This Weekend at Hope:
You Were Made for More | Counter the CultureRomans 12:1-2
Hi Hope Ames!
At their best, families are honest with one another (in loving ways, of course), and that's a really good thing.
Allow me to explain...
I've gone through some phases in my life that weren't awesome. For example, when I was in middle school, I discovered hair gel. It was never a dab of gel for me. I'd use half a bottle to make my hair so spiky that protective eyewear was a necessity for anyone trying to hug me. I thought it looked good, but my brother was honest (and gracious) enough to tell me that it looked ridiculous. Thanks, Jon.
While attending a NASCAR race as a kid, I noticed that most of the drivers spoke with Southern accents. I thought they sounded cool, so I picked it up and brought it back to Iowa with me. I still think Southern accents are cool, but when you're from suburban central Iowa, it's simply not natural. It was obvious to me when no matter what I said to my sister, she laughed hysterically. Embarrassed, I went back to my regular voice. Thanks, Kris.
I needed some loving guidance to remind me who I am and that who I am is good enough.
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect (Romans 12:2).
You weren't made to be somebody else. You weren't made to follow the trends of the world. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we remind one another: you were made for more.
Come out to Hope Ames this Sunday morning at 10:00 in the Ames City Auditorium, where we'll kick off a brand new series called " You Were Made for More." We're diving deep into Romans 12 - a powerful chapter of the Bible that reminds us who we were made to be. See you there!

Men of Hope
Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 am at Stomping Grounds     
All men are invited to build authentic relationships, fellowship and discussion of the previous week's sermon. 
Community Fall Cleanup
Sunday, Nov. 4, 1:00-5:00 pm      

Volunteer to help Ames residents with yard work to prepare for winter! Tasks include raking leaves, cleaning out flower beds, trimming bushes, bundling sticks, hedge trimming and more! Bring gloves, rakes and trimmers if you have them. This event is a great way for families, Life Groups and Kairos students to serve together! Sign up and meet at the Link! 
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Women's Retreat: My Cup Overflows
Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Quality Inn & Suites        

All women are invited to join us to be empowered to fill their spiritual cup and those of others! We will be joined by guest speaker Pastor Amanda Neppl, worship leader Bre Poage, and relaxation/stress management expert Ellie Caldwell of Everglow Wellness.
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Thanksgiving Service
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7:00 pm at The Link
Give thanks and sing praise as we celebrate Thanksgiving! Please bring a pie or dessert to share during a time of fellowship following the service.
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