ABOUT US

Our worship service begins

at 10am each Sunday.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

Welcome to Hope United Church of Christ’s website.

We have put together some information to help you know a little more about us. Feel free to browse the website to learn more. 


No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey you are welcomed here… God loves you!


If you would like to hear from our pastor, want additional information or have a question please contact the church office by email or by calling. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 


If you would like to join us for worship here’s a quick overview of what you can expect:


You will be welcomed by our members and friends. Don’t worry they just want to greet you and make you feel comfortable. Please let us know if we can help you in anyway.


Come as you are. You will see jeans, suits and dresses and everything in between. Casual clothes are welcomed; we want you to be comfortable.  In the summer you’ll see plenty of shorts and sandals.


Bring your children into worship. They usually leave after a children’s message with the pastor and go to “hands on” and “kid friendly” Sunday school classes. We have groups for children ages 3 thru 12th grade. We  also have a Wiggle Room, right outside the sanctuary for parents with tiny ones. You will be able to hear and see the service in this room while your child will have some room to stretch out. We have rocking chairs for your comfort. We love kids and kids are welcomed in worship.


We try to wear nametags but sometimes we forget. We don’t expect you will remember names. If you would like a nametag just ask and we will see that you get one.


We have a worship bulletin and most everything is also projected on a screen. We hope this helps you to follow along. Don’t worry about making mistakes, we all do from time to time. 


We have a time for sharing the peace. Some people shake hands, some hug, some smile- there is no rule about what you have to do. It’s just a time to greet those around you and feel like you belong in worship.


We take an offering during church but not everyone puts an envelope in the plate. There is no expectation for you to give. Some of us give on- line or monthly. If you do give, it will be used for the various ministries of our church.


Our church music is a combination of traditional and contemporary.  Some weeks we have an organ and choir, other weeks the bells play and some weeks we have a band playing current Christian music.


Sometimes the church uses “insider language”. We try not to, but if you hear about a program or if a word is used with which you aren’t familiar, just ask someone. 


Everyone is welcomed to take Communion. You don’t need to be a member of a church or our church. We believe that everyone is welcomed at God’s table. We have both grape juice and wine and we also have gluten free wafers if you need them. We typically have Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.


We hope to see you on Sunday. We worship at 10:00am and we are typically done in one hour, give or take a few minutes. We have donuts and juice and coffee following service.


Come check us out and see if we might be right for you!


Pastor Meg Wilson

WHO IS UCC

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


The Church of Firsts

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


A Church of Extravagant Welcome

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking​, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.


We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

MEET OUR STAFF

Staff

Rev. Meg Wilson (Pastor)

Sue Robinson (Administrative assistant)

Tasha Woodruff (Christian Education Council Director)

Brooke Turner (Youth Director)

Board of Trustess

Nancy Burnham (President)

Nancy Fay (Vice President)

Janet Dolland (Secretary)

Norm Nenninger (Treasurer)

Rick Cole

Ida Eckert

Janet Frank

Cindy Johnson

Donna Lasecki

Brad Lusk

Jim Wilson

Susan Winters

Sunday School

Pam Flaherty (Superintendent)

Tasha Woodruff (Christian Education Council Director)

Brooke Turner (Youth Director)

Music Ministry

Nancy Fay (Choir Director)

Denise Kildea (Accompanest and Bell Director)

Patrick Baker (Organist)


JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 10:00 am