Summer Connections

We invite you to join us for Summer Connections! We will be hosting several events this summer that will help us connect with our community, allow us to discuss big topics, encourage fellowship, and foster growth in our faith. Interested? Check below for details:


Movie Night
June 6, July 11, and Aug 8 at 6 pm
Join us at Boardwalk Condos (940 Monroe Ave NW) in the Cinema Room for a movie and brief discussion. Feel free to bring in some food/drink. Movies: Marshall (June), Black Panther (July), & I Can Only Imagine (August). Facilitator: Kristine Van Noord.
** If you would like childcare available, please contact Kristine to arrange.
Crucial Conversations
June 27, July 25, and Aug 22 at 7 pm

Join us these evenings at at church, we will continue our conversation on Fair Housing. We will further explore the issue and all it involves (June), consider a couple key passages from the book “Evicted” (July), and determine what this means for us as a community (August). Facilitator: Jim Boer.
** If you would like childcare available, please contact Kristine to arrange.

Monroe: Active
Sundays After Church
June 10, July 15, and Aug 19 at 11:30 am
Come for a bike ride to Riverside Park (June), pickleball at Belknap Park (July), and a wiffleball home run derby for adults and kids at Aberdeen Park (August). Facilitator: Miranda Gardner.
Picnic in the Park
Final Sunday of the Month
June 24, July 29, and Aug 26 
Gather in Canal Park after our outdoor worship service for a picnic. Bring your picnic lunch or pick something up from Field & Fire Café and we will have food for guests. There are a few tables by the kids’ play area, but also feel free to bring your own blanket or chairs as well as any lawn games. We will eat, talk, and hang out together. Facilitators: Jennifer Van Singel and Bob Ritzema.
Game Day 
final Sunday of every month
June 24, July 29, Aug 26
after the Picnic in the Park, come to Boardwalk Condos (940 Monroe Ave NW) in the Game Room from about 1 to 3 pm. There is a pool table, air hockey, shuffleboard, darts, arcade games and more. Plus, you can bring your own family friendly games to play. Come and play! Facilitators: Robin Carlen and Steve Fridsma.


If you have any questions or concerns, or to arrange childcare, please contact Kristine Van Noord at [email protected] . We look forward to connecting with you throughout the summer!