It was made very clear to Ray of Hope Missions that a maternity center was needed in Uganda. It would be a place where moms could give birth to healthy babies and a sanctuary for babies born with conditions that need additional medical care or evacuation. Ray of Hope continues to grow their vision of providing hope to families. Safe births at the Hope Center are happening. There were 14 babies born there just in the month of January! We are hoping that you will help them bring HOPE to the least of these.
We are collecting the following items to be used at the center:
- Newborn Socks
- Receiving Blankets
- Disposable Panties and Pads.
Men’s Lenten Dinner
We need volunteers to prepare the meals for the series. If you would be willing to cover one of the dates, February 26 through April 8, please see Verlyn Gunnink or Paul Dieterle in the lobby after church for more information and to sign-up. In the past, folks have teamed up to make the prep easier.
Feb 27 - Women’s Midwinter Event
LADIES DON’T FORGET TO RSVP!! Women’s Midwinter Event is coming up on Thursday, February 27. Bring a friend. Or two! Forms can be found on top of the mailboxes, or you can email your RSVP in to Jayne at email@example.com(name, chicken Caesar wrap/ Cali wrap/ or Gluten Free). Put your RSVP with Your $10 payment in the box on top of the mailboxes, or you can Venmo to @Jayne-Tibbets. Hope you can be there!!
For all of our Hager Park Ladies and your friends! Cost is $10 which includes a catered meal from Signatures, and enjoying our speaker, Emily Smith. Emily is the owner of Adored Boutique in Grand Rapids, which is a “fair fashion boutique” whose products are “made by individuals who were provided dignified and safe work environments and who received fair wages.” Afterwards you will have the opportunity to purchase some items they carry, along with some products from Little Orange Scooter, which is where our own Nang sews for! Come and relax, enjoy a meal you don’t have to prepare, enjoy the fellowship of awesome women, and hear an inspiring message. We hope you can all make it! Sign up forms are on top of the mailboxes. Please write checks to Jayne Tibbets, or Venmo @Jayne-Tibbets.
March 11 - Blood Drive
Our next Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM in THE LODGE! Sign up today in the front lobby.
March 14 - CHILI/SOUP COOKOFF and FAMILY FEUD
Sign up in the lobby if you would like to enter your favorite soup or chili recipe. Prizes will be awarded! Then stay for the fun with the Family Feud game after!
FAMILY FEUD TEAMS!! It’s time to sign up with your team so we know how to organize our night. On March 14, The Chili/Soup cook-off and game night will need YOU and your friends and family to compete with your team of 4-7 people! All ages welcome! Sign-ups are in the lobby.
Saturday, May 2 - Praying Women Simulcast Event
HAGER PARK WOMEN AND FRIENDS: Praying Women simulcast with Sheila Walsh will be Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 8:30 – 11:00 AM at Hager Park Church. Mark your calendars for this time of fellowship and learning. Sign-ups will begin in March.
FREE BANK GIVING through Rebel Give
FEE BANK GIVING through REBEL GIVE: Today Rebel Give announced zero-fee bank giving when using your bank account for your contribution! They are the first church giving platform to do this and now donors can give 100% of what they desire without paying additional fees. To set up an account to get started click here: https://hagerpark.org/give/
Pine Rest Program
LIFE STRESSES sometimes can be more than we can handle on our own. It’s often difficult to ask for help. Resources through Pine Rest are now available to HPC members and leadership through CAP (Church Assistance Program). Pine Rest commits to services that are delivered from a Christian worldview that is sensitive, inclusive, and without apology. Face to face, phone, and online resources are available.
RESOURCES AVAILABLE: The web is full of health and wellness info, but how much of it is credible? Our CAP (Church Assistance Program through Pine Rest) provides access to the Personal Advantage online library with over 2,000 Harvard Medical School reviewed articles, 700 videos and dozens of health assessments. Visit pinerest.personaladvantage.com and put in our password: (HagerParkCAP).