This Weekend at Hope: Here We Stand: A 10-Week Confirmation Refresher
It's Not the Water... or the Bread & Wine| 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
"The Lord your God is with you."
Dear Hope,
 
This past week, I have been a little numb... if I can be honest. Waking up to the realization of the mass shooting in Las Vegas mixed with local school district threats was all that my senses could handle, plus turning 40 years old. I mean, come on.
 
In asking all sorts of questions this week, and trying to give my children perspective, I was drawn to God's word in Isaiah 42:1-4 which says:
 
"Look at my servant, whom I strengthen.
He is my chosen one, who pleases me.
I have put my Spirit upon him.
He will bring justice to the nations.
He will not shout
or raise his voice in public.
He will not crush the weakest reed
Or put out a flickering candle.
He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.
He will not falter or lose heart
Until justice prevails throughout all the earth."
 
These are reminders that we are a chosen people, and that God has called us to serve the world. It is a tremendous calling, hope, and promise. I pray that God will use your individual words to inspire, equip, build up and speak hope to loved ones. Don't forget your baptismal charge, "Let your light shine!"
 
Jesus, of course, has overcome the darkness and in community with one voice, many stones and even mountains can be moved. So, let's gather this weekend, and in one voice, declare that Jesus is Lord, and stand in community with one another. I can't think of anything more powerful over the forces of this world.
 
God bless,
Pat Quaid
Campus Pastor    
Mom & Son Tailgate  
Saturday, Oct. 7, 11:00-2:00 pm 
Moms and sons (age 3 - grade 5) are invited to join us for a day of tailgating with food, games and football! Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided; please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
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Hope Leadership Conference
  Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Friday, Oct. 13

Wednesday, Oct. 11, is focused on faith in the workplace at a one-day conference aimed toward empowering business and professional leaders. Leaders are also invited to join us for the second part of the conference, Oct. 12-13, an opportunity for ministry leaders, pastors, staff and volunteers to learn together through large group presentations, workshops, and round table discussions.

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Baptism Class 
Thursday, Oct. 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 who wish to have their infant(s) baptized. Participation in the class does not mean you are required to be baptized.
 
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Women's Fall Brunch: A Heart of Gratitude 
Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:00-11:00 am 
 
All women are invited to join us for food, fellowship and fun as we spend time in worship and prayer and hearing from our guest speaker.
This year's guest speaker is Dr. Caroline Boehnke-Becker.  
 
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