Community News

Welcoming the new LVCers! Food Donations + Potluck, Aug 23

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Food Donations
20+ volunteers with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps will arrive August 18. As a support community for Miriam House, the LVC house in Rainier Valley, Church of Hope will deliver food for them as they settle into their new home for the year. If you’d like to donate a meal or some pantry items, please contact Kelle!

Welcome Picnic
Saturday, August 23, 4pm
Come welcome the new LVCers as well as alumni and other support congregations! We are hosting a big potluck, so bring your favorite dish and meet these wonderful folks!

Exciting New Opportunity for Expansion!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Linda Roddis is an ELCA pastor currently being trained as a mission developer. After coming out as a lesbian in ’95 leading to her defrocking, she has returned to ministry in the Lutheran Church. Specifically: with a grant from our NW WA Synod, there is funding to bring her on board as a 1/4 pastor here to work with outreach especially for our LGBTQ and intergenerational ministries. All current staff will remain in their current roles. There will be three dates available in August to learn about and discuss this possible growth in our ministry:

  • August 3rd: Q&A with Darla, Philip, and the Leadership Team
  • August 17th: Meet-and-greet with Linda
  • August 24th: Q&A with Jerry Buss from the NW WA Synod Office

Church of Hope at the Heritage Parade, Aug 16, noon

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Kids on bikes! Ukuleles! You! March with Church of Hope in the local parade! Talk to Brandy or Philip if you’d like to help plan.

Beatwalk, Aug 10

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Come join us for the third Beatwalk of the year!

BeatWalk has returned for its 19th year of incredible live music in the heart of Columbia City! We’ve got new venues lined up, which means more music and more fun for you. And FREE for all ages!!

BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1995 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town.

Gregory’s Baptism, Aug 9

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2pm

Join Matt & Gina in this celebration of God’s love for Gregory! Reception to follow. This is on a Saturday instead of our usual gathering time because of the travel schedules of out of town guests, but pleas come and surround this wonderful child of God with the full support of our community!