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
    10:00AM - 5:00PM
    5:00PM - 10:00PM

    Fairly Decent Coffee

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

  • Activities

    Sunday 6:30 pm - The Table (worship and study) followed by a family style meal.

    Tues 11:30-2:00 -  Free Tuesday lunch

    Wednesday 6:00 -8:00 - The Honest Pint (meet at Hope at 5:30 to carpool).

    Thursday 11:00am - 1:00pm -  The Welcome Table - Join Rev. Jennie Barber for 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 -  9:30-10:30 Words Work - 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.

  • Drum Circle





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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.