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Hope for the Week | 11-16-16

Spirit and Truth Series – Devotional Guide and Music
Hope’s leadership team and worship arts staff have written a 12-day devotional guide to accompany our current sermon series! 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! 

Also, Hope Music’s original worship record, Spirit & Truth, is now available! You can purchase a copy at the Connect Desk or online through iTunes or Amazon. Check out

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 for the entire holiday season are available at

Hope Singles Christmas Party 
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 and share together in the joy and hope of Christmas. Dress is festive and the cost is only $10. Childcare will be provided for an additional $5 per family when requested with registration. Register here.

Playgroup Christmas Party
Moms of preschoolers and their children are invited to our Christmas Party at Hope West Creek on Tuesday, December 13 from 9am-12pm.  The first part of the morning is just for the moms, and the second part will be a party with the kids.  Please RSVP to reserve a childcare spot to and bring an ornament to exchange. 

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, and please register here so we know to expect you. 

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 also people who have been here for a while. We have three hosts offering dinners on either this Saturday or Sunday (Nov. 19-20). Sign up here.

Jobs For Life Mentors
A team from HOPE is working with JFL to address the issues of joblessness in our city through biblically-based training and mentoring relationships. To learn more about volunteering in 2017, join us for an informational lunch on Dec 4 at 12:30pm at Hope West Creek. For more information or to sign-up for the lunch, please email Angie & Paul Moreton at

Feeding Future Leaders Recap
We are celebrating a successful fall of Feeding Future Leaders at Thomas Jefferson High School! Volunteers from Hope and throughout the community served over 5,500 meals in 11 weeks. We raised $12,000 in donations, $4,000 of which came from the Whole Foods 5% day that many Hopers supported. Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Midtown area and the students at TJHS!

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 (“Worship That Means Something”) 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 General Budget Update
General Contributions      Actual              Budget       Variance
A/O 10/31/16                $303,102.04     $386,712    ($83,609.96)
YTD (October)             $2,823,375.69   $2,717,084  $106,291.69

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 Huston Thomas and Megan VanderBush, who were married on November 12!

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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