THIS WEEKEND AT HOPE: 
  Faith on Film | "Wonder Woman" | John 3:16-21 
Happy Friday Hope!
 
We have been enjoying an exciting season here in Ankeny full of transformation and growth, and our current message series Faith on Film has given us a unique opportunity to take a fresh look at some of the most well-known but often overlooked parts of the Bible.
 
This weekend we'll explore John 3:16, and I know what you're thinking - What haven't I heard about John 3:16? It's arguably the most popular verse in the entire Bible, but as with any popular phenomenon, there's a good reason for its popularity: it's important! The timeless and foundational message about the actions God's love has taken to save us will never go out of style, and I'm excited to dive deep into this passage of Scripture with you this weekend. It will be a great weekend to bring your friends as well.
 
I also want to extend another special thanks to the hundreds of you who gave your time and talent over our Easter experience at Hope Ankeny. We are truly a church of servants and volunteers and I feel blessed to be a part of what God is doing through you to reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ.
 
See you this weekend!
 
Eli Suddarth
Discipleship Minister

Women's Spring Brunch
Saturday, April 14, 9:00-11:00 am

Join us for a morning of refreshing community with the Women of Hope, along with brunch and an inspiring speaker!

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DMARC Poverty Simulation
Saturday, April 21, 10:00-11:00 am &
12:00 am-1:00 pm

Experience living below the poverty line in this simulation. Upon arrival, you will be given a unique identity complete with a monthly income, living situation and personal needs. Depending on your circumstances, you will navigate obtaining health care, shopping for groceries on a limited income, visiting a food pantry and caring for your household as you encounter everyday crises that can throw off your plan. This event is held in partnership with DMARC.

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HopeKids Volunteer Appreciation Meal
Sunday, April 29, 12:30-2:00 pm
 
All HopeKids volunteers and their families are invited to join us for a meal as a thank-you for the time shared to make this ministry possible! Burgers, hot dogs, buns and condiments will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share.
 
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Vacation Bible School
Session 1: July 23-27, 9:00 am - noon, (age 4 - grade 5*)
Session 2: July 23-27, 6:00-8:00 pm, (age 3 - grade 5*)
 
Shine! Be the Light! VBS is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways. Early Bird registration: $15 per child; $35 family max until June 15. After June 15: $20 per child; $40 family max. T-shirts are included with registration.

*fall 2018 age group/grade
 
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