service and care ministries

Serving God and our neighbors is a vital part of Hope's ministry. 


Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one ministry of listening, praying, and encouraging. Stephen Ministers have a variety of life experiences and a willingness to help others. After training, members are matched with those going through life challenges.


Coffee Bar The Coffee Bar is one of the first things visitors see when they enter Hope! We encourage everyone to share in the ministry of serving coffee and treats before, during, after the services on Sunday.


Helping Hands The Helping Hands ministry team sends people out to visit shut-ins, bring communion to the home-bound, and provide help to those who need it.


  Alternative Christmas Fair Planning Committee The Alternative Christmas Fair is held each November. Local and global Fair Trade organizations, non-profit charities, and social service agencies offer gifts for sale and opportunities for charitable giving.


  Lap Quilts and Prayer Shawls One group constructs lap quilts for those in nursing homes. The other knits and crochets prayer shawls, blankets, and scarves to give away. No particular skill required: we will teach you!


Meal Ministry A home-cooked meal lets people know they are valued and cared for. When a need arises, meal making and delivery is organized online.


  Hope Gardeners “Growing Hope” Gardeners plant and maintain the vegetable gardens at Hope; produce is donated to local food pantries.


Hope Flower Gardeners plant, water, and weed the flower beds around the church.


Property Team The Property Team is responsible for overall maintenance of Hope’s property: painting, carpet cleaning, minor repairs, grounds clean-up, seasonal tasks, etc. Members also provide service and know-how for projects in the community.