Adult Education

House of Hope provides a supportive environment to pursue spiritual growth. We strive to explore the meaning of our faith tradition in the context of today’s world. Members and visitors will find numerous offerings, from traditional Bible study to open discussions of relevant spiritual topics. House of Hope continues to break new ground in the field of Christian adult education.

Adult Enrichment

Sunday mornings, 11:15 a.m.–noon
Speakers address an array of religious and secular topics using the format of a 45-minute lecture presentation, with time allocated for questions and answers. For more information, please contact the office at (651) 227-6311.

Great Decisions

Second Tuesday of the month, 4–5:30 p.m. (April through November)

World affairs are more complex than ever. We help to unravel major U.S. Foreign Policy issues with Great Decisions, a dynamic citizen education and discussion program led by experts. It is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association and administered by Global Minnesota.

For more information, please contact Linda and Joe Lane.

Bible Studies

Wednesday and Thursday mornings present weekly opportunities for study of the coming Sunday’s lectionary scripture lessons. Sessions are offered in the Library on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and on Thursdays via Zoom at 9:15 a.m. For more information, please contact the office at (651) 227-6311.

Faith and Fibers

This group meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to work on needlecrafts of all kinds, good conversation, refreshments, and a time for devotions. Currently, the group is working on knit and crochet hats, scarves, and cowls for our Mission Partners. For more information, please contact Janice Dickinson at (651) 647-1786.

Men’s Programs

House of Hope Men’s Programs provides opportunities for friendship, study, and conversation on topics related to faith.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Breakfast Group meets Tuesdays from 7–8:15 a.m. at The New Louisiana Café. Men read and discuss the week’s lectionary scripture lessons, which serve as the basis for the following Sunday’s worship services. For more information, please contact Leo Sawicki at (651) 481-9589.

Men’s Thursday Morning Breakfast Group meets Thursdays from 7–8:15 a.m. at The New Louisiana Café. Topics of timely interest are presented by participants for discussion. House of Hope men and visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Bill Liike at (651) 224-0631.

Women’s Programs

House of Hope Women’s Programs provide opportunities to gather in a variety of settings for study, reflection, service, and community. Women focus on many areas of life through book studies, lectures, workshops, an annual retreat, and special occasions like the Advent Breakfast. Women are welcome to attend any or all of the events and are encouraged to bring friends.

Women’s Breakfast Book Group meets year-round on Friday mornings, 8-9 a.m.

Sunday-Weekday Connection meets to relax, share a meal, and listen to a guest speaker. It brings together women of the congregation for fellowship and a light supper.