Alternative Worship Advent Experiment

Would you like to help envision an alternative worship series during the Advent season?

Early Worship, which meets Sunday mornings at 8:30am during the program year, has long served Hope Church’s pioneering mission by providing a place for alternatives to the traditional worship forms of the 11am service and has developed a ministry to those who appreciate them. The Early Worship Task Force and the Board of Elders, in thinking about how to continue and reinvigorate this aspect of Hope’s mission and ministry, would like to form a group to plan a series of special Advent liturgies during the 9:30am hour. Early Worship at 8:30am will take a hiatus during Advent in order to focus the congregation’s efforts toward alternative worship on a new time and a new effort, though one that remains true to the history of Early Worship.

This planning group will pray together about how the Holy Spirit is leading Hope Church in its mission of providing worship communities, will plan the Advent series, and will seek to discern afterwards what might come next. Please consider whether you would like to participate. The group will be led by pastoral resident Andrew Spidahl with help from elders Cindi Veldheer DeYoung and Curtis Gruenler, each of whom would be happy to talk with you. An initial meeting to talk about the whole idea is scheduled for Wednesday September 10, and further meetings to dig into planning the series will follow.

We are looking to find what kind of Reformed worship, in addition to the 11am service, might best serve both current members of Hope Church and others whom God might be leading us to serve. Is God perhaps leading you to help? Thank you for considering this request.