Pick Up Softball: August 4

Save the date: On August 4, we are going to have a Friday Night “pick up” coed softball game at 6 pm! Maple Avenue Ministries and Calvary Reformed Church will be joining us! We have reserved the new Laketown Township…

Haiti Mission Trip in October

Plans are being made for another mission trip to Haiti in conjunction with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. The trip will be for one week in early October with the exact dates yet to be determined. The main focus of…

And Finally: June/July 2017

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This African proverb, which Hillary Clinton famously cited in her 1996 book, has become a turn of phrase used frequently by many of us who are parents and educators. Raising children is…

Tying Up Loose Ends for Living Hope

While the bulk of the construction work is complete, there will continue to be developments in the Hope Church facility over the summer. Many of those developments simply complete original plans (completing furniture purchases, for example), but since a few…

Nature and Wellbeing

Close your eyes for a moment. Relax. Sit quietly. Then, recall a time when, for you, everything felt right. For most people, this exercise returns them to childhood. Let yourself recall and describe the place where you were when you…

Thank Yous: June/July 2017

Dear Hope Church Sisters and Brothers, the Family of our Lord Jesus Christ, Grace and Peace to You! We are so thrilled to see the completion of Hope Church’s renovation. Our prayers are with you while you are preparing for…

Kids Hope: June/July 2017

For many years I sat in our church in Glen Ellyn, IL, listening to my fellow parishioners talk about their work with disadvantaged children. Their stories tugged at my heart and I always thought to myself – that’s something I…

Picnic at Moran Park: July 16

The Fellowship Ministry invites all of Hope Church to come to Moran Park on Sunday evening, July 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a summer picnic, co-hosted by Maple Avenue Ministries and Calvary Reformed Church! The ministry will provide the…