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…

White Gift Offering: Jan. 3

White Gift Offering On Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 3 For this year’s offering, please bring soap bars for 500 hygiene kits that Maple Avenue Ministries will be assembling on January 18, a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther…

Compassionate Connection: Randy Smit Blog

Compassionate Connection presents a blog by Hope Church member and elder Randy Smit: Going Places Tending the Entries, with Randy Smit https://cavankerrypress.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/going-places-tending-the-entries-with-randy-smit/ From Randy: “Welcome to an experiment in documentary writing. I’ve been tending daily entries since January; intending to…

A Vietnam Story

I’d like to invite you to sponsor me, as I run with my daughter Elyse in the Holland Park-2-Park Half Marathon on September 26, in support of children in Vietnam with HIV/AIDS. Our family started on this Vietnam journey after…