This Weekend at Hope:  
Genesis: A Binge-Worthy Bible Series | Mad Men | Genesis 37:3-11 
Hello Hope Des Moines!
If you've been around Hope Des Moines for any length of time, you've undoubtedly heard the phrase "God is on the move!" It's a simple way of saying that God is changing lives, working through you, and the Kingdom is expanding. The best part is, we get to be a part of it. God is on the move, and we get to come along for the ride!
This was certainly evident this past weekend with full worship services beginning with Saturday at 5:00 pm (our fastest growing service), as well as 9:15 and 11:00 am on Sundays. After worship on Sunday, we transitioned the room to tables for our packed CORE class with 75 people growing in their ability to understand the Bible and grow in faith. Following CORE, dozens of you came to help sort the hundreds of food and hygiene donations given during our Souper Bowl Food Drive! This week we were able to fully stock food pantries at both East and Lincoln High Schools thanks to your generosity! To top the night off, many more gathered for our Big Game Party and enjoyed great community! God is on the move!
The best part is, the movement continues in several great new ways in the next few weeks, and you're invited!
-This weekend with the IF Gathering to empower women in their faith with over 60 ladies signed up! Join us tonight from 6:00-10:00 pm or Saturday from 9:00-5:00 pm.
-Wednesday, Feb. 14 with our Ash Wednesday services . Join us at Noon (a great 55-minute option for those who work downtown), as well as at 6:00 pm (with childcare). Ash Wednesday kicks off the season of Lent for us as a church, this 40-day period of preparing ourselves for the resurrection of Jesus on Easter!
-Friday, Feb. 16 with our first ever Daddy Daughter Dance downtown! All girls ages 2 - grade 6 are invited to come with their dads (or any father figure) beginning at 7:00 pm to enjoy a night of dancing, treats, crafts, and more! There will be giveaways and even donuts for all! Register today HERE!
-Tuesday, Feb. 20 with our next Group Launch. This is a great, informal time for anyone interested in joining a life group to hear about what life groups do, as well as join an existing group or start your own! All are welcome! Register HERE.
God is on the move, and you're invited to join him! I can't wait to see you all this weekend as we conclude our series in Genesis by looking at the story of Joseph through the lens of another popular television show - this time "Mad Men!" Bring a friend, your Bible, and we'll see you Saturday or Sunday!
IF: Gathering for Women
Friday, Feb. 9, 6:00-10:00 pm &
Saturday, Feb. 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The IF:Gathering exists to gather, equip and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose. This event is a live videocast from Austin, Texas. To learn more visit

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Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 14, noon & *6:00 pm

Begin the season of Lent with the Hope community as we gather for worship, Holy Communion and the distribution of ashes to remember the grace of Jesus Christ. *Childcare provided at the 6:00 pm service.

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Daddy Daughter Dance
Friday, Feb. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm

An evening of dancing and fun for dads and daughters age 2 - grade 6! Tickets, priced at $5 per person or $20 family max, include crafts, dessert and beverages.

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Lenten Mornings of Prayer
Saturdays, Feb. 24 - March 24,
10:00-11:30 am  
Join us for a peaceful, reflective time to be led through prayer, including themed corporate prayer, silent personal time with the Lord and intercessory prayer lead by the Holy Spirit. Stop in or stay for the whole time.

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