Entries by Chris

Fantasy Football

Attention football geeks (as well as those who giggle every time they hear that “tight end” is a position in football) — the Branch is having a fantasy football league.  It actually has little to do with the competition and more with relationship.  The draft is happening Sunday, August 21st, immediately after worship.  We’ll provide […]

Meal Night (8/13)

This Friday meal night goes on the road: we’re headed to Jonny B’z. This new hot dog restaurant is anything but ordinary (don’t think boiled dogs and stale buns). And….if you’re not a hot dog lover, there are other options too (including vegetarian ones). You can either…. Meet us at the restaurant (click here for […]

Hands Across the City

There’s a massive movement happening this Saturday to renew and improve our city’s parks.  To join in the effort (everything from building a playground system to spreading mulch) check out: http://grandrapids.rethinkchurchevents.org

Ice Cream!

Mackinaw Island Fudge.  Superman.  Cookies and cream.  Need we say more?  Join us tonight (July 28th) at 7PM for a scoop, a conversation, a summer evening at its best.  Sundaes in the Heights is located on the corner of Alger and Eastern.

Meal Night – July 9

Tonight, we’d love to have you join us for a relaxed meal and conversation — capped off with a summer campfire.  Come anytime after 6PM, stay as long as you’re able.  And while you’re welcome to bring something to pass, it is definitely not required. For a map, click here. We hope to see you there!.

Ice Cream

Mackinaw Island Fudge.  Superman.  Cookies and cream.  Need we say more?  Get a scoop.  Kick back.  Have a conversation. Enjoy summer evenings at their best. Wednesday, June 23, 7PM.  Sundaes in the Heights: corner of Alger and Eastern

Mission: Tanzania

This past Sunday Matt and Lindsey shared the story of how God is calling them to Tanzania.  We assure you, this is worth a listen (at the bottom of this post). When you’re finished, you may be wondering how you can partner with God’s work through the DeYoungs?  Here are a few ways: Stay in […]

she::gathers

Without a Y chromosome?  Perfect.  This is the event for you.  All women (including friends, neighbors, co-workers) are invited to meet at Pietro’s on 28th St. Monday, June 21 @ 7 p.m.  The agenda?  Actually, there isn’t one.  she::gathers is simply conversation, good food, and the opportunity to build relationships.  Hope to see you there.

Guys Night

Ok…so this is a little last minute, but what else would you expect from a bunch of guys? This Friday, June 18 – 5:30pm, join us for disc golfing at Old Farm Park (2298 Embro Dr SE ·  Kentwood).  No experience needed!  We’ll have extra discs if you don’t have any.  We’ll head out for […]

Gospel According to Hollywood

We love movies.  They make us laugh.  They inspire us.  They are a quintessential form of entertainment.  But more than a good time, every movie – from Anchorman to Braveheart – has the potential to shape the way we see the world.  Movies reflect our culture back to us, do you like what you see? […]