Hope & Grace: Campus Ministry
The Hope & Grace: Campus Ministry is a shared ministry with Grace Episcopal Church. Together we seek a variety of ways in which we might create space for college students to encounter God and one another in spiritually rich ways. Our weekly Thursday Nights gathering focuses on friendship and community around a shared meal, prayer, and communion. We also offer a couple weekend retreats in the fall and spring, as well as monthly gatherings at the homes of Hope College faculty and staff. Our desire is to create a space where honest questions are welcomed in discussion, where everyone finds belonging without judgment, and where affection and laughter are shared freely. Be sure to check Facebook.com/
This group meets five times per year and is for people 50 years old or over who are looking for good fun, good food, and good fellowship. Meetings typically begin over dinner and include a program. For more information contact Richard and Marilyn Cook.
Caring for Creation
This faith-based environmental group’s goals are to explore and inform about ways to consume responsibly to protect the environment. The group organizes events such as kayaking trips and battery recycling. They also provide various educational offerings throughout the year to give each of us the tools to live a sustainable lifestyle and enhance God’s creation. Contact Joe Arevalo for more information.
An opportunity for adult Hope Church members of all ages to socialize, get to know each other, have fun, be casual, build relationshipsand eat! Groups meet three times each year in a member’s home. Contact the Hope Church office, (616) 392-7947, for more information or to sign up.
Flexibility and Balance Class (FLEX)
This class is targeted toward older adults and accommodates people who might find exercise too strenuous. Instructor, Maxine DeBruyn, will accommodate people who have different levels of activity. The class meets for several eight week sessions throughout the year on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Hope Church. For more information, contact Maxine DeBruyn.
Hope Church Readers
This group meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM in Commons II for a monthly book discussion. A member of the group leads the discussion while other members provide the refreshments and hospitality for the meeting. The reading list for the coming program year is created by member suggestions each Spring. For more information, contact Ruth Donaldson.
Men’s breakfast meets faithfully at 6:15 a.m. every Wednesday. Long-term relationships of support and caring have grown out of this group, to which all men are welcome. Contact David Hawley for more information.
REST (Relax, Empathy, Share, Thanksgiving) Caregiver Support Group
This group is open to anyone in need of resources or a time of sharing and friendship. Everyone is welcome who is in need of support in various areas of life. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 11 am in the library. If you have any questions please contact Ginger Clark RN, Parish Nurse.
Circles meet either the first or second Wednesday of each month. The groups mostly meet in people’s homes for a time of fellowship and refreshments and a time of Bible study. To find out more about the Hope Church Women’s Ministry, please contact the Hope Church office.