Summer 2017 Preaching Schedule

For the past seven summers, the consistory approved an adjusted summer preaching schedule that would provide our pastors, Gordon Wiersma and Jill Russell, some increased workload flexibility for the summer. Adjusting the schedule gave our pastors the time and space for reading, planning for the coming program year, professional exploration and growth as well as accommodating the impact on both pastors’ schedules when one pastor is engaged in two different week long youth trips. In addition, it gave Hope Church the unique opportunity to invite guest preachers who brought to our congregation a range of diverse voices. With the recommendation of the Personnel Committee, the consistory has approved a similar preaching schedule for the summer of 2017. We are pleased to share that preaching schedule with you.

JUNE
4 Pastor Gordon Wiersma
11 Rev. Rachel Brownson, Chaplain at University of Michigan Hospital
18 Pastor Jill Russell
25 Rev. Nate Schipper, Minister of Equipping and Missional Engagement at Fellowship RCA

JULY
2 Dr. Steve Bouma Prediger, Professor of Religion, Hope College
9 Pastor Gordon Wiersma
16 Pastor Jill Russell
23 Dr. Ben Conner, Associate Professor of Christian Discipleship at WTS
30 Rev. Kate Meyer, Eve’s Haven Counseling Center

AUGUST
6 Pastor Jill Russell
13 Pastor Beth Carroll
20 Pastor Gordon Wiersma
27 Rev. Tito Venegas, Pastor at Intersection Ministries