June 06, 2023


Worship With Us In-Person or Online at 9:30 am!

 Cross on baptismal fontHope's worship service is both in-person and online at 9:30 am (summer worship schedule for June and July). (Note: Our usual worship time is 10:30 am.)

In-Person Attendees:

  • Please check our instructions for in-person worship. Masks are optional but encouraged. If you are sick or have been exposed recently to someone who is, please stay home and join us online.
  • Please see the most recent newsletter for information about remaining comfortable in view of the lack of air conditioning this summer.

Online Attendees:

  • Join worship here (meeting ID 840 5599 7546; passcode 112233).
  • Open or download the bulletin here (the link is added near the end of each week).

If you need dial-in numbers for worship or online events listed below, see the most recent newsletter. Past bulletins can be found here.

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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 and expression, 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 9:30 am for worship!

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

Directions and map

Ongoing and Upcoming Events

BaptismEveryone is welcome to participate in the following events of the Hope community and beyond. Check the most recent newsletter for additional events and/or more information.


  • Sundays - Humble Walk Student Dinner and Worship - Resumes in the fall.

  • Tuesdays, Once a Month - Hope Delivers Lunch to the Prince George's County Day Center - 1 pm. Upcoming dates: June 20 and July 18.

  • Tuesdays, June 6 through August 15 - Faith Conversation Group - 7-8 pm. The group will not meet on June 19 or July 4. See below for more information.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays - Community Meals from College Park UMC. Order your carry-out dinner from College Park United Methodist Church and support local people in need. Order here. Further information is available here.


  • Sunday, June 18 - Blessing the Bus Journey - after worship
  • Tuesday, June 20 - Franklins Fundraiser to Benefit CUCE - all day. Visit Franklins any time to eat in or out, carry out, buy a gift certificate, or shop in the general store. Your purchases benefit the day center run by CUCE for those in need in our community. However, you must show your receipt to the host -- Franklins donates a generous 20 percent of your bill to CUCE!

Hope provides space for the following ongoing activities:

  • Saturdays - Living Water Seventh Day Adventist Congregation

Faith Conversation Group

This summer, Hope is providing a conversation group where people are invited to listen to a podcast, discuss it together, create some community, and keep one another in prayer. The podcast is hosted by Pastor Brian McLaren and reflects on the theme of staying Christian in a changing world. The group meets on Tuesdays from 7-8 pm in person; see the ongoing events listing above. Start listening here. Topics for June: June 6 - Episode 1, Introduction to Season 4; June 13 - Episode 2, Include and Transcend; June 26 - Episode 3, Start with the Heart.

Donate to Hope

Your generosity helps us continue to be the Body of Christ in and for the world. As we continue to seek ways to be faithful and look for opportunities to serve our neighbors, we encourage you to be faithful in your giving. You may donate to support Hope's ministries in the following ways:

  • Give online using the "Donate" button at the top of this page.
  • Mail checks to Hope at the address at the top of the sidebar.
  • Text your donation to 844-904-1808 and enter the amount you want to give in the message space. You will need to register the first time, even if you are registered with Vanco for online giving or the mobile app. Video instructions.
  • Use the GivePlus mobile app. Download the app from the app store on your phone. Search for Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church or zip code (20740). If you have an online account with Vanco, sign in with your email address. If you don't have an account, you can create one. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation.

Parking at Hope

Parking remains free for all worship services and for church volunteers during the week.  Hope has, however, joined a professionally managed parking program called ParkPoolr. People who are not part of the Hope community will scan a QR code on signs in the upper parking lot to pay for hourly or daily parking.

It's OK to Not Be OK

These are still unusual times. Many people are still anxious and isolated. Of course God is with us. And things may be really hard. You don't have to go through this alone. Call any of these free numbers for support from trained individuals, or simply for someone to talk to.

Reconciling in Christ

RIC Logo 2020 Hope members voted unanimously on November 19, 2017 that Hope become a Reconciling in Christ congregation and to adopt our Welcoming Statement. We publicly affirm that all people are welcome here, and welcome to be fully themselves. Hope has compiled a list of resources for LGBTQ individuals and others in the congregation and community.

Anti-Racist Resources

New artworkWe are called as Christians to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. In living this out, we are called to amplify the voices of our black and brown siblings. In addition to organizing a book study group and an anti-racist parenting group last year, Hope created a list of educational and support resources. This list includes books, podcasts, black-owned businesses in College Park, petitions, people to follow, and more to help you support and advocate for your neighbors.

Hope's Music YouTube Channel

If you love the music that our former church musician Alex and others share on Sunday mornings, you will be glad to know you can re-watch some of your favorites. Follow this link to listen or watch. Thanks be to God for the gift of music! Share the link freely with others who may enjoy it.

Pastor Julie BringmanMeet Our Pastor

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

Members' Website

If your account has already been activated, log in at the appropriate space in the sidebar to the right. Unfortunately, we have had to remove the "Create an account" link because of spamming. If you would like access to the content on the members' website, please call, email, or use the Contact Us page to get in touch.

Hope's Little Free Library

Check out our Little Free Library! Take a book - leave a book.

Hope is on Facebook

Find "Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center" on Facebook and then click to "like" us.

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

Photo credit (baptismal font): Naviimpressions.com




Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740


office.hopecp @ gmail.com


Worship (In-Person and Online)Sunday 9:30 am (June and July)
Our worship space is on the upper level. Child care is available.

Children's Sunday SchoolOur program is currently on pause.

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 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


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