Window to Hope’s History: Christmas Vespers

A quiet moment as Hope readies its celebration of Christmas Vespers in Dimnent Memorial Chapel in this undated image from the college’s collection in the Joint Archives of Holland. A beloved part of Advent in West Michigan for more than 75 years, Christmas Vespers provides an opportunity to step away from the intensity of the semester’s closing weeks and the busyness of life in general, and to reflect in fellowship on the meaning of the season.