SERVICE TEAM

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.

  • MEETINGS

    Service Team meetings are usually scheduled the first Tuesday of each month and begin at 7:00pm. At this time, meetings will be in person at Hope Lutheran Church with the ability to attend via Zoom.


    Upcoming meeting dates are:

    • September 6 - In-Person & Zoom meeting
    • September 27 - Zoom Meeting

    If you have any questions or would like to join the group, please email Jessica Beamer, committee lead.

  • SERVICE DAYS OUT

    Service Team has set up "Service Days Out" for Hope members, family, and friends to join some of our ministry partners as they serve children and adults. Our Service Days Out include:

    • Matrix Center's Summer Camp - August 18th >> Serve ice cream sundaes from 10:30am to 12:30pm to the children participating in the Matrix Center's final camp of the summer. Ages 10 and up invited to participate in this family-friendly event. Meet at the Matrix Center located at 13560 E. McNichols Rd., Detroit 48205. Email Jessica Beamer to RSVP or with questions. >> Learn about Matrix Human Services
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION

    Now through August 15th

    It's Back To School time ... well not just yet but we're collecting to help Foster Closet fill 250 backpacks for their back-to-school event on August 21st. Here's what we need to collect:

    • 25 boxes of crayons
    • 25 boxes/bags of pencils
    • 20 boxes of thick tip markers
    • 20 boxes of thin tip markers
    • 50 spiral notebooks
    • 100 glue sticks
    • 10 boxes or bags of pens

    This collection ends August 15th. A donation bin can be found in the Welcome Center.

  • BAGS OF HOPE

    Bags of Hope is a multi-month project in which items are collected then packed and distributed to those in need. This year we will be collecting items throughout the summer then packing the items in early fall when we will also be able to begin distribution. Here is our collection schedule:

    • August and September: Travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bar soap, and body wash

    Donations can be dropped off outside in our blue bin under the portico or inside in the marked bin in the Welcome Center. 


  • BLESSING BOX DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS

    Hope in Farmington Hills has set up a Blessing Box, a wooden structure containing non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and toiletry items near the south facing doors. 


    The Blessing Box will be stocked by the loving support of Hope members and community partners. All are welcome to take what they need and leave what they can. Our current calendar of Blessing Box volunteers include:

    • August 2022 - Cindy Bishop
    • September 2022 - Grace and Ray Stanczak
    • October 2022 - Katherine Matson
    • November 2022 - Robin Petix
    • December 2022 - Stephanie Herrle
    • January 2023 - Rachel and Lucy Taylor

    To find out more about being a Blessing Box volunteer, please read this document.


    Volunteers (individuals or families) are always needed to "adopt" the Blessing Box for one month. The goal is to ensure the box is tended to and is restocked as neededIf interested, please contact Jessica Beamer at 248-227-1957.

  • ACTIVE FAITH DONATIONS

    Active Faith provides long term and temporary assistance to those who have fallen on difficult times. They distribute food and clothing as well as provide an information and referral center for food, clothing, and utility assistance. >> Learn More


    Each month, specific food items are collected to stock the Active Faith panty. Donations can be dropped off at the main office Monday-Thursday between 11am-2pm or when coming to a Sunday service. August's collection for Active Faith is toiletries.

  • NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE DONATIONS

    Neighborhood House is a Farmington Area non-profit agency providing support. Assistance is provided in the form of a listening ear, limited food, furnishings, clothing and financial aid. Learn More


    We collect non-perishable food items, paper products, cleaning supplies, and toiletries to help stock the pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the main office Monday-Thursday between 11am-2pm or when coming to a Sunday service.

  • ONGOING COLLECTIONS

    Hope Lutheran Church supports many charities by collecting needed items. These include:

    • Bags of Hope & Lighthouse: Mini and full size toiletries
    • Bags of Hope, Song and Spirit, and C4 Urban Outreach: Underwear and socks for men and women, all sizes
    • Lions Club: New and used eyeglasses, cases, and cleaning cloths
    • Ronald McDonald House: Pop can tabs
    • Christian Library InternationalDevotionals and bibles
    • First StepCellphones, chargers, and cases
    Donations can be dropped off at the main office Monday-Thursday between 11am-2pm or when coming to a Sunday service.
  • NEW AMERICAN FAMILIES

    Hope is pleased to be working with Samaritas and co-sponsoring families from their New American Family program. Learn More


    At this time, Hope is no longer collecting large items, however, if you wish to donate furniture, bikes, lawnmowers, and vacuums please contact:


    Vicki Huff, Volunteer Coordinator

    2170 E Big Beaver Rd, Ste. B

    Troy, MI 48083

    Mobile: 248-416-0604

    Office: 248-663-0680


    For more information, contact Vicki Huff or visit Samaritas' website.