This Week at Mount Hope // Nov. 25 - Dec. 1,  2019



Welcome to this week's edition of the LOOP. In this email, you will find everything that's happening over the next few weeks within our Mount Hope Community.
THIS IS US

As much as we plan, organize and strive, life doesn't always pan out the way we wish it would. Whether it's our career goals, health, or relationships, life often takes us in various tangent away from the path we had hoped for. This is especially true in relationships. So what do we do?  How do we as Christians respond when our relationships don't look the way we hoped they would?  

There is a man in the Bible who can relate well to this problem. Having experienced trauma after trauma, the loss of all his wealth, and even his family, Job still holds on to the right perspective of God and life. He understood the truth that it is in the ash-heap of life that we experience God the best. It is often in the hard times that God does His best work in us. 

As we come to a close in our "This is Us" series, we look at the life of Job to see how we too may maintain the perspective he maintained in the midst of our chaos.  If you missed Sunday's sermon, you may listen here
Mon., Nov. 25
Watchmen Men's Group
7pm -  Burlington

Precepts Bible Study
7pm - Burlington

Tue., Nov. 26
Pick-up Co-Ed 
Volleyball 
8pm - Burlington

Wed., Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Eve Service
7pm - Burlington

Pick-up Co-Ed  Basketball
8pm - Burlington

Sat., Nov. 30
Men's Prayer Group 
6am - Burlington

Mom's Prayer Group 
9:30am - Burlington


Sun., Dec. 1
Prayer Groups
8&9am - Burlington
9:45am - Belmont

Worship Service
9&11am - Burlington
9&10:45am - Belmont

Korean Fellowship
2pm - Belmont

Please Note:   The church office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  

WHAT'S HAPPENING
AT MOUNT HOPE
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE
  
Though we are called to give thanks throughout the year, upon us is the time of year when we take a closer look at what the Lord has done in our lives. Join us at our Thanksgiving Eve service as we take time to give thanks to the Lord.  We will also have the opportunity to hear the stories of a few in our congregation who have a testimony of the amazing things God has done in their lives! Come and give thanks with us.  

DATE:  Wednesday, November 27
TIME:   7PM
LOCATION:   Burlington
BURLINGTON WISH TREE
  

Though we are called to serve all throughout the year, the Christmas season seems to bring us many more opportunities to serve individually or as a family.   The People Helping People Ministry is looking for volunteers to staff the Burlington Wish Tree this Christmas Season. The Wish Tree brightens up the Christmas season for many Burlington families in need.  Please let us know if you would like to serve for a couple of hours on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from  12pm-8pm. This can be done individually, as a couple or as a family.  To sign up, simply click on the button below. For more information or questions, please e-mail Kristina MacLaughlan.

And for those who maybe can't help at the Wish Tree, we can still use your help!  There are many in our community who need help this holiday season.  Please take a card from the wish tree in the hallway at our Burlington location, purchase the gift and have it back to the church unwrapped with your card NO LATER THAN  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th.   It's that simple!  Thanks in advance for your help this season!

DATE:  Wednesday, December 11 
TIME:  12-8PM
LOCATION:   Burlington Mall
SENIOR CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
  
Mark your calendars!  Please come and join us at our Senior Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 3 at 11am. This will be a wonderful time of fellowship as we enjoy a meal together and are encouraged from the Word of God. You are invited to dress Christmas Casual and to bring a $5 Gift Yankee Swap gift. Please  click here to RSVP to Sheila David.  We look forward to seeing you! 

DATE:  Tuesday, December 03
TIME:   11am
LOCATION:  Common Grounds Café // Burlington
DATE:  Thursday, December 12
TIME:  11am
LOCATION: Belmont
NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS
  
Often within the church body, people live near one another and don't even realize it! We go about our everyday business and don't know that there are others who are a part of Mount Hope right outside our door. This holiday season, we are taking time to connect with our neighbors and get to know them better. To that end, you are invited to one of our several Neighborhood Christmas Gatherings. You may attend the gathering closest to where you live. The gatherings will take place between Dec. 08-21. Please click the button below to see where the gatherings are taking place and to RSVP.  

FOUNDATIONS BIBLE STUDY
  
We invite you to join us on Tuesdays for our Foundations Bible Study. We will examine some of the foundational truths about Christianity and explore how we can live it out in our daily lives.

DATE:  Tuesday, December 03
TIME:  7pm 
LOCATION: Belmont
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Coffee & Conversation is time carved out of our busy schedules where we can gather for coffee (or tea), discuss a previously chosen topic that applies to our everyday lives, share the ups and down, and pray for and with one another.

DATE:   Saturday, December 07
TIME:   9:30am 
LOCATION:  Belmont
FAITH JOURNEY BIBLE STUDY
Mount Hope is delighted to host the Faith Journey Women's Bible Study at our Belmont Location. Faith Journey is a multi-generational, multi-church Bible Study that welcomes homeschoolers and provides nursery care and a developed children's program for ages newborn to five. 
This year we will be studying Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Prepare to be challenged by this intense and thought-provoking letter, but know that there is comfort found here as well.

DATE:   Thursdays
TIME:   9:45am 
LOCATION:  Belmont
OASIS WORSHIP AND PRAYER
Join us at our Belmont location for a night of praise and prayer. This is will be a sacred space for you to sit at His feet in worship and in prayer. We expect God to powerfully move in our lives as we spend time in His presence.

DATE:   Sunday, December 15
TIME:   5pm 
LOCATION:  Belmont
WHAT'S HAPPENING 
IN BURLINGTON
CHRISTMAS CAROLING
  
Mount Hope will be spreading the Christmas cheer by caroling in the community. Join us as we share the love of Jesus this Christmas season!  There are two times that we will be heading out to minister.  
Please note that there will be an informational meeting and rehearsal on Sunday, December 1 at 12:30pm in Burlington.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Veronica Bailey .

DATE:   Friday, Dec. 06 & Saturday, Dec. 07
TIME:   5pm on Friday // 2:30pm on Saturday
LOCATION:  Burlington
INFO SESSION: 12:30PM on Dec 01 in Burlington
MOPS CHRISTMAS PARTY
  
We invite all Preschooler Moms to our next MOPS meeting on Thursday, December 5. MOPs is a group geared towards moms raising young children. It's a great place to meet other moms who are in the same season of life.  At this meeting, we will be be doing a "Favorite Things" gift exchange. Please bring a newly purchased, wrapped gift that is $10-$15. This item should be something that you can't live without and think other moms should know about it too!  Maybe it's a kitchen gadget, a favorite book or devotional, household item, cookbook, style accessory, gift card to your favorite store,  clothing,  skincare product, magazine, candle, jewelry, hair product... the options are endless! Be creative and have fun with it!  And we want you to be comfortable...very comfortable.  So come in your PJs to enjoy a fun, relaxing and encouraging evening with other moms!  Please contact Donna Favini or click here if you'd like more information regarding MOPs.
 
DATE:   Thursday, December 05
TIME:   6:30PM
LOCATION:  Burlington 

MID-LIFERS SINGLES GATHERING - * Cancelled*
  
Please note that the Mid-Lifers Singles Gathering has been cancelled. We will keep you informed of their next gathering.

PRECEPTS BIBLE STUDY
Our Precepts Bible study this year is a study through the Kings and Prophets Series.  We will be studying 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles and several minor prophet books. This study will guide us to understand Biblical history from 11th to the 6th centuries BC, leading us to examine Godly kings and evil monarchs. Through our study, we will see how God works in the lives of individuals and nations.

DATE:  Mondays
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Burlington
WATCHMEN MEN'S GROUP
The Watchmen Ministry at Mount Hope Christian Center is geared toward helping men become followers of Jesus Christ by challenging men to live out their Christian beliefs and empowering them to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders.

DATE:  Mondays
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Burlington
MHKA MID-WEEK MINISTRIES
At Mount Hope, it is our goal for every child to realize that Jesus loves them and has an incredible plan for their lives. We are passionate about presenting Biblical truth in engaging and creative ways that kids will love.  During Wednesday Night Ministries, our kids get to experience this through age-appropriate (ages 3 - grade 5)  small groups. 

DATE:   Wednesdays
TIME:    6:30pm
LOCATION:  Burlington
IGNITE MID-WEEK MINISTRIES
All Students (6th-12th Grade) are invited to join us on Wednesdays for Ignite Youth Collective's midweek gathering. Join us for incredible worship, engaging word, games, fellowship, and dinner! There are groups available for Middle-schoolers and high-schoolers.

DATE:   Wednesdays
TIME:    6:30pm
LOCATION:  Burlington
 
COMMUNITY NEWS
AINSLEE JEAN KELLEY

The Mount Hope Family would like to congratulate Sarah and Jackie Kelley on the birth of their daughter Ainslee Jean Kelley. Ainslee was born on November 24. Congratulations to the Kelley Family!
SANDRA PARSONS

The Mount Hope family would like to offer our condolences to the family of Sandra Parsons, who passed away on Saturday, November 23. Sandra and her family attended Mount Hope in the past. May God bring comfort to her family.
RESOURCES
Our children are a gift from the Lord! As parents, we often need help along the way to raise children who glorify God and positively impact the world around them. As we come across resources and tools that we find helpful regarding parenting and/or family related topics, we like to share them with the parents in our community. 
MARRIAGE
When we get married, we all hope to have a marriage that thrives and is full of joy. But as we experience life, we realize that this takes hard work and we often help from those who've "been there." Whether you're just starting out, have been married for a while and need some encouragement, or doing well in your marriage, this ministry is for you!
FINANCIAL
As a part of our ministry at Mount Hope, we offer budget planning and financial counseling services for those looking for wisdom and direction in that area. With our partnership with Beantown Money, these services are available to everyone in the Mount Hope Community at a reduced cost.
GET INVOLVED
Serving at Mount Hope can be one of the best ways to get connected with the church and our communities! Whether it's serving with children, First Impression, Audio/Visual, or leadership, you won't regret getting involved at Mount Hope.
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MISSED A SERVICE?
Unable to make it to one of our services or missed a previous service? During our Sunday Morning Service, you may watch us live. You may also listen to our sermons on our website
VIEW OUR CALENDAR
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