Good Morning, Hope!
As the snow continues to fall around the state this morning, I continue to give God thanks for all of you. A shout out to all the volunteers who helped make the Souper Bowl Food Drive a wonderful success this year. And thanks to all of you who donated food or gave monetary support for our drive this year, too!
As a response to the ongoing food insecurities within our community you will see collection boxes on both the east and west hallways in a couple of weeks. These collection boxes will be used to collect donated food items throughout the year. Volunteers will empty out these boxes regularly and items donated will help restock area food pantry shelves throughout the year. To get involved or to learn more, feel free to email
, Campus Minister.
We are just one week away from the
Daddy Daughter Dance
. To get details or purchase tickets for this special night, click
Also, starting this Saturday morning (Feb. 10) at 9:00 am we'll have
First Communion Class
for children in grades 1-5. This two-session course is interactive and will share in the history of communion and prepare students for their first communion on March 29 during our Maundy Thursday service. To have your child/ren and an adult participate follow this
Finally, this coming Wednesday, Feb. 14 will be the start of Lent with our
service starting at 5:30 pm. This will be a 60-minute service with communion and distribution of ashes. Nursery care will be available for children ages 0-3. Following the service, join your Hope family for a Valentine's dinner with soup and rolls.
Be safe, stay healthy, and give Jesus your best!
P.S. If you have a young lady in your home, make sure she doesn't miss the
Girl Talk Seminar: Wisdom & Worth Seminar
(for grades 8-12) on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 9:00 am. And for you moms or women of influence, at the same time is a
Wise Women: Wholehearted Living
workshop to help invest your gifts, talents, and build meaningful relationships where you can influence others positively. Spread the word about these exciting and God-breathed topics around a time when there is much conversation about the roles, experiences and voices of women in our world.