Hope Church of the Brethren

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Archive for April, 2008

2008 Annual Conference

Annual Conference is coming soon (well… July 12-16, but it’s never too early to plan). This is a BIG year: the church’s 300th anniversary. For more information on conference,  housing, activities, etc. Click on the link below.  

Annual Conference Information

One Family Goes Green

Here is a video of our own Willoughby family as they educate Grand Rapids on Wood TV 8.

video link

For more on what the Church at large is doing to “go green” click on the link below:

Church of the Brethren Newsline – COB going green

CROP Walk – April 27

The church is once again involved in the Lakewood area  CROP  Walk. Our fearless leaders, Libby Kinsey and her dog Maggie, are encouraging us to spread the news of CROP and get donations. The walk will be held at the Central United Methodist Church (912 Fourth Ave. in Lake Odessa, MI). There is a lunch at 1:00 p.m. and the walk begins at 2:00 p.m. If anyone is interested in donating money, contact church members walking (MANY will be walking that day). Below is a list of church members who have registered for on-line donations:

donation page of Libby Kinsey

donation page of Roya, Joe, Tristen & Roy Stern-Spencer

donation page of Maggie Kinsey 

Note: Maggie is Libby Kinsey’s dog, and she takes donations only from other pets.  So you can donate money to Maggie from your dog, the squirrel in your back yard, the birds you’ve been feeding all winter, and yes… Maggie will even take donations from cats (it is to support CROP, after all).  

If you want to donate even after our local walk is finished on April 27, you can do so through this general donation page: donate to CROP.

Look for the Newsletter!

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