Hope Church Updates & Announcements

New Adult Sunday School Classes started January 5 but you can still join. 
    The Course descriptions are here. 

2019 Annual Report:  If you served as the head Elder, Deacon, Deaconess, or chair person of a Commission or Committee for 2019, it is your responsibility to submit an annual report to the
office by January 31.  All reports must be in MSWord or Excel for financial reports and emailed to

Joyful Heroes - Meets every other Monday at 6:30 PM. Next meeting February 3.
Choir Rehearsal - will resume on February 4 at 7:00 PM.

Early Bird Bible Study - restarted on Tuesday morning, January 14, at 7:00 AM at the church.  Steve Brown is leading the study. If you want to study God’s Word, enjoy getting up early, come and join us each Tuesday morning.  Questions: contact  Steve Brown orMarcia Zikan.
East Chatham Bible Study - Topic: Knowing God by J.I. Packer. Time: 7:00 pm. Place: Haakonsen House, 153 Barnegat Road, East Chatham. Leader: Pastor Doug Foss. Contact:  Sandy Haakonsen  518-755-1833 or

2020 Picture Directory - We are working on the 2020 Directory so if you have new phone numbers or have dropped your house phone, new email addresses or have moved since we last year’s directory, please email the corrected information to the church office as soon as possible. Kate Alexander & Tom porter will available on Sundays to take pictures, if you would like to update yours. If you have another digital picture you would like to submit, please email it to or (Kate Alexander) as soon as possible. We have posted all the 2020 Directory Information in the back of the sanctuary. If you have had changes to your information since last year, please check to make sure all your information is correct - even if it hasn’t changed recently!! You may make corrections or additions on the sheets or email it to as soon as possible.Thank you for helping us get this done quickly.
Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies News and Upcoming Events:   
Many of you have had the opportunity to get to know the BICS Class of 2020.  We are delighted to have our Hope Church family playing an integral role in the lives of our students and investing in their spiritual development - not only on Sundays, but through Koinonia Groups and through various service opportunities. We are also grateful that many of you participate in the DiscipleBuilder Scholarship program to help support our students. As we begin a new semester, there remain significant financial needs among the Class of 2020. If you have interest in helping to provide for some of those needs, please consider a gift to the DiscipleBuilder Scholarship Fund. You can find more information in one of our DiscipleBuilder brochures (available on the table in the lobby) or by speaking to Andy Rice (; 413-637-4673, ext. 101).
BICS Experience Day:  What BICS offers to young adults is far more than an academic program - it’s an experience. We often explain what we do through testimonials, brochures, and social media. But the best way for a student to understand the impact of a year with us is to see it with one’s own eyes. This is why we offer Experience Day - an opportunity to participate in life at BICS. Our next Experience Day is April 19-20, 2020. Juniors and seniors in high school and others interested in checking out the BICS program are invited to attend. If you know of someone who may be interested in a year of adventure and growth at BICS, please let us know! More details can be found on our website at, or you can get in touch with Ben Boehm
Hope Church Weekly Schedule

~ 9:30 AM - Sunday School  Classes for all ages.1
~ 10:45 - Morning Worship 

~ 6:30-8:00 PM - Joyful Heroes Children’s Ministry -  Group meets every other week. Contacts: Jackie Boehm (, Andrew Shaw ( Next meeting:  January 20

~ 7:00 PM -  Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (starting Febraury 4)

Bible Study
Early Bird Bible Study - will resume on Tuesday morning, January 14, at 7:00 AM at the church.  Steve Brown will be leading the study.If you want to study God’s Word, enjoy getting up early, come and join us each Tuesday morning.  Questions: contact the church office at 413-637-2212.
~ East Chatham, NY.  TopicBook of Galatians. Open to all.  Place:  Haakonsen,153 Barnegat Road, East Chatham, NY. Time: 7:00 PM. Leader: Pastor Doug Foss. Contact: Sandy Haakonsen ( or 518-392-0408)

Hope Church Sermons are now available in two formats, Full Service and Sermon Alone. Both are also available in CD format by completing the request form located in the pews. Click here to bring you to the two formats in the download section of the website.
Hope Church Apparel Store. Did you know Hope Church now has an apparel store? Pastor Mike Tuttle has been working with ApparelNow to make available this on-line store to purchase a wide range of clothing for infants through adults. They offer hats, sports clothing, blankets, cups, etc. You can choose your colors, and all come with the Hope Church Logo. Hope Church earns a 12% profit from every sale. Profits will be dedicated to the Hope Church account for unexpected missionary needs.
To access the store simply click on Apparel Store.  (
Hope Church has a gift. Free access to Right Now Media, a huge, streaming, online, access-on-any-device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows and more.

Click here to visit the website and join the Hope Church sponsered service 

To sum it up — it’s like the Netflix of Bible study videos. You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.
E-mails were sent out with a link to start the service. Simply click the link above to start the service. Please contact Pastor Sam with any questions

Hope World Evangelism ~ Support our Missionaries with Used Clothing
There is a new way to help your Hope Church Missionaries as well as distribute good used clothing that is used worldwide.
Click here for Details. 

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