Ready to become a member of Hope Lutheran Church?

If you wish to become a member of Hope Lutheran Church, you must attend one New Member Orientation (scheduled on a Saturday from 8:30am – 11:00am). New member orientation is a way for new members to connect with church leaders, tour the campus and facilities, and enjoy time with other new members.

 

Did you know Hope offers different categories of membership?

Voting Members

Persons are confirmed members. Such confirmed members, during the preceding calendar year, shall have communed in this congregation and shall have made a contribution of record to this congregation. Members of this congregation who have satisfied these basic standards shall have the privilege of voice and vote at every regular and special meeting of the congregation as ell as the other rights and privileges ascribed to voting members by the provisions of this constitution and its bylaws.

Associate Members

Persons holding membership in other Christian congregations who wish to retain such membership but desire to participate in the life and mission of this congregation. These individuals have all the privileges and duties of membership except voting rights or other rights and privileges ascribed to voting members by the provisions of this constitution and its bylaws.

Seasonal Members

Members are voting members of other ELCA congregations who wish to retain such membership but desire to participate in the life and mission of this congregation, including exercising limited voting rights in this congregation. The Congregation Council may grant seasonal membership to such persons provided that this congregation is a member of a synod where the Synod Council has approved seasonal member voting on its territory. Such seasonal members shall have all the privileges and duties of voting members except that:

  • they shall not be eligible for elected office in, or for membership on the Congregation Council or on a call committee of this congregation
  • they shall not have the right to vote on any matter concerning or affecting the call or termination of call of any minister of this congregation
  • they shall not have the right to vote on any matter concerning or affecting the affiliation of this congregation with the ELCA
  • they shall not be eligible to serve as voting members from this congregation of the Synod Assembly or the Churchwide Assembly
  • they shall not, even if otherwise permitted by this congregation, vote by proxy or by absentee ballot
  • they shall not, within any two calendar month period, exercise voting rights in this congregation and in the congregation where they remain voting members

Interested in becoming a member?

To register online using our online form, please click here.

 

You can also register by selecting the PDF version of our registration form. Please click here for the printable form. Once completed, you can mail it to the Hope office:

Hope Lutheran Church
250 Avenida Los Angelos
The Villages, FL 32162

We will be in contact to discuss next steps.

 

New Member Orientations will be held 2 Thursday evenings several times a year.  Orientation dates for 2022:

- February 17 & 24

- May 12 & 19

- September 22 & 29

Time: 5:30 - 7:00

 

If you have any questions about membership or membership options, please call Jeff Dunfee at the office at (352) 750-2321 or email at jeff@hope4all.church.