service team

Service Team reports to the Pastor and the Strategic Planning Council (SPC) and facilitates a connection between what it means to serve others and advocate for social justice as an essential part of being a follower of Jesus. The team organizes numerous service projects throughout the year and supports a wide variety of charitable organizations through Service Days Out, Service Days (or Nights) In and a Service Center.

  • Service Days Out - The team holds offsite service projects to support our surrounding communities. Events include sorting food, delivering gifts, serving breakfast and so much more.  
  • Service Days (or Nights) In - The service team hosts service projects at Hope Farmington Hills such as making hygiene kits for Church World Service, making pillowcases for South Oakland Shelter and a water walk event for World Vision to name a few.
  • Service Center - Hope has several bins that are located in our Welcome Center year round for ongoing collections. Those collections include cell phones, toiletries, pop can tabs, bibles, eyeglasses, and food. Special items such as school supplies, socks, etc. are also collected at different times throughout the year to coordinate with the needs of the surrounding community.

Service Team also holds several annual projects including: 

  • Souper Bowl Sunday soup collection
  • Mitten collection (November through February)
  • Alternative Christmas Fair (second Saturday of November)
  • Thanksgiving food collection for Neighborhood House (November)
  • Goodfellows Christmas Adopt-A-Family collection (November-December)
  • Goodfellows Christmas Gift Delivery (the Saturday before Christmas)

Interested in being a part of Service Team? We meet once a month on the first Tuesday from 7p-8p at Hope Farmington Hills. Everyone is invited to attend. If you'd like more information, please email Jessica Beamer, Service Team Leader or call Hope's office at 248-553-7170.  You can also download the flyer "What is Service Team and What do they DO?".

collections, events, & more

  • Special Collection for November

    Hope Lutheran Church is the largest year round supplier of food to the Farmington/Farmington Hills Neighborhood House.  In addition, we are a supplemental provider to C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills and Active Faith in South Lyon.  We are hosting our twice yearly food drive to replenish food pantries depleted after Thanksgiving.  Please fill a grocery bag (or two or three) with nonperishable groceries of all types, paper products like toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and full size personal hygiene items.  Service Team will be handing out bags after services beginning November 4th.  Please place filled bags in the sanctuary rather than the hallway bin during this collection.  Thanks in advance for your generosity. 

  • matrix Center Thanksgiving dinner

    Thursday, November 15th

    4:30pm to 8:00pm

  • The mitten tree

    Now through February 2019

    The Mitten Tree will be planted in the Welcome Center from November 11th through the month of February and will be supporting Goodfellows Christmas Collections, Foster Closet of Oakland County, and Song and Spirit Institute/CarePax. New mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for men and women as well as girls and boys are needed. 

  • christmas giving opportunities

    end of november through december 23rd

    Three opportunities for Christmas giving will be available in the Welcome Center starting at the end of November and continuing through December 23.

    Thank you for your generosity.  

    Questions: Email Jessica Beamer

  • salvation army bell ringing

    Saturday, December 15th

    Our location is at Kroger on 11 Mile and Middlebelt in Farmington Hills. Slots are 1 hour in length from 11a to 3p and from 3:30p to 7:30p. This is a perfect opportunity for families, small groups, and individuals. 

    Questions:  Please email Jessica Beamer

    Sign up:  At the Events Table in the Welcome Center

  • Goodfellows gift delivery

    Saturday, december 22nd

    This is a great opportunity to play Santa Claus to local families and seniors. Empty your trunk and line up your car at a local warehouse to load gifts for delivery in Farmington or Farmington Hills. Great for families and individuals! More details to follow soon!

    Questions:  Please email Diane Jamrog

    Sign Up:  Coming soon when details are finalized

  • Neighborhood house ongoing collection

    November:  November is our big collection for Neighborhood House. Any non-perishable items, paper goods, and/or cleaning supplies are gladly accepted.

    A donation bin is located in the hallway near the mens/womens bathrooms.

  • active faith ongoing collection

    November:  Cereal

    December:  Crackers

    A donation bin is located in the hallway near the mens/womens bathrooms.