One of the most basic human needs is connection to other humans–a community to belong to and to participate in. This need is what brings many people to our doors. We are eager to help you get connected to our church family. We offer many programs that can help you to get better acquainted with people in smaller groups. New groups are always popping up. We are a very social community that values spending time together.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care at Hope is provided by our ministers and our Care Team.

The Care Team helps coordinate support for our members in time of need. This might include meals, rides for medical issues, homebound and hospital visits, and assistance with connecting to other resources. Please call the church for more information at 918.481.0999.

Groups

The Singers of Hope

choir1Hope’s Choir – “The Singers of Hope” – provides music for Sunday morning worship services and special events such as the annual Sing Noel Program. Supported by our nine-foot Baldwin Concert Piano (recognized as one of the finest pianos in the city of Tulsa) and a variety of guest instrumentalists, the choir offers a wonderful opportunity to use a love of music to support Hope’s mission.

Rehearsals take place each Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The ability to read music is not required. An audition is not required. The only requirement is that you love good music and great fellowship and want to help support the mission and values of our Free Church.

Supper Club

supperWhat is it? Where is it? When is it? Who can join? How much are the dues?

Supper Club is a longtime Unitarian tradition–a gathering of small groups of eight or so people. It’s a casual, social evening of dining and getting to know other members. There’s no other gathering we have quite like it at Hope. It’s an easy way to allow us to share more about each other and what brought us to this church community. Supper Club is unique in that aspect.

Dinners are generally held at the homes of those who want to join the monthly gatherings. The dinners are scheduled the second Saturday of September, October, December, January, February, April, and May.

September is the kick-off month for Supper Club, so we have a potluck at church.

When you sign up, you agree to host/hostess one of the six months and you’re a guest for the remainder of the gatherings. The Supper Club coordinator, Coe McGinley, assigns the guests to each host/hostess who provides the main dish and beverages, and contacts each guest to provide side dishes and dessert.

The sharing of a meal and the camaraderie makes for an enjoyable evening.

Childcare will be provided at the church from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with reservations. Please reserve 48 hours in advance.

Dues? There are none!

Lunch Bunch

0215lunchbunchJoin Hope’s Lunch Bunch for some good, lively conversation, and the opportunity to try various Tulsa restaurants. We always have fun, and are eager to have new people join us. We meet at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, and you may stay as long as you want. For the Christmas holidays we have a special luncheon which includes a small gift exchange. Our group varies in size, depending on attendees’ schedules. Sometimes there may be only six lunchers, and at other times there might be 12 or more. We always welcome visitors. All that is required is a phone call or email to Lynn Walters to indicate that you will attend.

Women of Hope

women-hope1In modern Greek, the word phlia means friendship. It includes loyalty to friends, family, and community and love between friends. That’s the kind of love you’ll find at our Women of Hope group. We gather in the evening at the church on the first Thursday of each month for a potluck dinner and a program.

Our programs feature speakers on topics that range from community outreach programs to theater, gardening, literature, music, and other activities. Come be our guest!

Women of Hope does not have a formal membership.  We encourage all women of Hope to join us the first Thursday of each month for a program and fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Threads of Hope

threadMeets the second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Log Cabin.

You are invited to join this informal creative group working on our Threads of Hope project to supply lap blankets, shawls, baby blankets for those in need in our church community. There’s no need to RSVP: just show up with a project you’re working on.

InReach

InReach is a program that connects small groups (usually three or four people), led by trained facilitators, to spend time exploring the monthly themes in a deliberate and thoughtful way. InReach groups meet once a month, and there are daytime and evening groups with openings. If you’re interested in participating, please contact the church at 918.481.0999 or hopeuu@hopeuu.org.