Seeking Student Ministry Leaders

Our Student Ministry (Underground) meets Sunday mornings (9:00am during our first gathering) and every Sunday evening (6:30-8:30pm).  Currently we are praying for anyone who has a desire to pour into students. Contact: Max Myers

Love One: Walk with an Individual/Family

One of the ways we live in the reconciliation we have received in Christ is to walk in friendship with our neighbors living in the grips of poverty, addiction or ailment.  There are four elementary school boys in need of some face time with caring adults/families.  Would you consider taking 45 min. of your week for a trip to McDonalds with one of these boys? Please reach out to Janice Keating (

Discovery Bible Study

If you have a friend or neighbor who is going through a difficult time or has become spiritually curious we have a simple, relational way to help you help them discover Jesus.  Reach out to Jesse Taylor ( to learn more.

Offering as an act of Worship

We respond to God’s grace in worship by offering our whole lives back to Him (Romans 12.1-2)- this includes our finances.  We encourage all who consider DH their church home to practice first fruits giving (give first and live on the rest). You can place a check “Downtown Hope” or cash in our offering box today or give online at Your generosity goes to extending God’s grace to our city through the people and work of Downtown Hope. You can find our financial updates on our giving page.

What if I have never given before? A simple way to begin is by committing a small percentage and increasing each year.  The 10% pattern of offering in the Old Testament is a helpful mark to grow towards.

The Daily

The daily is a M-F resource/reading plan, integrated into our teaching series, that encourages us to develop a simple rhythm of abiding in Jesus through word and prayer.  Learn more and sign up on our website-

Newtowne 20 Kids Outreach | Sun. 2:00pm

Join us in the Newtowne 20 neighborhood on Sunday afternoons from 2-3pm to spend time with children.  We play games and do small group bible studies with them. Reach out Todd (

Get Connected with a Community

We would love for you to get connect in one of our communities that meets throughout the week. Communities are the primary place we are encouraged to grow in our journey with Jesus through the spiritual disciplines as means of grace. We believe every follower of Jesus is called to walk with others to discover or grow in Jesus. Contact Steve Kuzner ( if you are interested in connecting in a Community or banding with a few friends to begin one yourself.

Hospitality Set Up

Do you enjoy coffee? Do you have the gift of hospitality? Are you just look for a low risk way of getting involved on a Sunday Morning. We are looking for people to get involved helping set up coffee and tea on Sunday mornings. Please reach out to Jen Healy (

Food Pantry Drive

At our Gatherings we have shared an immediate need to replenish the food pantry for our friends in the Newtowne Twenty and Woodside Gardens Neighborhoods. Please bring all goods to Downtown Hope during any of next Sunday’s Gatherings and place them on the table by our front doors.  Reach out if you have any questions:

Trip to Cuba

This is open to artists who want to participate in an international music and arts festival from March 12-19, 2019. Reach out if you are interested in joining the team or if you would like to give financial support. (Space is limited.) First interest meeting will be held on 2/13 from 7-8:30pm.

Contact: Adam Itzel (

Sunday Gatherings

Join us each Sunday at Downtown Hope for one of our Gatherings- 9:00am or 10:45am.

Children of Hope

Thanks to all the volunteers who are serving with Children of Hope!  We are so excited about the coming year. We still have a few slots to fill, please reach out to Erin Godwin  ( if you are interested in joining our team.

Elder Nominations

Luke Harbaugh and Patrick Crawford have been nominated to serve as elders at Downtown Hope.  We are inviting anybody in our church to submit feedback on these nominations.

Contact: (

Need for Babysitters

We are looking to build a team of babysitters for our community groups and other events. Please let us know if you have availability or interest.

Contact Emma Prieskorn (

Global Missions Team

Do you have a passion for Missions? We are looking for individuals or couples who have a heart for Missions to be a part of Downtown Hope’s Global Missions Team. The Team meets once a month to discuss various mission opportunities, discuss updates and pray for our missionaries.

Contact: Adam Itzel (

Gospel For Life Membership Class

Knownness in Downtown Hope happens in Community through identifying as a part of the body. Our quarterly Gospel For Life Membership class is a chance to identify as a body member of Downtown Hope. Meals and childcare are provided. RSVP to David Bempong (

Newtowne 20 Skate Night

Skate Night with the kids from Newtowne is coming up on 2/28 at the Crofton rink at 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity for our Downtown Hope members with kids! It’s dollar skate night and all you have to do is show up, have fun, and skate alongside our friends!

Contact: Brittany Chaffee (

Discover Downtown Hope | Sun. 3/3, 12:15pm

The first simple step to consider being known in our church is to attend one of our Discover Downtown Hope orientation lunches on the first Sunday of every month. Here you will have a chance to hear our vision, ask questions and get to know some of our leaders. You can RSVP online or contact David Bempong (