NEWS & EVENTS

Below you will find the current and upcoming events for Community of Hope. If you would like to receive this information directly to your email inbox, you can sign up for our weekly e-newsletter by clicking here.

Summer Youth Activities

SPERO LOCK-IN will take place on Friday, August 12th (Includes Air Hogs Game, Pool use at Air Hog’s facility & Lock-In at the Community of Hope Campus). Pool use will be from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.The Air Hogs game (located at 1600 Lone Star Pkwy. in Grand Prairie, TX) begins at 7:00pm. Families are encouraged to be a part of the Air Hogs Game. The Lock-In sleepover will take place following these activities. Speros, this is your opportunity to invite a friend to both the game & the Lock-In.The cost for the game and use of the pool is $14.00 per person. Each youth will also need to bring money for food at the game, a towel for the pool and a sleeping bag for the Lock-In. Questions, contact Sean Cawthon.


Women of Hope Pool Party

Ladies! Please join the Women of Hope for a summer night pool party at the home of Tammy Pikey (1004 Poe Lane) on Sunday evening, July 24th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. We’ll enjoy an evening of fellowship with food and friends!  Feel free to bring a dish to share. RSVP or Questions? Contact, Tammy Pikey


Prayer Garden

What is a garden’s purpose? Gardens provide coolness in a natural setting in the bustling city. They are a place of community when 2 or more are gathered. Amazing things happen in a garden. A tiny seed grows into a flower, shrub, or even stately tree. It becomes a habitat for animals to raise their young. Celebrations happen in a garden, weddings, baptisms. In the Bible, Jesus went to the garden to pray. It was a place of respite from the everyday noise and confusion, a place to grow nearer to God, a place to talk to God. 
 
The vision for a prayer garden at Community of Hope UMC is more than that now. As many of you know, the location of the prayer garden changed due to the sale of the acreage at the front of the church property. A new professional design plan has been drawn up and we are ready to proceed with the new plan in a new place. The committee has had the existing water well inspected (it works!) and a survey of the area. Clean up days and mowing are preparing the area. Now we are ready for the next step, the build!
 
There were funds provided through the sale of the land, but more will be needed. You can see the plan in the church lobby. There will be 4 phases.  The Phase 1-hardscape phase that includes the walkways, paved areas, and well update; Phase 2- bed preparation; Phase 3-the plant phase, and Phase 4-additional features such as fire pit, seating, lighting, and water feature.
 
We are hoping to break ground in the fall of 2016 with phase 1. We’ve received 2 bids and are in the process of getting a couple more. We are very close to our goal of $20,000 for this part of the phase. 
 
How can you help? Your service is needed! We are looking for people to help with promotion of the project, record keeping and communication,fundraising, recognition, and assistants who will help organize and facilitate progress for phases 2 and 3. Your gifts will help move the project forward. You can help make this possible through monetary memorials and honorariums noted Prayer Garden or organize a fundraiser that will assist in moving this project to fruition. Please prayerfully consider how you can help with this project.  Join the vision for a worship space with no walls right here on the COH campus, one that will bring our church and community together.
 
If you know of someone who would give us a bid on phase 1, please email that information to Jane Johnson, or call 682-701-6559. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Pastor Jay or Jane Johnson as soon as possible. 


Operation Pack the Pack for Nash

We are gearing up for the next Hope Mission Project to take place in August, “Operation – Pack the Pack for Nash”  (Tools for School). Our mission will be to supply Erma Nash with backpacks filled with the required supplies for various grade levels. We will work together to fill the backpacks for students at Nash who are unable to obtain their own supplies for the school year. Here are some ways you can help now to make this project successful:
– Donate a new EMPTY backpack anytime in July (70 packs are needed).
– Monetary donations are needed to cover the cost of supplies, which will be bought in bulk. While individual donations above and beyond the normal tithe are welcome, we are also praying for corporate donations. With the scope of this project, we will need to raise several thousand dollars. If you own a company or work for an organization looking for a way to help local charities or missions, please prayerfully consider a substantial contribution to help make this project happen.

Questions? Contact Dan McCulloch or Kristie Schrack.



VBS

Hope will host a BASIC Elements VBS (Believe, Act, Serve, Impact & Celebrate) by Kidman Science. This VBS will be a Chemistry/Science themed exploration of God’s Word! Please join us!
 
When: Saturday, August 6th from 10:00am to 4:00pm (lunch provided)
Where: Community of Hope UMC
             1800 E. Debbie Lane
              Mansfield, TX 76063
              (817) 453-2328
Cost: FREE
 
To register your Pre-K through 4th grade children, click HERE.
To volunteer, contact Renee Fraze.


Kroger Rewards Card

Support missions simply by linking your Kroger card to Community of Hope! Even if you’ve done this before, you must re-enroll your card every year beginning on August 1. Click on Kroger, log in and type “Community of Hope” in the organization name field. Click the button to link your card to Community of Hope’s account. Thanks for making a difference in our community!


Daily Walk Small Group

Daily Walk is a women’s small group currently using the Upper Room for their study. The group meets to discuss daily life issues, build relationships and support, and share the love of Jesus. The study takes place on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the home of Tammy Pikey (1004 Poe Lane in Mansfield). For more information, contact Jane Johnson or Tammy Pikey.