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Our Next Bread Bake is February 10-11!

Stop by Hope’s Lounge on Sunday morning, February 12th and pick up a loaf of freshly baked, wood-fired artisan bread or some delicious scones. While you are there, consider brightening someone’s day by sharing a loaf with them – perhaps a neighbor, a friend, a family member, a stranger. 

This Baking Hope session we’ll be offering:

  • Dinkytown White
  • Country White with Rosemary
  • Maroon and Gold (white with inclusions of craisin and apricots)
  • Apple Cinnamon Quickbread

Bread and scones are available for a freewill donation on a first-come, first-served basis until we run out. You can reserve your loaves in advance for pick-up on Sunday morning by emailing your request to Kathy Kufus at kmkufus@icloud.

Your donations from our Baking Hope sessions cover bread baking expenses and fully fund community pizza events. In addition, a portion of our freshly baked bread is shared with members of Hope through the Friendly Visitor program, Portland House, a community-based service offering an alternative to incarceration and prison prevention for men, as well as with the congregation through Holy Communion in worship.

Join us for one of our bread or pizza bakes and lend your hands to this centuries-old craft of wood-fired baking! It is a great way to connect with others, learn something new, share stories, create new memories, and make a meaningful difference in our neighborhood. It is said that baking bread not only nourishes our bodies, but also our souls. It brings us together and creates a sense of community that is much needed in our world today. 

2023-2024 Baking Hope Schedule

Volunteers welcome and needed!

  • October 13-14, 2023
  • November 11-12, 2023
  • January 12-13, 2024
  • February 9-10, 2024
  • March 8-9, 2024
  • April 12-13, 2024

For more information on how you can join in the fun, contact Brian Kufus at

Baking Hope logo created by Tomi McClellan.