Welcome to the Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. Our church is an active community of believers, and Hope has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. 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.
We especially welcome new and returning University of Maryland students to worship with us and to participate in the life of our congregation.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the following events at Hope. Other events in the community that may be of interest to Hope members and friends appear on the calendar page.
- Movies@Hope presents "A Christmas Carol" - Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm. Acclaimed by critics as the best of all versions of Dickens' beloved tale, the 1951 version has been newly re-released,in glorious black and white -- and will be preceded by a special feature! Join your family and friends for this special holiday treat. As always, admission and refreshments are free.
- Midweek Advent Services - Wednesday, December 11 and 18 at 7:30 pm. The Northern Prince George's County Cluster of ELCA congregations is offering two more midweek Advent services: December 11 at Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center, and December 18 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5820 Riverdale Road, Riverdale. Each service will be followed by a holiday dessert potluck.
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. Admission is free; donations accepted. All are welcome.
In the event of inclement weather or dangerous travel conditions, please do not go out if there is a risk to your safety. Hope will make every effort to keep the website updated as far as cancellations and changes, or please contact Pastor Vigen directly on his cell phone at 703-851-6353.
Hope received a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation to implement the Scientists in Congregations program (SIC), which allows for "a sustained, creative collaboration between practitioners in the fields of science ... and theology/faith practice." As part of the grant, Hope provided a major regional symposium in April 2012 focused on the perspective that faith and science do not need to be mutually exclusive, as well as two smaller events in 2013. Read more and watch videos from the events
Our pastor, The Rev. Dr. James B. Vigen, has been an inspiration to our community and our congregation. Read more.
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