Entries by Chris


The next gathering is October 8, 7PM, at the Beltline Bar for dinner.  This is a great chance to meet other women, share life and good food.  Questions, or want to RSVP? Email Mindy (mindymlaw@gmail.com).

Guys Night Out

The plan for this oh-so-manly event is simple: frisbee golf followed by food (and just to be clear: if you’ve never thrown a frisbee in your life you’ll do just fine. Trust us. This is not a particularly impressive group of frisbee golfers) Meet at Old Farm Park (Old Farm Park – 2291 Embro Dr […]

simply Christian

To borrow N.T. Wright’s words, “Being a Christian in today’s world is, of course, anything but simple.  But there is a time for trying to say, a simply as possible, what it’s all about.”  In this series, it is our aim to do just that.  Join us on Sundays as we explore just what it […]

Ice Cream (9/1)

Our last taste of summery-sweetness is Wednesday, September 1st.  Join us at 7PM for a scoop at Sundaes in the Heights (located on the corner of Alger and Eastern).

Meal Night (8/27)

Picnic tables.  Summer breezes.  Great food. Join us for the opportunity to connect with others this Friday at the Dragt’s home.  Click here for a map. The fun starts at 6ish (emphasis on ‘ish’)  Come whenever you can — stay how ever long your schedule allows.   We hope to see you.


It’s not too late to join the over 20 people who are headed to PJ Hoffmaster State campground on September 10-12.   Sites are still available.  To reserve yours, e-mail chris@thebranchonline.org.

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.