Upcoming News & Events 
Christian Center Meal - Hope Church will be providing a meal at the Christian
Center, 193 Robbins Avenue in Pittsfield on Saturday October 21st. This is a great
opportunity to serve and minister to the local community. Would you be willing to help prepare and serve the meal between 10:15-1:45, provide a green salad to serve 10, or provide a 9x13 cake with frosting? Please email or call Stacey Crowe at or 413-553-3539 if you are able to help.
Operation Christmas Child - A few shoeboxes are available in the foyer.  Note: the shipping amount has changed to $9 this year.  Two new things not acceptable in boxes this year are:  toothpaste and candy.  Boxes need to be back to the church by November 13.  Questions: contact Stephanie Sayers.
Reformation Book Sale
Books are for sale before & after service in the Ch. Ed. foyer
Featured books this week:
The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther by Steve Lawson   $10
Scripture Alone by RC Sproul   $10
 Executive Board - meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 26 at 7PM.  This is an important budget meeting.  If you cannot attend please let Pastor Doug know.
Sunday School – 9:30 AM, all ages. 

  Pre-school - 6th grade plus a Nursery for 2 & under.
     Children's Department Staff:
        Nursery: Suzanne & Deb Ross, Dorinda Shaw. 
        Pre-School - K: Isabel Greene 
        Grades 1-3; Eris Kennedy
        Grades 4-6: Mark Petell

Adult Classess (Includes Jr. & Sr.):
Adult Classes ~ Includes Jr. & Sr. High Students
Roman Catholicism - Pastor Doug
Church History 1 - Pastor Mike
Decision Making and the Will of God - Steve Ross
First Principles Series 2 Books 3 & 4 - Pastor Sam

Weekly Programs 
~*HERO Builders (boys and their dads) - 6:30 PM.  Leader & contact:           Andrew Shaw (518-368- 5974 or 
~*JOY Girls (girls and their moms) - 6:30 PM.  Leader & contact:  Jackie      Boehm (413-212-0862 or
~*Youth Fellowship - meets every other Monday at 7:00 PM.  Leaders      Ben &  Jackie Boehm.  Contact:  Ben Boehm 413-212-3315  Starting: September 18.
* Groups meet every other week.
~ Choir Rehearsals – 7:00 PM

Weekly Bible Studies 
~Ladies Bible Study, Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. 7:00-830pm, fellowship at 6:30pm with new format this  fall. Meeting on the BICS porch. Leader: Deb Rodgers. (Questions contact Deb: All ladies welcome! Starting in October.
~Lenox.  “Early Birds”. Topic: Rightly Handling the Word of God. Place: Hope Church. Time: 7:00-8:00 AM. Leader:  Pres. Steve Brown.  Contact:
~East Lee. Topic: Book of Colossians. Open to all. Place: Jim & Jamie Ramondetta’s, 205 Chestnut Street, Lee. Time: 7:00 PM. Leader: Pastor Doug Foss. Contact: Jamie Ramondetta 

~ East Chatham, NY.  Topic: The Doctrines of Grace in John by Dr. Steve Lawson.  Open to all. Place: Haakonsen’s,153 Barnegat Road, East Chatham, NY. Time: 7:00 PM. Leader: Pastor Doug Foss. Contact: Sandy Haakonsen
Hope Institute for Theological Training: 
~New Build International Antioch School Course
Course Name: Covenants, Unity of Scripture, and Biblical Worldview
Meeting Day:  Friday. Meeting Time: 6-8 P.M.  
Instructor: Pastor Sam  Cobb      
Meeting Place: Hope Church Youth Room  Cost:  Book $75

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