Community News

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Maundy Thursday
April 17, 6:30 to 8:30pm
On the day we commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper, join us for a potluck meal. Sign up and RSVP here!

Good Friday
April 18, 7pm
Join us for a candlelight service with music from the Taize community as we reflect on Jesus’ last hours and the power of his refusal to perpetuate cycles of violence.

Easter Sunday & Potluck
April 20 during and after regular Sunday worship
Celebrate the triumph of life over death with this joyful service, and stay for a potluck brunch and Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos!

New Music Director! Welcome, Jeremy!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Cline to our community! Jeremy brings a passion for music as a means of building community, self-growth, and healing. Having attended high school in India, he is well versed in world music and diverse religious traditions. He also works as a dancer, writer, and yoga instructor. His dance company is currently on tour to India and Montana; he will join us on April 27.

Oso Mudslide Relief

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The ELCA Northwest Washington Synod and Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in consultation with Lutheran Disaster Response, are partnering to help provide assistance to individuals and families impacted by the recent natural disaster in Snohomish County, Washington. Lutherans have a reputation for being there for the “long haul” when disasters occur. Donations will be used to address both immediate and long-term needs. Click here to donate.

Bridge 2 Beach All Valley Earth Day Clean Up, April 27

Monday, April 7th, 2014

On April 22, Earth Day gives us the opportunity to refocus our attention towards the ecology of our community and the stewardship of our world. In response, the Rainier Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold to its annual Bridge 2 Beach Earth Day Clean-up on Sunday, April 27.

If you have an idea for a project (litter pick up, landscaping and weeding, graffiti paint out, knock down or build a new structure, whatever), contact Philip as soon as possible! Let’s organize and serve our community: people, plants, and all of creation! Registration is due April 20.

Columbia City Gateway Project

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Here’s a great chance for Church of Hope to help out the neighborhood, creating a new common space along the street next to the Farmers Market: Friends of the Columbia City Gateway, a group of Columbia City neighbors, intend to transform the corner of 37th Ave S and S Edmunds into a welcoming streetscape for pedestrians walking to and from light rail and a community gathering space for residents, students, and visitors. Construction begins in spring of 2015, but to apply for grant funding now we need to show community support through pledged volunteer hours.  You can help with work parties (e.g., site clearing, ground prep, planting, watering, child care, refreshments), outreach (e.g., Gateway table at Farmers Market), dedication party (e.g. event planning and coordinator). Please email Darla now with questions and/or your preferred type of support and number of volunteer hours.