Welcome to Hope Local Iowa City!

Hope Local Iowa City is Lutheran Church of Hope’s Local Site in downtown Iowa City. Launching on Christmas Eve 2017, Hope Local Iowa City has been a home for Hope for more than five years. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am at the Robert A. Lee Rec Center on Gilbert Street in downtown Iowa City. We are better together and would love to see you there!

Sundays, 9:30 am
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center

In addition to everyone from Iowa City who calls Hope their church home, we are Hope away from home for visitors from across Iowa and the Midwest. Whether you live nearby, are visiting your favorite University of Iowa student, or are in town to take in a Hawkeye sporting event, we would love to have you join us for worship!

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About our current sermon series

Join us this Advent season as we dive into the book of Revelation. A commonly misunderstood book, Revelation is actually a book that’s filled with hope and reveals the true light, Jesus Christ, who came once and will come again!

Upcoming Sermons

Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!

Christmas Eve Service

Iowa City | Friday, Dec. 22 at 5:00 pm
at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center

Christmas at Hope

What’s Happening at Hope Local Iowa City?

In addition to weekend worship, Hope Local Iowa City offers Kairos for college students, REVIVE for young adults, a women’s Bible study and Alpha periodically.

Kairos is Hope’s college ministry that meets on Wednesday nights at 8:00 pm in the Danforth Chapel on Iowa’s campus following the University of Iowa academic calendar. Wednesday nights involve a service with worship, a message, discussion time, fellowship and occasional social events before or after the service. Kairos also offers a variety of small group Bible studies throughout the week that dive deeper into that Wednesday’s message.

REVIVE is Hope’s ministry for young adults in their 20s and 30s. In Iowa City, this ministry functions as a small group every other week after Sunday service that discusses that morning’s sermon. We also get together about once a month for an additional social event.

If you’re interested in any Hope Local Iowa City ministry or have questions, please reach out to [email protected] and he’ll get you connected!

Get to Know Our Team

In addition to Wyatt Gatrost, ministry coordinator, Hope Local Iowa City has a devoted leadership team that helps with visioning, leading Bible studies, set up and tear down, and beyond.


Wyatt Gatrost


Mark Brandt

Anna Roeth

Anna Roeth

Get Connected with Hope Local Iowa City!