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- Volunteers and participants of Wednesday's RnR
- Participants and donors for the New American Family program
- Participants of the LGBTQIA+ Panel Discussion
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.
- Larry and Liz Taylor
- The Taylor Family - Michael, Rachel and Lucy
- The Thomas Family - Darren, Stephanie, Adam, Jenna, and Ashley
- Jeff and Pam Thomas
- Kim Thomas
SCRIPTURE John 13:31-38
31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Very truly, I tell you, before the cock crows, you will have denied me three times.
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
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.
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.
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. Just this past Saturday, Samaritas 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. For now, we are planning on moving household items and some furniture into the apartment next Tuesday evening, the 21st. If you are available to help with the moving and/or some minor repairs in the apartment, please let me know. Also, the current needs are available at this sign-up genius link that will be updated regularly: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45aaac2ca75-newamerican. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ABOUT CHILDREN FOOD DRIVE
May 6th - May 15th
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
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
6:30-7:30pm - 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.