This weekend at Hope: 
Finding God in the Tough Stuff | Where is God When I Feel Lost? | Proverbs 3:5-7
Hey Hope,
Is it Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday? The whole week has been like that for me. How about you?
I hope you had a great Fourth of July with friends and family. A special thanks to all who donated candy and walked in the Waukee parade. It seems like the parade gets bigger and bigger every year, and it is amazing to see all the faces and joy that comes over the crowds when they hear the music from Hope's Vacation Bible School float.
Watching the fireworks, I'm fired up for this year's theme, Shine! Be the Light. Just two weeks away... I'm excited to connect with kids and share the light of God's everlasting love. You can sign up your child(ren) right now to attend one of two sessions:
Also, before or after worship, please stop by the Welcome Center area and see the list of needs we still have for Vacation Bible School. You can see a list of supplies and food donations needed on our website, too.
This weekend we conclude our three-week series on Finding God in the Tough Stuff. If you have been out of town you might want to review the past couple of weeks. Here is a quick link to those messages.
I'll see you this weekend.
Pastor Pat
P.S. Last weekend we kicked off a service opportunity that will benefit students in Waukee, Adel and De Soto. This year's Back-to-School Drive we will collect school supplies and ask that you drop them off in boxes near the church's office by Sunday, Aug. 5. A list of suggested school supplies is provided here.

Sitting with God  
Mondays, July 9 & Aug. 13, 6:30-8:00 pm

Do you ever feel confused about how to pray or spend your time with God? Sitting With God will help you navigate that time and give you practical tools to grow and enrich your time with God. We will talk about the why behind prayer as well as the how (which includes the when and the where). We will eventually step into the what to do next: praying for others, listening for others, getting creative with God and seeking healing for the broken.

50+ Potluck 
Tuesday, July 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
Join us each month as we enjoy a short program and a time of fellowship over lunch. Please bring a food item to share; drinks will be provided. Invite your friends!

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Baptism Class 
July 12, 6:30-7:30 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 infant(s) baptized. Participation in the class does not mean you are required to be baptized.

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Vacation Bible School 
July 23-27, 9:00 am - noon (age 4 - grade 6) 
July 23-27, 6:00-8:00 pm (age 3 - grade 5)

Shine! Be the Light! VBS is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Registration is $20 per child; $40 family max. T-shirts are included with registration.  
Many volunteers are also needed to help shepherd kids, help with crafts, recreation and more! Also donations are needed to help us provide kids with supplies for crafts, activities and snacks.
for children
age 3 - grade 5
for toddlers
ages 3-5 
for grades 6-12  
on Wednesday, July 11 at Hope WDM
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