Community News

Columbia City Farmers Market Picnics, through summer!

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

From May 6 to Oct 14
Wednesdays, 3-7pm

Join other Hopers for picnic dinners on the lawn every Wednesday evening (around 5-7pm), and look for Church of Hope hosting the kids activity table! (Want to help host the table? Please let Darla know at

Life After Philip

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Life after Philip

Philip’s work among us as Community Ministry Coordinator has been a great boost to developing our community over the past two years. Who will continue his work after he steps down? In short, we will! We are looking for folks to step up and take on some of his tasks. Here’s you get can get involved:

  • Weekly Worship Volunteers: We’ve revised some of the tasks a bit–so please read the descriptions! Sign up to bring snacks, set up and greet, read scripture, or serve communion–either on the green clipboard on Sundays or online here.


  • Communications: Philip has been sending out these weekly emails as well as updating the website, Facebook, bulletin boards and the outside reader board at church. Darla will take the lead on continuing these, but would love any help! Volunteer to help by emailing


  • Leading Worship: In place of his monthly sermons, we are inviting leaders from other newly developing ministries in the greater Seattle area–which will also help us build connections with the larger church. We also welcome any volunteers from the community to help lead the service and/or sermon reflections. Contact to learn more.
  • Fun Family Fellowship: meets on the 4th Saturday of each month. Philip, Gigi, Gina, and Christina are currently leading the planning team. If you’d like to get involved, please contact Gigi at

Farewell Potluck, May 31

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Sunday, May 31, noon

This is Philip’s last Sunday on staff as he refocuses his energy on grad school. He will continue to be part of the community, but we will take time at the potluck to express gratitude for his leadership over the past 2 years. Please bring a dish to share and a favorite memory of getting to know Philip!

Amazing gRace, May 30

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Saturday, May 30

Join LVC volunteers, alumni, and supporters for an all-day, city-wide, educational, scavenger hunt style fundraiser where competing teams will explore Seattle’s LVC placements, social justice landmarks, partner congregations, and volunteer intentional communities, learning about “Healthy Communities”. You can RSVP on Facebook or search on Facebook for Amazing gRace Fundraiser Event.

Fun Family Fellowship, May 23

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

4th Saturdays, May 23, 4pm-6pm

Fun Family Fellowship (FFF) is an alternative, playful, free-for-all church service incorporating crafts, games, and food with prayer and song! Each month there are activities, stories, and song around a theme. This month’s theme is social justice, and our reading will be the Good Samaritan. Join us and invite your friends! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Philip. If you’d like to join our planning team, also let Philip at!