Youth Ministry: September 2018

“That service felt a little of what I think heaven will be like”. This was a statement I heard more than once from our High Hopes team upon reflecting on their experience of the church service at The Reformed Church…

Appalachian Trail Trip Cancellation

After much brainstorming and discussion, Pastors Jill, Gordon, and Beth have decided to cancel this year’s Appalachian Trail Trip, due to small numbers. As our Fish Club families are already aware, we will have a few years where our middle…

Youth Ministry: May 2018

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! Summer is a gift to us Michiganders. The beaches, flowers, treats from Captain Sundae, and open windows are a gift after all the misery brought to us courtesy of winter…

Youth Ministry: Parenting Class

“How can I best love and care for my teen facing a mental health challenge?” If you are a parent asking this question, you are far from alone. This spring, Pastor Beth and Hope Church Nurse Ginger Clark will be…

Pigs in the Blanket Fundraiser

Pigs In The Blanket Fundraiser: Young people, sausage, and carbs, I dare you to find anything more perfect than these three things! On March 11, our youth will be making pigs in the blanket to raise money for our upcoming summer trips. Order forms are in the gathering…

Youth Ministry: January 2018

“’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ’You shall love your neighbor as…

Youth Ministry: August 2017

The trail is like an impassioned preacher; each year bringing a different sermon. Even though it is usually a message exegeted in pain and blisters, it usually bears sweet fruit that stays with us all for years to come. Three…

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…

Attention Graduates!

Please email office@hopechurchrca.org with details of graduation from high school, college, or graduate school. If you know your future plans, please include those. We will recognize our graduates at a later date in a Sunday worship bulletin.