News archive

Just a bit of what God has done through Hope recently!

  • CHRISTMAS OFFERING GOAL SURPASSED

    The funds collected in our 2018 Christmas offering will enable us to bless the Pine Ridge ministry in South Dakota with a special gift and will help propel our local ministries into 2019 with greater strength.

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  • CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING

    With donations from the Hope family, we were able to provide 13 local families with gifts this Christmas season.

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  • GIVING THANKS

    Hope provided 33 local families with a full Thanksgiving meal this season. A generous gift from Coldwell Banker Anchor helped make this possible.

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  • SENDING SHOEBOXES

    33 shoeboxes full of toys, school supplies, and clothes are on their way to kids around the world through Operation Christmas Child with the donations collected at Hope.

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  • EIGHT BAPTIZED

    Hope rejoices over the eight people who were baptized at our weekend services November 17 & 18.  Watch video

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  • BEST OF THE BEST 2018

    Hope was once again voted by our community as the Best Place to Worship in the 2018 Leader Publications' Best of the Best readers' poll.

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  • FOUR BAPTIZED

    During the Saturday evening service on July 21, 2018, four people were baptized at Hope in a public display of their commitment to Christ. Watch video

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  • HOPE FOR THE LAKOTA

    A group from Hope returned to our friends in Allen, South Dakota at the Pine Ridge Reservation in July 2018 to serve with the Lakota people. 

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  • WELCOME SENIOR PASTOR BOB MOSS

    Hope Community Church is pleased to welcome Bob Moss as our new Senior Pastor. You can learn more about Bob at hopeofniles.com/pastorbobmoss

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  • 19 YEARS OF HOPE

    Happy Birthday, Hope! On the first weekend in May, we celebrated and reflected on all that God has done over the last 19 years and looked forward to all He is still doing and will do!

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  • BAPTISM CELEBRATION

    Hope celebrated a baptism on Sunday, April 29 during the worship service. Watch video

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  • NILES SPRING CLEANING

    On April 21, 2018, Hope helped with downtown Niles park cleanup efforts and picked up trash along Lake Street for a community spring cleaning day.

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  • WELCOME INTERIM PASTOR KIRK BOOKOUT

    Hope is blessed to have Kirk Bookout serving as an interim pastor. “I have completely loved meeting the people of Niles, and am looking forward to being part of Hope in Niles.”

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  • SERVING IN TRINIDAD

    A group from Hope traveled to Trinidad in January 2018 to support the work of a local ministry on the island.

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  • CHRISTMAS GIVING

    Hope was blessed to help 15 local families with Christmas gifts in 2017.

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  • GIVING THANKS

    With your donations, along with a generous gift from Coldwell Banker Anchor, Hope was able to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to 30 local families in 2017.

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  • SMART MONEY LIVESTREAM

    Dave Ramsey's Smart Money event was streamed live at Hope on November 7, 2017. The event laid out a step-by-step plan for getting out of debt and giving like never before.

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  • HOPE KIDS PACK 54 SHOEBOXES

    With collected donations, Hope's Children's Ministry was able to pack and ship 54 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in November 2017. 

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  • HOPE HOSTS BETH MOORE SIMULCAST

    On September 16, 2017, Hope hosted a livestream of the Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore. Women from all over the community gathered for a day of teaching and worship.

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  • WELCOME MARC DANAPILIS

    Hope is pleased to welcome Marc Danapilis to our team as Director of Student Ministries. [Article]

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  • BEST OF THE BEST GOLD WINNER

    In the annual Leader Publications' Best of the Best community survey, Hope was once again named the Gold winner.

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  • HOPE FOR THE LAKOTA

    A team from Hope served alongside Pass Creek Church in Allen, South Dakota this summer, sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with the Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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  • RECORD-BREAKING VBS

    Maker Fun Factory VBS 2017 saw a record number of children come through the doors of Hope. Best of all, 31 kids accepted Jesus as their Savior!

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  • 10 BAPTIZED

    We rejoiced with the 10 people who were baptized at our June 4, 2017 baptism service.

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  • CELEBRATING 18 YEARS

    Wonderful testimoies were shared at Hope's 18th birthday celebration on May 21. One combined service was held for the Hope family to praise God for all He's done. 

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  • WINTER GEAR FOR KIDS

    Hope's Prayer Shawl group made and collected hats, gloves, and scarves to donate to local schools for children in need of cold weather gear.

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  • HOLIDAY GIVING

    The Hope family helped several families in our local community with donated food and gifts during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

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  • 15 BAPTIZED

    At our November baptism celebration, 15 people made a public declaration of their faith.

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  • BLOOD DRIVE

    Hope partnered with the South Bend Community Medical Foundation to host an October blood drive in 2016.

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  • AWANA CLUBS LAUNCH

    In September 2016, Hope launched a weekly kids' Awana program.

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  • PRAISE IN THE PARK 

    New Beginnings Ministries joined with Hope for a combined worship service and picnic at Riverfront Park on August 21, 2016

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  • BEST OF THE BEST 2016 

    Hope Community Church was voted by the community as the "Best Place to Worship" in the Leader Publications' annual reader's choice survey.

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  • VBS SERVES LOCAL KIDS 

    Cave Quest VBS 2016 saw over 200 local children learn to follow Jesus, the Light of the World.

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  • SERVING WITH THE NAVAJO

    In June 2016, Hope continued its partnership with Twin Buttes Church of Nazarene in Gallup, New Mexico by sending a small group to serve the local Navajo.

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  • FINANCIAL PEACE FOR 6 FAMILIES

    The families who completed Financial Peace University at Hope in Spring 2016 eliminated $14,045 in debt, saved $7,547 and cut up 13 credit cards!

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  • CELEBRATING 17 YEARS

    On April 30 and May 1, 2016, Hope celebrated it's 17th birthday. We heard powerful testimonies, great music, and enjoyed birthday cake!

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  • COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

    Hope hosted the Community Good Friday Service in Niles in 2016, with hundreds gathering from many different local churches to worship together.

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  • 27 BAPTIZED

    Valentine's Day 2016 was extra special this year for the 27 people who were baptized at Hope

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