Join us for Easter Sunday service where love wins! God's power reaches even into the grave, finding new life amidst death and hope from despair! Celebrate Jesus's Resurrection and the triumph of life and love with this joyful service. Stay after the service for a potluck brunch and kids’ Easter Egg Hunt.
We enter Holy Week with music, stories, and a procession waving branches, commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The crowds quickly turned on him, however, calling for his execution. The story descends to the depths of unjust suffering, even death, in search of God’s redeeming presence and hope.
The holidays can be a painful time for many of us. This service, which takes place on the longest night of the year, is a chance to acknowledge the grief, loneliness, fear, despair, illness, and other burdens that we carry silently. We will hold these burdens together in the comfort of one another and God’s presence. Everyone is welcome.
Link to Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/568454603618823/
Come one, come all! Ever wanted to play in a band? Want to learn to play a ukulele? Or are you a total master of the stringed instrument? Join us as we celebrate Sunday Dec 2 (the start of Advent!) with a joyful ukulele chorus! All are welcome to participate, no experience necessary! We will have extra ukuleles in case you don’t own one and we can teach you some chords to follow along with! It’ll be a blast! Questions? Email email@example.com.
Join us for our annual congregational meeting after the service on Sunday Oct 21. We'll be going over some things from the year in review, talking about our Stewardship opportunities and looking forward to what's ahead for Church of Hope! We'd love to see you there!
Join us every Monday from 7:30pm-8:30pm!
Are you looking for ways to deepen your sense of purpose in life, ask questions about who God is (and why it matters), and grow in meaningful relationships with others? This new weekly small group may be what you need: a space to awaken to God’s presence in the ordinary moments of our lives, discover God’s compassion for our own failings and for others, and root in God’s power to heal the world. We invite you to come with curiosity and honesty, not with piety and certainty. No prior experience necessary; questions and doubts are welcome. We will provide childcare if requested.
Bring a dish to share and pictures and/or stories from your summer vacation! Didn’t get a vacation? Then you deserve some time in community sharing a great meal with people of hope. If you were busy with a garden this summer, bring some of the harvest to share! If you were too busy to garden, bring your hunger and appreciation. Come as you are!
Sunday during the service!
It’s time for back-to-school! We will offer a special prayer on Sunday morning for kids, teachers, and parents as begin a new chapter in life. At Church of Hope, we celebrate that God gave us sharp minds to ask good questions, and we are grateful for all opportunities for education. Sunday School is also re-launching for the fall with our new Children’s Minister Nicole Nguyen--check out the great things coming up for kids of Hope!
Columbia City Church of Hope is partnering with Kids and Race to present its first ever, newly-created Vacation Bible School that centers voices of color! We can accept children ages 4-10 years old; cost is $40 per child, with scholarship options available if cost is a hardship.
Registration is now open! To register, please use the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/aKcCUMuhQX03RF8A2
Talk to Alex Harding or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns!
Take your spirituality on the road for our 8th annual camping weekend!
Cost: $30 adults, $15 children. (No one will be turned away because of the cost. If it is a concern, please pay what you are able.)
The church will provide: campsites, meals + cooking supplies + beverages, s’mores + singing around the campfire, worship on Sunday morning. Come for the whole weekend or any part!
What you should bring: tent + sleeping bag, games + activities, sunscreen and/or rain gear, whatever you need to feel comfortable camping!
Click here to RSVP and save your spot! Please indicate the dates and times you will be coming and going in your RSVP, so we can prepare for meals.
It’s time to spruce this place up! Stay after the service, eat some hearty potluck lunch, and let’s get to work! Projects include the kitchen, yard work, throwing out piles of junk, and any other projects that YOU suggest! Can’t stay and help? We’ll also have a wish list of garden tools if you’d like to donate any. Thanks for your help in making this place welcoming for all.
The NW Synod of the ELCA is trying something new this year in lieu of an assembly! They are hosting a day for people to gather for conversation, learning and worship around the theme, “Who is my neighbor?” Choose three forums to attend throughout the day, featuring 16+ topics to help us discover and explore what it means to be a neighbor. A sampling of the different forums offered: “Am I Your Neighbor?” by Chasity Jones and Giavonna White (who have spoken at COH before! Go, Chasity and Gigi!); “Building Brighter Futures for Foster Kids” by Paul Tan, MDiv; “Justice Advocacy, Neighbor Love” by leaders of Faith Action Network; “Re-Membering Ourselves as Neighbors with Muslims” by the Rev. Terry Kyllo and so many more! Plus! They will be recognizing us as a new congregation, woohoo! Email email@example.com for info on how to register!
Join us at Columbia City Church of Hope to hear from local activist and educator Nancy Amidei on how to advocate everyday for the causes you care about. Author of the book So You Want to Make a Difference, Nancy brings decades of experience, as well as indestructible passion and enthusiasm for participatory democracy. We’ll hear from Nancy about the importance of voter registration (particularly among underrepresented communities), Get Out the Vote campaigns, and how we – as regular people – can make a difference in changing policy.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. Childcare available upon request. Organized by the COH Housing Justice Action Team. Contact Lexi Potter (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions.
Facebook event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/625702181112557/
The Housing Justice Action Team is organizing an outing to see a play and discussion called How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes, performed at Seattle University. It is a play, a lecture, an interactive workshop and public conversation all rolled into one, centered on the following question: how do you attack the problem of poverty in America, with a lens specifically focused on your community? Audiences will have an opportunity to listen, explore and ultimately choose how to spend $1000 from ticket sales each night.
Tickets to the show are $5 and HJAT has reserved 10 tickets; please let Alex H know (in person or email email@example.com) if you would like to join and how many tickets you would like!
Join your COH friends for a fun afternoon of board games and a screening of Disney’s “Big Hero 6.” This is a kid AND adult-friendly event help downstairs at COH. We’re providing some movie-watching basics like popcorn and snacks, but feel free to bring your favorite foods or something to share if you’re able!
Help us make an positive impact on a family! You are invited to join the Housing Justice Action Team (HJAT) to help prepare home after church services on Sunday, April 8th. A family at Mary’s Place is moving into a long stay home in the Mary’s Place Popsicle Place Program, a program for families with children that have a life threatening condition. Our task is to help prepare the home for them to move in. More details at http://bit.ly/COH_prepare_home.
Love wins! God's power reaches even into the grave, finding new life amidst death and hope from despair! Celebrate Jesus's Resurrection and the triumph of life and love with this joyful service.
Be sure to stay after service for a yummy potluck brunch and kids' Easter Egg Hunt!
Join us as we gather to share food and honor the work of our fabulous children's minister, Gigi White! After nearly 5 great years leading our children’s ministry, Gigi has discerned that the time has come for her to explore her own spirituality in more depth by having the opportunities to connect with adults in church communities on Sunday mornings. Gigi has been a great leader for our kids and for our entire community, and she will be greatly missed.
The ELCA’s Task Force on Women and Justice has released a draft of the social statement and invites our feedback.