In Psalm 51, as David sings of his agonizing regrets and pleads for God's mercy, the king makes a remarkable statement:God actually desires his people to experience broken lives and broken hearts. Meanwhile, most of us scramble through life doing everything we can to keep our lives from falling apart. So why does God desire our brokenness? How can a good and loving God be so persistent about pulling things apart in us? What does God know that we don't know? Join us for this incredibly relevant series!
A Day in DC
Saturday, June 29, 10:00 AM
For college & career-age. After a Metro ride into the city, we'll rent bikes, visit the Lincoln Memorial, play Frisbee on the Mall, and enjoy a picnic lunch. Cost is $12 for the Metro, and $41 for bike rental. Contact Jeanne Allen for more info.
Baptism & Pool Party
Sunday, June 30, Noon
Nothing is more exciting than celebrating how God has transformed our lives through his grace, his death, and his resurrection. Join us at the home of Mark & Jennifer Kinney (right around the corner from Hope) and share this special moment with our church family. Following the baptism, hang out for an all-church picnic & pool party!
Saturday, July 13, 8:00 AM to Noon
Would you like to know about our church's history, vision, leadership, decision-making process, and how you can get involved and make Hope your home? Join us at Discover Hope, and we'll answer all your questions! You'll even enjoy a terrific breakfast! Please contact Margo Heine to r.s.v.p.
For more information about all the great stuff going on with Middle School & High School, contact Pastor Chris Pierce.
Monday, June 10:
High School Guys Hangout
Hey, High School Guys, come and hang out with us from 6:30 to 8:30 at Pastor Chris' house!
Friday, June 14:
High School — End of the School Dancy Party
We will be ending the school year with a dance party here at Hope. This will be a great event for your youth to invite their friends to. Bring your friends and pack your groove, 'cause we are going to party!
August 30—September 1:
Labor Day Retreat
This is our biggest event of the year. Mark your calendars now!
July 22 – 26 Mornings or Evenings
Hope Christian Fellowship, Community Christian Fellowship, and Greenwich Presbyterian Church are hosting a huge, exciting sports camp for children agest 4-12 this summer.
There will be one camp in the morning from 9:00 to 12:15, and another one in the evening from 5:30 to 8:45, so you can choose whichever fits your family's schedule (or even take advantage of both!). Featuring Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, daily Bible times, and lots of fun, children will choose a sport for the week -- soccer, basketball, flag football, or cheerleading. Every camper receives a t-shirt, a collector's pin, and take-home studies to share with Dad & Mom.
Online registration now available -- just CLICK HERE!
July 29 – August 2
It's coming! Our 5th Annual Drama Camp will provide students with an opportunity to put on a full Broadway musical... in just one week! This year we're presenting "The Wiz." The Hope Drama Camp is open to anyone who has completed 9th Grade through age 21. Reserve the dates now and stay tuned for information, links to registration and audition materials, and more!
@ Grace Baptist Church (Woodbridge)
Join our partners at Grace Ministries for the next True Life Conference (hosted in Woodbridge this time). It's a great way to learn about the biblical teaching and practical realities of what it means to experience the fulness of Christ's life every day. Together we'll explore such questions as:
What do I do if my Christian life does not seem to be working?
Why do I still repeat destructive and sinful behaviors…
even as a Christian?
How do I love myself and others…
especially those who seem impossible to love?
Can I really experience the peace and joy of Jesus…
even in the middle of difficulties?
Why do I sometimes feel inferior and insecure?
For more information about the schedule, cost, and online registration, visit Grace Ministries online.
Support Our Teens
Make Your Purchases With Gift Cards
Hope Youth are selling giftcards to raise funds for their summer adventures: Challenge 2012 to New Orleans, the annual Hope Drama Camp, and the super-exciting Labor Day Retreat. A percentage of every purchase made with these cards is given back to our youth. Since you're already buying groceries at local stores, fuel from local gas stations, books from places like Amazon, meals at various restaurants, etc., why not use a gift card for those purchases? It won't cost you anything extra, but will really help our teens!
Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to sign up, and use our group number's "Enrollment Code" -- CAAE1EB932697