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 in the areas surrounding The Villages.

In 2018 the Hope congregation has made Christmas wishes come true for more than 160 foster children and 216 low-income seniors at three different assisted living facilities.

We continue to remember the men at House of Hope with socks, toiletries, and gift cards.
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Blessing Bags

Blessing Bags provide basic, vital essentials to those struggling with homelessness or hunger in our local community. These bags are offered without judgement by our caring volunteers. While preparing our Blessing Bags, we keep in mind the teachings of our Lord: “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:40. We are compelled by Christ to serve those in need in our community, and we do so as humble servants of the Lord.

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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. Continue reading →

LWR Quilters

The LWR Quilters make quilts and provide them to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to send overseas as needed for disaster relief. Quilts are also given to local social service agencies for those in need.

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New Member Team

Members of this team contact persons who have indicated a desire to join HLC. On orientation nights they assist with registration, photographing new members and refreshments. New members are received six times per year. Continue reading →

Newcomer Worship Welcome Team (NWWT)

This team welcomes first time visitors to HLC worship with a keepsake cross and welcome gift bag. The team assists greeters, ushers and clergy by helping others connect to the life of our church with information on groups, activities and ministry opportunities. Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →

Social Services Advocacy

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This ministry is centered on the second commandment because of the Love we have for God in the first commandment. We are people of faith and as God’s children we are called to share faith through our words and actions. Our action is Social Services Advocacy. Continue reading →

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).  Continue reading →