Brim Bunch

Taking its name from the old decaffeinated coffee brand, this group began as a couples club many years ago and is now a gathering of our retired members.  This group meets five times per year. Meetings typically begin over dinner and include a program.  Programs range from entertainment to educational presentations and draw on the expertise of church membership and community leaders.  Contact the office for more information or to get involved.

Caring for Creation

This group explores the intersection of faith and environmental care, with an emphasis on direct experience of nature as an essential component of spiritual growth, and on lifestyle critique as a spiritual discipline. Contact the office for more information or to get involved.

Diners’ Club

An opportunity for adult Hope Church members of all ages to socialize, get to know each other, have fun, be casual, build relationships and eat! Groups meet three times each year in a member’s home. Contact the office for more information or to sign up.

Pub Theology

An off shoot of our young adult programming, Pub Theology is a group that meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30, usually at Hops on 8th Street.  This theologically and generationally diverse group meets over snacks to discuss how the issues of the world connect with our lives with God and each other.  All ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are welcome.  Join our Facebook group by clicking here or contact the office and speak with Pastor Beth Carroll.

Hope Church Readers

This group meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM in Commons 2 for a monthly book discussion.  Someone takes a turn leading the discussion while another member provides the refreshments and hospitality for the day.  The reading list for the coming program year is created by member suggestions each spring.  Contact Lauren Heyboer for more information.

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s breakfast meets faithfully at 6:15 a.m. every Wednesday. This group has been meeting for 50+ years with a few of the founding members still present in the current group. Men’s breakfast is always open to visitors and new members.  They take turns making breakfast for the group in pairs. Each morning includes fellowship over breakfast and then a topical study with interactive discussion. 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.

Women’s Circles

Circles meet either the first or second Wednesday of each month. These are ongoing groups that have a combination of long term members and new comers.  All three circles welcome visitors and new members.  The groups mostly meet in people’s homes for a time of fellowship and refreshments and a time of bible study. Contact the office for more information or to get involved.