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.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Backpack Distribution: July 23-24 / Return Filled Backpacks: Aug. 6-7
Help students across the Des Moines metro by providing backpacks filled with school supplies to schools and organizations who serve low-income families. Backpacks will be available at the Missions table at Taste of Hope (Saturday, July 23) or during worship on Sunday, July 24. 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 Sunday, Aug. 7. Email email@example.com with questions.
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Stock the Store
Get reFRESHed by de-cluttering your life and helping us stock the shelves of Many Hands for Haiti’s NEW thrift store! Bring in your household items, big or small, and donate them to our local mission partner's thrift store, where all proceeds will go towards furthering the mission of this ministry. Click here to learn more.
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.
Every Sunday, volunteers donate supplies and serve lunch to 150 people at Central Iowa Shelter and Services. To sign up to help serve lunch contact Darcey Schulte at firstname.lastname@example.org. To bring sandwiches, chips, applesauce, cookies or bottled water (all individually wrapped, single serving) click here.
2016 Mission Trips
Where might God be calling you to serve on a mission trip in 2016? Trip dates are set! Click here to see the 2016 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.
To get your name and e-mail on this e-newsletter distribution list, click here.
To access the e-newsletters, click here.