New Hope Building  IMG_2023

Pastor Linny Hartzell

Hope United Methodist Church has been serving the community for over 50 years.
We are a friendly, open church, and our congregation will make you feel at home immediately.
Hope UMC is a vital congregation; we extend open and radical hospitality to a diverse community inclusive of persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. We strive to be a church where all persons come and experience the generous love of Jesus Christ. 
 Our growth in faith is revealed by active participation in worship, the development of new mission projects, heightened engagement in biblical studies, and empowering new leadership.


Service: 9:30 AM (baby-sitting provided) 

Children's Sunday School: 9:30 AM

Fellowship: 10:30 AM  (treats and talk)

Adult Sunday School: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM(Faithlink)

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or call us at 815-436-2209


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Preparing for Worship in January


a word from our pastor  Dear Hope Family,

Summer is finally here!!

With it, many at Hope celebrate graduations and moving up ceremonies of the loved ones. Congratulations! Praise be to God! All your hard work, dedication, commitment, and perseverance have paid off!! Along with these celebrations, come change, life-altering change. We tend to be more receptive and excited to these changes that deem positive, achieved, and much-welcomed change. We know what the next step is for our loved ones. Nevertheless, these are the times filled with many emotions. As with many things, while these celebrations may come with a healthy dose of apprehension for the next step ahead for our loved ones, it also asks for letting-go and for their moving-on to the next step. Let go, and let God! What an exciting time this is! Congratulations graduates and loved ones! You have done proud!

Yours in Christ’s Service,

Pastor Linny

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