Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead



Session 1: July 23-27, 9:00-12:00 pm
Session 2: July 23-27, 6:00-8:00 pm

Vacation Bible School is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways.

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Family Fishing

Family Fishing

June 3, 12:30-2:00 pm

Join us as we gather for a fun day of fishing in Hope Ankeny’s pond during Iowa’s free fishing weekend. Bring a sack lunch, a fishing pole and lure if you have it. We will have some fishing poles available to borrow during the event.

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SERVE: Helping without Hurting

Mondays, June 4-25, 6:00-7:30 pm

A guide to the who, what, where and how of missions. This class is for experienced volunteers or those simply looking to learn more about missions at Hope.

Blood Drive

Monday, June 4, 2:30-7:30 pm

Donating blood is safe, simple and only takes about an hour. LifeServe Blood Center needs new, first-time blood donors as well as established blood donors to help expand and sustain a strong blood supply for the hospital patients in our community. We invite you to make a difference, save three lives and donate blood at our upcoming blood drive!

Movie Under the Stars (off-site)

Friday, June 15, 7:30-10:00 pm

Let’s get together for a fun night in the park with a free movie provided by the City of Ankeny. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack! We will start gathering around 7:30 pm and the movie will begin at dusk (around 8:30 pm).

Interfaith Panel

Sunday, June 24, 12:15 pm

Join us as we promote understanding, tolerance and respect for differing religions! Panelists are Pastor Scott Rains of Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny, Mark Finkelstein of the Jewish Federation of Des Moines, and Mohamed Abusharkh of the Islamic Center of Des Moines. A freewill offering lunch will be served before the discussion begins.

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