Thursday, August 4th
- 9 AM Faith with Finances Class (Hope Annex)
- 10:30 AM Worship Service
- 5 PM Converge
- 7 PM Towne Lake Home Group Starts Back
- 6:30 PM Prayer Night at Hope
August Member Meetings
Do you call Hope Church home? If so, we’re asking you to make plans to attend one of three Members’ Meetings this month. To encourage discussion and connect with those in attendance, meeting sizes will be limited. Please REGISTER to attend. Childcare will be available only upon request. Dates/times: Sunday, Aug. 14th at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, Aug. 16th at 7 PM, or Thursday, Aug. 25th at 7 PM
Women of Hope Paint & Sip Night
Not a great artist? That’s okay! This is a guided painting session that anyone can do! Enjoy mocktails, as we get our creative juices flowing and art it up Saturday, Aug. 20th at 6 PM in the Hope Annex. Cost is $10 per person to help cover the cost of supplies.
Save the Date:
- Men of Hope – Sunday, August 28th at 5 PM
- Blood Drive – Tuesday, September 13th (1-6 PM) Use sponsor code: hopechurch to Register
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on all upcoming events!
**New to the Newsletter**
Needs & Prayer Requests
To help us stay connected as a community of hope, we’re adding a Needs and Prayer Request section to the newsletter. We’ll let you know about needs within the church, from both our ministries and the people who make up Hope Church.
Converge is looking for a few volunteers willing to provide dinner for 15-20 students on Sunday nights. Ideally, the ask is for a once-a-month commitment to provide a consistent monthly schedule. This can be done by donation or reimbursement is available per the weekly Converge budget. If interested, please email email@example.com.
We’re staring a monthly food item drive to support Encompass Ministries (across the street). Each month, we’ll announce 1 or 2 specific items from Encompass’ top 10 pantry needs list. So the next time you’re at the grocery store, remember to grab an item or two to help. Items can be dropped off on Sundays in the basket in the lobby. For the month of August, we’re collecting Baked Beans and Ramen Noodles.
- Dylan Reuss – recovering from outpatient surgery this week
- Tyrone Hawkins – recovering from a motorcycle accident and surgery
For more information on how to support those in need, or to be added to the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Little More Hope…
“Brothers and sisters, consider your calling: Not many were wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world—what is viewed as nothing—to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, so that no one may boast in his presence.” 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
“We are apt to say that because a man has natural ability, therefore he will make a good Christian. It is not a question of our equipment but of our poverty, not of what we bring with us, but what of God puts into us; not a question of natural virtues of strength of character, knowledge, and experience – all that is of no avail in this matter…He can do nothing with the man who thinks that he is of use to God. As Christians we are not out for our own cause at all, we are out for the cause of God, which can never be our cause. We do not know what God is after, but we have to maintain our relationship with Him whatever happens. We must never allow anything to injure our relationship with God; if it does get injured we must take time to get it put right. The main thing about Christianity is not the work we do, but the relationship we maintain in the atmosphere produced by that relationship. That is all God asks us to look after, and it is the one thing that is continually being assailed.”
[excerpt from August 4th’s entry of My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers]
If you read this email. Be sure to let Pastor David know on Sunday 🙂