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

  • South oakland shelter (s0s)

    March 14th & March 16th

    Hope will be helping to host the traveling homeless shelter at Antioch Lutheran Church on both Thursday, March 14th and Saturday, March 16th. There are many volunteer positions needed and all ages are encouraged to help – drivers, food donations, meal prep and clean up, and socializing with the guests. 

    Service Team will be in the Welcome Center on March 3rd with sign-up sheets. Stop by to volunteer or donate.

  • Community dialogues

    March 28th - diversity in faith, 6-8:30pm

    Join others for a series of workshops for our community to examine privilege, prejudice, bias, and "isms". Our time will be spent seeking to understand different perspectives and how our individual and collective experiences shape our thoughts and actions.

    Print Flyer

    Date(s):  March 28th (Diversity in Faith); April 10th (Privilege & Power); April 17th (Gender Spectrum)

    Time:  All workshops are from 6-8:30p

    Location:  Maxfield Education Center, 32789 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington, MI


  • Detroit Three Day Service adventure

    Monthly collection

    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 the rest of February and through March, we will be collecting

    tube/crew socks and disposable razors

    If you are planning ahead, upcoming donation requests will include washcloths, toothbrushes, mini toothpaste tubes, small size toiletries, and refillable water bottles. Please place items in the marked bin in the welcome center.

  • Neighborhood house

    Monthly collection

    Each month we collect specific items for Neighborhood House. Currently, we are collecting:

    Paper Products (toilet paper and paper towel)

    Basic Household Cleaning Supplies

    Crackers (Club, Ritz, Graham, etc)

    A bin is located in the hallway near the mens/women's bathrooms for your donations.

    Ongoing Needs:  Non-perishable foods, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods

  • active faith

    Monthly collection

    In 2018, the congregation of Hope Lutheran Church collected and donated 277.5 pounds of food. Click to see the letter from Active Faith Community Services.

    Each month we collect specific items for Active Faith in South Lyon. Currently, we are collecting:

    Crackers (Club, Ritz, Graham, etc)

    Crackers (Club, Ritz, Graham, etc)

    A bin is located in the hallway near the mens/women's bathrooms for your donations.

    Upcoming Active Faith Donations

    April:  Instant Oatmeal

    May:  Soup (Canned or Dry)

    June:  Spaghetti Sauce

    July:  Canned Fruit

    August:  Macaroni & Cheese

    September:  Rice

    October:  Canned Meat (Ravioli, Chili, etc)

    November:  Cereal (Boxed and Ready to Eat)

    December:  Crackers (Club, Ritz, Graham, etc)

  • ongoing collections

    Hope has ongoing collections for the following:

    • FirstStep - Cell phones (new or used) and chargers - Click Here to read a letter from FirstStep
    • 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
    Collection bins are located in the hallway near the Welcome Center.
  • December 2018 & january 2019 review

    Thank you to those who donated hats, mittens, and scarves in January; 91 cold weather items were donated to Song and Spirit Institute and the Foster Closet of Oakland County. 

    - Gas/Grocery Card collection for office distribution - $200 in cards

    - Donations to Andrew Blais Orphanage - $1,148

    - Salvation Army Bell Ringers - 9 families participated

    - Goodfellows Gift Delivery - 12 family participated