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.
Hope's Offering of Food
Please bring an item of non-perishable food, especially proteins, forward when you come to commune at the altar. It will be taken to the College Park Food Bank at the Church of the Nazarene, which serves local needy people. The food bank suggests: high protein items, baby food/supplies, healthy “on-the-go” food for people who may not have any means to cook; and healthy,easy-to-eat snacks such as granola bars, protein bars, dried fruit, and nuts. This offering of food will help others while witnessing to Hope’s commitment to community service. Participation is optional.
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.
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.
Meet Our Pastors
Learn about Pastor Julie Bringman and Pastor Ray Ranker, their previous experiences, and their ministry at Hope.
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 24th 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.
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Check our weekly newsletter for all of the information you need about our activities and opportunities to serve.
We often hold adult education forums after worship, as either a series or a stand-alone discussion. Read more about adult education forums held in 2016 and 2015. Check our home page, newsletter, or calendar for information about Bible study series and Scripture Mini-Retreats, where we read an entire book of the Bible together. We are also beginning a children's ministry 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.