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Hope for the Week - 8/30/17

Bag It Sunday – Feeding Local Families
Bag It Sunday is coming up on September 3 and 10, when we will be collecting bags of non-perishable food. Please take a bag and fill it with the items listed on the card inside the bag. We will be delivering the food to area food pantries on September 11. Thank you for your support!                                                                   
Shadow Sunday is This Sunday
We invite you to join us this Sunday to learn what serving on a volunteer team at Hope is all about. We’ll share details and give you the opportunity to shadow a volunteer that morning.
Sept 3, 9am @West Creek or 9:45am @Midtown.

Hope Golf Classic
The 2017 Hope Church Golf Classic will be held on Monday, October 16 at The Federal Club. Invite friends, relatives, and co-workers to participate. All proceeds go to Hope Students Scholarships, which helps more students experience the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Details and registration at

Mentor / Mentee Program Information
If you are in your 20s to early 30s and would like to enter into an intentional discipleship program, consider being a part of an 8-month mentoring experience with an experienced leader at HOPEFor more details, go to

Groups@West Creek
Join an 8-week interest-based group for our West Creek community. Meet new people, grow in your faith and get more connected into Hope life. Come to our Group Launch event on September 27, 6:30pm in The Lodge to hear from group leaders, meet others who are looking to connect, and find a group that’s right for you. Register for the Group Launch event  here.

On September 21, we’re launching a new semester for Thrive, where women of all ages and stages connect weekly over teaching and conversation. This semester’s study is titled “Waiting…A Study of messianic passages from the book of Isaiah.”

Our study this semester will take us back into the prophetic writings of Isaiah — and through these divinely inspired passages we too can encounter the Jesus for whom the world has been waiting. The redemption and deliverance of God’s people is underway! Come be encouraged and strengthened as we journey together toward that ultimate fulfillment. Join us in the waiting… Register here.

Join an 8-week interest-based group for our Midtown community. Meet new people, grow in your faith and get more connected into Hope life. Come to our Group Launch event on September 17 to hear from group leaders, meet others who are looking to connect, and find a group that’s right for you. September 17 in the TJ auditorium. 

Hope Students 
Hope Students will not meet this Sunday. We will resume with the Fall Kick-Off on Sept 10 (MS and HS combined), 6:30-8pm in The Lodge.

At the kickoff, worship will be led by Drew Daniels, and Pete Bowell  will teach and cast vision for students as they enter into a new school year.

Houston Flooding
Portions of the Texas coast have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Hope is working with partner organizations and churches to determine the best way to help the recovery efforts. Stay tuned for more details in the days ahead and if you have any questions please email

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

Beth Moore Simulcast at Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Join other women at Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Saturday, September 16 as they present the live Beth Moore simulcast.  The theme is “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road.” Find more information and registration here.


Listen to the latest sermon in our series, “Imperfections,” 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:

Open Up Our Eyes / Elevation Worship
Brokenness Aside / All Sons & Daughters
Be Kind to Yourself / Andrew Peterson
Hold On To Who You Are / Hope Music

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 General Budget Update  
General Contributions         Actual           Budget           Variance
A/o 7?31/17                  $409,528.99    $369,851.30    $39,677.69
YTD (7/31)                  $2,182,750.75  $2,002,956.19  $179,794.56
A/o 8/22/17                  $182,177.68    $312,149.33  ($129,971.65)
YTD (8/31)                  $2,364,928.43  $2,315,105.52   $49,822.91

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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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Pam Dunnevant

Thanks so much for including the setlist for Sunday’s service! It helps to be able to listen to the songs during the week so that the next time we sing them I’ll know them better. I’m hoping that you’ll do this every week. What a great way to help us engage more fully in worship.

Pam Dunnevant
On Aug 30, 2017, at 11:53 AM, Hope Church on The City <(email address removed)> wrote:

HOPE Church

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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