Living Water Run/Walk April 28

Would you like to make a difference? Provide water for those who don’t have any? Get healthy? Then boy do we have something for you! Join us for our 5km walk/run for water on April 28 and May 19. Please contact Warren Jee, using the form below,  or go to the table in the fellowship hall.

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2018 Tres Dias Dates

Upcoming Tres Dias Dates
  • Men’s #177 January 18-21, 2018
  • Women’s #177 February 22-25, 2018
  • Men’s #178 April 12-15, 2018
  • Women’s #178 May 17-20, 2018
  • Men’s #179 September 13-16, 2018
  • Women’s #179 November 1-4, 2018
Contact Doug Archer with any questions, using the form below.

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Touché   May 15, 2015

Ridder-A Journey of Personal and Congregational Transformation

 “And in the spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.”  (Revelation 21:10)

I went back to the mountain this week; Hunter Mountain, where the vision of Ridder church renewal has unfolded.  This has been a two and a half year process that has affected me deeply and has led to personal transformation in my life.  I believe Read more »

Touché April 10, 2015

Practicing Resurrection- Beyond the Buzz

…we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ… (Ephesians 4:15)

 This weekend celebrates the convergence of a whole bunch of things.

Sunday I will begin a series based upon Ephesians that is titled: Practicing Resurrection-Growing up in Christ.  Eugene Peterson wrote a book on this title and it Read more »

Your brothers and sisters in Christ need your prayers…

prayer wall Make visiting our prayer wall a part of your daily routine.  Please click on the I prayed for this button to let them know someone has prayed for their request.  This button sends an email to the requestor and doesn’t share your name; only that a caring person has prayed anonymously for the request.

Use the links below to visit the Prayer Wall, or submit a prayer request of your own.


or click on the QuickLink on our Website at www.hrcrca.org  

Mobile users with smartphones can link to the prayer wall at http://prayer.hrcrca.org/mobile

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Alpha is starting Easter week, April 20 and running through the week of June 15. Alpha includes an engaging video presentation each week and a chance to meet and discuss in a small group. Alpha is for everyone; those looking for Jesus, those looking to make sense of him in their lives, and those looking to introduce others to him. Alpha groups will be meeting Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons, as well as during some ChristCare groups.

Books Needed

One of our ChristCare groups is reading Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. They are looking for used copies of this book.  If you have one to donate, please leave it at the kiosk on Sunday.

In Touch – January 18, 2013

 Get A Move On!

This Sunday we will ordain three leaders (Steve Shenkman, Mason Johnson and Bruce Smith) into their ministries as elder and deacon.  The agenda for their leadership will be developed by what is happening in the REVEAL process.  We will begin the church-wide phase of looking at the results for the next four weeks.  Read more »

The Pulse January 26, 2009

“Back to the Future”, or “a u-turn for uTurn…”

Last Tuesday night I walked through the Youth House while Lourdes was leading Jam for the Lamb. The year was 2010, but it could have been 2003 or so. Read more »

The Pulse January 12, 2009

“Parenting Teenagers”

“GET OUT OF MY LIFE, BUT FIRST CAN YOU DRIVE ME AND SARAH TO THE MALL”!!??   That is the title of a book Read more »

The Pulse January 8, 2009

“Bring your trees”

This Sunday is the big fire!! Our tradition for the past few years Read more »

The Pulse December 23, 2009

“Christmas Carols”

“Some of our greatest theology is in our Christmas carols.” Read more »

The Pulse December 15, 2009


I was so busy today that I decided to Read more »

The Pulse December 2, 2009

The Spiritual Growth weekly beat.

I am so impressed with Dave Barlow.  Have you heard him speak of the “Bible Read Through” group?  In the Thanksgiving evening worship service, Dave gave thanks for many things in our church, mostly this read-through-the-Bible group. Read more »

The Pulse November 10, 2009

“Get Quiet”

I love the quote from Geri Scazzero, “silence is one of the languages of God.” Read more »

The Pulse October 20, 2009

“The Other 30%”

All is not lost. God is not limited to our statistics or our patterns. Last week I made the point Read more »

The Pulse October 13, 2009

“Does Sunday School Matter?”

If kids go to Sunday school does it have any effect on their lives? If teenagers go to Sunday school, does it have any effect on their lives? For that matter, if these kids and teens go to church or Youth Group does it matter?

Let me ask the question another way? Is it worth my effort as a parent to get my kids to church, SS, youth group on a regular basis?

Well, I suspect you know where I am going with this, but let me qualify my answer. Read more »

The Pulse October 6, 2009

I had to stop…”

I pulled over on the way home. I took out my planner and wrote in the dates. The men’s retreat this past weekend at Lake Champion was so good, so important for all the men that went, that I wanted to mark the dates…, October 1-3, 2010. Read more »

The Pulse September 29, 2009

“Too Many Good Things!”

This is a week when I want to send out 2 or 3 Pulses. There are so many opportunities to take advantage of.  So, let me just briefly remind you, with a bit of persuasion, Read more »

The Pulse September 21, 2009


Can we know God, can we grow as Christians, if we don’t know ourselves? I  encourage you to join us Read more »

The Pulse August 25, 2009

It Happened Before It Happened”

I love Yogi-isms, and this Yogi-ism, Read more »

The Pulse August 18, 2009

“Laying the Foundation…, with a blanket?”

This is a story of knitters, missionaries, and missionary knitters. It goes like this. Read more »

The Pulse August 12, 2009

“Where have all the children gone?”

Summer is obvious at the Hopewell Reformed Church. One indicator is the number of people missing? What are they all up to? Are they home watching the Food Channel or reruns of Sponge Bob? Read more »

The Pulse July 28, 2009

“The Bible still Happening…”, for you at home.

I am sending you the basic template for how we approached Read more »

The Pulse July 14, 2009

“The Bible Happens…”

As you know, I had the opportunity last Wednesday night and Sunday morning to lead us in a class and sermon called, “The Bible Happens.” This is a way of looking at the scriptures to see how they speak to our lives, regardless of how much we do or don’t know about the history and culture of Biblical times. Read more »

The Pulse July 7, 2009

“The Bible Happens and…”

Did Jonah really get swallowed by a whale? Did Adam and Eve really talk with a serpent? Are these ancient stories true? Did they really happen?

I think a better question is, “Do they still happen?” Read more »

A Message from the Elders

The Elders are elected to oversee the spiritual health of the church. The members of your current Board of Elders are: Shireen Gilbert, Nelson Nieves, Stephanie Patton, Kevin Warren and Matt Williams. Please contact any of us if you have questions or comments. You can also reach us at elders@hrcrca.org.

The Pulse June 11, 2009

“Confirmation Class”

Once again we have enthusiastically welcomed a new group of  ‘professing Christians’ into our church. This year’s Confirmation Class, and their mentors, are: Read more »

The Pulse May 2, 2009

“Upcoming Events”

BIBLE 101. You can learn the Bible. We can help. Read more »

The Pulse May 26, 2009

“Is it your turn?”

Is it your turn to take Read more »

The Pulse May 19, 2009

“Never Leave Your Partner Alone”

I want to be a better husband. That is the net effect. That is the inspiration I received. Today, I want to be a better husband. Read more »

The Pulse May 12, 2009

“Finally, Second Fiddle”

I give Lourdes a lot of credit.

She has such a heart for worship. She has been leading kids (and adults) in our church into worship for years. Read more »

The Pulse April 28, 2009

“Another Survey???!!!”

Yes, but this one is brief and fun. Please answer these questions and email me your responses. Read more »

The Pulse April 21, 2009

“An Invitation and a Story”

The Invitation
How has the issue of homosexuality affected you, personally? Most of us can talk about a family member, a friend, a situation, that has affected how we think about this issue. Some of us have had our beliefs challenged by these stories. This will be the emphasis of our discussions this Wednesday night, April 22, when we begin the Homosexuality Dialogues. Some of you have told me that you will be there. Thanks. Read more »