July 20, 2018


IMG 3609 editedHope provides various learning and discussion activities for members and friends to grow in their knowledge and faith. We often hold adult education forums after worship, as either a series or a stand-alone discussion. Check our home page, newsletter, or calendar for information about adult forums, Bible study series, Scripture Mini-Retreats, and other activities.

This page includes information about learning opportunities for adults and children in 2018. Visit our pages describing our 2017, 2016, and 2015 adult education activities.

Children's Sunday School

IMG 4071 editedWe 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 on the second Sunday of each month at 9 am for children ages 2-10. 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.

2018 Activities

In March, a group gathered after worship to discuss "Music, Memories, and Me." The session consisted of a collaborative reflection on music in our faith lives and was based on ELCA workshop resources. Also in March, we gathered after worship to hear from a few local people who have connected with refugee resettlement because we are curious to learn more about how we might also support our neighbors who are refugees.

After Easter, we began a series of weekly conversations after worship to further consider our property and mission, in light of an offer from a developer to purchase a portion of our property, culminating in a vote taken in May.

Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740


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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! Hope is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Read our full Welcoming Statement.

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Our Core Values

We are ...

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


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



Check the home page for upcoming movies and the spring-summer 2018 movie schedule (please note: the new date for the June movie is June 8). 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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