Mission News & Events
» December 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.
Advent 2014: The Season of the Child
Happening now through Wednesday, Dec. 24
During Advent this year, we are focusing on "at-risk youth," partnering with four of our local mission partners – Freedom for Youth, Joshua Christian Academy, Children & Family Urban Movement, and Wildwood Hills Ranch – with opportunities to pray, serve and give. We are excited to see all of the amazing things God will do this Advent through Hope!
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Monday, Jan. 12, 6:00-8:00 pm
God calls us to bring his love to those in need. Thinking about participating in a short-term mission trip in 2015? Want to learn more about how God moves through Hope’s missions teams and ways you can be a part of it? Don’t miss this go(serve) Fair! Hear from past trip participants, learn what becoming a short-term missionary means and visit information tables for upcoming trip opportunities.
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.
go(Learn): Cultural Diversity Workshop
Monday, Feb. 23, 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion on cultural diversity.
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.
To get your name and e-mail on this e-newsletter distribution list, click here.
To access the e-newsletters, click here.