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Hope for the Week - 10/11/17

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Hope 2.0
For the next two weeks, we’re going to be celebrating Hope’s 20th year as a church, but also looking forward at a vision for our future. We’ll be looking at what it is that a vital church does in the first place, and asking what it might look like for us all to join in that movement together. You won’t want to miss it!

Discover Hope
This two-day 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 November 3 & 4 . Register here

God is doing some amazing things in our city and around the world. We are looking for everyday stories that are happening within our church and city. If you have a story, large or small, about what God is doing in your life, share it with us here.

Groups@Hope – Online Signups Are Open!
Meet people and become part of the Hope community! The signups for Groups@WestCreek and Groups@Midtown are live at Jump into an 8-week group now while there’s still space.

Join Us at Thrive 
Thrive is a place where women of all ages and stages connect each week for relationships and growth. The fall session has begun, but you can still register for either our Thursday morning session or the Thursday evening gathering. Find more details and register here.

Hope Students
Join us this Sunday at our regular times – Middle school 5-6:30 and high school 7:15-8:30 @ The Lodge.

And mark your calendars! Our annual Fall Flannel gathering is coming up on Sunday, October 29, 5-7pm @ The Lodge. All middle schoolers and high schoolers are invited! Join us for games, treats and lots of fun. Invite your friends and wear a flannel!

Hope Thrift is in need of autumn decor, table settings and flatware. We are currently accepting fall and winter clothing, especially designer and “boutique” brands. Follow us on Facebook and search Craigslist using “Hope Thrift” to see specialty items we have in the store. Thanks for supporting our ministry!

Operation Christmas Child
Hope will be collecting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this year! Help us reach our goal of collecting 1,000 shoeboxes! Simply pick up a box (or as many as you’d like) in Hope Kids between October 15-November 5, fill it with the appropriate gifts, then return it to Hope Kids between October 22-November 12. Find more information at

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 Valuable 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! 

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:

Be Lifted High – Elevation Worship
Holy (Wedding Day) – The City Harmonic
See the Love – The Brilliance
Be Thou My Vision

Work and Faith Conference, Presented by Needle’s Eye
Work and Faith is a conference to inspire the churches of Richmond to experience God’s restorative plan to reclaim faith, hope, and love at work. More than 20 churches are partnering together! Visit for details and registration. Nov. 17-18 @ Bon Air Baptist Church.

Share Thanksgiving with an International Student
Thanksgiving Day provides an opportunity to offer a warm welcome to someone from another country and broaden your understanding of a different culture. VCU’s Global Education Office invites you to share this special holiday with VCU international students who are eager to visit an American home and make new friends. For more information, contact Pam Haney at or call 828-8309 no later than November 6. Click here to volunteer. 

General Contributions Update
GEN CONT       ACTUAL                BUDGET             VARIANCE
a/o 9/30/17     $247,607.27            $277,658.43        ($30,051.16)
YTD (9/30)     $2,635,573.81         $2,592,763.95        $42,809.86 
A/O  10/10/17  $113,748.19           $308,234.72       ($194,486.53)
YTD (Oct. 31) $2,749,322.00        $2,900,998.67      ($151,676.67)

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 Harli Engel and Mike Dunlavey, who were married on Saturday, October 7!

Congratulations to Kela Burleson and Austin Koch, who were married on Saturday, September 30!

Congratulations to Amanda Carter and Ryan Helquist, who were married on Saturday, September 30!

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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