October Soup & Scripture Recap - with info on Hope for the Homeless
Thank you to all the ladies who came out (and brought food) for our monthly Soup & Scripture event!
For October, we had a "Socktober" theme (complete with roses made from socks as the centerpieces) to collect socks for the Hope for the Homeless ministry. Socks are often one of the most needed items and we so appreciate the ladies who brought and were able to donate 84 pairs of new socks to those in need this fall! If you missed out, Hope Kidz is also partnering with Hope for the Homeless this month and has a collection basket for new socks located outside of the Clubhouse/Garage that you can drop off a donation of socks any Sunday in October.
Chuck & Patty Hasenstab attended and shared with us more information about their ministry - Hope for the Homeless. Chuck gave us some background as to how they got started, how they serve today, and ways for women at Hope Church to get involved. To learn more about the work they are doing for the homeless in downtown Cleveland, we'd encourage you to view their website and follow them on Facebook. There are opportunities to donate money, items from an Amazon wish list, food needs they have every two weeks, clothing needs, and an open invitation to join them to serve and invest in the lives of those that they meet with.
It is always encouraging to see examples of people in our church family choosing to be obedient to God's calling on their life. Not for their own glory, but to honor His name. It was a reminder of how much we have been given, that it all comes from God, to live open handed, and to be obedient to whatever God asks of us.
Then Ally Brennan came up and spent time teaching on the Beatitudes, diving deeper into the heart and attitudes that we should pursue as women who are following Jesus. For the entire school year, we will be exploring the Sermon on the Mount and challenging ourselves to reflect on how this famous teaching of Jesus should shape our character and lifestyle. Save the date and plan to join us next month, on Tuesday, November 9th @ 6:30pm.