A new RIC community, House of Hope Lutheran Church


We are proud to introduce our newest Reconciling in Christ congregation, House of Hope Lutheran Church in New Hope, MN.

“God loves us unconditionally and we endeavor to be a place where that same hospitality is extended to everyone.  Following Christ we seek justice and reconciliation among all peoples.  We welcome everyone, without exception and regardless of sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental ability, age, or station in life, faith or creed.  Each person is a unique creation of God and, through Grace, is a child of God.”

The Rev. Mark Vinge, pastor of House of Hope Lutheran Church sees this statement as “…another bridge built and walls torn down.  The ministry of reconciliation and justice is at the heart of our mission.  We want and need others to join us to help us live what we say…”

Learn more about House of Hope here.

Please help us welcome House of Hope Lutheran Church to the RIC family! Post your congratulations here on facebook.

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