Welcome to Hopefest!

Hopefest started from small beginnings with a desire to give back to our community. For the 5th Hopefest we are excited to present a free week-long series of seminars and activities that are designed to strengthen families and individuals in our district. We offer this as our gift to you. We warmly look forward to you attending one or all of the events during the week at Hope Community Church.

Mothers Day Church Service

Come along and celebrate the mother in your life. Be thankful for the kindness and care shown to you by your mother. We honour those who are currently in the hands on mothering role.

Sunday 14 May 10am, Hope Community Church, Free entry

The Big Share Fair

Proving to be the most popular event of Hopefest every year, the Big Share Fair offers you the opportunity to give and/or receive all manner of goods and services for free. For one morning, the resources and abilities of people with something to give are shared for free. Bring some baking, or something that you no longer need at your house and find something you do need. Remember you don’t have to bring something to come. It’s a fun morning for the whole family.

Saturday 13 May, 9:30am – 12:30pm, Hope Community Church, Free entry

If you have something to offer please drop off at the following times: Sunday 7 May 11.30am – 12.30pm, Friday 12 May 1.30 – 5.30pm, Saturday 13 May 8.30 – 9.30am. Second-hand clothing and household items must be clean and in good condition, with plenty of life left in them, no old TV’s or VHS tapes, thanks.

Getting the Best Out Of Your Players

Sue Morris

Sport not only reveals character but helps build character. If you truly want to know a person, play a game with them.

The evening will examine the importance and value of principles behind whole life coaching and present evidence around how this approach positively impacts performance both on and off the field.

Coaches, parents, teachers and those involved with managing players will come away with some simple tools to intentionally coach life skills that they can use at their next training.

Sue Morris, a former New Zealand Women’s Cricketer has had a lifetime involvement in sports. A trained teacher from Auckland, Sue currently works for Innerfit NZ, a company with the motto Success Starts Within. She has written resources for teachers, both nationally and internationally to teach character through Physical Education.

Monday 15 May 7:30pm, Hope Community Church, Free entry

Discover Your Purpose, Identity and Self-worth

Jaap and Wilma Noteboom

Be free to live a courageous life that includes healthy relationships that you have always longed for and find hope when life can sometimes seem so hopeless. You can reclaim happiness, a healthy attitude and inner peace.

This workshop will help you to get past your barriers so you can embark and thrive on an exciting adventure.

Jaap and Wilma formerly from the Netherlands both have post- graduate quali cations in the Social Work area. Since moving to New Zealand they have gained experience in family crises, relationship issues, behavioural problems, mental health, offending behaviour and have worked with both adults and young people with high and complex needs.

There will be opportunity to ask questions during the session and an offer of one free personal follow up.

Wednesday 17th May 7:30pm, Hope Community Church, Free entry

Getting Back Enthusiasm For All That You Do

David Riddell

This session captures the essence of enthusiasm for life and the ‘how to’s’ of attaining sustainability in marriage, work, family life and everyday living. It is an antidote to depression, exhaustion and burn out, whether for you or a friend.

Learn how to go from obligation to ownership, from ‘ought to’ to ‘want to’.

David, a Counsellor, Motivator, Author and Speaker for over 30 years will draw on many years of counselling experience to present a safe and efficient strategy for getting joy back in your life. His Living Wisdom courses have become very popular because they provide real answers for those who believe in getting the most out of life.

Thursday 18 May 7.30pm, Hope Community Church, Free entry

Quiz Night for Charity

A Quiz night with a difference, the difference being that the $3000 prize money will all go to help support the sponsored local charities because Hopefest is all about ‘Bringing Hope to our Community’.

This will be a fun lled evening, so get a group of 8 friends together or just come along and we will make up a table for you.

To help with table numbers please register your table at: www.hopefest.co.nz/quiz

Friday 19, May 7.30pm, Hope Community Church, Free entry

Sunday Morning Service with Petra Bagust

Petra Bagust

First appearing on our screens in the mid 90’s, Petra has enjoyed a long and diverse broadcasting career, fronting a wide range of successful primetime TV series.

In this question and answer session, we get the opportunity to have an intimate time with Petra, to hear about her journey – from being on everyone’s television screens, to living life artistically & creatively, as a collaborator, mum and current celebrity speaker.

Her faith has always been front and centre, so join us to hear her love of Jesus and family, in a one on one conversation that is bound to be funny, warm and delightfully real.

Sunday 21 May 10am, Hope Community Church, Free entry

Brought To You By:

Hope Community Church

114 Ranzau Road, Hope

03 544 6628





Proudly Sponsored By:

The Big Share Fair


Getting The Best Out Of Your Players


Discover Your Purpose, Identity and Self-worth


Quiz Night For Charity


Getting Back Enthusiasm For All That You Do


Sunday Morning Service with Petra Bagust