Community News

Philip’s Transition

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

After much discernment, Philip will be transitioning off from staff beginning in the summer.

“I am blessed to have spent the past year and a half as part of the leadership of Church of Hope. This community welcomed me from the very beginning after a very difficult season in my life. Though I will no longer be on staff, I am excited for all the other ways to participate in the life of our community! Please pray for me as I continue the hard work of graduate school!”

Let’s go camping!

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Take your spirituality on the road, and experience the wonder of God’s creation this summer in the amazing Pacific Northwest Forest on our 5th annual church camping trip!

Have ideas about which weekend we should go and/or which state park?  If you have opinions about the time or place, or if you’re interested in helping plan this outing or hiking day trips this summer, please contact Darla ASAP!

Mary’s Place Visiting, Mar 31 to Apr 7

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Families experiencing homelessness will return to Church of Hope during Holy Week. Mary’s Place is providing staffing, but if you are interested in volunteering time to clean, spend the night, or provide dinner, please contact Joe Sherman at

Holy Week, Mar 29 to Apr 5

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

March 29-April 5

The ancient narratives and rituals of these services draw us into a deep experience of the mysteries of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection—and engage our imaginations to see the patterns of life, death, and rebirth in our own lives. Please join Church of Hope for the services of Holy Week, the most powerful expression of the Christian story.

  •  Palm Sunday, March 29, 10:30am.

Celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem us as we enter Holy Week with music, stories, and a procession waving branches, just as the people of Jerusalem welcomed Jesus’ arrival.

  •   Maundy Thursday, April 2, 6:30-8pm.

Commemorate Jesus’ final meal with his friends and join us for a potluck meal at Darla & Marinko’s home and a discussion on how service transforms us.

  •  Good Friday, April 3, 7pm.

Join us for an ecumenical 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, April 5, 10:30am.

Celebrate the triumph of life over death with this joyful service and stay for a potluck brunch and Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos!

Fun Family Fellowship Day, Mar 28

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

4th Saturdays, March 28, 4pm-6pm

Fun Family Fellowship (F3) is an alternative, playful, free-for-all church service incorporating crafts, games, and food with prayer and song! This month we will be hearing the story of Holy Week. Join us and invite your friends! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Philip. If you’d like to join our planning team, let us know!