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Hope for the Week - 12/6/17

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Jingle Jam
Experience the wonder of the Christmas story, told like never before. Jingle Jam is a Christmas party big enough for the whole family! Shows at 11am, 2pm and 5pm on this Saturday, December 9th. Details and tickets at

Christmas Eve at Hope
On December 23 & 24, we’ll be celebrating Christmas Eve at Hope! To view service times and reserve a ticket, visit Please note there will be no evening service on 12/31. 

All-In 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge
Read along with us in 2018! Beginning January 1, we’re inviting all of Hope to join in reading through the Bible in 90 days. There are three ways to participate in this challenge: 1. Use your own Bible, 2. Use the Hope mobile app, or 3. Get the 90 Day Bible, available at the Connect Desk, which is specially formatted for each day’s reading.

Text the word BIBLE to 66866 to receive an encouraging email each week of the reading plan. We’ll also offer additional resources to encourage you and keep you on track throughout the challenge.

Lodge Services
In an effort to reach as many people as possible, we are offering a new Sunday service in the Lodge on our West Creek campus! Services will officially launch on January 7th and take place at 11am, simultaneous with the11am service in the main building. Childcare will be offered in the main building.

If volunteering once a month in the Lodge service sounds fun to you, please take a moment to fill out this form. We’ll be training volunteers on December 10th OR December 17th at 10am in the Lodge.

And… Soft Launch for Lodge Services
So by now you know we’ll be launching a Sunday service in the Lodge on our West Creek campus starting January 7! To prepare, we’ll hold test services on December 10th and 17th at 11am. We’ll be testing out equipment and ironing out logistics, but if you are interested in serving in the Lodge or attending that service with your family, we welcome you to join us!

Connect Desk Resources
To make room for 2018 resources, we are offering several discounted items at the connect desk. Stop by after the service this Sunday to check it out!

Core 4 Classes
In 2018, we are offering foundational classes to grow your faith. Each January and July, we will offer four-week classes taught by pastors in these core areas: Gospel, Bible, Mission and Soul Care. Choose one class each term – we recommend you eventually take them all (in any order) as a solid foundation for your journey. Register here.

Parents’ Night Out
Hope Playgroup is hosting a Parents’ Night out on Tuesday, Dec. 12th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Drop your children with Hope babysitters for $5/child and enjoy a date night or time to Christmas shop together. Register hereQuestions? Contact

Cookies with Santa
On December 14th at our West Creek campus, children with special needs (infant-5th grade), along with their siblings and parents, are invited to enjoy cookies & milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Kids can wear pajamas and get a picture with Santa in a calm, intimate setting where they feel comfortable. Space is limited to 25 families. Register here.

We will gather this Sunday, December 10, in The Lodge!
Middle school: 5-6:30pm
High school: 7:15-8:30pm

Winter Weekend, February 9-11
Every year, we love taking our middle school and high school students to North Bay Adventure Camp. This will be a weekend where we live together, talk together, and experience all that Jesus has in store for us over three days. Find more information and register here

Outreach Trips Interest Meeting
We want to be a church that helps extend the ministry of Jesus to others, both locally and internationally. We are planning international outreach trips for the spring and summer of 2018. If you’d like to learn more, you’re invited to attend an interest meeting on Sunday, January 7th at 8:15am in the Lodge. Trip details at here

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


Sermon Series
Listen to last week’s sermon in The Christmas Spirit series here.

Hope Original Music
Our Hope Music team is writing an original song for each sermon series we explore as a community! We have two singles so far, one from our Valuable series and one from our recent Higher Love series. You can listen and download You Set Your Heart Upon Me and Any Other Love right from the music section in the Hope App.

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! 

Sunday Setlist
If you enjoyed the worship music last Sunday and would like to add the songs to your own music library, here is the setlist:

Holy Spirit – Jesus Culture
Great Are You, Lord – All Sons and Daughters
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – Red Mountain Music

Barnabas Basic Training Session
The Barnabas Center of Richmond is offering a Barnabas Basic training session on February 3 at Stony Point Church. This one-day seminar equips you to better encourage friends facing difficult times in life and faith by gaining a biblical understanding of your own heart. It includes lectures and an interactive small group experience, plus reflective time to practically apply principles to one real-life friendship. Visit for more details and registration. 

Hope Places Update
Total Hope Places Cost                    $13,845,000.00
Beginning Bal. from IAH                    - $1,743,287.56
Funds Rec’d To Date                         – $9,280,915.22
Current Bal. to Fund                         $2,820,797.22
Outstanding Pledge Contributions    - $1,522,229.14
Best Case Scenario to Fund            $1,298,568.08

Hope Places will be coming to a close at the end of the year.  Thank you for your support in furthering the mission of Hope through the new locations and children’s ministries.  It is so exciting what God is doing – please continue to pray for the outreach and ministry of Hope.

At the end of the campaign, Hope will convert the balance to a long-term note.  Please consider helping reduce the final balance.

Important Reminders Regarding Giving 
If you have moved this year, please update your address on The City (if you have an account) or notify Melinda Lestyan ( This is to update church records and to assist with year-end financial statement mailings, which are required by law. Also, if you are making contributions to Hope Places, please note it in the memo line of your check. If you would like to make stock donations, contact Melinda Lestyan. Finally, all year-end giving MUST be postmarked by 12/31. This year, 12/31 is on a Saturday and the office will be closed that day.


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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