Juneteenth Celebration: June 18

The African American Awareness & Development Organization (AAADO) of Holland presents the 16th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, at Kollen Park on June 18 from 1 – 8 pm. The Festival will provide a celebrative atmosphere that brings people together from all…

Summit on Race and Inclusion: May 17

Registration is open for the May 17, 2016, Summit on Race and Inclusion, “Inclusion in Action.” The event will be held from 8:30 am to 3 pm at Hope College. Registration fee of $50 includes morning and afternoon keynote speeches,…

The Refugee Crisis—What Can We Do?

I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35b If you’ve heard or read something about the refugee crisis and wondered, “What can I do?” we have an idea. Bethany Christian Services is expecting many refugee families to arrive…

Hope Church News, April 2016

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Build Hope: April 30 Dinner and Auction Caring for Creation Update Announcing Beth Carroll Our New Pastoral Resident For Youth and Young Adult Ministry The Refugee Crisis—What Can We…

BlackLivesMatter in Holland Classis: Feb. 26-27

Please join fellow Classis members in a weekend seminar for learning and sharing about racial justice in our Holland Classis. The event will include opportunities for worshipping together, hearing testimonies and teaching from folks in our own community, and break-out sessions…

And Finally: January

By the time you read this, I will have been back from sabbatical for six weeks or more. As I make my way around church life, people have been eager to hear about my sabbatical time. You may remember that…

Restorative Circle Facilitator Training: Feb. 4-5

Thursday, February 4, 9am- 4pm Friday, February 5, 9am- 4pm This two day training is for anyone who is eager to support the creation of strong communities, families, work environments and congregations. You will learn how to communicate and collaborate during times of conflict or even…

City-wide Service Project: January 18

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maple Avenue Ministries will host a day of service on Monday, January 18 that will leverage the strength of local citizens to help tackle local problems and advance King’s dream of opportunity for…