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 the office for more information or to get involved.
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 Hope Church office, (616) 392-7947, for more information or to sign up.
Hope Church 20/30’s Ministry
One of our gifts at Hope Church is that we are multi-generational. We are creating opportunities that meet the needs of adults in their 20’s and 30’s, while cultivating relationships across generations. Small discussion groups, Adult Education offerings that suit the interests and desires of younger adults, and shared meals are all ways we connect young adults with our greater church fellowship. We also connect with the Hope college community through our Pub Theology small group, one on one discipleship by Pastor Beth Carroll, sponsorship of student groups like Globe and Graces, as well as our pastors leading discussion panels and volunteering as guest lecturers.
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 Hope Church 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 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.