Book Club
3rd Saturday monthly
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Create a loving, nurturing and trusting atmosphere where everyone has a chance to grow spiritually and personally by reading a diverse collection of literature, taking on leadership roles through hosting book club discussions, leading in prayer, reading scriptures and welcoming members and guest.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Christian Education for COH

The Community of Hope African of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church strives to create an environment of continuous learning for all its members. The mission of the Hope Institute is to service as an outgrowth of regular Sunday services to educate its members in various areas of Christian life. This institute will service as catalyst of Christian growth, practical life skills, and renewing of the minds of new and seasoned saints.

For more information send an email to [email protected] (Hope Institute).

Hospitality Ministry

Provide support to other ministries, (service, setup for Sunday worship services and Bible study)

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Dance Ministry
One Saturday per month

The Dance Ministry’s goal is to encourage praise and worship through using both your body & spirit. All levels are welcome. If dancing is your life, a hobby, or you just want to praise the Lord using the vessel provided this is the Ministry for you. Let’s Dance!!!

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Greeters Ministry

Every 3rd Thursday

Warmly welcome and seat congregants; assist congregants as needed; provide direction for congregants during offering; distribute programs, envelopes, visitor cards and promotional materials; collect visitor cards; services ministers and guests sitting on the pulpit; and manages special guests. Following morning service, reset sanctuary, remove debris from the sanctuary and pulpit and ensure bathrooms are in working order and supplies are restocked. Assist with clean up following the 12:00 service. When requested, assist with new member intake. Greeters serve at 10:00 am and 12 noon services, Bible study and other activities. Greeters must successfully complete training prior to serving in the sanctuary during worship service. Greeters will be scheduled to serve.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Health & Healing

To provide an avenue to bring both believer and non-believers into the Community of Hope network to address the needs of their physical body. To provide the community with information, education and resources and aiming at increasing awareness of health related issues. To provide education aimed at preventing disease and alleviating illness. To assist individual in connecting with community resources that promote health and wellness. To assist individuals, with various health conditions/disease, with self-management strategies. To support individuals as they learn how to integrate faith in their health and healing. To work with other ministries in the COH family and support the overall body of Christ.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Outreach Ministry

4th Saturday of the month
11:30 a.m.

The Outreach Ministry serve as arms, hands and feet of Community of Hope AME to provide support, resources, education and empowerment to individuals throughout the District of Columbia and Prince Georges County. Under the leadership of the Senior Pastor, Rev. Tony Lee, the Outreach has taken an aggressive and effective approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS while demonstrating the Love of God in meeting the needs of underserved populations.

Various subcommittees under Outreach: HIV/AIDS Program, Domestic Violence Program, Homeless Program, Central Union Project, and Warm Coats for Winter.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Possibilities Ministry

Please review Possibilities Ministry Objective by selecting link:

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Prayer Works Ministry

1st Saturday
9:00-10:00 am

Fulfill prayer requests through intercessory prayer. Assist Pastor Lee with the coordination of the prayer partner network. Develop and manage process to ensure that Pastor Lee receives all online and hard copy prayer requests. Lead or facilitate prayer onsite at all worship locations and meeting facilities prior to the start of each activity. Confidentiality is critical.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Social Action Ministry
3rd Saturday
10am – 11am

Educate, equip and mobilize the congregation and community to frame and address pressing local, regional, national and global issues. Use technology and grassroots methodology to create collaborative projects and activities through campaigns, petition drives, hotlines, rallies, vigils, letter writing campaigns, television, radio, print, legislative outreach, online advertisements, direct mail, editorials, research and documentation, asset mapping, polls, and other creative forms of outreach and advocacy. Social Action activities will give voice to the community, influence legislation and campaign platforms and provide quick action on pressing issues.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Parking/Security Ministry

Maintain a safe worship environment using the following strategies: Inspections of church site before and during worship; developing management plans, exit strategies and evacuation routes for fire and medical emergencies and any threats that may arise during worship services, Bible studies and activities. The team will report and record all infractions that occur during church activities. The team ensures the pastor’s safety and secures the sanctuary during offering.

Ensure the safety of cars parked for all worship services and activities. Ensure that the appropriate number of spaces is always reserved for the pastoral family and special guests. Coordinate with the security ministry the entrance and exit strategies for celebrities and others requiring special security. Training is required.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Set Up/Break Down Ministry

1st Saturday
11:00 am

Manage set up and breakdown of sanctuary and meeting facilities for all Community of Hope worship services, Bible Study and activities, including the placement and removal of sanctuary chairs, pulpit chairs and tables, podiums, indoor and outdoor signage and banners; coordinate the transport, set up and removal of furniture, sound equipment and instruments.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Street Team

Recruit members to Community of Hope by distributing handbills; collaborate with the Outreach team to develop strategies to build the member base; engage in team discussions to refine strategies and discuss innovative ideas that will increase the member base; and sincerely witness to the un-churched, unsaved, and uncommitted by sharing personal testimonies. HAVE FUN!!! Always keep your eyes and ears open for events that the Street Team can work. This team never passes out handbills at other churches or other church events.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Stewardess Board

Saturday before each 1st Sunday
10:00 – 11:00 am

Serve, prepare and maintain the Sacraments (Communion). Assist and prepare for Adult and Infant Baptisms. Assist the Stewards, Hostess Ministry and other ministries of the church. Visit, pray and serve communion to the sick and shut-in.

For more information send an email to [email protected]
Technology / Web Ministry

Leverage technology to support the ministerial vision of Pastor Lee. This ministry is responsible for the church’s Web sites: and, blogs, ringtones, podcasts, MP3s, Text of Hope mobile affirmation, CD/DVD duplication and dissemination, television and video production, sound, and audio-visual presentations.

For more information send an email to [email protected]
Touch Back Ministry
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ensure that every visitor receives a follow up communiqué (touch) in the form of a phone calls and/or a letter welcoming them to the church when they in or a letter thanking them for visiting Community of Hope. The ministry is also responsible for entering new member and visitor data into the church database and for supplying addresses for the Tithes and Offering envelopes. Members of this ministry must be comfortable working with a Web-based system. Confidentiality is critical.

For more information send an email to [email protected]

Unions of Hope / Married Couples

Guided by Matthew 19:6, The Unions of Hope serves to enrich the covenant vow of marriage before God. Married and engaged couples are invited to participate in fellowship activities and Heart-2-Heart candid conversations at 12pm on the third Saturday of every month.

For more information send an email to [email protected]
Voices of Hope Praise Team and Community of Hope Choir
Thursday’s 7:00 p.m.

Provide diverse music ministry during all worship services and other designated activities. Members of this ministry should be comfortable singing all genres of Gospel music. This ministry incorporates all genres of music into the worship experience.

For more information send an email to [email protected] (Voices Of Hope).
Volunteers For Christ
Provide administrative, graphical, social and physical support to the Executive Pastoral Team, Ministerial Staff, and Community of Hope AME Church. The ministry is led by the “spirit of love to serve one another.”

For more information send an email to [email protected]
Youth Ministry
1st Monday-Youth Executive Team Leaders 7-8 p.m.
Tutoring-Tuesday and Thursday (October-May) 6-7:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday-Step Team 6:30-8:00 p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday-Youth Choir Rehearsal 7:00-8:15 p.m.
2nd & 4th Real Talk 8:30-10:00 p.m. (7-18 year old)
1 & 3rd Friday- Step Team 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Every Saturday Dance Ministry 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
3rd Saturday-Young Joshua and Diamond in the Rough- 12:30-2:00 (7-18 year old)

Empowering and educating young people about the saving grace of Jesus Christ through various expressions.

For more information send an email to [email protected]