“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21
As faithful followers of Christ and active citizens of the world, we believe that God calls us to be generous and joyful givers. We recognize have so much for which to be grateful. We offer tremendous programs, have a committed clergy and staff, and are seen as a leader in our community through our extensive outreach and mission involvement. Our generosity is not simply giving, but giving back.
Your stewardship gifts help us imagine new possibilities. At House of Hope, we have a legacy deeply committed to God and the greater community. Together we find meaning through progressive worship and beautiful music, our desire to grow and learn more about Jesus and his teachings, and our dedication to making a difference in the world. With God’s guidance and love, all things are truly possible.
With God, All Things Are Possible — If We All Do Our Part
With God all things are possible, but God expects us to do our part. We have the power to shape young minds, to strengthen faith, to inspire hope, to share God’s love, to change lives, and to change the world. To do our part, we have to give meaningfully. Inspiring generosity will make the difference in every one of our plans and dreams for the future.
Consistent with the philosophy that current members support current needs, annual stewardship income provides the majority of the revenue for the annual budget. House of Hope invites all members to make regular commitments to the church by pledging each year, allowing the church to plan and manage most effectively.
In addition to your annual operating commitment, please consider covering the church’s portion of your per capita—what the church pays the denomination for your membership. Many people were unaware that this is how the denomination is funded and were very willing to help the church cover this annual, administrative expense.
Please, pray about what God is empowering you to give in the coming year. Consider increasing your pledge by 4–5% in the coming year. Pledging together helps us move into the future that God is making possible for House of Hope.
Making a planned gift is not just for those who have wealth or special financial expertise, but for anyone with a generous spirit who wants to designate their gifts while they are living. As members and friends of House of Hope, we share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have come before us. They gave gifts to fund the current needs and for the long-term benefit of those who would follow them in ministry. A planned gift is from your assets or estate that might include a bequest, life insurance, real estate, or personal property. We urge you to work closely with your financial advisor to determine the most advantageous estate plan.
The Anchor Society
Gifts to our Endowment Fund sustain and support much of what we do at House of Hope. Donors have passed their gifts forward to us. So we remember those who have gone before us, who loved this church, and made a plan to support it beyond their days. We currently have 80 households who have stated their intention to leave a gift to the church and make up The Anchor Society. If you are interested in making a gift to the endowment, please contact Diane Smith at (651) 227-6311 or DianeS@hohchurch.org.
The Bash is a church-wide social event fondly dubbed, “a party with a purpose.” Since its inception in 2003, The Bash has raised more than $800,000 in support of Mission Outreach. Through silent and live actions, games, music, and dinner, House of Hope members and friends come together united to positively impact the world around us through our faith and generosity.