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Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center is 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 recognize that for many people, “church” has not always felt like a welcoming place. 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. We are committed to the full inclusion of all people in our community and invite you to journey with us toward a deeper faith, mutual respect, greater love and understanding, and reconciliation through Jesus Christ. We invite you to read our full Welcoming Statement.

New and returning University of Maryland students are invited to worship with us and to participate in the life of our congregation.

Please join us at 10 am for worship

4201 Guilford Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-927-5508
Email: office.hopecp @ gmail.com

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Upcoming Events

IMG 3669 editedEveryone is welcome to participate in the following events at Hope. Ongoing events appear above the list of individual events. 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.

  • Sundays - Children's Sunday School - On break until the spring semester.
  • Sundays - Humble Walk Dinner and Worship - 5-7 pm. All students are welcome to participate.
  • Thursdays - Choir Rehearsal - 7:30-8:30 pm
  • Fridays, Moms in Community Support Group - Begins again in the spring semester.

  • Monday, December 9 - CUCE Fundraiser at Franklins - all day. Enjoy lunch or dinner (or carry-out) at Franklins in Hyattsville, and shop in the general store, to benefit the day center run by Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE). Franklin's will donate 20 percent of your before-tax total -- but you must show your receipt to the host to participate.
  • Wednesday, December 11 - Advent Soup Supper and Prayer - 6:30 for supper; 7:30 for prayer. At Hope.
  • Friday, December 13 - Movies@Hope Presents "Meet John Doe"- 7:30 pm. Celebrate the Christmas season with Frank Capra's "Meet John Doe." This 1941 classic stars Gary Cooper as "John Doe," an everyman who threatens to commit suicide on Christmas Eve as an act of protest -- and ends up launching an unlikely political movement. Film author Peter Guttmacher introduces this timely tale of the eternal struggle between cynicism and hope. As always, admission and refreshments are FREE!
  • Saturday, December 14 - Social Event: Cookie Exchange/Children's Sunday School Christmas Party - 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 17 - Hope Serves Lunch at the Prince George's County Day Center - 1:00 pm. Meet at Hope at 12:50 pm to carpool, or the Day Center at 1 pm.
  • Wednesday, December 18 - Advent Soup Supper and Prayer - 6:30 for supper; 7:30 for prayer. At St. John Lutheran Church in Riverdale.
  • Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Worship Service, 7:30 pm

Hope also provides space for the following ongoing activities of external organizations:

  • Mondays - AA Meeting - 7-8 pm. This is an open meeting and anyone is welcome.
  • Fridays - AA Meeting - 8-9 pm. This is an open meeting and anyone is welcome.
  • Saturdays - Living Water Seventh Day Adventist Congregation - 9:30 am-3 pm

Movies@Hope

Movies@Hope is a free 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 the fall 2019 movie schedule. 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

RIC logo_web-01Hope members voted unanimously on November 19, 2017 that Hope become a Reconciling in Christ congregation and to adopt our new Welcoming Statement. We engaged in a lengthy self-study process as we considered the opportunity to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation. We publicly affirm that all people are welcome here, and welcome to be fully themselves.

Children's Sunday School

We 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 two Sundays of each month at 9 am for children ages 2-10 (dates for the spring will be announced). 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.

Moms in Community Support Group

This program begins again in the spring! Pregnant? New mom? Breastfeeding? Drop in with your baby on Fridays (September 20-November 22 from 11 am-1 pm) for free support and connection. Meet other parents and parents-to-be. Relax with tea, snacks, and conversation. A professional lactation consultant (IBCLC) will be present to answer any questions and offer additional support. Older siblings are welcome. Come once or come to all of the sessions. Enter through the lower parking lot.

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Learn about Pastor Julie Bringman, her previous experiences, and her ministry at Hope.

Members' Website

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Hope's 2008-2009 renovation project was funded with a loan from the ELCA Mission Investment Fund.

 

 

Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740

301-927-5508

office.hopecp @ gmail.com

 

WorshipSunday 10 am

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

Newsletter

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

 

Movies@Hope

Check out the the fall 2019 movie schedule. 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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