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Hope for the Week - 7/19/17

Moved to GIVE
Each week of this “Moved” series, we’ll invite you to join our community in taking small actions toward caring, praying, giving, and serving.

This week, the invitation is to donate backpacks for students in need. Purchase a backpack this week and bring it to Hope next Sunday, and we’ll deliver them to students at Thomas Jefferson High School and Elijah House Academy. 

Fill backpacks with small Tide detergent, glue sticks, tissues, sanitary napkins, “Lysol” wipes, pencils, and a box of snacks.

Hope Business Items
Officer Nominations
Nominations for Hope officers (elders and deacons) are closing on Sunday. Any active member of Hope may nominate any other active member who is not a part of their own family. Please prayerfully consider this, and send nominations to by July 23.

Congregational Announcement
Members of Hope are asked to vote by ballot this Sunday, July 23, on a motion from our elders. For the past several months the elders along with our Finance Team and a research team have been working on the question of strategic funding for Hope and our use of debt for advancing our mission. This motion asks the congregation to approve parameters regarding our use of debt. Briefing information and FAQ sheets are available at the Connect desks at West Creek and Midtown.

Bill of Health for Medical Ambassadors International
As a part of our sermon series on missions, we’re inviting you to give a “bill of health” to support Medical Ambassadors International. This organization works to meet the needs (spiritual and physical) of people all over the world. Giving is easy — just drop one or more $20 bills in a collection box outside the auditorium anytime during the month of July.

If you’re in your 20s to early 30s (married or single), please join us for our summer series every Tuesday evening through August 15 at 7pm in our Midtown office (4912 W. Marshall Street, Richmond). We will have dessert, fun, fellowship, and hear from dynamic speakers about what it means to live out our faith during this chapter of our life. Questions? E-mail

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

Discover Hope
This two-part 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 August 25 & 26. Register here.

Hope Students Summer Schedule
High School: Sunday Night Live This Sunday, 7-8:30pm @ The Lodge

No middle school ministry at Hope next week, as they will be at The Great Escape summer camp.

See the complete summer schedule here

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


Listen to the latest sermon in our “Moved” series 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 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         1/1-7/10/17         Since Inception      Pledge
Pledge Rec’d      $523,333.72         $7,252,470.52  $9,162,994.62
Unpledged Rec’d  $68,618.68          $539,906.29
Thrift                                                 $523,371.28       $596,468.00
Total                    $531,758.37         $8,315,748.09  $9,759,462.62

Cost of Project                                       $13,800,00.00
Beginning Balance                                 – $1,743,280.00
Funds Rec’d to Date                              -  $8,315,748.09
Outstanding Pledge Contributions          $1,910,524.10
Bal to Fund if All Contrib Rec’d               $1,830,447.81

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 Brooke Taylor and Jay Lustig, who were married on Saturday, July 8, 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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