Mission News & Events
» July 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.
Backpack Distribution: July 25-26 / Return Filled Backpacks: Aug. 8-9
Help students across the Des Moines metro area by providing backpacks filled with school supplies to schools and organizations who serve low-income families. About 2,500 backpacks will be available at the Missions table at Taste of Hope or during worship on July 25. Pick up one or more backpacks, fill them with the supply list provided, and bring them back to the boxes at the Mission Center no later than Aug. 9. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Summer of Missions
Before and after weekend services, Aug. 1-2 & 15-16
Stop by tables in the Atrium before and after weekend services and visit with our local mission partners throughout the summer! This is a great opportunity to hear from our partners and all they are doing in our community, as well as ways you can help!
The Table: Sharing Food & Stories from Burundi
Saturday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm
Gather with others from Hope for an evening to meet new friends, try new foods, and learn about the rich, cultural heritage of Burundi from people right here in Iowa. Stories will be shared by members of the Burundi’s Community in Iowa and LSI’s Refugee Community Services, on how resettled Burundi families are overcoming challenges – such as language barriers, education access, employment, housing and transportation – to realize their dreams and goals in a new home. Games and interactive tables for the whole family will also be provided.
Hope for the Hungry Fall Project
Saturday, Aug. 15, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
at the Meals from the Heartland Packaging Center
Sign up to package meals as a part of Hope’s follow up event from our 2015 Hope for the Hungry Lenten Project! View packaging shifts and sign up here! Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Hope for the Hungry Student Project
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 4:00-8:30 pm
Join us for a follow up opportunity to our Share the Love packaging event as a part of the 2015 Hope for the Hungry Lenten Project! All students and their families are invited. Sign up here.
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.
Provide sandwiches to CISS every Tuesday (for Sunday delivery). Sign up to bring sandwiches, bags of chips, fruit or applesauce, bags of cookies, or bottled water (all individually wrapped, single serving).
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 more resources click here.
For the Culture of Poverty: Homelessness and Hunger, click here. To see video, click here.
For more information about LSI and The Table: Sharing Food & Stories from Burma, click here.
Immigration Workshop: see more information here.
For The Table: Sharing Food & Stories from Burundi, 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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