ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Hope offers many group opportunities which provide ways to meet new people and become lifelong friends. Check out what we offer from the list below. Have a question or an idea, email or call the office at 248-553-7170.

  • Advent Candles

    LADIES ADVENT TEA

    DECEMBER 4, 6:30pm

    Contact:  Krysta Llewellyn  |  810-923-3764

    Sign Up:  Click here


    Women of Hope, family, and friends are invited into fellowship at the beginning of the Advent season.


    What is Advent?

    The word Advent, meaning arrival, presence, or coming, on the way, refers to the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. The Advent season begins 4 weeks before Christmas and concludes with the birth of Christ. While we wonder and wait, we join as women in community to lift each other as we learn and are reassured of the Lord's promises of hope, love, joy and peace.


    What is the Ladies Advent Tea?

    The Ladies Advent Tea is about the Season of Advent, reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s birth. A time for faith communities and families to remember, through prayer, reflections, special music, and good deeds, what the true meaning of Jesus’ birth is. 


    Women are invited to join us at Hope Lutheran Church on Monday, December 4 at 6:30pm for fellowship and tea. Tables are set up, each needing a host, and each table accommodates up to 8 guests. 


    What does it mean to host a table?

    Hosting a table is much like inviting guests into your home. Hosts decorate and set a table for 8 (some use fine china) which includes plates, silverware, tea cups, 1 or 2 tea pots, napkins, and water glasses. Hope provides tea for each table, an advent wreath centerpiece, and will have tablecloths available if you choose not to bring your own. 


    Hosts can begin setting up their table on Sunday, December 3 after the last service has ended or if you wish to set up on Monday, doors will open at 4pm for hosts to start or complete their set up prior to the 6:30pm start time. At the end of the evening, hosts are asked to clean up their table.


    What do I need to bring?

    Each guest of the Ladies Advent Tea is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. 


    In addition, we will be collecting baby diapers, baby products, and women's toiletries for Alternatives for Girls in Detroit.


    How do I sign up to attend?

    Click here to sign up and follow the prompts. If you plan to host a table, you can invite people to sit at your table (guests will need to indicate the host's name when registering). Guests who do not indicate a specific host, will be assigned to an open seat at any table.


    Who do I contact if I have questions?

    Please contact the committee lead, Krysta Llewellyn, at 810-923-3764 or call the office at 248-553-7170.

  • BIBLE STUDY

    BIBLE STUDY (WED 10AM)

    LEAD: RON TOTH | JOIN THE GROUP

    Bible Study will not meet on December 20th & December 27th.


    Our Wednesday morning Bible Study group meets from 10:00-11:30am and is a year round group. It is also a hybrid group meaning it meets both in person and online.


    Click here to join the meeting or join using MS Teams and enter meeting ID 272 416 125 690 and passcode QpmJKs.
  • Book Cover

    BOOK GROUP (WED 7PM)

    LEAD: FRANK MCPHERSON | EMAIL | REGISTER

    Book: In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World” by Pádraig Ó Tuama

     

    There's an old Irish proverb: 'It is in the shelter of each other that the people live'. In this book much-loved poet, storyteller, theologian and speaker Pádraig Ã? Tuama applies ideas of shelter and welcome to journeys of life, using poetry, story, biblical reflection and prose to open up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world. The fourth gospel tells of Jesus arriving in the room where the disciples are gathered, full of fear, on Easter Sunday. He does not chide or admonish; instead he says 'Peace be with you', which, in the Aramaic of his day, was simply a greeting. 'Hello,' he said, welcoming people locked in a room of fear to a place of deep encounter; encounter with themselves, with their fear, with each other and with the incarnate one in their midst. Interweaving everyday stories with analysis, gospel reflections with mindfulness and Celtic spirituality with poetry, this book explores the practice of welcoming as a spiritual discipline. In particular, Pádraig tells careful stories of welcoming parts of life that are often unwelcome.

     

    The reading (starting) schedule will be:

    - November 29: Chapter 6

    - December 6: Chapter 7

    - December 13: Chapter 8

    - December 20: Chapter 9

    - December 27: No meeting (Christmas)

    - January 3: No meeting (New Years)

    - January 10: Chapter 10

    - January 17: Postscript

  • CRAFT CORNER

    CRAFT CORNER (WED 12PM)

    LEAD: SUSAN THORNTON

    Craft Corner will not meet on December 20th & December 27th.


    Come be creative in community! This group gathers to knit, crochet, sew, scrapbook, and more. It is a time to work on personal crafts with the company of others. This group also occasionally works on collaborative projects for the sake of donating them or selling them to raise money for charity. All skill and experience levels are welcome!


    To receive emails about schedule changes, projects, and more please click the button below and join the group!


    JOIN THE GROUP

  • Dinner for 8

    DINNERS FOR EIGHT

    LEAD: JOYCE TUNNARD | EMAIL

    Here's an easy, fun way to get to know and connect with others at Hope!


    Sign up and be assigned to a group of about 8 people who will share casual meals together, once a month for 4 consecutive months.  


    Each group decides the specifics of when and where they will meet.  Each individual/couple will have the opportunity to choose a restaurant or to volunteer to host.


    Details: 

    • Sign up available 3 weeks prior to the segment; sign up required for each segment
    • Folks are divided into groups of 5-8 people and will recieve an email with informaiton about who is in their group including contact information
    • Each group will need one person to take the lead to get the group organized to choose the date and location for each month's dinner
    • 4 month segments: Oct-Jan, Feb-May, June-Sept - sign up required for each individual segment
    The Oct-Jan segment is now closed. Thank you to all who signed up. Our next segment, Feb-May, will open in January 2024!
  • Guy with a bible

    MEN'S MINISTRY

    LEADS: MICHAEL TAYLOR & JEFF ELLIOTT

    Men's Ministry provides an opportunity for men to gather and discuss what's on your mind and you don't have to be a member to attend. Take a minute to join this group so you know what's coming up!


    Currently, Men's Ministry meets on the first and third Mondays of the month. Gatherings begin at 7pm.

  • Zentangle Image

    TANGLE 365 (WED 6:30-8PM)

    CONTACT: GRACE STANCZAK  |  EMAIL

    Five minutes for an hour's worth of calm.


    Tangle 365 features the Zentangle Method, which is a very portable, easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images anywhere in minutes with structured drawing patterns called tangles. This mentally and physically calming mindfulness technique is a gift that keeps on giving and is great for gift-making! 


    Tangles are created with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs, typically on pocket-sized pieces of paper called tiles. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on one stroke at a time and not worry about the result. There is no up or down, left or right. In fact, you can most easily create Zentangle art by rotating your tile as you tangle -- always keeping your hand in a relaxed position. You don't need to know what a tangle is going to look like to draw it. You just need to follow the steps and trust the process. The result is a delightful surprise.


    The Tangle 365 class is moving online till spring and will be held the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7pm. For more information, please email.

  • Mug On Books

    WOMEN'S BOOK GROUP (MON 7PM VIRTUAL ONLY)

    LEAD: SUSAN THORNTON | EMAIL

    Join the women of Hope as we read Barbara Brown Taylor’s book Speaking of Sin. It will be a fun follow-up to the book Original Blessings read last year. 


    In Speaking of Sin, Barbara Brown Taylor concentrates on key Biblical themes that often cause discomfort.  The reading schedule reflects time constraints a reader might have.  It also gives us plenty of time to discuss these interesting thoughts which might counter our last book, Original Blessing.  Sign up now!


    Current discussion schedule:

    - 12/4 - No discussion (Ladies Advent Tea)

    - 12/11 - Finish Chapter 3 and Postlude

    - Break for the Christmas holidays.  Back in 2024.


    How to join online:

    Click here to join the discussion.


    Or open Zoom and enter:

    - Meeting ID: 817 9201 9566

    - Passcode: 586527


    How to join December 11th online:

    Click here to join the discussion


    Or open Zoom and enter:

    - Meeting ID: 854 7674 1253

    - Passcode: 248326