This Weekend at Hope:  
Which Way to the Promised Land? | A Meal to Remember Exodus 12:21-23
Good Afternoon Hope!
 
"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other."
 
"Everybody Always" is our book/DVD study for our five-week Life Group campaign beginning Sunday, Oct. 14. Jesus sets our standard of loving one another always and then commands us to live into it. And as author Bob Goff puts it, we are to "become love."
 
Imagine that! Love isn't something we do, it's what we become when we love the way Jesus loves us. What if you actually became love? How would your life look? How would the world around you be influenced and transformed?
 
Those are some pretty big questions. Becoming love is, of course, a pretty big transformation.
 
This is your season to love one another the way Jesus loves you.
 
Get in a Life Group. Sign up on the white sheets along in the Atrium at church this weekend.
 
If you want to lead a group (and you should- it's easy) circle your name and we will help guide people to you who want to be in a group.
 
All the materials are ready at church this weekend.
 
"Everybody Always" books are $10 (everybody needs this).
"Everybody Always Study Guide" is $7 (everybody or group leader needs this).
"Everybody Always DVDs." Sign up to lead a group and the DVD is on us (only group leader needs the DVD).
 
We were made to love the way Jesus loves. And love is only shared in community.
 
Start a Life Group today: 1) pick a time and place 2) pick up this book to study 3) invite a few friends. It's easy.
 
See you at church this weekend.
 
Pastor Eric
 
Remember some things are only meant to be done in groups:
  1. Follow Jesus.
  2. Drink coffee - Sunday morning coffee with me between services.
  3. Learn and grow - 33 The Series, Vol. 1 for men begins Monday, Oct. 8.
  4. Party - Made to Love Women's Fall Retreat, and/or Mom & Son Tailgate.
  5. Prayer & Worship - Fields of Faith with Student Ministry at the DCG Football Field on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Coffee Connect with Pastor Eric
First Sunday of the month (Oct. 7), 10:30-11:00 am  
Join us for coffee with Pastor Eric! Ask questions; share ideas; connect with other Hopesters; and learn about opportunities to connect, grow and serve. We're looking forward to meeting you!
 
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Men of Hope: 33 The Series, Volume 1: A Man and His Design
Mondays, Oct. 8 - Nov. 12, 7:00-8:30 pm   
 
There are so many voices out there telling you what it means to be a man. Discover God's design for men with a clear definition and inspiring vision of authentic manhood.
 
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Life Group Study: Everybody Always
Oct. 14 - Nov. 17

Join us as we go through Bob Goff's newest book, "Everybody Always." It reveals the lessons Bob learned - often the hard way - about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity or restriction. Be inspired to experience and share God's amazing love for you and everybody.

Women's Fall Retreat: Made to Love
Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30-9:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm   
 
Join other women of Hope for a time to refresh and renew!
 
Cost:
$30 for the whole retreat
$20 for attending one day
 
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