Hope Church Family News & Events
Sr. Adult Fellowship trip to Maine:  Due to some conflicts with the dates we first announced (June 25-27), we are changing the dates to July 8-10.  We will leave the church at 12 Noon on the 8 and arrive back in the afternoon of the 10th .  If your plans have changed so that you can come with us on those date, please contact Marcia Zikan right away so we can make reservations for the boat trip and hotels.  You can reply to this email, call the church office between 8 AM & noon, or call the house at 413-698-272 and leave a message.

June 23 Book Giveaway!
*beef up your summer reading
*share good Christian books with others
Bring books to the church library by Saturday, June 22. All materials welcome:  Christian fiction and nonfiction, textbooks and home school curriculum and materials.   
Joyful Heroes End of the Year CookoutJune 23 (note correction of date listed in last Sunday’s bulletin)
1) Where will the event take place? Playground area with access to the kitchen for food preparation and the gym if raining
2) Who can come? Any families currently participating in the program and any families interested in learning more.
3) What time?  After church 1-3PM
4) What should people bring?  Their own picnic, a grill will be available for cooking. 

Summer Sunday school classes will begin as of July7. Classes this summer (July & August) will focus on the Lord’s prayer. Group 1 (pre-K-kindergarten); Group 2 (1st-5th grades)., Group 3 (older students and adults). 

Standing on the Promises, a collection of essays compiled in honor of Stephen Brown and Wesley Ross, is available for purchase through the church office at a cost of $35.00, payable by cash or check.  Please make checks payable to BICS

June Collection for the Lenox Food Pantry. Items needed: juice, mayonnaise, and pasta sauce. Place the item in the food pantry tubs in the foyers from now through Sunday, June 16th. Questions: contact Alice Bassen. Thank you for helping with this need.
New Hope Church Apparel Store. Did you know Hope Church now has an apparel store? Pastor Mike Tuttle has been working with ApparelNow to make available this on-line store to purchase a wide range of clothing for infants through adults. They offer hats, sports clothing, blankets, cups, etc. You can choose your colors, and all come with the Hope Church Logo. Hope Church earns a 12% profit from every sale. Profits will be dedicated to the Hope Church account for unexpected missionary needs.
To access the store simply click on Apparel Store.  (
The Missions Team is currently putting together a fall Short Term Missions trip with Mexico Medical Ministries. 

Planning is in progress, this year we will again be partnering with George Carl & Wyben Church. 
Hope church has a very long and close relationship with Mexican Medical and with Craig & Kristi Libby, Mexico Medical Leaders who plan, organize and particpate in the missions trips. Many members of Hope Church have particpated over the past 22 years. 

Click here for more details, applications and pictures from previous Hope Mexican Medical Trips. 
Hope Church Weekly Schedule

~ 9:30 AM - Sunday School  Classes for all ages.

~ 12:30 PM - Single Ladies Lunch Group - meets the third  Sunday of the month, immediately after worship service in the library, for a time of  fellowship and prayer. Open to women of all ages. The May 19 meeting was cancelled, the new date is June 16. 

~ 6:30-8:00 PM - Joyful Heroes Children’s Ministry -  Group meets every other week. Contacts: Jackie Boehm (, Andrew Shaw (

~ 7:00 PM -  Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal. 

Bible Studies
~ “Early Birds” - 7:00 AM - Topic: “Rightly Handling God’s Word”. Leader: Steve Brown.  Place:  Hope Church.  Contact: Marcia Zikan, 413-637-2212 or Steve Brown 413-243-4720.
~ East Lee. Topic: 1 & 2 Peter. Open to all. Place: Jim & Jamie Ramondetta, 205 Chestnut Street, Lee. Time: 6:30 PM. Leader: Pastor Doug Foss. Contact: Jamie Ramondetta ( or 243-0775). 

~ East Chatham, NY.  TopicBook of Galatians. Open to all.  Place:  Haakonsen,153 Barnegat Road, East Chatham, NY. Time: 7:00 PM. Leader: Pastor Doug Foss. Contact: Sandy Haakonsen ( or 518-392-0408)

Hope Church Sermons are now available in two formats, Full Service and Sermon Alone. Both are also available in CD format by completing the request form located in the pews. Click here to bring you to the two formats in the download section of the website.
Sunday School 
Classes for all ages!

9:30 ~ 10:30 Each Sunday
Children’s Department ~ Eris Kennedy
Nursery – 24 months: Suzanne & Deb Ross, Dorinda Shaw 
Pre-school:  K: Sheri & Caroline Smith - 
Elementary: Grades 1-3: Joann Merle  
Grades 4-6: Arielle Tuttle & Bekah Kelley

Adult Department (Includes Jr. & Sr. High)  ~ Pastor Sam Cobb
New Classes 
Click here Class Descriptions

    Roman Catholicism: Pastor Doug (Begins April 14)
    Promise Plan of God Old Testament: Andy Smith  & Ben Boehm
    First Principles Series 1, Books 1-2: Christopher Greene
    First Principles Series 2, Books 1-2: Pastor Sam Cobb
    12 Ordinary Men, A Study in the Life of the Disciples: Roy Andersen
Hope Church has a gift. Free access to Right Now Media, a huge, streaming, online, access-on-any-device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows and more.

Click here to visit the website and join the Hope Church sponsered service 

To sum it up — it’s like the Netflix of Bible study videos. You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.
E-mails were sent out with a link to start the service. Simply click the link above to start the service. Please contact Pastor Sam with any questions

Hope World Evangelism ~ Support our Missionaries with Used Clothing
There is a new way to help your Hope Church Missionaries as well as distribute good used clothing that is used worldwide.
Click here for Details. 

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