Sundays at HopeGateWay
9 am • Worship Celebration
10 am • Coffee and conversation
10:15 am • HopeGateWay Kids
11 am • Worship Celebration
Current Worship Series • Grateful
Sundays • 9am & 11am
Our current worship series explores the transformative power of giving thanks. During this stewardship series, we will give thanks for all of the blessings of life, including the blessings that come with a life defined by generosity, culminating with our Stewardship Commitment Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 4. Join us for worship next Sunday at 9 am or 11am and invite a friend!
Sundays at 10:15 am • Rooms 3 & 4
All kids, grades K-5, are invited for engaging, multi-sensory explorations of the Bible and concepts of faith through storytelling, art, and creative activities. HGW Kids meets in rooms 3 & 4 in the back hallway, between our two worship gatherings. Invite your friends!
Bible Study on the book of James
Tuesdays, through November 6 • 7 pm • Rooms 3 & 4
Charity Perrier is leading a six-week study on the book of James – a book full of practical wisdom about living a life of faith. Join with others for this opportunity to deeply reflect on this sacred text and internalize its message. Open to all!
“Celebrating Home” • a benefit for Hope Acts
Thursday, October 18 • 6 pm • Woodfords Club
Purchase tickets today at www.hopeacts.org
All are invited to join in this evening of celebration for Hope Acts' work in our community, Hope House residents and community partners and volunteers. The evening will include a silent auction, music performance, delicious food and more! Come celebrate the work of Hope Acts and lend your support!
Youth Group Halloween party
Sunday, October 21 • 2 - 5 pm • HopeGateWay
Youth grades 7-12 from HopeGateWay and three neighboring churches will gather for a movie, activities and of course, treats! Costume optional! Interested youth are invited at 1:30 to participate in a planning session for future gatherings.
Katie Holicky, youth leader, may be reached at email@example.com
Greater Portland Family Promise Volunteer Training
Tuesday, October 23 • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm • HGW
We will be hosting families experiencing homelessness again in December. If you want to volunteer and have not yet attended training, consider attending this one. Whether you provide a hot meal, arrange activities for children, transport beds, or stay overnight, you can make a difference in the lives of families who have suffered the ordeal of losing their home.
Grateful • Stewardship Commitment Celebration
Sunday, November 4 • 9 am + 11 am
Sometimes we need to be reminded that everything we have in life is a gift from God. Even life itself is a gift! This fall, we invite you to express gratitude to God by committing your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness. We look forward to our Stewardship Commitment Celebration on Sunday, November 4. We’re counting on 100% participation to enable our ministry and mission in 2019.
What Next HopeGateWay?
Here’s an opportunity to join our Leadership Team as – together – we envision the next few years for the HopeGateWay community. Everyone is invited to join a small gathering to share the answers to just five questions so that we can engage in planning the identity and future of HGW’s ministry and mission. We will ask you questions about what it means for HGW in 2018 and in the next few years ahead to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. If you want more information, you aren’t yet signed up for one, or you need to change to a different session, please email Margaret Menger.
Silence / Heart Contemplation
Wednesdays at 6:15 pm
Liz Leuthner leads this weekly meditation circle — a guided practice that deepens our capacity for stillness and presence in the world and helps us move into a relationship with the silence. Ends in time for Chapter 2 / AA. All are welcome!
We’re Glad You’re Our Neighbor Lawn Signs
We have a few remaining 3-color, double-sided, 18x24” corrugated plastic signs with the message “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor” in Spanish, English, and Arabic, with wire stakes for lawn display. Signs are $10 each or 5 for $40. Purchase yours today, and pick up a few extras for neighbors and friends.
GPS: Grow through Prayer & Scripture
Looking for a meaningful spiritual practice? We send out a daily email with a prayer, reflection, or Scripture reading — an excellent resource for your daily quiet time. 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!