New Hope Building

      Pastor Linny Hartzell

      Annual Yard Sale!
      8:00 - 3:00 Vendors welcome! Call for more info!
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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Preparing for Worship in September


a word from our pastor  Dear Hope Family,
I hope you have had a wonderful summer vacationing, gardening, spending more time with your kids, and grandkids, or your loved ones, and all things that we are able to do and enjoy doing in the summer.

Each Sunday, we are reminded by each another with the scripture from Psalm 118:24, “this is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” It is to say that we are to make the most of each day that we are given, setting our priorities within it, and live our faith out loud each day with all around us, this includes self-care.

Are you caring for yourself in ways that would lead to making the most of each day? How are you able to share your values, your life, and your faith in God with all around you? These two questions are posed in the order of importance. At Hope, we are blessed with so many caring, loving, faithful, and compassionate Disciples of Christ. However, you must refill your cup. One of the ways to do this through Bible studies and taking time for yourself in God. This fall, there will be several opportunities for a spiritual renewal, from Fall Retreat, to varied topics and styles of Bible study classes, to Sunday school for both adults and children.
I hope that you’ll be able to join in one of these renewal opportunities, so that your cup may overflow with joy in the Lord. Come and have fun! (Yes, FUN!)
Yours in Christ’s Service,
Pastor Linny.

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