And Finally: January 2018

As I sit to write this article today it is exactly one week until Christmas. We have just lit our pink candles in the Advent Wreath – the candle of joy or sometimes called the Mary candle. I’ve been thinking…

Hope Church News, January 2018

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Season of Reconciliation 2018: January 14 – February 4 New Member Sponsors Congregational Meeting: January 21 Church Library Donation Request White Gift Offering Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 7

And Finally: December 2017

I am needed. I am heard. I belong. I make a difference. I know what I believe and I know why I believe it. People who are committed to their church family have these affirmations in common. Whether a congregant…

Thank You

Thank you for sponsoring Holland Pride. Your generous donation made this year’s Pride event possible. All proceeds benefit the Out on the Lakeshore center. We personally thank you for being the change. ~Sara & Michele Driesenga, Holland Pride Chairs Dear…

Hope Church News, December 2017

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Advent 2017 Season of Reconciliation Book Study: January 17, 24, 31 Hope Church Welcomes New Members New Leadership for Caring for Creation December, January & February Greeters

And Finally: August 2017

Here’s my report to you from my latest Doctor of Ministry class which I was in Chicago for the last week of June: I learned about a hermeneutic of suspicion & a homiletic of disruption. Need more than that?! –…

Hope Church News, August 2017

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: August 18 Picnic September 10 is Fall Kick-off Sunday Room for All Conference: Volunteers Needed “Faith in Action” Email Network September, October, & November Greeters

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…

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…