November 11, 2019

About the ELCA

Regardless of your age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status in life, you are welcome to join this community of faith by the members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is an engaged, active body of people who put faith in God into action -- in millions of ways, all over the world. Join us!

The ELCA was formed more than 30 years ago. This new church was formed from three separate and well-established North American church bodies: the American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and the Lutheran Church in America. Beginning January 1, 1988, these churches, with shared beliefs and missions, officially formed the ELCA. Three decades later, this energized church is composed of more than 3.5 million members and 9,252 congregations across the US and Caribbean (as of December 2016). Today, the ELCA reflects the rich and diverse heritage of the people it serves.

As stated on the "ELCA Facts" page of ELCA.org, "The ELCA is committed to making the world a more just and peaceful place to live. Through programs, ministries and partnerships ELCA congregations, synods and the churchwide organization work every day to address inequities in political, economic and social systems and to end conflict and violence all over the world. We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world – together. This is Christ’s church. There is a place for you here."

For more information, visit the ELCA website.

Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740

301-927-5508

office.hopecp @ gmail.com

 

WorshipSunday 10 am

  • Child care is provided.
  • Our worship space is on the upper level.
  • Children's Sunday School - takes place the second and fourth Sundays of September, October, and November at 9 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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