Mission News & Events
» October Missions enewsletter
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
Our mission at Hope is to reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ. Deeply recognizing that an unbeliever's most vital need is to know Jesus Christ, we have a role in sharing the Good News through serving the needs of the hurting and helpless in our world.
You can visit our go(serve) website for more information. Please let us know how we can help you participate in Missions.
Understanding Servanthood (3-part class)
Mondays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27.
Click here for registration information.
In Our Own Backyard: The Human Trafficking Epidemic
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00 pm
We invite you to spend an evening learning about human trafficking, a crime affecting more than 300,000 adolescent girls that are annually lured into the U.S. sex industry, many from our own state. Hear from trafficking survivor and victims expert, Tina Frundt, as she shares her story of being lured into "the life" and teaches us how we can guide our youth from a similar future.
go(learn): Workshop on At-Risk Youth
Monday, Nov 10 at 7:00 pm in The Well
Join us for a workshop on local issues surrounding our youth. The evening will consist of a panel discussion that includes local experts in the areas of child abuse and neglect, addictive behaviors, gang-related matters, and distressed and impoverished youth. Find out how Hope is currently advocating for our youth and how you can become involved. Local mission partners who focus on these issues will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about their programs.
Thanksgiving Packaging Event
Thursday, Nov. 27, noon - 8:00 pm
On a day when Americans are focused on eating, we want to be focused on feeding the hungry. Register your family to package Meals from the Heartland meals on Thanksgiving Day in Hope's Gym. Each packaging shift is 90 minutes long. To make this day a success, floor support volunteers are also needed. To register for packaging or to volunteer, visit missions.hopewdm.org and click on Nov. 26, 27 or 28.
Christ In Action (CIA) Family Mission Project
Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:30-11:30 am
Come make fleece tie blankets for the children at Blank Children's Hospital. Please bring 1 1/2 to 2 yards of two kinds of fleece fabric (one pattern, one solid) and a pair of sharp scissors. We will enjoy fellowship and fun as we make these snuggle blankets to encourage and wrap sick kids in prayer. Questions? Please contact Trina at 201-6482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Serve the Homeless
Hope has several opportunities to serve the homeless in our community.
Hope Sundays with Joppa: The first Sunday of each month.
Meals for the Homeless: Serving a meal on the 4th of each month at Central Iowa Shelter and Services; Click here for a shelter meal sign up.
Weekly Sandwiches for the Shelter: A small team of volunteers prepares 100 sandwiches per week for the Central Iowa Shelter; please email email@example.com.
2015 Mission Trips
Where might God be calling you to serve on a mission trip in 2015? Trip dates are set! Click here to see the 2015 calendar.
Did you miss the go(learn) workshops this year? If so, you can find details below.
For refugee resettlement and human trafficking, click here.
For the Culture of Poverty: Homelessness and Hunger, click here. To see video, click here.
Local Service Opportunities
Opportunities to serve locally abound this time of year! Click here to see how you can become involved with Hope's local mission partners.
Monthly missions e-newsletter
With so many global mission trips and an abundance of ways to serve locally, we felt it would help you to have all of those opportunities in one place! Each month the e-newsletter will highlight local service opportunities, local mission partner needs, mission trip dates and trip meeting schedules.
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