Upcoming Events at Hope 

  


Hope Church - An AuGust Event

 

On Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30pm for an August Event

This event will be open to all in our community. We will be asking church members to sign-up so that we can begin to get a head-count. We are inviting people of all ages to gather. There is no cost and nothing to bring.

 

Please Help us Spread the Word!

 


 

HOT DOG PICNICS

 

On July 21st and August 11th, we'll skip Coffee Hour in favor of a Hotdog picnic! We'll have meat and veggie dogs, chips, drinks and icecream treats.

 


Say Hello

 

Please say Hello to our new administrative assistant, Gail

 

Gail's background spans over a decade in the hospitality industry, including roles at Walt Disney World and various hotels across different states. Transitioning into administration, she brings a wealth of skills acquired throughout her career.

 

Please read more about Gail in the June Beacon and join us this Sunday to welcome her.

 


Summer Sunday School:

We will begin our summer Sunday school on June 23rd. We are very thankful for the dedication of Kristin and Jordan Miyamoto who have faithfully led our two classes all year long. We are asking you to sign up to teach during the summer months. The lesson plans will be user friendly and require very little biblical knowledge so that anyone will feel comfortable leading a class.  We usually just have one group during the summer months. We want to keep our Sunday school up and running so that our young learners have a Sunday morning program that is age appropriate during worship.

 

 


SUMMER READING FUN

School is out for summer! These summer months are the perfect time to encourage everyone to pick up a book. Our young people can receive a special reward for reading this summer. It is very simple. You will receive a reading sheet to document what books you read or the length of time you spent reading. There will also be a weekly Bible scripture you can memorize. Then at the end of August you will return your reading sheet and earn your reward. There will be additional info on our website coming soon


 

Click [Here] to Download Registration Form


The Covenant House of Michigan

 

This year, the CM&WC has distributed blessing bags for donations to help support Covenant House Michigan. Covenant House Michigan (CHM) provides shelter and hope to young people ages 18-24 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. There are two locations in Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids. They provide youth shelter, educational and vocational programs, and support services to help them find their path to meaningful and successful adulthood. All of their services are free.

 




 

 

DO SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEART 

 

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING !

EVERY MONTH - 1st Sunday

All Information is Confidential

 


 

FOOD PANTRY

 

On June 8th, we held a drive-thru distribution day. We served 385 individuals, which includes 117 families. We distributed 8,225 lbs. of food, cleaning supplies, and Hygiene products.

 

Our next drive-thru pantry distribution will

be Saturday, July 13th from 10-12pm.

 

 

Volunteer service hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

 If you are interested in volunteering it is helpful to sign up or contact a member of the Christian Mission and Witness Committee.

There is also a sign up sheet posted on the table in the Narthex. 

 

We have packing and unloading parties all month long!

Have your family or group staff an event! 

 


 

WE ARE THE CHURCH!

 

Pastor Meg is inviting children and teens to read the Call to Worship. If you have a young person in your family who would like to participate in worship, please contact the church office. Pastor Meg will write the material at your child’s reading level. The children do not need to be church members.

 

We also need teens or adults to read the scripture each week. If you would be willing to serve in this capacity, please reach out to Pastor Meg or the church office. We are the church together!

What's News

 


SUMMER WORSHIP MUSIC

 

Do you have a musical gift that you have yet to tell

others about? Would you or a family member be willing to share in worship? We say thank you to our choirs on June 16th and give them the summer off.

 

We are looking for people to share their musical gifts during worship for the summer months. If you or a family member would like to sing or play an instrument to add to our worship service, please contact our Music Director Deborah Frontczak by JUNE 16th .

 

She is currently making up the summer schedule.

 



 

The Board of Trustees is working on using this template to help us find ways to embrace being the church and create    opportunities for people to put their faith into action.

 

We are kicking off the Be the Church Campaign with a  coloring contest for creative people of all ages. Coloring is a great way to manage stress and let your creative spirit soar. Everyone is welcome to take a coloring sheet and submit their finished work on December 30th. We will display our master pieces after the Christmas season.

 


 

June Blood Drive

Thanks to all who particpated in this life-saving event!

 

We were able to collect 24 pints of blood through your generosity.

 



 

Focus: HOPE

To help reduce the nearly 43 percent of people who are
food insecure in southeast Michigan, Focus: HOPE is
increasing its effort to expand the monthly food program
for seniors.

 

Unlike many food programs that provide one-time meals, this program focuses on supplementing senior pantries with items like milk, cereal, and canned goods that can be used throughout the entire month.


Seniors age 60 and older living in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb or
Washtenaw counties can apply for the monthly Food for Seniors
Program by calling 313-494-4600, emailing food@focushope.edu or filling out the form at:
https://bit.ly/3D8YFzl.

 


 

Michigan UCC – United in Love

 

Bethel UCC and Michigan Conference UCC Prophetic Integrity Mission Area Team, has partnered with the organization RIP Medical Debt (RIP MD).

 

RIP MD acquires medical debt from secondary collection sources like collection agencies and, through the generosity of donors, TOTALLY ELIMINATES that debt at a 100:1 ratio. That means for every dollar we raise, $100 in medical debt is eliminated.

 

We are asking you, as a colleague in Christ in our Michigan Conference, to help us ERASE this debt for our neighbors in Michigan. So together, UNITED IN LOVE, we will relieve the crushing burden placed on already sick Michiganders who cannot afford the medical cost of their illness.

 

WHERE?

To donate, CLICK HERE (* RIP Medical Debt is a 501(c)3 charitable organization).

 

LEARN MORE about RIP Medical Debt HERE

 


 

HEARING ASSISTANCE NOW OFFERED AT HOPE 


Can’t quite hear Pastor Meg’s sermon? Think the choir just doesn’t sing loud enough? We can help!


We can accommodate you with our assistive listening system! We have installed a complex system that can transmit directly to your hearing aids, through your own smartphone or with a special receiver we can lend you. We also have earphones for those without hearing aids.


Make sure you can hear God’s wonderful good news!

 


If you would like to give a gift to support these events, please click here to be routed to our secure giving site.

Ongoing

 


AA 

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every:

Tuesday   7-8:00 pm. | Saturday 7-8:30 pm

in Fellowship Hall.  

 

Seniors Group 

 Third Monday of each month - 11:30am Potluck, Games & Fellowship

 

PFLAG

Reachout to PFLAG at plagct@gmail.com for more information and meeting times.

 

BOWLING

Every two weeks unless on a holiday.  Reach out to Tim Cole if you’re interested.  They bowl at the AMF Rose Bowl Lanes on Martin Road. From September-April.

 

EXERCISE CLASS - Will restart in March

Both men and women are welcome to join this on-going class.  Cost is $1.00 per person per class.  The instructor is from the Arthritis Foundation. The class meets:

Mondays 11a-12p

Wednesdays from from 1-2p

 

HELP WANTED—SOUND BOARD

We're always looking for help with our audio and video services. Its easier than it looks and its fun to learn. If this seems interesting to you, please talk to Jim on Sunday or call him.

 

Choir and Handbells

We are always looking for more singers to join the Choir and players to join the Bell Choir; we have a place for you.