Easter Memorial Flowers.
Easter lilies in memory or in honor of loved ones may be reserved by clicking HERE, or in the church office in person or by calling (651) 227-6311.
The deadline is noon on Sunday, March 29. The cost is $15 per plant.
If you do not wish to purchase a plant, please consider making a donation to HOH’s Mission Outreach fund.
Memorials will be published in the Easter Sunday bulletin on April 12.
“Inspire one another with love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24
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.
We inspire each other in so many ways at House of Hope—through progressive worship and beautiful music, through our desire to grow and learn more about Jesus and his teachings, and through our dedication to making a difference in the world. With God’s guidance and love, we are building a more just and beautiful world. Your stewardship pledge helps us continue offering the deep range of programs and services that make House of Hope a special place of worship.
What inspires you to love and good works at House of Hope? We want to find out who or what lights you up from inside out and inspires you to action. Is there anything that you do that you hope inspires others?Please share a message about what inspires you here.
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.
Make a Gift from your IRA
If you are age 70½ or older, you may give up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to qualified charities without paying federal income tax on the distribution.
- Distributions made under this law can be used to satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD). Qualified charitable distributions are not limited to your RMD.
- Instead of taking a charitable income tax deduction for the gift, you may exclude the distribution from your income
Contact your IRA plan administrator and request a direct qualified charitable distribution from the IRA account to The House of Hope Presbyterian Church, a 501(c)(3) organization, with tax ID number 41-0694740. Please contact Mark Schwister at (651) 223-7554 to inform us of the gift and to let us know how you would like your gift designated. More information available here.
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 the church office at (651) 227-6311.
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.