Men of Hope Breakfast

October 21st, 2017


Join the Men of Hope for a message from God’s word and breakfast on the third Saturday monthly.

MOH will meet the remaining Saturdays each month with a Bible Study and coffee.

Breakfast cost: $5 (other weeks of the month are free)

Room 106 (Multipurpose Room)

Led by Various guest speakers.

Coordinated by Kris Bosworth.

Questions? Email Kris at

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When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box

October 22nd - December 3rd, 2017


Today is the day you choose . . . which game you want to win, which prize you want to collect, which priorities you want to set.

It’s a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. You sweep aside the other players and you “own” the board. It’s also a thrill to win a promotion at work … the new house you wanted … that sports car you’ve always eyed. But just like the game cards, the tokens, and the timer, those prizes are temporary. When the game is over, they all go back in the box.

Games can cast a powerful spell, says bestselling author John Ortberg. But the wisest player remembers that the game is always going to end. So what can we take with us to the kingdom of God? Only the love we have for Christ, the love we have for each other, and our own souls. While it’s not bad to be good at chess or Risk—or the game of life on Earth—we can’t allow it to get in the way of what really matters.

Using his humor and his genius for storytelling, Ortberg helps you focus on the real rules of the game and how to set your priorities.

When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box Participant’s Guide helps explain how, left to our own devices, we tend to seek out worldly things, mistakenly thinking they will bring us fulfillment. But everything on Earth belongs to God. Everything we “own” is just on loan. And what pleases God is often 180 degrees from what we may think is important.

In the six sessions you will learn how to:

*Live passionately and boldly

*Learn how to be active players in the game that pleases God

*Find your true mission and offer your best

*Fill each square on the board with what matters most

*Seek the richness of being instead of the richness of having

You can’t beat the house, notes Ortberg. We’re playing our game of life on a giant board called a calendar. Time will always run out, so it’s a good thing to live a life that delights your Creator. When everything goes back in the box, you’ll have made what is temporary a servant to what is eternal, and you’ll leave this life knowing you’ve achieved the only victory that matters.

Sessions include:

*When the Game Is Over It All Goes Back in the Box

*Keeping Score Where It Really Counts

*Resign as Master of the Board

*Calling or Comfort? Choose Your Move Wisely

*Playing the Game with Greatness and Grace

*The Kingdom Has One More Move

Book (recommended) and Participant Guide (optional) available for purchase here.

Room 111, 10:45. Join us!

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October 24th, 2017

"Experience Alpha" on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30pm! Join us for dinner, a talk & discussion and find out what Alpha is all about. This is your chance to experience Alpha for yourself, ask questions, get involved & support this outreach.

Please RSVP by Sunday 10/15 and register EACH person from your family that will be attending so we have enough for all.

As this is preparation for our full launch in January, Hope family only at this time please.

Questions? Contact Dawn Pettry at 239-357-6081 or

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Think Differently, Live Differently

October 25th - December 13th, 2017


Each of us born separated from our true Father and suffers from ingrained habits. Even when we come into God's family, we often find barriers stand in the way of us becoming who God intends us to be. We will look and think again about everything we thought we knew in this video series as we seek to learn why so many of us remain in captivity and find how we can access true freedom.

Video Series by Bob Hamp

13 weeks on Wednesdays

Room 111

Led by Marsha Copper

**UPDATE: Hold off buying book or session guide until we discuss it during first class.

MUMs of Hope

October 26th - November 16th, 2017

Join us as Moms Uplifting Moms provides an uplifting atmosphere for moms of all ages seeking encouragement, Bible study and friendship with other moms. Meets weekly except for WOH large gathering weeks.

To register:

  1. Register yourself--(Mom).
  2. If you have a child staying with you (i.e.. infant), please indicate as a second "attendee" with their details
  3. If you need childcare: -- Register yourself, then -- Register each child in their appropriate nursery (infants or preschool room)

Then SAVE.

--Childcare cost: Decision has been made to take love offerings to cover chidcare sitter costs.

Questions? Contact Lesley Placeway at

2017 fall retreat

Student Ministries Fall Retreat

October 27th - October 29th, 2017

$40 - $80

What's Fall Retreat?

A weekend in cabins in the woods with friends, night games, bonfires, hayrides, a costume party, more games, and good food. All that mixed with times of worship, learning from the Bible, connecting with God, and talking about what matters most in life with your friends and youth leaders. In summary: fall retreat is a blast.

Who Can Come?

All 7th-12th graders are welcome to come to Fall Retreat. Even if you or your friends haven't been part of our other programs, you/they are more than welcome to join us for Fall Retreat!

How Do I Sign Up?

You are in the right place to sign up.

  1. Fill out this online registration completely.
  2. Download, Print, Sign, and Return the Permission slip (either by scanning and emailing it to or by handing it to Pastor Josiah in person).

What Should I pack?

  • Pillow/blanket/sleeping bag or twin sized sheets for bunk beds
  • Basic shower necessities and toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.))
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)
  • Bath Towel
  • Clothing for two days:
  • T-shirts/long sleeves (it will most likely be cold out)
  • PJ’s
  • Jeans
  • Hoodie
  • Warm coat
  • Rain/hiking boots if you plan to hike on the trail
  • Tennis shoes
  • Plenty of socks
  • Bible/pen and journal
  • Flashlight
  • If desired, snacks to share with friends (pretzels, chips, cookies, etc.)
  • Please bring one trash bag to haul wet/muddy items back home!

How Do I Get There?

We will be carpooling from Hope Community Church to Stony Glen Camp* and back. We will leave from HCC at 6pm on Friday October 27th, and return to HCC by 2:45pm on Sunday October 29th.

  • *If you are a parent who is willing to drive students TO camp, and/or pick a load of students up FROM camp, please let Pastor Josiah know--this would be highly appreciated!

Where is Stony Glen?

Stony Glen Camp is a Christian campground in Madison, OH. Their address is: 5300 W Loveland Rd, Madison, OH 44057. Their website is Stony Glen Website

I Have More Questions!

Don't hesitate to contact Pastor Josiah at or 440-427-4635 if you have questions!


Young Adults Get Together

October 31st - December 26th, 2017

For those 18-35 and looking for growth and friendship. Activities will vary by gathering. Join us for bi-weekly get togethers!

Bring an appetizer/dessert to share as we fellowship together. Details per gathering may change so check back to see what's up for each gathering.

Questions? Contact Dave & Jess Flegal at

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The First EPIC (50s+) Thanksgiving

November 3rd, 2017

Join us for a Celebration and Hymn Time. Sing your favorite hymns and learn the history behind them.

Come prepared to share a blessing of Thanksgiving from the past year (optional).

Verses of Thanksgiving will be read.

Turkey, dressing, and rolls will be provided!

Bring a favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert (if bringing pie please plan to bring two pies).

Please register by Sunday, October 29 AND indicate whether you will be bringing a side dish or dessert.

Email Renee at with questions.

Room 106 (MP Room).

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NEXT Conference

November 4th, 2017

$5 - $25

NEXT is an affordable and practical one-day training designed to equip and encourage adult volunteers who works with youth and kids, and high school students who want to discover their calling.

We will be carpooling to the event. Carpool will leave from Hope at 7:00AM and return to Hope around 6PM on Saturday November 4th.

More info at the NEXT Central District Facebook Page

Women of Hope Full Gathering

November 13th - May 21st, 2018

Join us on the third Monday of each month as we gather together for fellowship, lessons, and prayer.

Join us this session as we discuss friendship.

As Carolyn describes it: "People long to have friends. Our perception and expectations of friendship is what CAN cause us trouble. Come, and let's talk about what friendship means."

7 pm in the MP Room (Room 106)

Please register!

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A Very Merry EPIC (50s+) Christmas

December 9th, 2017


Join us for a catered Christmas dinner and White Elephant gift exchange.

$10 per person for catered dinner.


Plan to bring a white elephant gift for the gift exchange, one per person.

This item is something you no longer need or want like what you might put in a garage sale. Do not purchase new items. Items could be something which would be a blessing such as a Christian book, CD, or something with a scripture verse on it. It may also be something funny, but it can be anything.

Questions? Email Renee at

Room 106 (MP Room).

Registration and payment due by Sunday, Dec. 3