West Des Moines


Christmas at Hope

Celebrate Christmas at Hope! Join us as we celebrate the greatest gift we’ve ever been given: Jesus Christ! With 12 services, we’ve made sure there is plenty of room to invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to hear the Christmas story like never before. Come and see for yourself how a little baby born in a manger changes everything … bringing HOPE to you and to me!

Friday, Dec. 21, 5:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 22, 5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 23, 9:00 & 11:00 am* ^+ and 5:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 24, 11:00* am^ and 1:00, 3:00+, 5:00*+, 7:00+, 9:00+ & 11:00 pm

Message by Pastor Mike Housholder or Pastor Jeremy Johnson

  • Classic Christmas carols, including “Silent Night” by candlelight.
  • Musical offerings by Jon Mero & many more talented musicians from Hope!
  • Live art by various artists
  • Quality childcare provided for infants and toddlers age 3 & under at all services.
  • Grace Space is available in Rm 212 to all families that need a less stimulating/overwhelming environment.

* ASL translation
^ Spanish translation
Livestreamed on Hopeonline.tv


Christmas Cookie DonationLove to bake during the holidays? Bake an extra dozen or two of cookies and donate them for the Christmas Eve services.
» Donate cookies

VolunteerInterested in volunteering during the Christmas Season?
» Volunteer

Advent 2018: The Philippines

The PhilippinesThis year, in partnership with Convoy of Hope and the local church, we are raising money to help develop and sustain thriving communities in the Philippines! By focusing on agriculture, nutrition, education, and women’s empowerment opportunities throughout these islands, together we can make a difference!

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Upcoming Events

Christmas with WartburgChristmas with Wartburg

Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 pm
For 70 years, Christmas with Wartburg has been a traditional celebration that provides a fitting opportunity for Wartburg, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, to proclaim the Good News of Christ's birth in word and song.

Lessons and CarolsService of Lessons and Carols

Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30 pm
The Service of Lessons and Carols is a festival of Bible readings, Christmas Carols and special music. This special service celebrates the coming of our Lord Jesus, not only as a babe in the manger, but also as Lord and King. This service is led by the Hope Orchestra, Chapel Brass, Adoration Choir, Ring of Hope Bell Choir and organ.


Saturday, Dec. 15, 5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 16, 9:15 & 11:00 am, 5:00 pm
Join us for Hope’s annual Christmas Cantata featuring the PRAISE! Choir and the Hope Orchestra.

Christmas Day ServiceChristmas Day Service

Tuesday, Dec. 25 in the Chapel
“All Is Calm, All Is Bright”
Message by Danny Housholder
10:00 am Traditional Service
Sorry, childcare will not be available.