Summer Connections // 2016

This summer we will once again provide you with opportunities

to connect, grow & go through Summer Connections!

These are groups formed around common interests such as reading, golf, photography, or running. These groups will be great places to get connected at Alive, and a fantastic opportunity to be missional by inviting others to join you! 

Ways to get Connected this summer!

Check out a some great ways that you can stay connected during the summer at Alive & also connect others! 

  • Golf Club  //  Saturdays  //  5:30pm

    Calling all golf lovers! This is the group "fore!" you. Anyone is welcome (even if you don't golf). Swing away, and then head out to dinner with us. Any skill level welcome. All we need is fro you to sign up one week in advance. We'll do the rest. 

    • June 4 // Ironwood $15(walk), $21(ride)
    • June 25 // Gleneagle $15  (incl cart)
    • July 30 // Western Greens $17 (incl cart). Grilling at course afterward
    • August 27 // Crestview $20 (incl cart)
    Contact • Sign Up // Jeff & Stephanie Elders & Brian Scholten
    Sign Up // Click here to sign up online or sign up at Discipleship Kiosk!

    Join us for an awesome time of worship and celebration this summer! In June we will worship & celebrate the NYC Mission trip and listen to stories from their trip. In August we’ll worship & celebrate the amazing summer we had of connecting with others! Don’t miss it! 

    • June 22 // NYC Mission Trip Review // 7pm @Alive
    • August 28 // Summer Connections Celebration // 7pm @Alive

    Location // At Alive (263 Church St. Jenison) 

    Contact // Carrie Rodgers // Kerri Clark

  • Students @Alive // Mixed dates & times

    Calling all students! We have some great ways to stay connected this summer! Mark your calendars & join us in some awesome fun!


    • June 22: Beach Day // 1-4pm // Meet @263 (weather permitting)  
    • July 13: Summer Hang Out // 1-4pm // at Kopczynski’s  
    • August 17: 78 Michigan's Adventure (More details to come)

    Senior High

    • July 10: Senior High Beach Day // 12:30-4pm (weather permitting) 
    • August 14: Canoeing/Tubing // 12-3pm (Location TBD)

    78ers & Senior High  

    • Bible and Pancakes: every Tuesday (beginning June 21) // 10:30-12pm  
    • June 28: Whitecaps Game // Cost is $11 // must be signed up!  
    • June 29: Lovefeast // 5-8pm // pick up/drop off @263

    Contact/Sign Up // Tyler Kregel

  • Community Clean Up // August 20 // 10am

    Join us @ 263 to GO out into our community together to bring LIFE! We will start @ 263 and work our way out to the surrounding businesses & neighborhoods to pick-up trash and make our community look great! Lunch will be provided afterward.

    Date & Time // Saturday, August 20 @10AM-12PM

    Cost // FREE event with T-shirt included; any donations for food or T-shirt will go directly back to supporting our local community

    Contact // Dan Hoffman

    Sign Up // Click here to sign up or sign up at the Discipleship kiosk on Sunday! 

    (Sign-up deadline to guarantee a T-shirt is Wednesday, August 10)

  • Mountain Biking // Thursdays // 7pm

    Got a mountain bike that's just sitting in your garage? Pull it out, dust it off, bring it to a bike shoe and make sure it works. Then put your faith & trust in Tyler & Colten. They are going to lead you on some awesome trails this summer. Helmet required... and maybe some bandaids.

    • June 23 // Merrell Trail
    • July 7 // Cannonsburg state Game Area
    • August 4 // Upper Mac in Zeeland
    • August 18 // Cannonsburg Ski Area Trail

    **Dates are subject to change.  

    Locations // Meeting at trailhead(weather premitting) which will be announced the week of here & on Facebook. 

    Contact/Sign Up // Tyler Kregel & Colten Zwart

  • Run & Walk // Wednesdays // 7pm

    Are you a runner or a walker? This is the group for you! All skill and endurance levels are welcome. You won’t feel alone... we will make sure you have someone to stick with. Come and be fit - you’ll fit right in! It's a great way to walk your dog too! 

    Dates // 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 (8/17 is CANCELED)

    Location // Meet at Johnson Park - second parking lot

    Contact // Karl & Jessica Jager

  • Euchre Nights // mixed nights // 7pm

    You won't want to 'pass' on a fun night playing cards with friends. Don't know how to play Euchre? No problem, we will teach you! Partners will change up so it's a great time to meet people. Nothing can 'trump' this game... bring your friends! 

    Dates // Thursday: June 23; Tuesdays: July 12, July 26 and August 9

    Location // Alive Ministries

    Contact // Tami Lukaart

    Sign Up // Click here to sign up to attend the next Euchre Night. 

  • Music In the park // Tuesdays // 5-8pm

    Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and bring the entire family (or a friend, neighbor, co-worker) to join us in community for a brand new summer music series at the newly renovated Rosewood Park!

    Dates // 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

    Location // Rosewood Park , Jenison

    Cost // FREE event & kid’s activities (food vendors & Farmers Market extra)

    Contact // Dan Hoffman

  • Paddling (Canoe/Kayak) // August 6 // 9AM meet at Alive

    Looking for some great outdoor fun & adventure? Well we have just the thing for you... a paddling trip! Join us this summer for a relaxing trip down a beautiful river in Grand Haven. Hot days are perfect for floating and enjoying the scenery. You will want to sign up for this for sure! 

    Date & Location // 8/6 meet at Alive at 9am & travel to Lakeshore Kayak Rental, Grand Haven

    Cost // Rentals $28/single kayak and $55/double kayak

    Contact // Dan Kroll

    Sign Up // Click here to sign up or sign up at Discipleship kiosk on Sunday!

  • famiy bowling night // August 10 // 6:30pm

    Join us at the bowling alley for a fun evening of connecting and knocking down pins! Bring your family, invite a neighbor, or just show up to meet someone new and enjoy a great evening of fun for all ages! 

    Date & Time // Wednesday, August 10 @6:30-8:30PM

    Location // Hudsonville Lanes

    Cost // $3/person (includes shoes & 2 games of bowling); may want to bring extra money for food & drinks

    Contact // Dan Hoffman

    Sign Up // Click here to sign up or sign up at the Discipleship kiosk on Sunday!

  • 3D Bow Shoot // CANCELED

    Bring your bow to Alive's 2nd Annual 3D Bow Shoot! Take aim at life-like targets and test your skill in some shooting contests with prizes. All skill levels welcomed. Bring your own bow... and may the odds be ever in your favor. Event is free with lunch provided. 

    Date // Saturday, September 17 @9:30am

    Location // Aaron Clark's (2962 Thrasher Ln Hudsonville)

    Contact • Sign Up • RSVP // Aaron Clark

    Sorry but due to unforeseen circumstance the 3D Bow Shoot

    has been canceled! 

  • Book Club  //  Thursdays  //  7pm

    Tired of sitting alone at Barnes and Noble? Looking to read a good book this summer buy don't know where to start? Look no farther... just join the Book Club! They will be reading and discussing the following books. All are welcome to join for some great book discussion, fellowship & dessert! 

    • May 19 // The Language of Flowers, a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • June 16 // Voice in the Night, the true story of a man and the miracles that are changing Africa by Surprise Sithole
    • July 21 // The Charm Bracelet, a novel by Viola Shipman

    Location // Cheryl Glashower's

    Contact • Sign Up // Cheryl Glashower

  • Men's softball // Mondays // 6:15, 7:10, 8:05PM

    Come on out Monday nights to cheer on & support the Alive softball team. Sit in the bleachers or bring your own lawn chair. They might not be the Detroit Tigers but hey it's free and fun! And after the game they go out for ice cream!

    Dates // June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

    Softball Tournaments - August 8 at 6:50pm at VanderWal North (Port Sheldon Sport Complex). If they win the first game they will play a second at 7:45pm. Click here for more Tournament Info. 

    Location // Hughes Park, Hudsonville (field #1)

    Contact // Greg Kuiper

    ** Click Here for the Softball schedule to check on game times!

  • Photography 101  //  Mondays  //  7pm

    Do you love photography? Do you have an DSLR Camera and want to learn and discover some new techniques? Do you like to practice while you learn? Then join the Photography Group and get clicking with some other creative people. 

    Dates // June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8

    Location // Alive Ministries

    Contact • Sign Up // Chippy Townsend

  • community Games // July 27 // 5-8pm

    Show up with your family or sign-up to volunteer for this great community event that brings local churches & ministries together to bring LIFE to our community! Activities include carnival games, food, petting zoo, face-painting & a family services expo.

    Date & Time // Wednesday, July 27 // 5-8PM

    Location // Hudsonville Fairgrounds

    Contact/Sign Up // Dan Hoffman

  • Family skating night // July 20 // 6:30pm

    Take a skate down memory lane with a great evening of connecting… on roller skates (or blades if you prefer). Bring your family, invite a neighbor, or just show up to meet someone new and enjoy a great evening of fun for all ages! 

    Date & Time // Wednesday, July 20 @6:30-8:30PM

    Location // Tarry Hall

    Cost // $4 per skater, FREE roller skate rental, $1 rollerblade rental; may want to bring extra money for food & drinks.

    Contact // Dan Hoffman 

    Sign Up // Click here to sign up!

  • Whitecaps Game // June 28 // 7pm

    Nothing says summer like an American favorite... baseball! Come join us for a Whitecaps baseball game on June 28. It's fun for the whole family! It's Dime hot dog night. Tickets are $11 and available at Alive. 

    Date & Time // Tuesday, June 28th @7pm

    Location // 5/3 Ball Park

    Contact // Carrie Rodgers

    Sign Up // ended June 5th... sorry!

  • family LIFE dinner // July 6 // 6pm

    It’s kind of like a family reunion with people you want to be with. The whole Alive Family (young & old!) is invited to join us @263 for an inter-generational family-style dinner with table topic discussion. After the meal we will move out into community for some extended family fun! 

    Date & Time // Wednesday, July 6 - 6-8 PM

    Location // Alive Ministries

    Cost // FREE

    Contact // Dan Hoffman

    Sign Up // at Discipleship Kiosk or Click here!

  • We Are the Church // June 16 // 6:30pm

    Help us connect to those who are searching for hope but might be too afraid to attend a regular church service. Alive will be leading a worship service for those who come to the “We are the Church” gathering which is offered by Love Inc.

    Date & Time // Thursday, June 16 // 6:30PM (brochure time was incorrect... sorry!)

    Location // Hillcrest CRC, Hudsonville

    Contact // Susan LaClear

  • Slip N Slide // June 18 // 12-5pm

    Bring your family & friends to this fun community event for a great kick-off to summer fun! Activities include 40x150 ft slip n slides, bounce houses, food vendors & a variety of kid’s activities!

    Date & Time // Saturday, June 18 from 12-5PM

    Location // Rosewood Park

    Cost // $1 wristband includes slip n slide, bounce house, dunk tank & toddler water park; bring extra money for food & drinks. 

    Contact // Dan Hoffman

  • Finding who you are // Mondays // 7pm

    Have you ever wondered who you are? Or who your family was? Then you won’t want to miss out on this workshop which offers an

    in-depth review of methods, tools and resources for exploring your family's history. 

    Dates // 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

    Location // At Alive (263 Church St. Jenison)

    Contact/Sign Up // Dale Cammenga

Summer Connections // 2015