Entries by Chris

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? […]

she::gathers

All women are invited to the next she::gathers — an evening out to meet other women, share life (not to mention great food), and build relationships. We’re meeting at the Green Well — Monday, May 10th — 7PM. See you there.

The Ghost Small Groups

Beginning May 2nd, we’ll be forming short term small groups around a new series called The Ghost. These groups will meet for four consecutive weeks and be focused on building relationships and spurring growth.  Men’s, women’s and couples groups are available.  To sign up, e-mail chris@thebranchonline.org

Partner Gathering

Partners — we’re looking forward to gathering together this Sunday — 5-7PM.  We’ll be discussing our future in our current building and talking about our future mission in Grand Rapids.  We hope you can make it!  RSVP: chris@thebranchonline.org

Good Friday

This Friday – 7-8PM Join us as we take time to remember the final hours of Jesus’ life.  Together, we’ll consider the unraveling of relationship and hope that took place in those dark moments– and in doing so we’ll prepare our hearts for the miracle of Easter.