Why are we a church in mission?

At People of Hope, service is an essential way that we live out our calling as a community of faith. We see these small acts of service as the way in which we can spread God's love in the world. We also recognize that this calling spread out into the community and the world.

If you are interested in serving in any of the areas listed, please press the button below to contact the People of Hope office.

Special note: To volunteer for Open Table, please click on "Open Table". You can also find out about our international ministry partners by clicking on their name.

How We Serve - In The Church


There are a lot of different ways to serve inside the walls of People of Hope. Some of the ways to volunteer are listed below:

In Worship:




Audio Visual

In Teaching:

Learning Time

Small Groups

In Fellowship/Support:

People of Hops

Meals of Hope

Power Supply

Funeral Support team

Ladies Wine and Dine

With Building and Grounds:

Building and Land Use

Building and Grounds Maintenance

Stewards of Hope (land conservation)

Adopt-a-Garden (flower beds)

Lawn Mowing

How We Serve - In The Community


We are known as a church of service in the larger Rochester community. Some of the ways in which we serve are listed below:

Open Table Food Ministry

Channel One Regional Food Bank

Dorothy Day Hospitality House

The Women’s Shelter and Support Center

Family Promise Rochester

The LINK Services for Youth (LSS) 

Mission Turkey Sandwich

Waterstop for Med City Marathon


Summer of Service

Operation Bedroll

How We Serve - Community Wide Events


We also like to celebrate special occasions with the entire Rochester community. We do this in the following ways:

Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt

Beer and Carols

How We Serve - In The World


We believe that our calling stretches us to serve beyond our walls and community and into the world. Some of the ways we serve internationally are:

Sister Parish with ACOMUJERZA

Lutheran World Relief School Kits Project

Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Tie Blankets

District Partner with Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania