Community Groups


Community Groups at House of Hope provide an inviting space for participants to experience authentic community and build lasting relationships. Although our various groups focus on diverse points of connection, ALL are designed to create an environment for you to show up as your true self. This is a place where you belong. Are welcomed and accepted. Encouraged and valued. Seen and heard. Known.

Community Groups are different from classes in that they are not curriculum-driven; they are relationship-focused (and usually meet less frequently).

Wherever you’re at in your journey, we would love for you to find true community with us at House of Hope!

If you have any questions or would like more information about starting a new Community Group, please contact Christina Hernandez, Community Engagement Coordinator at or 319-366-4673.

If you’re interested in hosting your group at House of Hope, please download and complete the application below.

Download application here

Come As You Are

Our heart is to provide a time of fellowship for women to share what God places on our hearts, study the Word, pray together, and be a source of encouragement and help for one another… letting the Holy Spirit guide.

Facilitated by Maggie Schaaf & Elisa Gray

Meeting in August on the 11th & 18th,  Friday 7-9 pm.  Beginning in September, the group will meet on the 1st and the 3rd Fridays of each month from 7-9pm.

Coloring & Conversations


This group is for any woman who desires connection. A one-hour window in your week to relax and relate with other women – while coloring together! We talk about faith, feelings, family, and fun. We explore and share ideas on how to grow in these areas together.

Inspirational adult coloring pages and supplies are provided. Feel free to bring your lunch & eat while we chat!

Mondays, 12:00 – 1:00

This is a drop-in group – come anytime!

Facilitated by Christina Hernandez

Progress Over Perfection



Progress/Perfection is a community of women setting aside the chase of perfection in order to live fully on purpose together.  Our time is set aside to set goals, encourage one another, and hold each other accountable to going after the dreams within us in order to make it happen.

2nd Thursday of each month 11 – 12:00pm

Everyone is welcome!

Facilitated by Jessie Lowe

Sister Life

Sister Life is a group of women across generations & denominations who meet monthly for authentic community, encouragement, personal sharing and prayer. All are invited to experience the sweetness of sisterhood that is available to us through Christ! Our vision is to unite sisters in Christ to cultivate authentic relationship with God and each other….”that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love.” (Colossians 2:2)

3rd Thursday of each month –  6:30-8:30 pm

This is a drop-in group – join us anytime!

Facilitated by Christina Hernandez

Grief Support Group

Grief Support Post Card

Healing from the loss of a loved one is a process, which sometimes leaves people feeling isolated in their pain. We are here to support you on your healing journey. Grief Support Group is a safe place with caring people who walk alongside each other through one of life’s most difficult experiences. We share our stories, struggles, and progress in a supportive and encouraging environment. Join us anytime in this monthly drop-in community group.

Last Monday of each month – 6:30-8:00pm

Facilitated by Christina Hernandez