This Weekend at Hope: The Summer of Acts | Where Real Men Stand | Acts 6:1-7
Greetings Hope Waukee,
 
Growing up I spent a lot of time playing outside with friends. We would play tons of yard games, build forts, explore the woods, and spend hours wandering the streets. I loved being active and hanging out with friends. It wasn't hard to go outside when a friend called up on our landline and asked if I wanted to play. I loved being with my friends.

Now that I am older, it seems harder to create intentional times of connectedness with others. Here's the big question: When I don't intentionally seek out others, what am I missing out on?
 
Sometimes I fear that the day I wake up in heaven, a glorious and wonderful place, I meet Jesus to walk down memory lane and he points out all of the missed opportunities I had. I don't want to have that happen. Because I am still alive, living breathing... and so are you.
So what do we need to start doing so we don't miss out on what God has for us?
 
I would suggest two things:
  1.  Wake up each morning and ask, "LORD... what do you have for me today?"
  2.  Take advantage of every breath and every day GOD gives you.
While it may sound cliché to say, "I want to live a life with no regrets," I really mean it. I hope my journey with Jesus (in heaven) is simply a time of pointing out all of the rich opportunities I had... and took advantage of.
 
Take advantage of today, right now. Step out in faith and introduce yourself to someone new at church, in the grocery store, or in your neighborhood. Parents, play a game with your kids, go on a hike, or go play tennis together. Or, invite a family over for dinner, play games together and simply do life together!

And to men, especially those who are dads, I have a special request for Father's Day weekend. I would like to ask you to lead out on this. I want to challenge you to be the man God created you to be. Your kids are watching and learning and making mental notes. Show them how to do life richly. There is no greater gift you can give your kids than to see you lead out well.
 
See you on Sunday!
 
Chad Borgestad
Adult/Youth & Family Director

Vacation Bible School
July 24-28

Join us for an action-packed week and get "Soaked in God's Love!" It's a time both kids and volunteers won't want to miss. Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways.


Your donations will help us provide them with supplies for crafts, activities and snacks. Donations are due June 26. Sign up here!


Hygiene Drive

Throughout the month of June, we will be collecting travel-size hygiene products to make hygiene kits for families served by Waukee Area Christian Services. Items needed most are toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, deodorant, small washcloths and lotion. You can drop off your donations in the carts in the Atrium any time during the month of June. During VBS, students in grades 1-6 will assemble the kits using the donations we collected in June.

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Waukee Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 2:00 -4:30 pm

Hope Waukee will have a float, and volunteers are needed to donate candy and hand out candy and other items. Parade line-up is at 2:00 pm at the Vince Meyer Learning Center. The parade begins at 3:00 pm. If interested in helping, click here.

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