Dear Hope Des Moines Family,
I hope you enjoyed a patriotic and fun Fourth of July week with your family and friends this week. Now we're
looking ahead to all the great things we have coming up for the rest of the month!
We're gearing up for VBS on July 23-27
. It'll be an action-packed week exploring five awesome Bible stories!
We could still use some volunteers, so
sign up here
! And if you've already signed up,
be sure to attend our
on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 pm or Saturday, July 21 at 9:30 am! If you haven't already done so,
it's not too late to sign up your kids or your kids' friends
for our evening
But even before VBS, we have a
Baptism Class on Wednesday, July 11. If you are interested in learning about baptism or seeking to be baptized, this class is open to all ages, including parents wishing to have their infants baptized. There will be plenty of time for an informal Q&A at this class.
And after VBS, plan to join us for a couple of Jesus-parties!
Taste of Hope is Saturday, July 28 at Hope West Des Moines.
This annual summer festival includes a golf tournament on July 27, a 5K walk/run, talent show, food, games, fireworks and more!
And then on Sunday, July 29 following both the 9:15 and 11:00 am services,
we'll have all the fixins' for a good grill out at our Meat Up. It's a chance to get connected and enjoy a meal and conversation.
That weekend we also start collecting for our
! Check out our website for a list of items we'll be collecting for low-income families in the Des Moines metro area. We are so excited for all of these upcoming events!
This weekend we wrap up our sermon series,
"Finding God in the Tough Stuff" with a message called "Where is God When I Feel Lost?" I hope you will bring a friend and join us on Saturday at 5:00 pm or Sunday at 9:15 or 11:00 am!