Summer 2018 Preaching Schedule

For the past eight summers, the consistory approved an adjusted summer preaching schedule that would provide our pastors 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 pastors’ schedules when two pastors are 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 2018. We are pleased to share that preaching schedule with you.

JUNE
3 Pastor Jill Russell, Hope Church Co-Pastor
10 CJ Kingdom-Grier, Minister of Music at Maple Avenue
Ministries, and Associate Director of Admissions at
Western Theological Seminary
17 Agshin Jafarov, RCA Missions
24 Pastor Gordon Wiersma, Hope Church Co-Pastor

JULY
1 Pastor Beth Carroll, Hope Church Assistant Pastor of
Discipleship
8 Pastor Gordon Wiersma, Hope Church Co-Pastor
15 Gretchen Schoon Tanis, Pastor at RELISH, an English
Service in Hanover, Germany
22 Pastor Jill Russell, Hope Church Co-Pastor
29 Jen Adams, Pastor at Grace Episcopal Church

AUGUST
5 Brad Bartelmay, Pastor at First United Methodist Church
12 Pastor Gordon Wiersma, Hope Church Co-Pastor
19 Eddy Alemán, RCA General Secretary Candidate
26 Pastor Jill Russell, Hope Church Co-Pastor