Hope 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.
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 our events, as well as other events in the community that may interest Hope members and friends.
- Sunday, April 30 - Reconciling in Christ - 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Our community is in an ongoing conversation about our core value to be welcoming, especially to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All are invited to join us for lunch and conversation.
- Friday, May 5 - Movies @ Hope Presents "Kitchen Stories" - 7:30 pm. Join us for this delightful Norwegian comedy from 2003. It’s the 1950s and the Swedish Home Research Institute, concerned about wasted steps, sends efficiency experts to rural Norway to document the kitchen routines of bachelors. Join us as proper, high-minded expert meets quirky bachelor, with hilarious results. Paul Thompson introduces this unique tale of conformity vs. rebellion, and will lead the discussion afterwards. As always, admission and refreshments are free.
- Sunday, May 7 - Reconciling in Christ - 11:30 am-1:00 pm
- Sunday, May 14 - Children's Sunday School - 9:00 am
Children's Sunday School
We want kids to know that God loves them. So we support kids and families growing in faith together. The second Sunday of each month, we have Sunday School 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 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 2016-17 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
Hope invites members, friends, and students to stay after worship on designated Sundays in March, April, and May, enjoy lunch, and learn about the Reconciling in Christ process we’re re-starting. We are doing this activity as a part of the collaborative ministry with The Humble Walk 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.
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 Pastors
Learn about Pastor Julie Bringman and Pastor Ray Ranker, their previous experiences, and their ministry at Hope.
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Hope's Little Free Library
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.
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Hope's 2008-2009 renovation project was funded with a loan from the ELCA Mission Investment Fund.