About Us

The House of Hope Presbyterian Church celebrates traditional worship, progressive values, and an intellectual curiosity about our faith and society. We are a vibrant community of 1,275 members and friends of all ages and faith backgrounds. Our service is streamed at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Welcome!

Parking lots are located behind the church on Portland Avenue and across Summit Avenue at the corner of Grotto and Summit.

Accessibility Options:

  • Our accessible entrance is located on Portland Avenue. Due to construction at the church, the accessible entrance is currently located at the covered driveway entrance on Portland Avenue.
  • Hearing devices are available for those with mild hearing loss.
  • A Hearing Loop is available in the sanctuary to assist those who have a telecoil-equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant. To access the Hearing Loop, please sit in the long pews in the center of the sanctuary.
  • Large print bulletins are available for worship services.

Meet our Staff

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Anchor Newsletter

House of Hope’s Anchor newsletter provides information about upcoming events in and around the church as well congregational updates and features.

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Event Calendar

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When the Territory of Minnesota was organized in 1849, a young missionary from Philadelphia—the Reverend Edward Duffield Neill—set out to form the first Presbyterian congregations. Rev. Neill founded First Church in downtown St. Paul in 1849. He started a second congregation on Christmas Eve, 1855, and named it House of Hope. The name was selected “desiring that it might be the place of refuge for weary and heavy-laden souls.”

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Governing Bodies

The local Presbytery, a body of church elders and ministers, representative of the churches in the greater Twin Cities area, is considered the primary external governing organization. The presbytery oversees the installation and ordination of ministers, congregational formation and dissolution, and clergy and congregational discipline.

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Prayer Request

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Covenant Network of Presbyterians

House of Hope is a Covenant Network Congregation. The Covenant Network is a broad-based, national group of clergy and lay leaders that are working for a church that is simultaneously faithful, just, and whole. We are called to achieve this goal by working for the unity of the church, furthering the inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons, seeking understanding and reconciliation, and joining with others seeking a still more just and inclusive church. Learn more at: https://covnetpres.org/