December 16, 2017

Welcoming Statement

We are a community of growing disciples of Jesus Christ who love our neighbors, both near and far. We affirm that everyone is created in the image of God and is deserving of God’s love and grace. We embrace as gifts the diversity of our neighborhood and the world, and welcome all who seek community, connection, or a spiritual home.

We recognize that for many people, “church” has not always felt like a welcoming place. We proclaim this statement of welcome especially to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, and age. We embrace differences in relationship status, physical and mental ability, education, income, worldview, and political affiliation.

As a congregation with a deep and abiding relationship with the University of Maryland community, we are proud to be a place where life-long learning is celebrated and practiced. We welcome and engage with ideas and questions about God, faith, scripture, justice, love, forgiveness, and grace. We welcome those who believe, those who doubt, and those who want to believe. We work together to find meaning, provide comfort, and heal a divided world.

We are committed to the full inclusion of all people in our worship and ministries. We invite you to journey with us toward a deeper faith, mutual respect, greater love and understanding, and reconciliation through Jesus Christ.

~ Members of Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center – a congregation of the Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740

301-927-5508

office.hopecp@gmail.com

 

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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. Movies@Hope returns in February 2018.

 

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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