A SAFE COMMUNITY OF FAITH THAT WELCOMES AND REACHES OUT TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, liberals, conservatives, republicans, democrats, libertarians, foreigners, engineers, musicians, CULTURES, ECONOMIC STATUSES, RACES, teachers, refugees, muslims, hindus, jews, atheists, agnostics, people of faith, russians, SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS, GENDER IDENTITIES, AND iraqis, americans, gays, bi, pan, queer, doubters, sons, daughters, old, young, women, men, LIFE EXPERIENCES; TREATING EACH AS WE rich, poor, broken, abused, fit, fat, ignorant, educated, pierced, tattooed, arrogant, meek, shy, WISH TO BE TREATED, LOVING EACH OTHER AND confident, white, black, brown, and olive skinned, laity and clergy, right, wrong, weak, strong ... GOD IN THE WAY OF JESUS.
- Volunteers in our Property Day and Farmington Hills Litter Walk
- Volunteers and participants of Wednesday's RnR
COFFEE BAR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Coffee Bar is looking for additional volunteers on Sunday mornings. This is a great way to meet people! Volunteer as much or as little as you like. Pick your Sunday, your service and help welcome everyone to Hope! Training is provided. Contact the office at 248-553-7170 or email for more information or to sign up.
We have been blessed with the donation of a piano, however, need help picking it up and moving it to Hope. If you can help, please call the office at 248-553-7170.
SCRIPTURE 1 Timothy 4:12
12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
- The Slayton Family - Robert, Karen, Emily and Allison
- The Sostakas Family - Jonas, Becky, Jonas and Jillian
- Marsha Spannagel
- Dave and Julie Spivey
- Nancy Starr and Kelsey Voss
Do you have a Prayer Request? Click here or visit Hope's website (click on the Welcome tab and then on Prayer Request from the dropdown menu) and fill out the online form to have your request heard.
Tuesdays 10:30am @ The Way (Abbey Park) - Everyone
Wednesdays 10:00am @ Farmington Hills - Everyone (no Bible Study on May 1st)
NEW MEMBER CLASS
Sunday, May 5th @ 12:15pm
Light lunch provided
Child Care provided
Here at HOPE we realize that there are no 'requirements' to be a part of God's family. Jesus asked people to 'Come and Follow' and those people learned more along the way. We operate in much the same way!
We don't ask you to know anything specific, to recite some creed or even pray a certain prayer. We take our lead from Jesus and say "come and follow" and together, we will all learn along the way. Together we will learn more about God, creation, Jesus, service, etc.
The "Orientation" is just that ... an orientation to Hope Lutheran Church. We will discuss our history, our vision, our understanding of God's call of us and how we hope to carry that mission out. We give you the relationships and understanding to navigate how we operate as a church family.
So ... interested in making Hope YOUR church home? Interested in participating in God's work through Hope? We invite you to COME AND FOLLOW! It's as simple as that!
LGBTQIA PANEL DISCUSSION
Wednesday, May 15th @ 6:30pm
In celebration of Hope’s Reconciled In Christ (RIC) anniversary, we are inviting all members, family, and friends to a LGBTQIA Panel Discussion where Hope members share their unique experiences. The topic for this discussion: Identifying as LGBTQIAand Faithful Christian.The discussion will be held on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Family Center as part of Faith Talk.
SPRING MUSICAL "IN THE IMAGE"
Saturday, May 18th @ 7pm
Sunday, May 19th @ 9:30am
Save the date!
Monday, May 27th
Hope's office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
AN ALL ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Are you thinking about Christmas? We are! Our very own Chris Childers is writing an original production for Christmas and needs your help. If you’d like to be an actor, a dancer, a chorus member, or a part of the tech team, please register online.
Did you have an item - picture, memento, etc. - that was hanging on the wall outside the Sanctuary that you would like back? If so, let us know by calling 248-553-7170.
Book Club @ the Way (Abbey Park)
May 3rd @ 12:00pm
Please call 248-553-7170 for details
Monthly Potluck Lunch
May 15th @ 11:30am
Join us for our monthly potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the conversation!
Description: This trip is an opportunity to serve others as Jesus has taught us to. We will be leaving Sunday afternoon, July 7th right after the 11:00am service and we will be returning early afternoon Friday, July 12th.
Age Group: This trip is for incoming freshman (those finishing 8th grade) through graduating Seniors.
Adult Leaders: If you're interested in attending as an adult leader, please contact Donnie.
Cost: Youth $150, Adult Leaders $0
The cost includes everything needed for the week EXCEPT money for food on the drive there and back AND spending money.
Description: Leadership Lab is a week long camp embracing leadership, wrestling with ones faith, building friendships that will last a lifetime, and a ton of fun! Please note that there are two registrations for Leadership Lab, one for Hope which is for transportation and one for the event itself.
If you have a little time and can fill one (or more) open food drive shifts at Busch's in Farmington Hills, C.A.R.E.S. in Farmington Hills would appreciate your support! READ MORE
SERVICE TEAM MEETING
Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00-8:30pm
Service Team will be meeting on May 7th from 7:00-8:30pm at C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills located at 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington, MI 48336. This meeting will include a tour of the facility as well as the regular meeting.
All members and friends of Hope interested in supporting the Refugee family that we are co-sponsoring with Samaritas is encouraged to join the orientation session on Wednesday, May 8th from 6-8pm in Hope's Family Center. This orientation session will cover what the New American Family program is, our co-sponsorship commitment, and cultural training specific to the family with which we will be matched. A meal will be provided and this session will replace both Faith Talk and Book Study on this night. If you attended last week's session, this session will cover different topics.
In preparation for service projects that will be a part of our “Detroit Three Day Service Adventure” that will be held on June 28-30, 2019, each month we will be collecting different items. For April, we will be collecting:
multipacks of combs, washcloths, and bar soap
All items collected will be included in our "Bags of Hope" to give to those in need.
If you are planning ahead, upcoming donation requests will include washcloths, small size toiletries, and refillable water bottles. Please place items in the marked bin in the Welcome Center.
Neighborhood House - Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Noodles, and Spaghetti Sauce
Active Faith - Soup (Canned and Dry)
First Step - Cell Phones (new and used) and chargers
Heartline Women's Shelter - Regular and sample size toiletries, make-up, and basic care items
Lion's Club - Eyeglasses (new and used)
Marantha Prison Ministry - Devotionals and Bibles (new and used)
Hope's Wednesday evening schedule runs September through May (June in some instances). Check out Hope's Website for details, schedules, and sign ups for the events below.
5:30-8:00pm - Meal
6:00-8:00pm - Child Care
6:00-7:30pm - Quest (Confirmation) for kids 5th grade through 8th grade
6:00-8:00pm - Orientation for New American Family program
6:30-7:30pm - SONShine Performers for kids K through 6th grade
6:30-7:30pm - Faith Talk (cancelled this week)
6:30-7:30pm - W.M.M.A. Training & Development
7:30-8:30pm - EDGE and EDGE X for kids 7th grade through 12th grade
7:30-8:30pm - Pastor Rob's Book Study (cancelled this week)
PUSHPAY - A NEW WAY TO GIVE
Hope is moving to a new online giving platform called PushPay and we need your help. If you currently use VANCO to send online giving, we are asking that you cancel that and start your online giving through PushPay. For details and links, please see Hope's website. If you have questions about the changeover, please call the office at 248-553-7170.
GIVE TO HOPE
There are many ways to give to Hope including General Fund, Capital Fund, Hunger Fund, Memorial Fund, Christ In Action Fund, or even Hope's wish list. To give to any of these, click here
To see the Financial Update through January 2019, click here
In addition to the direct donations above, consider using AmazonSmile when you shop on Amazon. A simple set up (instructions found here) and Hope will receive a portion of your qualified purchases.
2019 Offering Envelopes are available in the office by calling 248-553-7170 or by sending an email. If you are giving online and will not be picking up your envelopes, please let us know.