This Weekend at Hope:
  Countdown to Christmas | Coming Soon! | Isaiah 7:13-14 
Good Morning Hope!
 
It's wonderful to be celebrating the birth of a child. It's awe-inspiring to be celebrating the coming of our Savior. This is Advent.
 
Jesus' mother, Mary, put it this way,
 
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.
 
As we begin Advent this weekend I want to encourage you to make every day count. Imagine what might happen in your life, and in the lives around you, if you spent some time each day with God thinking about our coming Savior the way Mary did.
 
What if your soul glorified the Lord and your spirit rejoiced in God your Savior , for he has been mindful of your humble state as his servant? What if...
 
I am very excited to share with you that this weekend at worship you will receive a gift that will help guide you through the best Advent season ever. Our mission as a staff this Advent is to empower, equip, and walk with the congregation into the heart of God's love in the gift of Jesus Christ. You can check out our preview of Christmas at Hope and our Advent project.
 
Anticipating Christ's love,
 
Pastor Eric
 
P.S. Hope Movie Day - Wonder is this Sunday at 1:00 pm - And we are sold out! So, get there early to exchange your ticket voucher for a movie ticket and the best seats in the house! It's great to be a community of Hope!
 
P.P.S. Christmas and Jazz, Dec. 15 at The Hub, tickets go on sale this weekend at worship. We have 100 tickets available for this event ($10 per person). This event will feature a catered meal, a great night of Christmas jazz, and fun. So, get your tickets and make it a date, a night out with friends, or even a great small group event.
 
Christmas Caroling  
Sunday, Dec. 10, 5:00-6:00 pm

Join us as we go caroling in and around the neighborhood of our new church building. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided.

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Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, Dec. 17, 10:00 am

The annual Children's Christmas Program stars the children of HopeKids as they creatively share how to celebrate this joyous season.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at The Hub
Saturday, Dec. 23, 3:00 & 5:00 pm
The Hub (3060 SE Grimes Blvd #900, Grimes)

Message by Pastor Eric Voelker: "Joy Has Come!!" With musical offerings by David Travnicek and other musicians starting 15 minutes before each service. Children's Christmas coloring books and quality childcare provided for children ages 3 & under.


Christmas Eve at Wells Fargo Arena
Sunday, Dec. 24, 11 am, 2:00 & 5:00 pm

Join us at Wells Fargo Arena for Christmas Eve services. We'll celebrate the birth of our Savior and Pastor Mike Housholder will share a message called, "Let It Shine!" There will be special music by John Cheatem, aka Jon Mero from The Voice, and live art by William Butler, as well as free parking downtown, reserved wheelchair and elderly seating areas, and lots of great live music. Quality childcare provided for infants and toddlers age 3 & under at all services. Invite everyone to come and experience the joy of God's love this Christmas!  

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age 3 - grade 5
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