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Hope for the Week - 6/21/17

Be Encouraged Through “Priority Mail” From David
During our “Priority Mail” sermon series, our senior pastor, David Dwight, will be sharing a weekly encouraging email with our church. It’s easy to join the email list! Just text HOPE to the number 66866.

Summer Baptisms
If you’re interested in getting baptized this summer at Hope, visit our website for more info or to sign up for our pre-baptism class. Find more details at

Hope Summer Socials for Young Adults and Singles
If you are a young adult in your 20s to early 30s, or a single adult age 35-50, we invite you to one of our Hope Summer Socials. Join us for an open house in The Lodge to meet some new people, enjoy appetizers and desserts, and hear about ways to connect at Hope. Bring a friend!

Young Adults – 7/11, 7- 9pm
Single Adults – 7/12, 7- 9pm

Sign up here!

Book on Love 
Join us for a three-part seminar for married or engaged couples. We’ll explore what the Bible says about marriage, oneness, communication, and intimacy. July 27 – 29 at Hope West Creek. Register at

Hope Students Summer Schedule
Middle school meets on Tuesday nights 7-8:30 and high school meets on Sunday nights 7-8:30. Here are a few upcoming special events you won’t want to miss!

June 25 – HS Lock-In; 9PM-7am
A full ten hours in the Lodge!!! Food, games, movies, bascially a sleepover with all of your friends. Bring an eno if you have one, a pillow/sleeping bag for Gina & an energy drink is strongly encouraged.

June 27 – MS 7/Eleven; 7PM-11PM
A late night in the Lodge full of games, popcorn, a movie and some secret surprises!

July 2 (high school)  // July 4 (middle school) – River Day; 1- 4pm 
Spend a day outside on the South Anna River at a Hope family’s home! There will be kayaks, floats, and outdoor games. Meet at Hope, Interns/Volunteers will drive students to the river (about 20 minutes away) and back to Hope. Bring a towel, suit, sunscreen etc!

Hope Students Summer Camps
Ready for the best week of your summer? Experiencing Jesus in new and fresh ways at camp is one of the heartbeats of our summer; this is a trip your student will NOT want to miss! For more info. check out Please register by 7/1.

High School // Fun in the Son // July 9-14 in Hilton Head, SC // Cost: $630.00

Middle School // The Great Escape // July 24-29 in Johnstown, PA // Cost: $550.00

The U for College Students 
If you are a college student or between the ages of 18-22, we invite you to join us for a weekly gathering this summer at the Lodge. Join college students from around Richmond as we get to know each other, worship and grow in faith together. The U meets on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00pm. Email Kevin Kyle for more information.

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


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!

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 Places Update   
Hope Places         1/1 – 6/1/17     Since Inception       Pledge
Pledges Rec’d      $477,623.81     $7,109,010.61    $9,162,994.62
Unpledged Rec’d  $54,134.56        $525,532.17
Thrift                                                $436,468.01       $558,550.00
Total                      $531,758.37     $8,071, 010.79   $9,721,544.62

Cost of Project    $13,800,000.00
Beginning Balance    -$1,743,280.00
Funds rec’d to date    -$8,071,010.79
Outstanding Pledge contributions     -$2,053984.01
Balance to Fund    $1,931,725.20

Help Us Stay in Touch
Communicating with you is important to us! if you have recently changed your phone number, email or mailing address please let us know. You can update your information on your City profile or notify the church at If you are currently giving electronically, you may want to review your card’s expiration date and update the information if needed.


Congratulations to Maddie Wood and Lucas Casserlie, who were married on Saturday, June 17, 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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