Upcoming Events

Learn about what events and programs are new and on the horizon for us at Hope.

To learn about regular events and to see our church calendar, check it out HERE.


Keepsake Family Christmas

On Saturday, December 23, at 4pm you and your families are invited including your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends…

During this engaging, one-hour, interactive program, families will hear a dramatic retelling of the Christmas story from cast members onstage. They’ll hear from Mary, Joseph, and an angel how the amazing events unfolded on the first Christmas. Plus each guest will create his or her very own Keepsake Nativity Scene to cherish for years to come. We’ll end our time together with some Christmas carols and birthday cake to celebrate Jesus’ birthday,

*****Please RSVP by November 29th so that we can order enough supplies. RSVP by contacting Janet at 439-4320 or janet@hopelutheranfresno.org. If you don’t have a family to come with, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY INVITED! We’ll pair you up with a family for our time together. *****

Women of Hope – Christmas Dinner

All of the women of Hope are invited to a Christmas Dinner on Monday, December 4 at 5:30 pm in the Community Center. Please bring a toy for the Evangel Home and items for Bethel Home such as lotion, baby powder, toothbrushes, denture cleanser, hairbrushes/combs, kleenex, diabetic hard candy and cookies, raisins and dried fruit, small candle figurines, lined stationary, bed socks, men’s socks, lap robes, soaps, pens, Christmas candy, cookies and wrappings. Please call the office to RSVP by December 1st at 439-4320 or sign up in the office. Bring cookies for the exchange.

Medicare Plan Review

On Wednesdays November 15 & 29 in the Conference Room at 4 pm David Little, ChFC of Little Business Wealth Advisors will present an educational program to help navigate the choices available during this 2018 Plan annual enrollment period. Please bring your “Medicare and You” handbook. No specific insurance carrier materials or sales literature will be available or discussed. This is strictly an Educational Meeting. Call the office at 439-4320 if you plan to attend.

Dinner Group

Share a monthly meal and get to know other members when you join one of the new dinner groups now forming. People new to Hope are especially encouraged to join. It’s a great way to meet other worshipers in our congregation. You may sign-up in the office or call 439-4320. Groups of six to eight (couples and singles combined) will be formed for either Dine-In or Dine-Out. There is no agenda except to share a meal and get to know one another. The groups would like to meet at least once before the holidays. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Nelson at 431-2630.


Low-Impact Chair Exercise Classchair workout

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the Conference Room Jennifer Jordan leads this low-impact exercise class. There is a suggested donation of $2 per session. Bring your water and wear comfortable clothing. Light hand weights of 1-2 lbs. are optional. In November they will meet on the 21, 28, 30.

Hope’s Book Group

Stack of BooksMeets the second Wednesday of the Month at 1:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Does not meet in December. ALL ARE WELCOME! For questions, please contact Audry Hanson at 431-4257.

On November 8 the book to be discussed is “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult. Meeting at Maggie Bestenheider’s club house.

On January 10, 2018 the book for discussion is “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman.

Friendship Club Luncheon

Friendship Club has been happening for approximately 25 years.  The purpose is to provide a social gathering for our senior citizens, not just Hope members.  A great lunch is provided for a nominal fee of $5.00 and a short program is presented.  It is an excellent opportunity to invite friends to come and get better acquainted with fellow members. On average, there are about 75 people who come and enjoy the delicious meal and program. We usually meet on the 4th Thursday at 12 noon (doors open at 11:30) except in November and December, when we meet on the 3rd Thursday. We do not meet in June, July, or August. We usually are finished by 1:30 p.m.

The Friendship Club on Thursday, November 16 at 12 noon with the doors opening at 11:30 am in the Community Center. All are welcome. Make reservations by signing up in the church office or call 439-4320. The program will feature our Learning Tree children presenting a musical program.