Have you been unable to finish your New Member Orientation?  If so, get caught up by attending the New Member’s class on Sat. morning Aug. 12:


Class 101 8:00, Class 201 9:00, Class 301 10:00. Class 401 11:00


If you are late, by more than 20 minutes, you will need to repeat the class.  If you have any questions, please contact Annette McMillian at (616) 452-4278.

Join the New Hope Team! The Faith in Wellness Blues Community Challenge runs through Aug. 28. This is a healthy competitive challenge involving dozens of local churches. Earn points by participating in the following activities:

August 9, 2017

Free “Pound” on the Blue Bridge

Wednesday at 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Weather Forecast: 61–82°Partly Cloudy

Details: Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. A limited number of Ripstix® will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

August 10, 2017

Free Kickboxing on the Blue Bridge

Thursday at 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Weather Forecast: 63–82°Rain Showers


August 11, 2017

Soulful Motion

Friday at 6:45 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Salvation Army Kroc Center

2500 S. Division Ave

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

Details: SoulfulMotion is a pre-choregraphed H.I.I. T fitness class that combines praise, worship and hardcore FITNESS!! Come dressed for a fitness class. There are raffles, prizes and discounts on merchandise. The person who brings the most friends will win a prize!

August 12, 2017

Opioid Use: An American Epidemic

Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

First Community AME Church

500 James Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Details: You are invited to attend, please register for free by calling 616.459.0151. Also, walk-ins are welcome and there will be a free light lunch served!

August 13, 2017

Rhythm Run Sunday Registration

Details: On Sunday, August 13, 2017 the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute will offer $10.00 registrations. Any church member can take advantage of this offer by turning their registrations form(s) into the GRAHHI Collaborative Space located at 413 Hall Street S.E., Ste 1 the following Monday, August 14, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.  Blue Cross will not have any complimentary entries available.

August 14, 2017

Free Zumba at Rosa Parks

Monday, August 14 at 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Forecast:  57–77° Sunny

Rosa Parks Circle

135 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

August 15, 2017

Free Learn & Burn Running Tour

Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Forecast: 55–81° Mostly Sunny

JW Marriott Grand Rapids

235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Details: Walking tours of history, landmarks and culture with Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Tours depart from JW Marriott Lobby. Grand Rapids is home to people of every race, color, religion, lifestyle, gender, age, marital status, handicap, socio-economic status and national origin. Each group contributes to the evolution of individual neighborhoods, the whole city, and this West Michigan region. Grand Rapids is a vibrant, intensely colorful and rich community that thrives upon collaboration while honoring diversity. Walk through this local anthropological timeline with us; we respect the past and look forward to future cultural shifts.

August 16, 2017

Free Yoga at Sixth Street Bridge Park

Wednesday, at 12:15 PM – 1 PM

Forecast: 61–79°Partly Cloudy

August 17, 2017

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

Thursday, at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

St. Luke AME Zion Church

101 Delaware Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI

August 19, 2017

Grand Rapids African American Health Institute Rhythm Run

Saturday, at 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

MLK Park

Grand Rapids MI 49507

Details: 2017 REGISTRATION  Regular – July 24- August 17 $20 Late – August 18 – 19 $25 PAYABLE TO GRAAHI 5K Run/Walk 515 Michigan NE Suite 102 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 REGISTER ONLINE Here.

The bookstore will be open Sun. Aug. 6 – 13 and Sun. Aug. 20.  Come prepared to purchase various religious books.  Many will be offered at discounted rates.