Shechem Grand Opening weekend

Thursday, August 25th-Saturday, August 27th 

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A Note From The Director 

Shechem is Coming!


We have written the phrase “Shechem at Hope Street, a community center on 26th and Capitol” probably 1,000 times in the last 2 years. Maybe even more than that. We have gotten to share the vision of Shechem at Hope Street seemingly endless times. We have written and shared stories about every member who has come through Hope Street’s doors in that time and even more about staff, potential members, board members, volunteers and even passerbys. People have been anticipating the arrival of Shechem.


In each thank you, proposal, update, phone call, resource fair, meeting, newsletter, social media post or presentation, we get the chance to bring more people into what is happening here on 26th and Capitol. And we are so compelled to do so because we have personally seen the ways God is at work here. Lives have been transformed in different ways: from reconciled relationships, freedom in recovery, new employment opportunities and simply the development of new healthy habits. Growth happens here, and the opportunity for more to experience this is foundational to the wellbeing of our community. An investment in Shechem at Hope Street, is an investment in vicious cycles being broken, new opportunities being awarded, and a stronger community.


We have shared the renderings, we have picked out furniture, and began planning the programming. Now we get to plan the Grand Opening. You can join us in making our debut to the community a success by considering one of the sponsorship opportunities below.


Shechem is Here. Thank you in advance for the ways you will make this event possible through your prayers, financial support, and attendance. We appreciate your support in spreading the word about the following sponsorship opportunities. Funds raised above and beyond the costs of the Grand Opening Weekend will go directly towards operations at Shechem.

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schedule of events

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Ribbon cutting celebration

Thursday, August 25th // 10am-12pm

We will have a short program celebrating Shechem's doors opening on this day! If this is something you would like to attend, please RSVP with Ashley at!

family celebration:
By Invite only 

Friday, August 26th // 5:30pm-9pm

Our Friday night celebration is for donors and members who made Shechem possible! While we would love everyone to be at all three events, we invite you to join us for our GRAND OPENING on SATURDAY. More information listed below!

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community Grand Opening!

Saturday, August 27th // 10am-2pm

Shechem is HERE! We look forward to celebrating with everyone on this very special day! No RSVP needed, just show up!

All Day (10am-2pm) Activities: 

  • Created-to-Create (Crafts)!

  • DJ Lolo featuring HYFIN Radio!

  • Tour Shechem!


  • Firewise BBQ Truck!

  • MFD Fire Truck Tour!

  • Special Guest for basketball shooting contest!


  • Pete's Pops! 

  • Activity in the gym!

other opportunities

Can't make it to the event but would still like to support Shechem?

Click the button above and donate today!

The building is almost complete and now we need to gather some of the detailed items to make it functional!

Check out our Shechem Wishlist!

We need volunteers for a variety of things throughout the weekend!


Email Brooke at if you're interested in volunteering!

Shechem Grand Opening Sponsors

In Honor of Sabrina Coleman // Harvester

Kevin & Dawn Kaine // Harvester

Pat McGowan // Nurturer

 John & Jennifer Michaels // Planter