About Us

Who We Are:

Hope Lutheran Church began in October of 1998 to serve the communities in and around The Villages, Florida. We have experienced phenomenal growth since that time and now have over 2,000 members, including our seasonal associate members. Yet we are a caring church with plenty of activities and opportunities for groups with similar interests and needs. We make you feel right at home. Hope Lutheran places a high emphasis on spending time together and sharing our lives and interests.

Our purpose is contained in a simple statement…

The Mission of Hope Lutheran Church is to know Christ and to make Christ known.

As you look through this site, you will see many activities and opportunities to serve that reflect our purpose. All are welcome to worship with us and to participate in our services and activities.

Our Beliefs:

Hope Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and believes in the Triune God as stated in the Confessions of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Our beliefs are best expressed through The Living Charter, “to know Christ and to make Christ known.”

Reaching Out: Missions, Fellowship & Support

Hope Lutheran Church continues to be a mission church. We support missions throughout the world with monetary contributions and missionary support. For example, Hope supports pastors Nijhar & Neeraj Ekka and their family who are presently serving in India. Please see the Global Missions page for description of these and other global activities.

We also support many local mission programs such as the Wildwood food pantry, the Wildwood Soup Kitchen, Seeds of Hope and others. Please see the Local Missions page for more on the local projects supported by Hope.

A third type of mission, Family Support of our church family, is also very important. We support each other in time of need. At Hope, you are a member of our family as soon as you walk in the door.

Social Activities:

Social activities are also important for the well being of our family. We have golf, bridge, dining out and other activities to promote fellowship and get to know each other. See the Fellowship page for activities that may interest you.

Other activities in missions, family and fellowship include our Women’s Group, the Men of Hope, the Crafts Group, the Quilters Group, the Banner Team, and Hope University.

Becoming a Member:

Visit the New Visitors page to learn more about becoming a member.

Council Corner:

Len Robertson, President

Bob O’Dell, Vice President

Karen Barnes, Treasurer

Doug Blomberg, Secretary

Mike Slating, Member-at-Large

Bill Wilson, Member-at-Large

Nancy Petri, Member-at-Large