Congregational Life Ministry

Coordinator: Connie Juaire
Council Rep: Susie Rudesill

Members: Karen Brohaugh, Mary Jo Clemons. Karen Hamilton, Connie Juaire, Betty Lou Oppegard, Karen Rodewald, Susie Rudesill and Mary Thompson.

The mission of the Membership & Congregational Life ministry is to provide opportunities for conversation, connection and fellowship for everyone through gatherings large and small. It is through such connections that we build a stronger congregation. The committee provides leadership in planning those major life events in the church such as welcoming new members, as well as celebrating baptism, confirmation and graduation.

Here is a list of some of the events and social gatherings that were organized by the Membership and Congregational Life Ministry Team in the past:

  • Burning of the greens
  • Lenten soup suppers
  • New member brunch
  • Family night at one of HOPE’s softball games
  • Rally Sunday Event – meal & activities
  • Quillows for high school graduates
  • Daytime and evening book clubs
  • College care packages at Christmas
  • Christmas bake sale
  • Food for Jazz & More
  • Notes to visitors of HOPE
  • Outdoor worship services at various locations
  • Baptism support
  • Food preparation for Community Connects
  • Hope’s Got Talent
  • Bowling
  • We are always eager to hear from others with ideas and suggestions, as well as to participate in planning and organizing the various events and activities.