Care & Outreach

Ways to Help

Lutheran Disaster Response

Care Outreach

Care Team Volunteers
The Care Team is always in need of volunteers in these areas of service: Urgency Meals and Transportation.

To volunteer please contact Claudia Russo,
Care Team Coordinator


To Request Assistance from the Care Team
Please fill out a Request Form by clicking below:

Special Olympics Volunteer Opportunity

The state games for Special Olympics New Mexico is coming up starting June 1.  Inclulded is the link to sign up to volunteer and get more information.  
Special Olympics New Mexico is also looking for specialized help from health care workers:

Volunteer with Healthy Athletes® at Summer Games

Healthy Athletes® Venue is seeking volunteers for the Summer Games health screenings! Being offered are FREE health screenings and education for Special Olympics athletes in 5 disciplines: Fit Feet (Podiatry), FUNfitness (Physical Therapy), Health Promotion (Nutrition and Health), Opening Eyes (Vision), and Special Smiles (Dental). Please spread the word that needed are health professionals and students in multiple disciplines. 

If you are interested in this please contact them directly at:

Even if you cannot volunteer yourself, please spread the word.

Outreach News

Rocky Mountain Synod Newsletter

Next Vitalant Blood Drive Scheduled Sunday, June 9

Thanks to all who participated in the January 9 blood drive.  Cross of Hope contributed 23 units of blood to help with the severe ongoing shortage.  Our next blood drive will be Sunday, June 9. 

Please note the date and be ready to help out.


Church Events

Meals for Camp @ COH

We are asking for your help in providing
simple meals for each rotation of the camp.
Each rotation has 5 weeks.
Each week has a different meal planned.
Some involve cooking and some are take out.
You will find slots available for food donations and/or monetary donations for take-out.  

Thank you for your consideration.
We appreciate anything you can provide. 


Youth Candle Fundraiser

It's that time of year again !
Our Youth will be hosting their Candle Fundraiser.

Please show support on October 1st and November 12th
Mia Bella candles by Patrice Leddy,

Will have all of the candles setup for you to see/smell/take home instantly here in the church lobby on Sunday October 15.  Candles are $20 each, all profits go to the COH Youth.

Astronomy Night

Cross of Hope Will Sponsor
Astronomy Night Event

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

This is expected to last a couple of hours. Telescopes, some of them large, will be provided, however guests are welcome to bring their own telescopes. Information about astronomy in general and specific celestial objects viewable in October will be given. This will likely be held at Mariposa Park or at Cross of Hope Church, but the exact location has not been determined yet. More information will be forthcoming. This is a family event, and children are welcome.

Contact: Pastor Rick Alpers,, 831-225-9939


We meet at various restaurants
The second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm
October 11, 2023

-BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse-
10000 Coors Blvd, Ste Ll10
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(Cottonwood Mall)

If you will be joining in the adventure of food and fellowship or need more information:
Please Contact Leeon Carrico
Call 505-554-1128