October 29, 2020

News and Announcements

Please note that some information on this page is not applicable because we are not meeting in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coffee hour conversationHope's Weekly Newsletter

Check our weekly newsletter for all of the information you need.

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! Admission is free; donations are accepted. All are welcome. We are currently planning to offer movies both in person on our large patio (with a limited number of participants and following safe practices) and online.

Gathering the Children

We want kids to know that God loves them. So we support kids and families growing in faith together. Visit our Learning page to find out about our weekly children's Sunday School, which has moved online successfully during the pandemic.

Hope's Offering of Food

Please bring an item of non-perishable food, especially proteins, forward when you come to commune at the altar. It will be taken to the College Park Food Bank at the Church of the Nazarene, which serves local people in need. The food bank suggests: high protein items, baby food/supplies, healthy “on-the-go” food for people who may not have any means to cook; and healthy,easy-to-eat snacks such as granola bars, protein bars, dried fruit, and nuts. This offering of food will help others while witnessing to Hope’s commitment to community service. Participation is optional.

Introducing GivePlus!

Everything is a gift from God. We are called to be wise stewards of those gifts. One simple way to carry out our call is to support the church's mission through generous giving. Our new eGiving platform, GivePlus, allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions or make a quick, convenient one-time donation. You will be able to view your complete online giving history all at your own convenience, too.

Click on the Donate button at the top of this page. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions. Please contact the church office with questions. Many thanks for your generosity to our community and various ministries!

New Books in Hope's Library

Hope has a library of adult and children's spiritual books you can borrow to read at home. It is in the alcove in the narthex and in the white cabinet downstairs in the hallway outside the pastor's office. We have just added new books to the library, thanks to a Thrivent Action Grant.

Useful Links

Visit our page of useful links for all things Lutheran and other resources.

Year-Round Gift Giving Through Gifts of Hope

Gifts of Hope now offers year-round gift-giving and donation opportunities on its website, www.giftsofhopedc.org

Do You Have a Thrivent Account?Hope members who have Thrivent products of any kind can, at no cost, register to have Hope receive Thrivent money, which accrues to the company over and above its expenses. Because Thrivent is a not-for-profit company, it cannot hold on to profits.

Check Out Our Information KioskAnnouncements of upcoming events of special interest to our faith community are posted weekly on the information kiosk in the narthex.


Lord, When Did We See You in Need?Hope continues to receive requests by phone and at the door from people in need of daily basics. The current policy has been to provide gift cards for the pastor to distribute in response to such requests. It is suggested that gift cards for this endeavor be in amounts up to $25. These may be from CVS, Giant Food, or Safeway. You are also welcome to donate a Metro farecard in the amount of $20 or less for those persons who come to us with transportation needs. Donated gift cards may be given to Pastor Julie.

Equal Exchange Fair Trade CoffeeThis fairly-traded coffee is for sale in the narthex. The coffee is produced all over the world and comes to us through a partnership with Lutheran World Relief. The goal of fair trade is to create more equitable trading relationships between producers and consumers as an alternative approach to the international trade of many of the items we consume on a daily basis. The Coffee Project promotes the five major principles of fair trade:

  1. a fair price, including a guaranteed minimum price for agricultural products (the world market price for a given commodity such as coffee or cocoa is often lower than the cost of production);
  2. direct trade with cooperatives of small-scale farmers;
  3. affordable advanced credit offered to farmers;
  4. efforts to build long-term trading relationships; and
  5. practices that promote sustainable agriculture and protect biodiversity.

The cost of the coffee is $7 per bag. Please make your check payable to Hope and note “coffee” on the memo line.

Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740

301-927-5508

office.hopecp @ gmail.com

 

Online WorshipSunday 10:30 am

Online Children's Sunday SchoolSunday 9:00 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 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 the home page for the upcoming movie, and our Movies@Hope page for more information. Join us for movies that make you think!

 

 

 

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