Welcome

Hope House: Making God known by modeling the radical hospitality of Jesus Christ.

Hope House is a UKirk ministry of the PC(USA) and Cumberland Presbyterian Church at UTC. We have a beautiful old Victorian house three houses off campus that has become a “home away from home” for many of our students.  The house itself  is three floors and boasts a coffee shop, study rooms, free wifi, free washer/dryer, big screen TVs, a ping pong table, printers and computers, as well as, a huge backyard with a garden, picnic tables, amazing porches, and a spot to hang your Enos/hammicks. The atmosphere at the house is one of grace and love. We are a safe space/safe zone for folks of varying faiths, no faith, conservative, liberal, women, men, non-binary, and LGBTQ+. This is a judgment free zone where you can choose to be as active as you want. We offer worship, interfaith dialogue, mission and retreat opportunities, study, and various short term interest groups (ex., hiking, crocheting/knitting, swimming, climbing, prayer, etc.).  Our fastest growing ministry is for those students who are food insecure. We offer a Free Tuesday lunch sponsored by local churches, a $2 Sunday home cooked meal, and always have leftovers and/or sandwiches available throughout the week. If you are interested in helping support The Hope House through donations or food, please contact us via the email in the about section or simply click the "donate" button. If you are interested in being a sustaining member, please contact us through email. 

Contact Information

Hope UTC
808 Vine St.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Phone 423-265-2227

Regular Schedule

Office Hours
  • House Hours

    Monday - Thursday
    10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday
    10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday
    5:00PM - 10:00PM

    Fairly Decent Coffee

    Monday - Wednesday
    10:00AM - 3:30PM
    Thursday
    9:00AM - 1:30PM
    Sunday
    5:00PM - 9:30PM
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Hope Happenings

  • Hope House Welcome Week

    Hope House Welcome Week Activities (808 Vine Street); HopeUTC.org

    For more information, contact Tricia Dillon Thomas at Hope House. 423-602-3031

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 6pm-8pm                                                   Free Fresh Dinner

    New Fresh People, drop in for free dinner at the Hope House. Coffee house downstairs. Opportunity to sign up for upcoming conferences and retreats.                                            

     

    Saturday, Aug. 20, 10am-2pm                        Hope Hike to The Blue Hole

    College-aged hike to a local’s favorite swimming hole, North Chick Blue Hole. Lunch provided. Encouraged to bring a water bottle and swim suit. Meet at Hope House (808 Vine St) at 10 am.

     

    Sunday, Aug. 21, 5:30 pm                                        Hope Whoopla

    We’re going old school. Join us for worship at Hope House followed by a free sweet southern picnic, yard and board games, sprinklers and Slip n’ Slides, Drum circle/Jam session, mixed in with some coffee and dessert. Opportunity to sign up for upcoming conferences and retreats.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 23, 11:30am-2:00pm                         Hope’s Free Tuesday Lunch

    Hope’s weekly Free Tuesday lunch is kicking off today. We’ll start serving at 11:30am. Feel free to come as early as 9:00am to enjoy our study spaces and coffee house. Opportunity to sign up for upcoming conferences and retreats.

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6:00-8:00pm                                   The Honest Pint

    Join us for our weekly gathering in the back room of the Irish pub, The Honest Pint as we discuss trending topics and check in with one another. All ages are welcome. Until 7pm select appetizers and beer are ½ off.  Meet at Hope at 5:50pm for a ride (808 Vine St).

     

    Thursday, Aug. 25, 11:00-1:00pm                      The Welcome Table at Hope

    A 6 week UKirk lunch gathering for freshman and sophomores, new students, or new students to Hope to make new friends, compare notes on classes, fellowship, pray, and check in. Opportunitiy to sign up for future retreats and conferences. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope.

     

    Friday, Aug. 26, 9:30-10:30am                            Words Work at Hope

    Join us in our coffee shop for a brand new effort featured this school year, Words Work. Students will discuss current events and issues encountered in our daily lives and reflect how they intersect with our faith. People of all faiths are welcome. In conjunction with these conversations will be service projects to help us deepen our understandings.

     

    Saturday, Aug. 27, 10:00am                                Hope Hike at Lula Lake

    Join us for Hope’s annual college-aged hike to Lula Lake (which is only open a few days a month). Lunch provided. You are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Meet at the Hope House at 10:00 to carpool (808 Vine St).

     

    Sunday, Aug. 28, 6:00pm              The Table at Hope, with dinner following

    This is our weekly UKirk gathering of college-aged students and friends rotating between worship with communion, interfaith dialogue, current issues, and meditation. Home cooked dinner for $2 follows.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 29, 11:30am-2:00pm                         Hope’s Free Tuesday Lunch

    Hope’s weekly Free Tuesday lunch starts serving at 11:30am. Feel free to come as early as 9:00am to enjoy our study spaces and coffee house.

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6:00-8:00pm                                  The Honest Pint

    Join us for our weekly gathering in the back room of the Irish pub, The Honest Pint as we discuss trending topics and check in with one another. All ages are welcome. Until 7pm select appetizers and beer are ½ off.  Meet at Hope at 5:50pm for a ride (808 Vine St).

     

    Thursday, September 1, 11:00-1:00pm              The Welcome Table at Hope

    A 6-week UKirk lunch gathering for freshman and sophomores, new students, or new students to Hope to make new friends, compare notes on classes, fellowship, pray, and check in. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope.

     

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    Drum Circle Sunday Nights after our delicious Two Dolla Dinna from 7-8pm. Bring your drum, chicken shake, washboard, spoons, body! Dancing, hula hooping, and devil sticks encouraged.

  • Coffee Shop at Hope House

     

  • Make a donation

    Help support Hope House. Make a donation through PayPal by clicking on the DONATE button.

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