What’s Ahead: Outreach and Hospitality Ministry

An important role of the Outreach and Hospitality Ministry is promoting the commitment of Hope Church as a Room for All congregation. As such, we are delighted to be hosting the RfA National Conference 2017, “A Kaleidoscope of Intersections”, beginning Thursday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m. and ending Saturday, September 30, at 12:30 p.m. This promises to be an exciting, exceptional conference!! Please mark your calendars and check the bulletin and Volunteer Blog for ways to become involved.

The O&H Ministry has supported the Holland Pride Festival since it’s inception. This year’s festival takes place June 23-25, and Hope Church will once again have a presence at the Window On the Waterfront Festival on Saturday, June 24.

We also support the LGBTQ (GLOBE) students on Hope’s campus by supplying snacks for their meetings.If you are willing to share Christ’s love by providing a snack for one of the GLOBE meetings, please contact the church office. Students are incredibly grateful for this gesture of kindness.

Reaching out to visitors and non-members in the Holland community and area to encourage their participation and membership in Hope Church is another piece of our mission.

We also work within the church to foster a sense of warmth, openness, and hospitality that will enrich the life of the church and promote interaction between members and visitors.

The ministry plans and coordinates the Orientation to Hope Church classes, new members and confirmation receptions, Sunday greeters, production of the Hope Church News and the church directory, and media coverage. In addition, a Communications Task Force and Disability Concerns Task Force work under the umbrella of Outreach and Hospitality.

Upcoming Events:

  • Holland PRIDE Festival: Saturday, June 24
  • RfA National Conference 2017: September 28 – 30

Please join us! Our next meeting is Monday, August 21, at 4:00 pm.

Ministry members are Michael Kolk, Jean Martin, Dee Dee Piers (chair), Wendy Rebhan, and Judy Vander Wilt. Supporting members include Trish Gosselar and Audrianne Hill. Staff support: Megan Arevalo, Jill Russell, and Jocelyn VanHeest.

~Dee Dee Piers, Outreach and Hospitality Chair