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Sundays at HopeGateWay

9 am  •  Worship Celebration

10 am  •  Coffee and conversation

10:15 am  •  HopeGateWay Kids   

11 am  •  Worship Celebration

Upcoming Worship Series: Enough

Do you ever worry that you don’t have enough?  Does it feel like life would be better with more — more money, more stuff, more security, or more control? During our stewardship series this fall, we’ll challenge fear and a scarcity mindset. What if there’s enough for all? What if we’re enough? When we believe that the world is a place of plenty rather than a place of scarcity, the world can be transformed. Simplicity is one of our Core Values at HopeGateWay, and during this series we will look into the meaning of that value through the lens of economic inequality, living within our means, and generosity. Join us for this series as we seek to be more faithful with our personal resources for the sake of the community and for the sake of the world. 

HopeGateWay Kids

Join us between service for HopeGateWay Kids a fun, interactive time for kids in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Each week we engage different stories of faith through games, songs, drama, crafts and more!

World Too Beautiful Healing Service

1st and 3rd Wednesdays | Starting in October 2019

St. Luke’s Cathedral | 5:45-7:00 pm

A healing service focused on the power of nature and our place in God’s created order. We hope to draw in a larger community of residents to this contemplative service emphasizing environmental and community values such as the beauty of creation, the interconnection of all beings, and the need for harmony and healing. All are Welcome.

Freed-Up Financial Living Classes

Saturdays | Nov 2, Nov 9 | 9a-12p | HopeGateWay !

Freed-Up Financial Living is an outstanding tool, designed to help individuals at every stage of their lives effectively deal with day-to-day issues related to finances. Even more, it’s about finding the peace, joy, and freedom that come through following biblical financial principles. Presented in an encouraging, grace-filled manner, Freed-Up’s goal is heart change and a more God-centered perspective on your resources, not just a change in financial behavior. In the Freed-Up course, you’ll discover effective tools and develop skills that will help you control your finances— so your finances don’t wind up controlling you! Freed-Up Financial Living is an opportunity for people from all sorts of financial contexts to come together, find hope and encouragement for the unique challenges that they face, and develop into more biblically-rooted, confident stewards of their resources. Are you experiencing a time of significant financial challenge or crisis? Are you interested in taking back control of your spending? Do you want a firm biblical understanding of financial management that can help you catalyze your resources in a God-honoring fashion? Be sure to sign up for the Freed-Up course today!  

Cost is $30. Scholarships available. Snacks and childcare are included. Contact Mike Davis

Youth Group Halloween Party

October 20 | 2-5p | HGW

Join in some Halloween fun with a movie, pumpkin carving & more!  BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) Please bring a snack to share. Costumes welcome! 

Club 56 Pumpkin Carving Party

Oct 27 | 2-4pm| HopeGateWay

Bringing 5th & 6th graders together from HGW, Woodfords, St. Luke, and Trinity for a fun get together and community building. Parents and kids in 5th and 6th grades are welcomed to the event and are invited to bring a pumpkin and a snack to share. For more info Contact Katie  

Camp Mechuwana | November 2-3

Elementary Overnight Camp | Grades 3-6

Come and enjoy crafts, nature, and singing to celebrate this season. Explore ecosystems at camp, play games outside, and do crafts inside. Open to all youth in Grade 3-6  Join us at Camp Mechuwana in Winthop on November 2-3.  Drop off is Saturday at 10 am   Pick up is Sunday at 10 am  Cost is $40.  For more information and registration click here

All Girls Fall Weekend | Grades 5-7

This program came out of conversations with parents who expressed the need for this type of social interaction for their daughters. Our goal is to create a community away from negative peer pressure and bullying- one where you can share and develop positive friendships.  We hope this program will address many of the pressures young women feel in today's world.  See old friends, make new ones, play games, take part in small and large group activities, and much more,   Join us at Camp Mechuwana in Winthop on November 2-3.  Drop off is Saturday at 10 am   Pick up is Sunday at 10 am  Cost is $40.     

 For more information and registration click here 

HopeGateWay Kids

Join us between service for HopeGateWay Kids a fun, interactive time for kids in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Each week we engage different stories of faith through games, songs, drama, crafts and more!

HopeGateWay Discernment Process | October - May

HopeGateWay will be engaging in an intentional process about our identity and relationship with the United Methodist Church over the next 8 months. This process will involve learning, listening, and discerning our theological identity together. This will take place during 8 meetings, which will take place once a month from October to May. The first four are educationally focused and the last four will be both informational sharing and intentional listening to one another and our stories and experiences. These educational and listening sessions will take place at 12:30 on Sunday afternoons. We hope to have the whole community engaging in this process as much as possible. Our first gathering will be October 27th.

Dates for our Discernment Process will be: 

Session 1. October 27, 2019

Session 2. November 24, 2019

Session 3. December 29, 2019

Session 4. January 26, 2020

Session 5. February 23, 2020

Session 6. March 29, 2020

Session 7. April 26, 2020

Session 8. May31, 2020

For more information more information

Book Study: Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change

Oct 23, Nov 6, 20

The BTS Center will offer two sections of a Book Study Group focusing on this important book by Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, national UCC spokesperson on climate change, activist, and public theologian. Two options: 

   •  In-Person: Wednesdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, and Nov. 20, 10:00-11:30 am at The BTS Center, 97 India Street, Portland

   •  Online: Wednesdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, and Nov. 20, 2:30- 3:30 pm via Zoom. 

Additional session for both groups combined — a Conversation with the Author: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2:30-3:15 pm via Zoom. Both groups will be co-hosted by Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill, Executive Director of The BTS Center; and Dr. Liz Parsons, member of The BTS Center Board of Trustees. FMI contact Kay Ahmed: 207-774-5212

Outdoing Jesus Book Tour with Doug Pagitt

Monday | October 28 | 7pm | HopeGateWay

Join BTS center as they welcome author, pastor, and social activist Doug Pagitt. He will be sharing his newest book, Outdoing Jesus, which asks: Is it sacrilegious to claim that ordinary people can do greater works than Jesus? For More Information Click here.

Youth Group Cooks for Family Promise Service Project 

Sunday | Nov 3 | 1:30-4pm | Trinity Episcopal

We will spend our gathering preparing a meal for the families being hosted by Family Promise. Come ready to cook! From

1:30- 2pm we will be doing planning with Youth and Leaders and from 2-4pm we will be preparing a meal for the Families.

 Centering Prayer Group

Tuesdays  |  12:00 – 12:50 pm |  Hope.Gate.Way

Jonathan Wright-Gray leads a Tuesday mid-day Centering Prayer group. All are welcome to join in the contemplative silence and reflection on a sacred text, listening for God's word for our lives. 

Tai Chi

Wednesdays  |  9 - 10:30 am  | HopeGateWay

Fred Brancato leads this weekly group of Tai Chi practice and group reflection. All are welcome. 

Contact Fred with any questions about this group, or to be on a weekly reminder list.

Bible Study

Thursdays  |  10:15-11:30 am  |  75 State Street

Don Rudalevige leads this weekly study at 75 State Street, a retirement community. All are welcome.

Drumming Circle

Second Friday of every month | 7:00-8:30pm | HopeGateWay

All are invited to join this drumming circle no experience needed. 

Gateways daily reflection

Are you seeking a new spiritual practice or wanting to commit to a daily quiet time of meditation and perhaps journaling? We send out a daily email with a prayer, reflection, or Scripture reading — something to ponder and reflect on. If you don’t already receive it, subscribe now.

Grab a CLYNK Bag and Support HopeGateWay!

Support the ministry and mission of HopeGateWay in a super easy way! Just pick up one of our Clynk bags in our lobby, fill it with returnable bottles and cans, and return it to Hannaford. If you have a personal Clynk account, you can also donate your balance to HGW! Your gift through the Clynk fundraiser helps us to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God!


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