This Weekend at Hope
Fire Up! | High Production Christianity! | Galatians 5:22-26

Dear Hope Des Moines Family,
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 as we continued our Fire Up! sermon series on the Holy Spirit. More and more of you are sharing stories of experiencing God on a daily basis, especially through the power of prayer. It's been so encouraging to see so many of you coming up for prayer following worship as a regular part of your worship experience! (James 5:13-16).
Speaking of worship, you may have noticed that our 9:15 service has been a bit full recently! (see picture below from this past weekend).
First of all, praise God for crowds and crowding! Secondly, I would humbly challenge and encourage those of you who have the flexibility to worship at a different time to check out either our Saturday 5:00 pm or Sunday 11:00 am service. All services have the same message and music; you'll meet some new people; and most importantly open up a seat for someone at the 9:15 am service who has a hard time seeing from the back of the lobby! Finally, don't stop inviting your friends and neighbors! We'll make room and are working on plans to make even more space as well! Thanks for being a servant-minded church!
The best part of God being on the move is the movement continues, and you're invited!
  • Next Friday, June 15 is the deadline for early-bird registration for Vacation Bible School! VBS is the can't-miss Jesus party of the summer! Be sure to register any kids you know age 3 to grade 6 for a fun-filled week of learning about Jesus! Sign up HERE before the price goes up!
  • Speaking of VBS, we're in need of close to 100 adult volunteers to support the many kids that will experience Jesus! VBS is in the evening, so it won't interfere with your work schedule at all! There are many positions available, both with kids as well as helping behind the scenes! Consider serving for one night or the whole week, then sign up HERE today!
  • Mark your calendars for June 23-24 for our 10th anniversary celebration weekend! We'll have games, inflatables, music, and food beginning Saturday leading up to a special worship service at 5:00 pm, including HopeKids available! The fun continues on Sunday with food and fun after each service, so be sure to join us as we celebrate all God has done! All the info is HERE.
I t's going to be a great weekend at Hope Des Moines! I'm excited to wrap up our Fire Up! series as we talk about the fruits of the Spirit! Bring your Bible and a friend, and we'll see you this weekend!
Traveling Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 16, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Grab your dad and celebrate Father's Day with a FREE classic car show. Cars will be on display at various Hope campuses throughout the day. Come to one location, or all!  
  • Hope Waukee: 8:00-10:00 am
  • Hope Ankeny: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Hope Des Moines: 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Hope West Des Moines: 4:00-7:00 pm
Food and activities will be available at each campus, culminating with grilled burgers at Hope West Des Moines following the 5:00 pm service. 

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10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 23, 3:00-7:00 pm (worship at 5:00 pm)
Sunday, June 24, following both 9:15 and 11:00 am services

Join Hope Des Moines as we celebrate 10 years since the launch of our campus! We will celebrate on Saturday with parking lot games for all ages, inflatables, make-and-take art, food and a special 10th anniversary activity! On Sunday we will celebrate with a meal following both services.

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Vacation Bible School Early-Bird Registration Ending Soon
July 23-27, 6:00-8:00 pm
Shine! Be the Light! VBS is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Early-bird registration: $15 per child; $35 family max until Friday June 15. After June 15 the price goes to $20 per child, $40 family max. T-shirts are included with registration. If registering after June 15, sizes will not be guaranteed. Volunteers are also needed! Sign up by clicking on "Learn more" below.
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Baptism Class
Wednesdays, July 11, 6:00-7:15 pm
This class is for anyone interested in learning more about baptism or seeking to be baptized in the near future. It is open to all ages, including parents wishing to have their infants baptized. Participation in the class does not mean you are required to be baptized. An informal time of Q&A will follow.
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for children
age 3 - grade 5
for children kindergarten -
grade 5 

for ages 3 -
grade 6


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