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Hope for the Week | 11-2-16

Spirit and Truth Album Release
Hope Music’s original worship record, Spirit & Truth, is releasing THIS SATURDAY, November 5th! You’re invited to celebrate with us at our album release concert that evening at 7:30pm in the main auditorium of our West Creek Campus. General Admission tickets are free. Merchandise Ticket options start at $15. For tickets and more information, visit hopecentral.com/hopemusic.

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

Discover Hope
Want to learn more about Hope’s mission, beliefs and programs? Come to Discover Hope, our orientation and membership class, this Friday and Saturday at our West Creek campus. It’s a great first step toward learning more and getting involved at Hope. Find more information and register here.

Bag It Sunday – Food Collection This Sunday!
This Sunday, Hope will collect non-perishable food items and deliver them to local food banks. Fill a bag and bring it back this Sunday! All donations will benefit the Goochland Food Pantry (West Creek) and Feed More (Midtown). Thank you for all you do to help those in need!

Join the Hope Team at Shadow Sunday
If you’re looking for a way to get connected at Hope, meet new people, and be a part of our mission, we would love to invite you to join a volunteer team. All new volunteers can show up on the first Sunday of the month for an opportunity to shadow a volunteer! This Sunday November 6th, meet at 9:00am with Anne Gaskill at the West Creek campus or 9:50am with Mary Harrison at the Midtown campus to give it a try.
Email agaskill@hopecentral.com or mharrison@hopecentral.com with any questions. Find more info at Hopecentral.com/teams.

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 of Our Faith
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.

Jingle Jam is Coming!
Save the Date! Jingle Jam: A Countdown to Christmas is Saturday, December 10. More information about reserving tickets coming soon!

Help Homeless Families on Saturday
Hope Thrift will host Housing Families First this coming Saturday, November 5. This nonprofit provides tools to families experiencing homelessness, so they may achieve housing stability. All proceeds will go toward this organization on Saturday, so come shop!

Volunteers are needed every Saturday. Two hour shifts are available. Please contact Renee Norton at Rnorton@hopecentral.com if you have interest.

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 hopecentral.com/employment.

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.

Sermon
Last Sunday, we kicked off the new Spirt and Truth series with a meaningful time of worship together. Listen to the full service , titled “The Power of Worship Together,” 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 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 pohaney@vcu.edu or call 828-8309 no later than November 7. A Thanksgiving volunteer information form can be found here.

Hope Places Update
Cost:    $11,800,000
Funds Available and Uncollected: $9,658,055
Funding Needed: $2,141,945

Total Hope Places Contributions received since inception:  $6,836,556

Funds of $9,658,055 = Total Pledged (Individuals and Thrift lumped together) $9,721,915 + Unpledged receipts $412,241 – Uncollected Pledges $476,101

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 hope@hopecentral.com. If you are currently giving electronically, you may want to review your card’s expiration date and update the information if needed.

Congratulations to David Oakley and Ashleigh Zinski who were married on Saturday, October 22nd!

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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