May 24, 2019
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- Volunteers and participants of Wednesday's RnR
- For donating items to the New American Family program
- Participants, volunteers, and attendees of the Spring Musical


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.

- Susan Thornton
- Lynn Trent
- Matt and Michelle Trueblood
- Thomas Tucker
- Tom Urbain, Krissy Conger Urbain, Leslie and Kassie Conger

Samuel 17:3-11 & 48-51

3 The Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. 6 He had greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him. 8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “Today I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

48 When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David’s hand. 51 Then David ran and stood over the Philistine; he grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him; then he cut off his head with it.

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
Monday, May 27th

Hope's office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
May 29th at 6:00pm
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.

Grab-A-Square & Sew!

Can you sew a straight line? It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Kits will be available soon. Squares sewn together will be used to make a lap quilt that will be sold at the Alternative Christmas Fair or given to those in need of some comfort. More details coming soon

Contact Pastor Greer with questions. 

Ladies Gathering
June 7th @ 12:00pm
Please call 248-553-7170 for details


Now through June 7th!

Theme:  UR Here! EPH 3:16

Description:  For this year's mission trip, we are heading to Hobart, Indiana. Once there we will be staying at Augastana Lutheran Church and will be serving multiple sites In and around Hobart as well as the possibility of serving on the south side of Chicago at a soup kitchen. 

Hope will also be partnering with two other churches, Augastana LC (IN) and St. Lukes LC (Milwaukee). Both of these churches were at Hope last year.

A mission 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. This is very inexpensive for a mission trip because it is designed, organized, and managed by Donnie Lehmann and the teams from the other churches in attendance. 

Transportation:  Included in cost

REGISTER ONLINE now through June 7th

Detroit 3Day: A Mission experience for the whole family!

June 28th, 29th, & 30th

The Detroit 3Day is an opportunity to join a mission trip, without a major time commitment. The idea came out of last years youth mission trip to Detroit as a way to continue serving the great city of Detroit. This hands-on experience is meant to connect the city with the suburbs, as well as connect all of the generations of Hope.

So why 3Days?

Technically it is not 3Days… Yes, it takes place over 3Days, but you can join for one day, or two days, or for all 3Days. In fact, many of you have been involved already through donations that have been collected so far for the Detroit 3Day. SO really, the Detroit 3Day is more like Detroit InfinityDay as we follow God’s call to serve others every day.

Do I have to be at all 3Days?

Absolutely… not. You can join in as your schedule allows. Yes, we would love to have everyone all 3Days, but any of the days would be amazingly awesome.

What will we be doing for the 3Days?

On the 28th and 29th, we will be heading into Detroit to work with a ministry partner. This will be hands-on work ranging from conversational ministry to grounds cleanup. The work will be dependent on the weather, as well as the skill/physical ability of our team.  Skill sets and physical ability should not hinder anyone from joining the team.

On the 30th, we will be packing "Bags of Hope" to be passed out throughout the year. Many of us from Hope pass by someone almost daily that could use a little hope. The "Bags of Hope" will contain items such as socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, water, etc. We did something similar this past summer during the youth mission trip and it was a huge success.  

What are the age ranges?

While there is no true age range for the 3Day, we do ask that parents be mindful of the work being done. The work being done on the 28th and 29th will most likely include being outside; in alley ways, along roadsides, doing yard work, etc. While we do welcome families with younger children to attend and serve, we just want to be upfront that this is not a VBS experience. The 30th will be a true all ages event taking place between services.

What time will the 3Day take place?

We will meet at 9am on the 28th and 29th at Hope. We will carpool to the site and plan to return to Hope @ 3:30pm both days. The 30th will be between the 8am and 9:30am service as well as between the 9:30 and 11am service. 

What is the cost?

$0.00!!!! Other than your time. We know that time is the most valuable commodity known to mankind, so thank you in advance for your time and interest in this amazing mission experience!

July 22nd-27th, 2019

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.

Hope Registration - this is for transportation

Event Registration - this is for the event itself

Age Group:  It is open to youth who are finished with 8th grade through graduation of high school, young adults (three year program), and adults (two year program). 

For more information or to register for the event, please go to:

To register for transportation, please go to:

Questions? Email Donnie


Registration will begin shortly!

Vacation Bible School 2019 - ROAR "Life is Wild, God is Good"

August 5th through 9th

Cost:  $20 per kid for the week

Grades:  Pre-K through 4th Grade




The Refugee and Immigration Committee is very pleased to share that immediately after our two weeks of orientation with Samaritas, we have been matched with a family newly arrived in the U.S. as legal refugees.  The family of three is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo but has spent the last two decades in a refugee camp in Tanzania. Samaritas has moved them from a motel into a minimally ready apartment in Hamtramck.  We look forward to everyone at Hope having the chance to meet Wilengamina (age 29) and her two children, Raphael (14) and Feza (3).  In addition, Wilengamina and her family will soon be joined by newly arrived family members and another newly arrived family, all from the Congo via Tanzania.  While Hope will be officially co-sponsoring 5 individuals, we are committed to setting up apartments for and extending hospitality to all 10 of these individuals who will soon be located in Hamtramck.  This will be an ongoing and fluid process so please watch Hope’s enews and in-service announcements for what help is needed and when. The current needs are available at this sign-up genius link that will be updated regularly:  Donated items should be brought to Classroom 5 at Hope.  Thank you, Hope members and friends, for walking alongside these families as they courageously begin anew.  Jessica Beamer


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)
  • Ronald McDonald House - Pop top tabs
Check out HOPE'S WEBSITE for more!
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 (ends May 29th)

6:00-8:00pm - Child Care (ends May 29th)

6:00-8:00pm - Summer of Movies (begins May 29th)

6:30-7:30pm - SONShine Performers for kids K through 6th grade (ends May 29th)

6:30-7:30pm - W.M.M.A. Training & Development (ends May 29th)

7:30-8:30pm - EDGE and EDGE X for kids 7th grade through 12th grade

7:30-8:30pm - Book Group: A New Earth (begins June 5th)

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.

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 April 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.
Hope Farmington Hills
Sundays 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am
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'the WAY' in South Lyon
Sundays 10am
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'the TABLE' in South Lyon
Sundays 6:30pm
Java House Cafe' 
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Hope Church Offices
39200 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48331

Office Hours: M-Th, 9-3
Main: 248-553-7170  |  Fax: 248-553-4126
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