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IN-PERSON WORSHIP...YEAH!!!

by: Dave Vander Woude

10/27/2021

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It's official, in-person worship is back! Pastor Dave has recovered and has the all-clear for Sunday. Looking forward to seeing those who can safely gather again, this Sunday, October 31st at 5pm. We'll continue with our series, "INCLUDED."

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Worship Change for Sunday, October 24th

by: Dave Vander Woude

10/22/2021

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Pastor Dave tested positive for covid, so because of this, an abundance of caution, and care for our special community (of City Hope GR), we will not be gathering in person this week. A shorter devotional with a couple of songs will be online. Watch Facebook, the website and email for details regarding Sunday, the 31st. We look forward to being in person again soon!"As worship began and lives are impacted in the name of Jesus, satan has been working hard, this does not sur...
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OPENING LAUNCH! JOIN US OCTOBER 10, 2021 at 5pm

by: Dave Vander Woude

09/29/2021

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YOU'RE INVITED!

Join us weekly on Sunday's at 5pm, beginning October 10, 2021. 

We welcome your entire family for a unique worship atmosphere in a building designed to meet barrier free universal design.

God has called this church to be a community of all abilities, as we grow together in Christ, discover our gifts, and serve. We will seek to bless and be blessed by one another as image bearers of Christ. We are reminded that we are all necessary parts of the body of Christ (

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Interior Location Peek

by: Dave Vander Woude

08/05/2021

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We're excited that construction build-out is nearly complete in our shared location made available by Monroe Community Church! Take a look here at a brief fly-through of the entry/gallery/worship area. Please note, this peek does not show the children's spaces, family/sensory space, office or makerspace. It's simply a brief entry area introduction. Enjoy...

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Exterior Location Peek

by: Dave Vander Woude

08/01/2021

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Construction is almost complete! Exterior only - take a look here at our new shared building with Monroe Community Church. The interior peek will premier on Thursday, August 5!

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Funding Update

by: Dave Vander Woude

12/23/2020

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God continues to provide. He reminds His people every day that He is in control. We see yet again how God shows He is the source of all life, hope and provision. Through His love, hearts are beating for people disconnected from the church. Many are hearing God's call. We look forward to an incredible ministry ahead for all-abilities! The goal was to raise $142,000 by the end of December 2020. We still have $39,000 that is needed. In raising all the funds, we can fully focu

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This Coming Summer with Joni & Friends

by: Dave Vander Woude

12/04/2020

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Another exciting way God has recently worked is through Joni and Friends. This year we've been invited to be a part of Joni & Friends Family Camp at Maranatha. Dave will be serving families as the Camp Pastor for the last week of June. There are additional opportunities to serve. Please contact City Hope GR if this sounds interesting. If you're a family inclusive of special needs, consider this great opportunity for rest and care in an amazing location with a group of peop

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God Keeps Working!

by: Dave Vander Woude

11/17/2020

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We had long be unaware...one of the things God prepared well in advance was a special connection with a national (but locally based) ministry that helps schools and churches with resources and tools as they serve those with special needs. For years they have been known as CLC Network, but now have a new name, All Belong. We love how they advocate for inclusion and we're excited to officially partner. You can find out more about All Belong here.

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On Location in Downtown Grand Rapids

by: Dave Vander Woude

11/16/2020

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God continues His work! Take a couple minutes to hear an update and catch a glimpse of our coming location. God has provided an incredible spot in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids!

Check it out here

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WHY THIS CHURCH, WHY YOU, WHY NOW?

by: Dave Vander Woude

11/16/2020

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You're invited to take a look at this special video. Dave is interviewing his mentor, Eric Peterson (of Benjamin's Hope). This is powerful in that it helps answer additional questions of why this church, while hearing about the impact and then seeing a snapshot of a worship environment. 

 Video Here

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Welcome To The City Hope GR Website

by: Dave Vander Woude

11/12/2020

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We are so excited to present our website. Our goal is to provide easy navigation to help you get the information you need quickly and efficiently.

There's still a lot of information to be added, and we look forward to keeping the site fresh and up to date. If you have any ideas about how we can improve the site or use it better, please leave a comment below.

If you're a first time visitor to our website, feel free to browse. If you have any questions please do not hesit

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