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Women of Hope

All women of Hope are counted as Women of the churchwide Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA).

At Hope Lutheran all women are invited to actively participate in the work of the church through general WELCA meetings, Circle groups and service projects in the community. WELCA sponsors an annual bazaar with proceeds distributed among local, national, and international mission projects...

The four general meetings during the year include an educational program and an annual Thank Offering Service. This special offering is made to the churchwide WELCA. In addition, WELCA and the Adult Activities group sponsor a Christmas brunch with a Christmas program, food and a special offering that is distributed to a local Christmas mission project.


Two circles and a Bible study meet monthly from September through May.

  • MARTHA CIRCLE - 3rd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
  • LYDIA CIRCLE - 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
  • GATHER BIBLE STUDY - 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

In addition to a bible study, each circle participates in a local and national mission project.

Every woman at Hope is invited to attend any of these circle groups. Most meetings are held in the church; however, it is recommended that you contact the church office to confirm the location.


  • WINTER, 2021 - Journeys with Angels, A four-session bible study
  • MAY, 2021 - Annual Generational Devotional
  • SUMMER, 2021 - Just Love, Part 2
  • FALL, 2021 - "You are a Leader, Too!", This three-session bible study will look at leadership in the light of scripture and other resources from Lutheran tradition and experiences of leadership in the congregation.

The bible studies are published in the Gather Magazine. You may subscribe to the magazine on the WELCA web site. There are also copies of the magazine in the church library for your use.

Prayerfully consider joining one of these groups. Everyone is welcome.

Our Mission
Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ

Our Purpose
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, We commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

Mission Projects
Opportunities to serve on Mission Projects include: Quilting, visiting Luther Manor, School Kits, Personal Care Kits, Baby care Kits, Making prayer shawls for shut-ins, participating in the Lunch is Served Program. We also contribute to the Union Gospel Aux.(Lamplighters).

Opportunities for serving at Hope: Choir, Altar Guild, Visitation Committee, Teaching Sunday School/Bible School, Leading Bible Studies, Library Committee, prayer chains.

Opportunities for Fellowship: Book Club held on the 1st Tuesday each month, participating in adult group activities, making crafts and participating and serving at our annual Bazaar.