Happy Mother's Day | Motherhood Lessons Learned | Proverbs 31:10-31  
Happy Friday Hope!
And Happy Mother's Day! I can't wait for you all to see what we've been working on to get ready for this special weekend! We're celebrating all of our moms by hearing from some of our congregation's adoptive and foster mothers. I'm excited for you to hear stories from these women whose families have learned a great deal about God by expanding their families and extending his love to kids.
Because we all are part of God's family, we believe getting and staying connected to one another is important. This weekend at Hope Ankeny all of our summer small groups and classes will be open for registration. Participating is a great way to get to know new people in our community, grow in your faith, and even have some fun!

We will have small groups for men, women, those interested in missions, and even exercise. Stop by our Connect, Grow, Serve area in the lobby to talk to a group leader about getting connected, or just head to to find out more and register. New classes will open tomorrow (May 12)!
Thanks for being the family of God; we're better together!
Eli Suddarth - Discipleship Minister

Love Lunches
June 1 - Aug. 24, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Love Lunches is a mission opportunity to provide free, nutritious sack lunch to Ankeny children throughout the summer. Volunteers from Hope Ankeny are partnering with local Ankeny churches to serve food every day of the week and to prep food supplies on the weekend.
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Get Connected this Summer

Many classes and groups are kicking off this summer! Stop by the Connect, Grow, Serve area or view a class listing at

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Celebrate Recovery: Step Studies
Mondays & Tuesdays, 6:30-8:15 pm

Are you ready to become free from life's hurts, habits and hang-ups? By working through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes with Jesus Christ, you can (and will) change! You will begin to experience the true peace and serenity for which you have been asking.

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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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for children
age 3 - grade 5
for high school students  
family mission trip

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