What to Expect

Going to a new church for the first time can be intimidating.

You wonder:

  • Am I really welcome?
  • Will the people be friendly …or too friendly?
  • Will I stand out like a sore thumb?
  • Will my kids enjoy it?
  • What should I wear?
  • Am I welcome if I don’t believe?

We want to make your visit an ENJOYABLE experience. Join us now for a virtual tour of our facilities and meet some of our people here at the church.  Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly what to do when you arrive, we strive to make you feel at home with us at Hope Church



As you walk through the doors at Hope, you will be welcomed.  The greeters will help you find what you need. Sunday School classes start at 9:15 am in the Christian Education building for Nursery – Adults. Stop by the Fireside Room for coffee and feel free to take it to Sunday School with you. At 10:30 am, all ages are invited to join us in the sanctuary for Worship.  During the 10:30 AM Service the children participate for a portion of the main service. We include our children up to 5th grade in the opening singing, morning prayer, and a children’s message before they go to the Children’s Worship experience. This gives our children up to 5th grade an opportunity to experience the nurture and spiritual formation that comes with worshiping with the congregation but also to have a message and activities focused at an age appropriate level in Children’s Worship.



 As you come into worship, you will experience a time of singing as we celebrate what God has done for each of us.  People are encouraged to worship in a way that is comfortable to them.  You may sit or stand during the singing, sing out loud or quietly meditate on the lyrics.  Prayer is an essential part of our services and will be mixed in throughout our time together.  We believe that the Bible is God’s holy inspired Word so you will hear an inspirational message from the Word each Sunday morning.  The Lord’s Supper is observed on the first Sunday of each month. 



After the service, you can pick up your children from their classrooms if needed, pray with one of our prayer servants or speak to the Pastor. Everyone is invited to stay for a few minutes, meet some people, enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship in the Fireside room. Church is about God and worship, but it’s also about community and friendship.