Urban Outreach Program | Hope Church


From its inception, Hope has taken seriously our Lord's command to care for the under-resourced among us. To that end, we have implemented a rich variety of successful urban initiatives that have become part of our DNA. These programs foster relationships between people from two very different backgrounds and lifestyles. They make friends out of strangers and heal the wounds of our past. 

For over 25 years, the Urban Ministry of Hope Church has offered life-changing experiences through the Urban Plunge and Justice Tour of Civil Rights Movement. These events have been instrumental to getting individuals engaged by serving others through discipleship and giving. The Urban Ministry serves over 1,000 families annually through Thanksgiving Food Drives, backpacks for school children and sponsoring families during Christmas with the Tree of Hope. Our ministry has been avid about serving hundreds of children annually from the inner city with Resurrection activities and hosting Vacation Bible School sessions during the summer at various churches in South Memphis, Frayser and other areas of the city. To get involved, take a look at some of our volunteer opportunities below. 


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Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s that time of year again! Please leave your grocery bag in the marked carts located across campus anytime between November 16-24.

You can provide a little extra Hope this Thanksgiving season by contributing to our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from November 16-24. Use the convenient shopping list below to fill a bag and help feed a family in Memphis. Please bring your donations to the large truck outside entrance 3 or leave them behind your vehicle during service on November 16, 17, 23, and 24.

To learn more about how you can be involved, email Laura Huggins, or call 901-507-1892.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Knitting Group
The Knitting Group at Hope welcomes you to make caps for babies in the NICU and other items. Starter kits are available along with free instruction. You only need a desire to learn and to be a blessing. Knitters meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please click on the link below or contact Laura Huggins at laura.huggins@hopechurchmemphis.com if interested.

Whether you are experienced or have never quilted before, please join us for quilting at Hope. We make quilts for preemies, babies that came through difficult births, and others in need. Quilters gather from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month from January through October. Please click on the link below or contact Laura Huggins at laura.huggins@hopechurchmemphis.com if interested.

We also have on-going partnerships with other ministries in the city such as Neighborhood Christian Center, Multi-National Ministries and Streets Ministries that include financial and volunteer support for youth tutoring and mentoring initiatives. 


Urban Staff

Andrea Curry

Urban Ministry Director

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Laura Huggins

Urban Administrative Assistant & Special Event Coordinator

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