Lutheran women have a long history of Bible study, discipleship, and desire to deepen their spiritual life and learn about issues

WOMEN OF HOPE 

sisterhood . service . action . healing . growth . renewal

friendship . faith journey


Our WOMEN OF HOPE group is part of the Churchwide Women of the ELCA and the New Jersey Women of the ELCA.  We get together monthly and use the WELCA publication "Gather" as our guide for our meetings.


Our desires and interest are universal:


To celebrate our divine uniqueness

To remain close to the fellowship of believers in Christ

To study God's Living Word - The Bible for growth and direction

To minister to our less fortunate friends and neighbors

To be advocates for the hungry, women and children in poverty


You are invited to join us and participate in our monthly activities. 

2nd Tuesday of every month  -  7:30pm 

( This group takes a hiatus during the summer months of July and August) 

 

 

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THE WOMEN OF HOPE Giving Tree 2019

 

It is the time of year when we think about our blessings and how we can use them to serve God and help others.

 

The Women of Hope Giving Tree will be on display in the church narthex, the latter part of November & early December, as an opportunity for us to spread our blessings.

 

Choose an ornament from the tree, and make a donation of the gift card(s) or monetary donation indicated on the ornament.  Gift cards and donations should be returned (with their ornament) to the church office no later than Dec. 9th

 


WOMEN of HOPE

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The WOMEN OF HOPE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDformerly known as THE KAREN SEIFERT-CAMPBELL SCHLORSHIP FUND, was established in 2003 in memory of Karen Seifert-Campbell (1961-1986) Daughter of Janice and Bill Seifert and wife of Robert Campbell.

 

This scholarship, available to parishioners of HOPE, provides financial support to students pursing a higher education.

 

If you would like to make a donation to this progrom, 

we accept checks payable to Hope Lutheran Church with notation in memo line: WOH Memorial Fund.  Donations should delivered to the church office or directly to fund treasurer.

ATTN: Wanda Nebiolo, Women of Hope Treasurer

 

This is a tax deductible contribution and 100% of the donations are used for scholarship grants. Your generous benefactions have made it possible to award scholarships each year since this fund was founded. 

 

 

Dear Women of Hope,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very generous gift of the college scholarship. I was very pleased and appreciative to learn that I was one of this year's recipients, and I would like you to know how much it means to me. This scholarship will be put to good use towards college expenses and will help support me as I begin my studies in elementary education. Thank you again for choosing me for this award and for all of your support!

Erika England



Thank you….

I want to send out my dearest appreciation for the scholarship (Women of Hope Memorial Scholarship) you have given to me. This money will help me with paying for upcoming expenses like school supplies and books. I am extremely grateful that you have selected me for this scholarship and it will definitely make a difference and help me with my education. Once again, I want to send my thanks for you and for your generosity, I am forever grateful for what you have provided me.

Kelsey Neilan


*Erika is currently attending Stockton University & Kelsey is attending NC State University


resources  

Women of the ELCA offers program resources to help you grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.

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Text...Following Jesus is messy. Loving one another is justice.

We are not perfect. We are one body in Christ.

 

The Gathering 2020 will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., July 16-19, 2020.

 

 

Our Purpose Statement

“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.”

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What Does Our Logo Mean?

Our logo—with the cross, water and a white lily—identifies women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as children of God; baptized, forgiven, adopted into God’s family, full of grace and hope in eternal life. It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water. It is also a reminder of the mission of the church to “Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

Gather Magazine

Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.


Bold Café Magazine

Café is an online magazine and podcast for and with young adult women who identify as Lutheran or not.


Café shares stories written by bold young women who write about faith, relationships, advocacy and more. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with a group.


Although many women in their 20s and 30s contribute in every issue, Café can be used and shared by women of all ages.


This is a WELCA publication

Living Lutheran

Living Lutheran is the new magazine and website of the ELCA offering news and stories that enlightening Christ's presence in the world.  The new name Living Lutheran (formerly The Lutheran Magazine) signifies this church's daring confidence in God's grace. 


LL covers religious news and social issues, congregational life, global and domestic mission, family matters, spiritual practices and resources, and more.