Everyone is welcome to participate in the following events at Hope. Check the calendar (or click on a date on the calendar in the sidebar) for more details about events listed here, as well as other events in the community that may interest Hope members and friends.
Hope Welcomes Pastor Richard Hoehn as Interim
Pastor Richard A. Hoehn began serving as Hope's interim pastor on October 1, 2014.
He has a rich background in both social ministry and theology. He worked for many years at the Bread for the World Institute, starting as a community organizer and rising to the position of director. Prior to this, Pastor Hoehn was an associate professor of Church in Society at the Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. At the seminary, he expanded the social conscience of the school by introducing courses in Mexican-American Culture and Women in American Culture. He also supervised seminarians in their first experiences being a pastor in a church.
Pastor Hoehn is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from the University of Chicago.
Pastor Hoehn served as the interim pastor at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Montgomery Village, MD from 2011-2012.
Our TransitionA key portion of our transition process is a series of conversations after worship and fellowship. These conversations are facilitated by Hope’s Transition Team and address different areas of challenge and opportunity as we navigate the pastoral transition while continuing the vision/mission work that was begun earlier this year. Members and friends are encouraged to participate. Further information and resources are available on our Transition page.
We Make the Road by Walking Discussion Group
Hope members and friends are invited to participate in discussion of We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. Discussion group members participated in a Skype conversation with McLaren on October 7. Several copies of the book are available at Hope, and it is also available at Barnes and Noble bookstores and for Nook and Kindle. Feel free to join us even if you have not read the meditation assigned to each week.
Movies at Hope is a film series dedicated to enriching our community by presenting documentary and feature films that explore the environmental, social, moral, and spiritual issues that define our time. Join us for films that make you think! Admission is free; donations accepted. All are welcome. Mark your calendar now for our full schedule!
To access the members' website, use "Create an Account" below the calendar in the sidebar to the right. If your account has already been activated, simply log in.
Year-Round Gift Giving Through Gifts of Hope
Celebrating its 22nd year, Gifts of Hope now offers year-round gift-giving and donation opportunities on its website, www.giftsofhopedc.org.
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Hope's 2008-2009 renovation project was funded with a loan from the ELCA Mission Investment Fund.
WorshipSunday 10 am
Child care is available.
Adult Education Forums
An adult education series will begin on January 4, to be held after the worship service and coffee hour/fellowship (11:15 am). Check our News page for details.
The Monday evening We Make the Road by Walking group is continuing to meet through Advent. Check our home page for details.
Catch up with news from Hope by reading the newsletter each week.
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Come to the About Us section to find out what our nurturing community of believers is all about!
Learn about the Scientists in Congregations resources developed at Hope.
What is the ELCA?
Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, its history, and current events on our About the ELCA page.