“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ -Matthew 25:40
As followers of Jesus, we answer the call to share his love with the world by serving and caring for all people. Below you will find information about the ways we live this out in service to our local community, and how you can get involved. For more information or questions about any area of ministry, please contact the listed lead, or contact the church office at 248-553-7170.
Hope Lutheran Church offers many ways to serve within our community and beyond. Our Community 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.
Community Service Team meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Meetings are usually in person with the ability to attend via Zoom. Upcoming meetings are:
- October 3 (In Person & Virtual)
Costume Collection: Gently used and new costumes in all sizes are needed for Matrix Center's Halloween and Harvest Party. Donations will be accepted at Hope October 1-24, 2023.
Halloween and Harvest Party: Matrix Center will be providing a Halloween and Harvest party for Chandler Park Academy on October 24, 2023, during the school day. Details will be posted soon and ride sharing to and from Hope will be available. Please save the date to participate in this Matrix Center outreach event.
Hope has set up a Blessing Box, a wooden structure containing non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and toiletry items near the south facing doors. This box is stocked by the loving support of Hope members and community partners. All are welcome to take what they need and leave what they can. Blessing Box volunteers include:
- October - Pat Elliott
- November - Kelley Parish
- December - Janet Hash
Volunteers (individuals or families) are always needed to "adopt" the Blessing Box for one month with the goal to ensure the box is tended to and is restocked as needed.
Collections of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and special items of all kinds are always needed.