Poetry Corner: September 2018

Poetry Corner will return next month in it’s regular format – until then, a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Robert Bly. A Walk Already my eyes touch the sunlit hill far ahead of the road I have just…

And Finally: September 2018

I sometimes wonder how many people read these “And Finally” articles that I write…but I no longer have to wonder if people read the “And Finally” articles that Pastor Jill writes! 🙂 Jill’s piece last month described her increasing awareness…

Hope Church News, September 2018

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: September 9 is Fall Kick-off Sunday! Wednesday Evening Fall Series & Retreat: October Liturgy 101 Class: September 16 Guides: Welcoming and engaging with one another Listen to the 11…

Poetry Corner: August 2018

Sometimes you meet one of those people along the way who somehow seem to be, what we might call, truly alive. When I first met Earl Laman I knew that I’d met such person and that our friendship was going…

And Finally: August 2018

Somewhere around early June, a group of us from Hope Church gathered over lunch to process some of our engagements over the spring in racial equity training. It was initially a moment to gather those who attended the one-day Summit…

Hope Church News, August 2018

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Down on the Farm…August 17 Picnic Reconciliation Ministry: Are Immigrants a Blessing or a Burden? Second Sunday Snacks Invitation to Early Worship September, October, & November Greeters    

And Finally: June/July 2018

As many of you know, one portion of my work as Pastor of Discipleship is to minister to Hope College students. At first glance, some might think that this is superfluous work, asking “Why would a Christian college need a…

Poetry Corner: June/July 2018

Many of you know Francis Fike, Professor Emeritus of English at Hope College, who taught there from 1968-1998. Francis is a keen reader, writer, critic, translator, and lover of poetry. He served as Poetry Editor of Perspectives: Journal of Reformed…