Washington School Neighbors: November 2016

At the WSN Community Gardens we’re winding down a successful 2016 season. As gardeners clean out weeds and dead plants they continue to harvest tomatoes, peppers, kale, carrots, mustard greens, and many other vegetables. Nasturtiums, calendulas, and marigolds continue to…

Washington School Neighbors: May 2016

“God’s basic method of communicating God’s self is not the ‘saved’ individual, the rightly informed believer, or even personal careers in ministry, but the journey and bonding process that God initiates in community: in marriages, families, tribes, nations, events, scientists,…

Washington School Neighbors: April

Do you have building or maintenance skills? Would you like to find a place to serve from time to time in the neighborhood? One of the things I love about our approach using Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is that it…

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…

And Finally: March

March is an unusual time of the year for a farewell in church program year time, but the end of this month will mark the conclusion of Andrew Spidahl’s Pastoral Residency at Hope Church. But more than a farewell this…

Washington School Neighbors: March

I was recently in conversation with some folks about the upcoming election and the polarized nature of our country’s politics. A sociologist among us was explaining that with our increasing ability to self-select our company and our news sources, and…

Washington School Neighbors

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –African proverb Anyone who has traveled in a group knows that making decisions can be difficult—our needs are multiplied, someone has to use the…

Hope Church News, February 2016

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Season of Lent Witness to Reconciliation Living Hope Renovation Project Volunteer Opportunities USA/Mexico Border “Encuentro 2016” “Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves” Workshop: Feb. 23