This Weekend at Hope:  
HOPE4IA | HOPE for Church Volunteers & Staff | Galatians 6:2-10 
Happy (wet...again...) Friday Hope!
Whenever people ask me to talk about Hope the first thing I say is, "We have such great people in this church!"
It's so true. I echo these sentiments at the beginning of one of the Apostle Paul's letters to the church: "We can't help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing." 2 Thessalonians 1:3
This weekend is Rally Weekend. We are going to kick off the fall program year with a Cy-Hawk Tailgate at 4:00 pm on Saturday. The game will be on if any of you care to watch, and we'll have free food and games. It should be a blast whether you wear cardinal and gold, black and gold or purple and gold!
Rally Weekend is a reminder that a great year of ministry lies ahead of us. From HopeKids on the weekends and HopeFamilies Wednesday, to PowerLife (grades 6-8),
Ignition (grades 9-12) to Alpha (a great place to start if you are new to Hope), classes,
groups and opportunities to serve locally and globally, we are ready to help you grow as a follower of Jesus!
None of these ministries would be possible without the faithful support of so many great people in this church. This weekend at worship as we continue the HOPE4IA message series I'll be preaching on Hope for Church Volunteers and Staff based on Galatians 6:2-10, and we'll be praying for everyone serving at Hope this fall.
It's good to be the church together, rain or shine. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!
Pastor Scott
PS - This Sunday is the New Member Class and next Sunday is the Annual Congregational Meeting (both at the West Des Moines campus). One of the items on the agenda at the annual meeting will be approval for a giving campaign to expand our church facility at Hope Ankeny. These are exciting times and I'm grateful for your continued prayers for God's work through Hope!
Rally Weekend Tailgate
Saturday, Sept. 8
Tailgate & Watch Party: 4:00 pm
Indoor Worship: 5:00 pm

Join us for pizza and outdoor games as we celebrate the start of another great year of programming while also watching the Big Game! Wear your favorite team's jersey for the fun!
Ministry Fair
Sunday, Sept. 9
Discover opportunities to connect, grow and serve by visiting with staff and leaders at ministry tables following Sunday services. 
Alpha: Explore the Meaning of Life
Sunday, Sept. 9 - Nov. 4, 5:30-8:00 pm 
The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner during thought-provoking weekly sessions. Each week, participants meet for a meal and a large group talk followed by small group discussion. The course includes a retreat weekend with teachings on the Holy Spirit Oct. 19 & 20.
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Women's Fall Brunch
Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:30-11:00 am   
Join us for a morning of food and fellowship! Learn about the depth of the human trafficking problem, hear women's journeys, and learn what is being done to assist and how we can help in restoring hope.
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