THIS WEEKEND AT HOPE:
Which Way to the Promised Land?
"YHWH Calling"

Good morning, Hope!
 
What does God want to do through you?
 
That's the question we started to ask during the inspiring services last weekend as we kicked off our new Which Way to the Promised Land? sermon series. It's all based on the action-packed story of Moses in the Book of Exodus.
 
This weekend, in an effort to help you discover what God wants to do through you for the rest of your earthly life, we'll pick up right where we left off last weekend, with this verse in Exodus 2:25:
 
" He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act."
 
It was time for God to act through Moses. And this is the perfect time for you to discover the actions God wants to take in your life, too ... burning bush optional! Come and see!
 
Peace,
Mike Housholder
 
PS- If you travel on weekends, or if you have scheduled events that conflict with worship on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings ... Hope has two great "catch-up" options every weekend: Sundays at 5:00 pm (Celebration Service in the Worship Center with HopeKids at the same time) and Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Page 2 in the Bridge). Both include messages on the same theme as the rest of the weekend, and are a great opportunity to worship the Lord with your sisters and brothers in Christ!

 

EQUIP: A Gathering for Servant Leaders
Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
 
Attendees will walk away with a clear picture of why what they are doing matters to the world around us, what it means to be a servant leader imitating the example of Jesus and some next steps they can pursue to grow in their ability to impact others for the Kingdom.
 
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Music Matinee: Pastor Richard
Sunday, Sept. 30, 3:00-4:00 pm
 
Come sing along with the Great Hymns of Faith as Pastor Richard leads us from the organ and shares his gifts of music. Refreshments will be served following the event.
 
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HopeKids Wednesdays
Wednesdays beginning Oct. 3, 6:00-7:15 pm
 
HopeKids Wednesdays is a high-energy midweek program for children in grades 1-5. Kids will participate in fun, relational small groups followed by dynamic, intentional large group. This program is a great addition to what kids are learning on the weekends.
 
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Parenting on Purpose: Healthy Boundaries
Oct. 3-24, 6:00-7:15 pm
 
Knowing how to set healthy boundaries with your kids is hard. What boundaries should I set? Am I putting the boundaries in the right place? What does it take to follow through? Do I even have healthy boundaries? Join us as we explore our own sense of identity and learn how that directly impacts the way we set healthy boundaries our kids need.
 
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Men of Hope: Wings & Things
Friday, Oct. 5, 6:00-9:00 pm
 
Come hungry as we attempt to eat 2,018 wings while mingling and attending workshops on topics ranging from how to correct that nasty golf swing or brew the perfect cup of coffee all the way to learning how to get the most out of reading your Bible.
 
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Mom & Son Tailgate
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Moms and sons (age 3 - grade 5) are invited to join us for a day of tailgating with food, outdoor games, crafts, photo opportunities and more!
 
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Special Congregational Meeting
Sunday, Oct. 7, 12:30 pm at Hope Des Moines
 
The Church Council has called a Special Congregational Meeting at Hope Des Moines for a second reading of the revised constitution and bylaws, as well as for the approval of a capital campaign for Hope Des Moines to purchase and renovate an existing building. Lunch will be provided! 
 
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