This Weekend at Hope: NEW SERMON SERIES!
Finding God in the Tough Stuff | Where is God When I Feel Lost? | Proverbs 3:5-7  
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 VBS Training 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 VBS!
 
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 Back-to-School Drive! 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!

Jon
REVIVE Preview Night
Friday, July 13, 7:30-8:30 pm 
 
REVIVE is Hope's young adult ministry for those in their 20s and 30s! Join us as we preview young adult worship at the Des Moines campus in community with those in the same stage of life!

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Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!
July 23-27, 6:00-8:00 pm
 
Shine! Be the Light! VBS is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Many volunteers are needed to join in the fun and share God's love with the children, so be sure to get yourself signed up right along with the kids! Volunteer team members are needed for crafts, recreation, snacks, shepherding and more. Volunteers also receive a free T-shirt.  
 
Meat-Up
Sunday, July 29 following 9:15 and 11:00 am services

Join us for a Meat Up! We will have the fixins' for a good grill out. This is a chance for people to get connected and to enjoy a meal and conversation together.

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YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
for children
age 3 - grade 5
for children kindergarten -
grade 5 

for ages 3 -
grade 6

for grades 6-12 at Hope WDM on July 11
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