Others Saying


What others are saying about Rising Hope


Rising Hope Missions Citypak Donations (June 6, 2016)


Mount Vernon: Chamber Provides Spotlight on Area’s Needy (November 24, 2014)

A Spritual Beacon Shines After Prison (June 19, 2014)

Volunteers Mosey Up for a Hoedown (May 19, 2014)

Gospel Thumps with a Beat at Rising Hope: Family Fun Fair rocks at Rt. 1 mission church. (July 3, 2013)

Six Tons of Produce Arrive at Rising Hope Mission Church (August 9, 2012)

Hearing the Cry of the Poor (August 1, 2012)

Have Guitar – Will Play for Pray (March 26, 2002)


Rising Hope Mission Church in Mount Vernon Hosts Nightly Shelters (March 5, 2015)

Open Door, Open Hearts at Rising Hope (January 15, 2015)

Adults Find Homes through Grants to New Hope Housing (January 7, 2015)

Chamber Spotlights On Area Needy (November 20, 2014)

Boy Scouts Stack Shelves at Rising Hope (November 13, 2014)

Gala Supports Rising Hope (October 9, 2014)

Hope Grows Gala to Benefit Needy in Community (September 11, 2014)

At English Tea, Rising Hope Fetes Volunteers (March 21, 2013)

Rising Hope Gala Relieves Pastor(November 22, 2012)

New Laws Attack the Poor (February 16, 2012)

Homeless Couple Survives the Streets (February 2, 2012)

  Sen. George Allen Volunteers at Rising Hope (November 30, 2011)

Rising Hope Mission Celebrates 15 Years (July 7, 2011)

Pastor Delivers  Call to Serve to WPHS Graduating Class (June 16, 2011)

Greenway on the Highway (June 10, 2011)

 15 Years of Raising Hope (May 19, 2011)

  One Step Away from Being Hungry and Homeless: Benefit Concert to Support Those in Need on Route 1 (August 5, 2010)

Economy has Poor’s Safety Net Fraying & Back to School at Rising Hope (August 27, 2009)

  “Angel Gifts” Given with Love: Church Celebrates Annual Blessing of Gifts (December 16, 2008)

Rising Hope Church Founder Honored by Seminary  (May 16, 2007)


Rising Hope (February, 2015)


Rising Hope Turns 20 (October 7, 2015)

Fairfax County Makes a Dent in Homelessness but Much More is Needed (March 11, 2015)

Route 1’s Homeless Speak Out on Being Homeless (February 25, 2015)

An In-Depth Look at Homelessness on the Route 1 Corridor in Mount Vernon and Lee (February 11, 2015)

Rising Hope Lobbies in Richmond (February 11, 2015)

Rising Hope Provides Christmas Cheer to Those in Need (January 7, 2015)

Rising Hope Gears Up to Help Those in Need… with Shoes (August 1, 2012)

Rising Hope Celebrates Raising Hope (October 5, 2011)

Hypothermia Program Opens; Program Receives Commendation (December 8, 2010)

A Festival for “The Least, The Lost, The Lonely (August 11, 2010)


A Church Mouse Reports: GOINGS ON AT RISING HOPE (June 26, 2013)

Fairfax County Registers Chronically Homeless (February 27, 2013)

Church Hosts Foot-Washing, Shoe Giveaway for Kids (August 1, 2012)

Rising Hope UMC Receives Social Action Award (July 11, 2012)

Photos: Rising Hope UMC Hosts Free Produce Handout (July 28, 2012)

Rising Hope UMC Launches New Restoration of Voter Rights Program (July 18, 2012)


Faces of Homelessness (4-part series)

Part 1: A Night at the Shelter (March 12, 2012)

Part 2: The Resourceful John Galvin (March 13, 2012)

Part 3: Homeless No Longer (March 14, 2012)

Part 4: I’m Not Called to Pastor a Middle-Class Church (March 15, 2012)

Meet John Galvin

Meet Thella Jacobs

Meet the Rev. Keary Kincannon


The Church of No Lost Causes  (June 2011)


Rising Hope Mission Church Launches Yearlong Celebration (August 2011)

Pastor of Northern Virginia Mission Church Reflects on 15 Years of Raising Hope for the “Least of These” (June 2011)

In the Church There is No ‘Them” Only “Us” (May 2010)

The Hidden Homeless (November 2009)

Student Intern Learns About Serving “the Least, the Lost, the Lonely and the Left Out” (November 2009)

Twelve Steps to God (June 2006)


 Is the Person Without a Home My Neighbor? (June 2011)

Grace Walking (eCalling Newsletter- April 7, 2010)


Rising Hope UM Mission Church (Spring 2016)