Mission News & Events
» January 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.
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1
Get ready to rumble to your local grocery store…the Souper Bowl Food Drive is back! Donate nonperishable food items such as peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, canned meat and cereal. All donated items will be given to local food pantries.
Back to Camp
Saturday, Feb. 7 & Sunday, Feb. 8, following all services
It may be cold right now, but Summer Camp registrations are open! Three of Hope's mission partners - DELTA, Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp and Okoboji Family Camp - will be featured at the Mission Center the weekend of February 7-8. Stop by to learn more about these summer camps.
Mission Israel Information Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 8, 12:30-1:30 pm
Join us for an informational meeting for those interested in the new mission trip to Israel. The trip leader will be presenting information and answering questions about the trip.
go(Learn): Immigration Workshop
Monday, Feb. 23, 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us as we host the Evangelical Immigration Table Coalition – a group of Evangelical organizations that promote conversation consistent with biblical values. We will explore the realities of this issue in our city and around the country through biblical principles, while also hearing firsthand experience of immigrants and leaders who work alongside them. National speaker & author, Matt Soerens, will be the keynote speaker, and will be joined by other Christian leaders. A question and answer time will follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at-risk youth, click here.
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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To access the e-newsletters, click here.