Consistory Corner: November

At the Consistory Meeting of November 10, 2014 the following Motions were passed:

  • To adopt the name A Living Hope to designate the Hope Church capital campaign and renovation project.
  • To give permission to Executive Committee to sign contracts for the first phase of the renovation project so it will proceed in a timely manner.
  • To designate the following ministries as Ministry Partners who will share the 5% Benevolence portion of A Living Hope project: 4th/New Community, Maple Ave Ministries, Greenpoint (Brooklyn) RCA, and Haiti Foundation. Decisions about how to divide up the allocation of those funds will be made at a future meeting once information from each ministry has been received.

Also noted at the meeting was the plan for information sharing as A Living Hope continues. There will be a link to a blog on our website ( with regular updates. Meetings will be scheduled with the architects, the Construction Managers Elzinga & Volkers, and other significant players as the design work continues. The congregation will be made aware of these planning meetings and will be invited to attend if they so desire. Lois Maassen, Project Team Leader, will make monthly reports to Consistory.