A list of upcoming special services or events
Day to Encourage
Saturday September 10th, 2022
Save the Date for EQUIP 2022! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2022. This day is set aside to encourage, inspire and equip you for serving in God's Kingdom. This year, we would like to openly invite all members of Hope to help prepare you for serving at Hope and your communities. We plan to have some workshops such as 'Welcoming/Enfolding Guests', 'How to Facilitate a Small Group', 'TECH for Ministry' and more. We will also offer a training session specifically set up for the DWELL curriculum for Sunday School teachers. Save the Date for this important day! Light Brunch will be provided!
More details will be posted soon. Registration will begin in August.
City Wide Food Drive
Saturday June 11th, 2021
The 4th Annual 'One Church' City-Wide Community Food Drive will take place and communities/churches in Brantford will be collecting food for the Brantford Food Bank. Last year, we were able to collect 47,000 lbs of food for the Brantford Food Bank! To help out please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NYE Outdoor Campfire Service
Friday, December 31, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm
(*UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 28th, we will not be offering hot dogs and s'mores due to recent outdoor restrictions) No online registration necessary.
Join us by the campfire at Hope CRC to celebrate 2021and reflect on God’s goodness. Create some memories at this family-friendly outdoor service: drop in at the ‘thankfulness tree’; see the Burn Box set ablaze (a symbolic parting with pains of the past as we end one year and with hope face a new one); enjoy a time of communal singing and Scripture meditation. Enjoy some oliebollen and sip hot chocolate or coffee together as we sing praise to God and spend time in worship with our Heavenly Father. Bring a lawn chair if you’d rather sit, and dress warm! We will be accepting food donations for the Brantford Food Bank.
Let’s close off 2021 together!
Global 6K Walk for Water
Saturday May 26th, 2021
Join our 'Hope team' walk/run the Global 6K for Water.... we are encouraging you to walk with your family or set some personal goals. With restrictions in place, we will not be walking all together on May 26th. However, as a Hope team, we are here to encourage you and support you along your way to prepare for this Walk/Run. MORE DETAILS HERE
College & Careers BBQ Kickoff
SUNDAY Sept 20th at 7PM
This event is intended as a bit of a meet and greet and discussion about what the next year is going to look like. We will be providing drinks, hot dogs, and snacks. This will be an outdoor event(campfire) and we will be social distancing.
For more details and event location contact Grada Verrips or Adam Schat.
Coldest Night of the Year 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Coldest Night of the Year is a moment when tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of home and shine a light of welcome and inclusion. Our local walk is hosted by a ministry we support, Why Not Youth Centres who serve and support vulnerable families/youth and individuals in our CNOY community. Join a team or find out ways to donate, check out https://cnoy.org/location/brantford
Sunday, January 12th, 2020 5pm-8pm
A special worship service and seminar will be combined with the 5pm worship service on January 12th. 5:00 -5:45 Worship service, followed by a light dinner, 6:30-8:00 An engaging presentation by Michael Glugosh. Theologically trained, Michael is the managing director of the Mountainview Clinic for Stress & Anxiety. For 25 years he has been helping people to combat stress, anxiety and depression.
Community Carol Sing - Dec 22
All are welcome to this family friendly evening. Invite a friend or your neighbour. Doors open at 4pm.
4pm: Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served
5pm: the carol sing will begin.
Jeremy Benjamin Concert
Saturday, November 30, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Save-the-Date! Jeremy Benjamin and his family are coming back to Hope Christian Reformed Church in Brantford on Saturday, November 30 as part of his Wonderlove Tour. Come on out to celebrate the release of his new album, Wonderlove, which includes the over-20 000 voices recorded on the song I Am Not My Own, as well as to hear new music and stories from Jeremy and Lara and their children, Isaiah and Kiara.
To purchase tickets, visit https://iamnotmyown.org/ or speak to Kelly Bekendam.
Back to School Carnival
Tuesday August 20, 2019 from 4pm-6pm
The Back to School Carnival facilitated by Jacob's Well Ministries was held again this year for our neighbours. Our goal as a church community was to collect and donate 100 backpacks and school snacks to fill each backpack! It was an amazing event, God is good.
NEW LOCATION: Memorial Drive, Hayhurst & North Park Street (The parking lot off 50 Hayhurst).