giving tuesday at hope house
Hope House is a ministry of the PC(USA) that seeks to be the church by "modeling the radical hospitality of Jesus Christ." Beyond the traditional campus ministry offerings like weekly Bible study, fellowship, prayer, worship leading, and volunteer opportunities, Hope is a ministry of evangelism that reaches those both inside and outside the church by being the hands and feet of Christ. Hope is unique in that students of diverse faith, background, culture, economic status, ability, theology, race, sexuality, and gender find a place that not only allows but encourages conversations and relationships between people who might not otherwise have a chance to hear and see and learn from others who are different from them.
Modeling the radical hospitality of Jesus Christ is about who we are and not our expectations of others. It is journeying alongside students, offering respite for the weary, praying for them, reminding one another that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God, and that they are in a space of grace. We believe we are modeling the gospel as Jesus Christ intended.
One of the ways we do this is by offering free or donation based resources to students. 47% of students on UTC's campus have reported being food insecure. Hope House is a place where students can have access to: washer/dryer, wifi, computers/printers, quiet study spaces, as well as access to food and drink daily. Every Tuesday Hope House offers a free hot meal, where we feed over 150 students weekly.
Consider giving in honor or memory of a loved one, as a gift to a friend or family member, or helping to sponsor a student by giving $182 with a one time or recurring donation. You can donate here or simply mail a check made out to Hope House, 808 Vine Street, Chattanooga, TN 373403.