August 20, 2017
 

Welcome!

IMG 3383 editedHope Lutheran Church and Student Center is an active community of believers, and Hope has a long tradition of community outreach and service. New and returning University of Maryland students are invited to worship with us and to participate in the life of our congregation.

Hope welcomes all who are seeking God's love and grace; our unity is in Christ. We hope you will join us for our worship service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

Please scroll down to see more about our upcoming activities, as well as featured information, and be sure to check the calendar for more detailed information.

Please join us at 10 am for worship

4201 Guilford Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-927-5508
Email: office.hopecp@gmail.com

Directions and map

Upcoming Events

IMG 3669 editedEveryone 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 our events, as well as other events in the community that may interest Hope members and friends.

  • Sunday, August 27 - First Humble Walk Students' Worship (Fall Semester) - 5-7 pm
  • Friday, September 8 - Movies @ Hope Presents "Disturbing the Peace" - 7:30 pm. Part of an effort at Hope to raise awareness of the tragic situation in the MIddle East, this stirring documentary from 2016 tells the story of Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who chose to drop their weapons and work instead to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The film will be introduced by Hope's own Karin Brown, Coordinator of the ELCA's "Peace Not Walls" campaign for justice in the Middle East, who will lead the discussion afterwards. As always, admission and refreshments are FREE.

Collecting School Supplies

We are nearing fall and the start of school. That means we are starting to collect school supplies for the children at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School. This is one of the ways we live our core value: Loving our Neighbors, Near and Far. Visit our News page to see what we are collecting, and please bring donations to the church between now and August 27. Then stay after worship that week to pack backpacks.

Children's Sunday School

We want kids to know that God loves them. So we support kids and families growing in faith together. During the school year, we have Sunday School the second Sunday of each month at 9 am for children ages 2-7. Children hear a Bible story, sing songs, play games, do crafts, and have a snack. Families are welcome to stay and participate with their children. If you would like to learn more, or if you have older children who also want to be involved, contact Pastor Julie.

Movies@Hope

Movies@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! Check out our fall 2017 movie schedule and take a look at the list of movies we have shown and discussed. Admission and refreshments are free; donations are accepted. All are welcome.

Reconciling in Christ

From March through May, Hope invited members and friends to stay after worship, enjoy lunch with Hope's congregation and Humble Walk students, and learn about the Reconciling in Christ process we’re re-starting. We are doing this activity as a part of the collaborative ministry and want to consider what it means to be truly welcoming to all people, especially people of all sexual orientations and gender identities,and publicly affirming that all people are welcome here, and welcome to be fully themselves. Further consideration of these topics will occur during the summer and fall.

Holy Land Travels

Hope and The Humble Walk (Lutheran Campus Ministry) are taking a trip to the Holy Land to walk with Christians in Jesus's homeland. We will visit some important sites and spend a lot of time in relationship with Christians and other peacemakers. Dates are December 28, 2017-January 8, 2018. Read the flier for more trip details, and to learn more, contact Pastor Ray.

Meet Our PastorsPastor Julie and Pastor Ray edited

Learn about Pastor Julie Bringman and Pastor Ray Ranker, their previous experiences, and their ministry at Hope.

Members' Website

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.

Hope's Little Free Librarylibrary edited

Have you noticed anything different in front of Hope? Check out our Little Free Library! A unique feature is the solar-powered LED lighting, allowing you to see what's available even if it's dark out. Take a book - leave a book.

Hope is on FacebookFind "Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center" on Facebook and then click to "like" us.

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Hope's 2008-2009 renovation project was funded with a loan from the ELCA Mission Investment Fund.

 

 

 

WorshipSunday 10 am

About Hope

Visit the About Us section to find out what our nurturing community of believers is all about and why we hope you will come worship with us!

 

Our Core Values

We are ...

  • Welcoming
  • Growing Disciples who Lead
  • Loving Our Neighbors, Near and Far

Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter includes all of the information you need about our activities and opportunities to serve.

 

Movies@Hope

Check the home page for upcoming movies and the fall 2017 movie schedule. Join us for movies that make you think! Take a look at the list of movies we have shown.

 

Christian Education

Visit our new Learning page to find out about the variety of adult education activities at Hope, as well as Children's Sunday School. Activities are always listed on the home page and in the newsletter and online calendar.

 

What is the ELCA?

Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, its history, and current events on our About the ELCA page.

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