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Hope for the Week | 10-19-16

Spirit and Truth Album Release
To celebrate the release of Hope Music’s original worship record, Spirit and Truth, we will host an album release concert in the main auditorium of our West Creek campus on Saturday, November 5th! Tickets start at $15 and include a free copy of the album. For tickets and more information, visit

Explore God
This week, we are exploring the question, “Is the Bible Reliable?” Join the Explore God conversation by texting “hopecentral” to 313131, and you’ll receive weekly updates and encouragement.

Discover Hope
Discover Hope is an orientation and membership class designed to help people learn more about our mission, our beliefs and our programs. This is a great first step toward learning more and getting involved at Hope. The next class is November 11 & 12 at West Creek. Find more information and register here.

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 will feature thoughts from some of the world’s leading communicators, pastors, and theologians with follow-up discussions at table groups. Knowing God begins on Sunday, November 6 at 5PM at our West Creek campus. Childcare is available for a fee. Please register in advance here.

The Gospel – The Core Message of Christianity
This Core Class focuses on the gospel – the core message of Christianity about the new life which is found in and through Jesus Christ. During the four weeks of the class, David Dwight will present a biblical understanding of the gospel and invite participants to a gospel-centered way of living. Begins on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30PM (West Creek campus). Childcare is available for a fee. Please register in advance here.

Thrive for Women
Thrive is a place where women of all ages and stages connect weekly for teaching and conversation. Each week, Thrive offers large group teaching as well as table group conversation centered on the day’s lesson. Our desire is for women to be encouraged as they explore and deepen their understanding of God, while at the same time cultivate new and meaningful relationships with other women. This fall, we are focusing on what God has revealed about himself in scripture in the series, “Spiritual Eyes: Seeing the Glory and Goodness of God.” The morning session is each Thursday, 10-11:30am, evening session is 7-8:30pm. Find more details and register here.

Fall Flannel
All middle schoolers and high schoolers are invited to our annual Fall Flannel on Sunday, October 30 at The Lodge! The celebration will be from 5-7pm, with games, treats and lots of fun. Invite your friends and wear flannel!

Midweek at Midtown
We are excited about Midweek at Midtown, meeting on Wednesday nights until next Wednesday, October 26. We will be watching the videos and focusing on the questions from the Explore God series! Come join the conversation at 4912 W. Marshall Street, 6:30-8pm. Register here

Hope Thrift has two immediate needs and hopes you can help:

  • Volunteers to sort clothing and help determine how items should be priced in our designer “Boutique.” If you have some time and a love of clothing and/or fashion, we would love for you to serve on our team! Open weekly shifts include Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm, Friday 1-4pm, and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
  • We need a few good men! The ladies of Hope Thrift need help answering the donation door, assisting customers and just being a male presence in the store. Shifts can be morning or afternoon. 

Contact Renee Norton at

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 Pete Bowell’s latest sermon in our Explore God series, “Is the Bible Reliable?” 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, or by using the Media section of the Hope Church app! 

Hope Playlist
Looking for some fresh music? Follow Hope Central on Spotify to get updates on new songs and playlists we’re continually updating!

Share Thanksgiving Day with an International Student
Thanksgiving Day provides a unique opportunity to show hospitality and friendship.  The VCU Global Education Office invites you to share this special American holiday with an international student or scholar who is eager to learn about our culture and make American friends.  For more information, contact Pam Haney at or call 828-8309 no later than November 7. A Thanksgiving volunteer information form can be found here.

Congratulations to Rebecca and Tom Sontag, and big sister Prudence, on the birth of Amelia on October 8!

Congratulations to Grace Sammons & Drew Day, who were married on Saturday, October 8!

Congratulations to Whitney Gunn and Patrick Neal, who were married on Saturday, October 8!

Congratulations to Erica Creekmore and Logan Bragg, who were married on Saturday, October 15!

Our prayers are with Brian and Jennifer Ryther and their family on the recent death of Brian’s father, Gary Ryther. 

Our prayers are with Terry and Jim Sarver on the death of Terry’s father who passed away on October 2. 

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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