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Hope for the Week - 6/28/17

Hope Business Items
Nominations for Hope officers (elders and deacons) are opening soon. 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 nominations@hopecentral.com between July 9 – July 23.

Summer Baptisms
If you’re interested in getting baptized this summer at Hope, visit our website for more info or to sign up for our pre-baptism class. Find more details at hopecentral.com/baptisms/.

Thank You
Special thanks to Brad Houff for his nine years of service at Hope in the role of Pastor of Community and Spiritual Formation. We are grateful to Brad and the Houff family for the contribution they have made at Hope over the years.

Hope Summer Socials for Young Adults and Singles
If you are a young adult in your 20s to early 30s, or a single adult age 35-50, we invite you to one of our Hope Summer Socials. Join us for an open house in The Lodge to meet some new people, enjoy appetizers and desserts, and hear about ways to connect at Hope. Bring a friend!

Young Adults – 7/11, 7- 9pm
Single Adults – 7/12, 7- 9pm

Sign up here!

Hope Playgroup Family Afternoon
Hope Playgroup is hosting a family afternoon on Saturday, July 15 from 2-6pm! If you have small children, join other families of Hope for fun at the playground followed by pizza, ice-cream bars, and a movie. Please register here. If you have questions, please contact playgroup@hopecentral.com.

Chapters
If you’re in your 20s to early 30s (married or single), please join us for our summer series every Tuesday evening from July 18 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 mpagano@hopecentral.com

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 hopecentral.com/growthgroups.

Hope Students Summer Schedule
Middle school meets on Tuesday nights 7-8:30 and high school meets on Sunday nights 7-8:30. Here are a few upcoming special events you won’t want to miss!

July 2 (high school)  // July 4 (middle school) – River Day, 1- 4pm 
Spend a day outside on the South Anna River at a Hope family’s home! There will be kayaks, floats, and outdoor games. Meet at Hope, Interns/Volunteers will drive students to the river (about 20 minutes away) and back to Hope. Bring a towel, suit, sunscreen etc!

July 9-14 – Fun in the Son Summer Camp – High School
Ready for the best week of your summer? Experiencing Jesus in new and fresh ways at camp is one of the heartbeats of our summer; this is a trip your student will NOT want to miss! For more info. check out hopecentral.com/summer. Please register by 7/1. Cost: $630.00

The U for College Students 
If you are a college student or between the ages of 18-22, we invite you to join us for a weekly gathering this summer at the Lodge. Join college students from around Richmond as we get to know each other, worship and grow in faith together. The U meets on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00pm. Email Kevin Kyle for more information.

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

 

Sermon
Listen to past sermons in the Priority Mail 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!

Anxiety Group
What is anxiety and what it is not? Join this informative and interactive group that will encourage appropriate healing, sharing, and relationship building.Starting August 1st, Tuesdays at 7pm for 10 weeks at Hope Church West Creek. Led by Brenda Murray and Susan Cromer. Limited to 12. For more information or to join the group, please email firstlightcounseling@comcast.net.

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!

General Budget Update   
General Contributions     Actual              Budget          Variance
A/O 5/31/17                   $264,074.08    $295,548.02  ($31,473.94)
A/O 6/26/17                  $220,686.78    $249,364.50   ($28,677.72)

Ways to Make Giving Easy
We invite you to set up an online or recurring bill pay for your tithes and financial contributions. This method is helpful to you and to the church! Online giving may be done via The City, bill pay, PayPal, and EFT’s. Every gift is used to fulfill our mission of offering experiences, relationships and places where people can find LIFE and PURPOSE through Jesus Christ. Find more information here.

 

Congratulations to Maddie Wood and Lucas Casserlie, who were married on Saturday, June 17, 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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