag It Sunday – Feeding Local Families
Bag It Sunday will be collecting bags of non-perishable food on September 3rd and 10th. Please take a bag on your way out this Sunday and fill it with the items listed on the card inside the bag. We will be delivering the food to area food pantries on September 11th. Thank you for your support!                                  

Hope Golf Classic
The 2017 Hope Church Golf Classic will be held on Monday, October 16 at The Federal Club. Invite friends, relatives, and co-workers to participate. All proceeds go to Hope Students Scholarships, which helps more students experience the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Details and registration at

Discover Hope
This two-day 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 this weekend, August 25 & 26. Register here.

Mentor / Mentee Program Information
If you are in your 20s to early 30s and would like to enter into an intentional discipleship program, consider being a part of an 8-month mentoring experience with an experienced leader at HOPEFor more details, go to

Groups@West Creek
Join an 8-week interest-based group for our West Creek community. Meet new people, grow in your faith and get more connected into Hope life. Come to our Group Launch event on September 27, 6:30pm in The Lodge to hear from group leaders, meet others who are looking to connect, and find a group that’s right for you. Register for the Group Launch event  here.

On September 21, we’re launching a new semester for Thrive, where women of all ages and stages connect weekly over teaching and conversation. This semester’s study is titled “Waiting…A Study of messianic passages from the book of Isaiah.”

Our study this semester will take us back into the prophetic writings of Isaiah — and through these divinely inspired passages we too can encounter the Jesus for whom the world has been waiting. The redemption and deliverance of God’s people is underway! Come be encouraged and strengthened as we journey together toward that ultimate fulfillment. Join us in the waiting… Register here.

Join an 8-week interest-based group for our Midtown community. Meet new people, grow in your faith and get more connected into Hope life. Come to our Group Launch event on September 17 to hear from group leaders, meet others who are looking to connect, and find a group that’s right for you. September 17 in the TJ auditorium. (No pre-registration necessary.)

Hope Students 
Hope Students will not meet this Sunday. We will resume with the Fall Kick-Off on Sept 10 (MS and HS combined), 6:30-8pm in The Lodge.

At the kickoff, worship will be led by Drew Daniels, and Pete Bowell  will teach and cast vision for students as they enter into a new school year.

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

Thrift Store 
Did you know that Hope has a thrift store? Hope Thrift is a ministry of Hope Church, offering high quality items at fair prices to raise money to better our world. You can donate, shop, or volunteer Monday-Saturday at 11260 Patterson Ave. Learn more at

Beth Moore Simulcast at Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Join other women at Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Saturday, September 16 as they present the live Beth Moore simulcast.  The theme is “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road.” Find more information and registration here.


Listen to the latest sermon in our series, “Imperfections,” 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 “Hopecentral” on Spotify to hear what songs are currently inspiring us!

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 7?31/17                  $409,528.99    $369,851.30    $39,677.69
YTD (7/31)                  $2,182,750.75  $2,002,956.19  $179,794.56
A/o 8/22/17                  $182,177.68    $312,149.33  ($129,971.65)
YTD (8/31)                  $2,364,928.43  $2,315,105.52   $49,822.91

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 Brittany and Kyle Burns on the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Mace Burns, on 8/6/17!

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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