Hope Lutheran Church offers many ways to serve within the church. For more information, please email the office or call the office at 248-553-7170 during business hours.
Placement: Hope is looking for several volunteers to place luminaries out on Christmas Eve and light them. Timing for volunteers is around 6pm ... after the 5pm Family Service and before the 7pm Candlelight Service.
Clean Up: Hope is also looking for several volunteers to pick up the luminaries after the 11:00pm service.
Are you interested in learning more about worship audio and visual? If so, we're training and no previous experience is needed. Join a fun, behind-the-scenes team while volunteering on Sundays or at special events.
Hope's Child Care Team is an essential part of our community with many families preferring to worship while their little ones are well cared for. Volunteers are needed for our 11am service Sunday mornings. Middle school and high school teens are welcome to volunteer as well as adults. Please note that anyone 18 and over must have a background check and take our Abuse Prevention Training.
You heard that right ... coffee. Can't live without that smell of a perfectly brewed cup of coffee and we can't have a coffee bar without volunteers. We're looking for 2 volunteers each Sunday service (9am & 11am).
If you're looking to play a part in a welcoming team then ushering may be for you! This team is a crucial part of every service and volunteers are always welcome.
Hope Lutheran Church offers many ways to serve within our community and beyond. Our 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. For more information, please email Jessica Beamer or call the office at 248-553-7170 during business hours.
Service Team meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Meetings are usually in person with the ability to attend via Zoom. The next meeting is scheduled for December 6th and is an in-person and Zoom meeting. Save the date for 2023:
January 3, 2023 - in person and Zoom
February 7, 2023 - in person and Zoom
March 7, 2023
April 4, 2023
May 2, 2023
Hope will host the Foster Closet of Oakland County's Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10th. Volunteers are needed to set up tables, help unload gifts, and to help decorate from 1:30-4:00pm as well as assist in the kitchen for this catered event from 4:00-7:00pm or even assist with event wrap up/clean up from 7:00-8:30pm.
Goodfellows Gift Delivery to families and seniors will be held on Saturday, December 17th from 8:45am to 10:30am. Gift pick up will be at:
37849 Interchange Drive
Farmington Hills 48331
(less than 3 miles from Hope)
Gifts are picked up at the address above and will require delivery to a Farmington or Farmington Hills address. This is a fabulous opportunity for families, couples, and individuals to feel like Santa Claus and make someone's Christmas bright. No signup needed ... just go to the warehouse and pick up some gifts.
This year Hope is looking for volunteers to be bell ringers on behalf of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. Our location is Kroger at 25780 Middlebelt Rd in Farmington Hills. Time slots are for 1 hour each from 10:30am to 4:00pm. We welcome individuals and families to volunteer with at least 2 people in each time slot.
Each year Hope members, family, and friends are asked for donations so items can be purchased for families through the Adopt-A-Family program. This year is no different. Hope will be collecting donations from November 1st through Christmas. Donations will be used to purchase gifts for the program. Once gifts are purchased, any remaining proceeds will be applied to our own Christ-In-Action fund. Question can be directed to Robin Petix.
Hope's Mitten Tree will be planted in the Welcome Center from November 13th through March 2023. Donations needed include new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. This year we will also be collecting underwear and socks which are always needed by our ministry partners. Collected donations will benefit C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills, Neighborhood House, and local programs addressing homelessness.
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. Donations are always needed.
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:
November 2022 - Robin Petix
December 2022 - Stephanie Herrle
January 2023 - Rachel and Lucy Taylor
February 2023 - Diane Jamrog
March 2023 - Melissa Findlay
April 2023 and beyond - Sign Up
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 needed.
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.
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.
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.
Long-time Hope member, Jessica Beamer, is chairing the SEMI ELCA Synod Immigration and Refugee Task Force. This group, formed by the Synod in 2010, focuses on advocacy and education in the areas of Immigration and Refugees from a lutheran perspective.
This group meets monthly. Here is an upcoming schedule:
- December 14th: The group will work at Samaritas' temporary storage unit in Sterling Heights to wrap gifts, organize donations, and prepare home welcoming boxes. The time is 12:00-2:00pm with a light lunch included. Please contact Jessica Beamer by email or phone 248-227-1957 for more information or to request a ride to and from Hope.
- January 18, 2023: The group will meet at Hope from 12:00-1:30pm.
- February 11, 2023: Save the date for the ELCA Justice Summit on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmington. Workshops on immigration, hunger relief, diversity, anti-racism action and other topics related to justice from an ELCA Lutheran perspective will be available.
- March 15, 2023: The group will meet at Hope from 12:00-1:30pm.
Please email Jessica Beamer with questions and/or to be added to the email distribution list.
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
First Step: Cellphones, chargers, and cases
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:
Cierra Jones, Lead Volunteer Coordinator
2170 E Big Beaver Rd, Ste. B
Troy, MI 48083
For more information, visit Samaritas' website.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am-1:00pm: Zaman is launching the workforce development portion of industrial sewing and they are looking for volunteers who can help to prepare materials for production. Volunteers will cut patterns out of rolls of fabric (no sewing skills required) ... just accuracy and attention to detail. Sessions are held onsite at Zaman's Hope for Humanity Building, 26091 Trowbridge, Inkster, MI 48141. Volunteers should be fully vaccinated and face masks are required. Email Jess Dailey for more details.