Angel Tree Team

The Angel Tree Team offers the people of Hope Lutheran Church the opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to children from low-income families who live in the areas surrounding The Villages. The Hope Lutheran Church congregation has made Christmas wishes come true for more than 250 children in 2014. Our gifts may have been their only Christmas gifts. Learn More “Angel Tree Team”

Blessing Bags

Blessing Bags provide some basic necessities to those in need, whether they’re homeless or for any reason. More than providing necessities, the bags “bless” their recipients with dignity offered to them by loving hearts and without judgment. Learn More “Blessing Bags”

Hope Crafters

The crafters group meets at 9AM each Tuesday in classroom 205. They work on several outreach projects including Sojourn Bears, E. R. Comfort Bears, Guidepost Sweaters, Amputee Comfort Sleeves and more. No specific skills are required. The group goes out to lunch once a month. Learn More “Hope Crafters”

Prayer Shawl Team

Prayer Shawl Team

Prayer Shawl TeamA shawl wraps its wearer in warmth and is a symbol of the care offered by the shawl maker, Hope Lutheran Church members, and God’s everlasting love and care for all His people. Other items, such as lap robes, pocket prayer patches, scarves, even some bed covers are also crafted by team members. Shawls and other items are given either to persons dealing with life-changing events, both happy and sad, or to local hospice, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities.

The Need

Many Hope Lutheran Church members, their families and friends, and persons in the area are dealing with life-changing events. Events such as illness, immobility, grief, loss of any kind. Happy events, such as childbirth, are life-changing as well. Hope members are encouraged to take a prayer shawl or other item from the supply in the Information Hallway and give it to a family member, friend, or other church member as a need arises.

Who can join the Prayer Shawl Ministry?

Anyone who can knit or crochet, or quilt a prayer shawl or other item may join the team. Team members work at their own pace and pray while they’re knitting, crocheting, or quilting.  A loving and giving heart, a non-judgmental spirit, and willing hands can join.

What’s the time commitment?

Members of this ministry make a personal time commitment to make items. Team members meet once every two months, usually with a pastor to lead in blessing the shawls and other handmade items.

How do I volunteer?

To volunteer, contact the team leader or the church office.

Contact Information:

Merle Peterson
352-259-7664
mamp854@aol.com

Prayer Team

The team prays for members, friends and family as requested including those on the weekly newsletter prayer lists. When requests are received all members of the team are informed and prayer begins immediately. The team meets at HLC once a month. Learn More “Prayer Team”

Women of Hope

Women of Hope (WOH) is the umbrella organization responsible for many of Hope Lutheran Church’s outreach programs. WOH provides opportunities for enrichment and spiritual growth through programs, retreats, circles, and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA).  Learn More “Women of Hope”