Special Events

Join us as we gather with one another for moments big and small.

December 2, 9, 16

10:00 am


All-Church Advent Gathering

Social Events Room

Come together 3 Sundays in advent to prepare for Christ’s coming with teaching by Dr. Carl Rasmussen, “A Visual Study of our Greatest Hero – The Word Became Flesh and Lived Among Us”.

December 9

8:45 + 11:00 am


Festival Worship Sunday


The Celebration Choir, accompanied by orchestra, will lead the congregation in Candles & Carols by Mark Hayes at the 8:45 and 11:00 services. Invite a family member or friend to this special service.

December 19

6:30 – 8:00 pm


All Youth Christmas Party

Youth Room

All 6th – 12th grade students are welcome to join us for our annual All Youth Christmas Party!  There will be food, fun, and festive activities to celebrate this amazing time of the year. Enter through door 3.

December 24

2:30 + 4:00 + 10:00 pm


Christmas Eve Service


Join us for worship as we celebrate that Jesus, the light of the world, is born! All services will be family-friendly, and all services will be candlelight. Childcare will be provided at the 2:30 and 4:00 pm services.

January 15 – May 18

6:30 – 8:00 pm



Social Events Room

Alpha is a space to grow, to question, to listen, to lean in and explore, but more than anything, Alpha is a place to be loved right where you are at. This 10-week film series dives deeply into the building block components of the Christian faith all in the context of friendship. Email KC DiNardo by clicking on her name for more information. Click Here to register!

January 16

6:30 pm


Wednesday Night Worship + Community Meal


The book of Revelation begins with some memorable messages from God to seven churches in first-century Asia Minor. Even though these letters were written long ago, they still have deep resonances for us today. Come early at 5:30 pm for the Community Meal in Social Events.

January 19


All Youth Snow Tubing

All 6th – 12th grade students are invited to hit the hill with us, as we embrace another Minnesota winter!  Hop on a tube and watch the snow fly!  More details to come.  Stay tuned!

January 27

10:00 am


Family Communion Class

Sunday FUNday Room 

Kids and parents are invited to discover the meaningfulness of communion and hear from one of our pastors about the importance of families participating in communion at Hope.  The following Sunday, families will be blessed as they receive communion together! Contact Heidi Connors for more information.

February 9


Hope Shores Penguin Gala – 60th Anniversary Edition

Social Events Room

The Penguin Gala is an event that celebrates and supports the camping ministry of Hope Shore Bible Camp + Retreat Center. This year we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Hope Shores. The evening will include a social hour with silent auction, dinner, testimonies, Hall of Faith inductions, and a live auction!