Hope Lutheran Church has suspended all in-person ministries until further notice due to COVID-19 safety recommendations - click for details. With that said, we understand that serving others is very important so we've created ONLINE SOLUTIONS until we are able to meet in person once again -- safely!

Service Team 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 projects and events throughout the year and supports a wide variety of charitable organizations. Check out their flyer "What is Service Team and What do they DO?".

Service Team Meeting (via Zoom)

Tuesday, August 4th at 7pm

Join the Zoom Meeting - click here

Meeting ID: 183 096 167

Password: 692455

Ways You Can Assist

  1. Samaritas New American Families is in need of a full size mattress, frame, and bedding in addition to towels, a television, and a dining table. Also, many families need fans and window air conditioner units. If you can donate any of these items, please contact Christina at cfiel@samaritas.org.
  2. There are families who are in need of assistance with picking up food donations from food distribution charities.  Specifically,  Samaritas has multiple families in need of occasional food assistance from ACC (every Thursday morning) and Wayne Metro (every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon). They do not require any documentation – anyone can just go and say how many meals they want. The expectation is not to “grocery shop” for families every week, but to help these particular clients in exceptional times of need (health concerns, car broke down, etc.) and who are particularly vulnerable.  If you can volunteer on a regular basis, please contact Christina at CFiel@samaritas.org.
  3. St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is offering one-on-one tutoring for adults and children to bridge the educational gap.  Opportunities are available for online tutors. If interested, please visit the following link and complete the form.
  4. Grace in Action - Detroit is in need of face masks. We currently have a face mask challenge going on - click for details
  5. CARES of Farmington Hills is meeting the food needs of hundreds of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Redford, and Southfield families - click here to donate
  6. Active Faith is meeting the food needs of hundreds of families in the South Lyon area - click here to donate
  7. Matrix Center is meeting the food and material needs of hundreds of Detroit families - click here to donate
  8. Zaman International is meeting the multi-faceted needs of women and children in southeast Michigan - click here to donate
  9. Samaritas is meeting the multi-faceted needs of New Americans, Foster Children, and Seniors in Southeast Michigan. To donate funds, click here. Material donations of bikes (for transportation) and laptops and tablets (for virtual English instruction) are also needed. To donate in kind items, please contact Vicki Algarra at 248-416-0604 or email
  10. Samaritas has created an Amazon donations page for items needed by their "New Americans" families. Items can be selected and purchased then will be sent directly to the Samaritas gift registry address listed at checkout. To donate items off of this list, please click here.

What if I have questions?

Please email Jessica Beamer.