Christmas at Wells Fargo Arena

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Celebration Services

11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00* pm
Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines 

  • Message by Pastor Mike Housholder: “Let It Shine!”
  • Musical offerings by Jon Mero (recently featured on The Voice) & many more talented musicians from Hope!
  • Live art by William Butler
  • Doors open 60 minutes before each service
  • Live pre-service music starts 15 minutes before each service
  • Free parking
  • Free shuttle buses from Hope WDM (Sign up here to reserve your seat)
  • Free shuttle buses from Ankeny (Sign up here to reserve your seat)
  • Wheelchair and elderly seating areas
  • Children’s Christmas coloring books
  • Free take-home gift
  • Ministry tables featuring each of Hope’s six campuses in the Lobby
  • Spanish translation available at all three services
  • All three services will be livestreamed at
  • Quality childcare provided for children age 3 & under

* ASL interpretation will be available at 5:00 pm

Joy has Come

Saturday, December 23
Christmas Eve Celebration Services
3:00 & 5:00 pm
The Hub (3060 SE Grimes Blvd #900, Grimes)

  • Message by Pastor Eric Voelker: “Joy Has Come!!”
  • Musical offerings by David Travnicek and many musicians from Hope!
  • Doors open 60 minutes before each service
  • Live pre-service music starts 15 minutes before each service
  • Conveniently close and free parking
  • Wheelchair and elderly seating areas
  • Children’s Christmas coloring books
  • Quality childcare provided for children age 3 & under

Christmas and JazzChristmas and Jazz

Friday, Dec. 15, 7:00 pm
Couples are invited to join us for a date night with a meal, live jazz music and fellowship!

Children's Christmas ProgramChildren's Christmas Program

Sunday, Dec. 17, 10:00 am
The annual Children’s Christmas Program stars the children of HopeKids as they creatively share how to celebrate this joyous season.

Christmas Day ServiceChristmas Day Service at Hope WDM

Monday, Dec. 25 in the Chapel
“Wonders of His Love!”
Message by Pastor Richard Webb
10:00 am Traditional Service
Sorry, childcare will not be available.

4 Ways 2 Give

Opportunities to give at Hope J-G this Advent!

  • Backpack Program: Help us fill backpacks of food to help children and families in the Johnston Community School District and across Iowa. Each donation of $4-6 (depending on school) will send home one bag of food from school for the weekend to ensure kids have enough food to eat.
  • Christmas Caroling: Sunday, Dec. 10, 5:00-6:00 pm. Join us as we go caroling in and around the neighborhood of our new church building. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. We will meet at Heritage Elementary at 500 NE Beaverbrooke Blvd. in Grimes.
  • Hope Advent Project: Give toward this year’s Hope-wide Advent Project: A Voice of Hope!
  • Building Hope Landscape and Capital Campaign: Prayerfully consider giving toward our new building. Every donation you make to this project will go directly toward purchasing trees ($150-350 each) and shrubs ($25-50 each) for our new church building.


VolunteerInterested in volunteering during the Christmas Season?
» Volunteer at Wells Fargo Arena (Dec. 24)