December 2019

Advent Week 4: PEACE

Luke 2:13-14 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” Matthew 5:1-12 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, […]

Executive Director Bryan Mierau Announces Resignation

On Dec. 12, 2019, Center for Healing & Hope Executive Director Bryan Mierau submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors and it was accepted. Bryan will leave his position at the end of the month. The Board is in the process of hiring an interim executive director, who is expected to begin work in […]

Special Letter From Executive Director Bryan Mierau

Greetings, As we approach year-end, I’m reflecting on several themes that describe our organizational journey over the course of the last three years of my term as Executive Director at the Center for Healing & Hope. It has been a period of much growth. We’ve seen an increase of patient visits, added comprehensive medical and […]

Goshen Resident ID rounds out 2nd year

Two years since its launch in 2017, Goshen Resident ID (GRID) cards have become a familiar and accepted form of identification for Goshen residents. The Center for Healing & Hope began providing GRID cards to local residents to help people who are unable to get a driver’s license or other form of official identification.This includes […]

Creating efficiencies to meet greater needs

Three days a week, a line forms at the door of Plymouth United Church of Christ in the heart of Goshen, Indiana. The line starts at a set of glass double doors under a historic stained glass window and extends along a chain link fence surrounding the church’s memorial gardens. The line is made up […]

2019 Advent Devotional #3: JOY

Luke 2:8-11 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid’ for see–I am bringing you […]

2019 Advent Devotional #2: FAITH

Luke 2:1-7 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the […]

2019 Advent Devotional #1: HOPE

Zechariah 7:8-10 The word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another. Isaiah 9:6-7 For a child […]