Welcome to Hopewell!

Our mission is to follow Christ.  Our method is loving and serving our neighbors even as we grow deeper in our own faith.  

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have the privilege of worshipping with you and getting to know you.  


Pastor Don

Want to Support the Ministries of Hopewell?


We are a "Safe Sanctuary"

Our church follows a policy called "Safe Sanctuaries" in an effort to keep our children, youth, and vulnerable adults safe while attending church events.  Please look under the "Info Center" tab to find the policy as well as the required Volunteer Application if you would like to work with any of these groups.




Pancake Supper

The Hopewell Men invite you to the annual Pancake supper on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 pm. This is a time of fellowship, but it reminds us of the purging of our homes in preparation for the beginning of the Lenten season.  The meal is free but donations will be accepted.

We will mark our entrance into the season of Lent with a brief worship service on Wednesday, February 26th, at 6:30 p.m.in the church sanctuary.  Our time of worship will culminate with the imposition of ashes.  This is using ashes to mark the sign of the cross on our foreheads as a remembrance of our need for the saving grace offered us through Christ.

Facebook Live Lenten Meditations

Pastor Brown will offer a brief (5-10 minute) meditation on the HUMC Facebook page via Facebook Live each Wednesday of Lent beginning Wednesday, March 4 at 12:15 pm.  Please mark this as an important time on your calendar and join in the journey.

Learning Center Art Show and Dinner

Our Learning Center will have its annual art show for students to display their artwork for their parents on Thursday, February 27th.  Our praise team will once again serve dinner to the Learning Center families and staff before and during the art show and invite you to help in this outreach opportunity.  You may choose to help by providing food, labor, or other ways.  Please contact either Pat McNabb or pastor Don to volunteer or for more information.

Booklet Still Available

If you did not receive a "Hopewell is Growing" booklet from the Forward Focus Study group last Sunday, they will be available again this Sunday or can be picked up on the information table.

Out to Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch group will be meeting on Monday, March 2nd for lunch at Arizona’s Restaurant, 3952 Grandview Dr. in Simpsonville at 11:30 a.m.  All are welcome to come and enjoy the fellowship with your Church family.  Contact Karen Bernhard by Friday, February 28th, if you are able to attend.

Lenten Bible Study

A new Bible study for Lent begins Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm.  Join us for this six-week study on Thursday evenings at the home of Susan Wilson and Aaron Ficken in Victoria Park just across from the church.  We will be using a new book, The Walk by Adam Hamilton.

In “The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament.  Each of these practices is intended as part of our daily walk with Christ while also being an essential part of growing together in the church.”

The Walk is available on Amazon for $14.49.  

Kids and Families Fellowship Event

Join the fun on Sunday, March 8th as we attend the Mill Town Players’ production of Charlotte’s Web at 3:00 p.m in Pelzer, SC.  Tickets for children and seniors are $10, others are $12. 

New Book Group Opportunity

Would you like to join a group to discuss books? If so, please contact Mary Brown or Bonita Leedy Birkel. Please indicate: what type of books, where, and what day/time to meet.

Bottled Water and Soft Drinks Needed

Bottled water and canned soft drink donations are needed to stock our supply for Sunday mornings and other events. If you would like to donate, please leave them in the kitchen at any time.

Rebuild Upstate Mission Project Coming During Lent

We will be working with ReBuild Upstate on Saturday, April 4th.  This day of service is a perfect addition to our Lenten journey and any skill level is welcome.  Look for more details soon as we prepare to improve the living situation for one of our community neighbors.

Childcare Help Needed!

Hopewell is blessed to have families with young children that need childcare on Wednesday evenings during Handbell practices and every Sunday morning during Sunday School and Worship.  Please, please, please consider volunteering to serve in a regular rotation by contacting either Lindsay Moye, nursery coordinator or the church office - (864) 967-8181 or hopewellumcoffice@gmail.com.  Help is needed immediately!  Praise be to God!

Sunday Study Opportunities

Please join us Sundays at 9:15 am for one of our studies:


  • Boys and girls in preschool and elementary school are invited to Sunday School at 9:15 am. We look forward to seeing you!  Volunteers who are willing to help teach or substitute are asked to contact Mary Russell.
  • Max Lucado unpacks 12 of the Bible’s most significant promises, equipping you to overcome difficult circumstances by keeping your focus on the hope found in the promises of Scripture rather than dwelling on the problems in front of you. For every problem in life, God has given you a promise. Meets in the copier room across from the sanctuary.
  • Read the Bible in a year. Meets in the second classroom on the left as you enter the doors by the kitchen. If you would like to be a part of this class please CLICK HERE for the reading schedule.

Weekly Morning Bible Study

Hopewell is holding a Bible study on Tuesdays at 9:30am for persons new to the Bible. We will meet in the kitchen of Hopewell and will read the “stories” of the Bible. There is no reading preparation for the class, and each class is a new story. A Bible is necessary; you can bring your own, or one will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Jessica Collins.

GC2020 delegates want to hear from you

The South Carolina Conference Delegation to the 2020 General Conference wants to hear from you in advance of the United Methodist Church’s next international meeting in May.

The delegation has scheduled a live, online session on February 23 at 3 pm at umcsc.org/gc2020 For more information go to https://www.umcsc.org/gc2020listen/

Weekly Prayer List

Our prayer coordinator, Mary Brown, invites all who would like to be included in the weekly prayer list update email to contact her via email at hopewellprayers@gmail.com .

Leadership List 2020

Please Click Here for a list of 2020 leadership at Hopewell UMC.  

Amazon Smile Reminder

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support HUMC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .05% of the purchase price to HUMC. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and make sure to choose HUMC as your designated ministry

  February 2020  
This Week's Events


Small Groups / Bible Study
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Blended Style Worship ... Come as you are!


Theology on Tap - An OPEN GROUP
7:00 PM
Bring your Bible and join your friends each Monday at Full House Sportzarilla, 404 Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville, for discussion, and fellowship.


Learning Center Chapel Time
9:15 AM
Chapel Time with Pastor Don!
Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Learning the stories of the Bible. This is a study for persons new to the Bible.
Ukelele Club
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Bring your "Uke" and come learn how to play.


Men's Breakfast and Devotion
6:15 AM
Gather for breakfast (dutch) and a devotion to help you take on your day!
Learning Center Coffee Time (FREE)
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Get your mid-week jolt at the coffee altar located mid-way down the hall after you drop off our child.
Learning Center Chapel Time
9:15 AM
Chapel Time with Pastor Don!
Prayer Time
10:10 AM
Please stop where you are for 10 minutes to pray for the weekly prayer requests, our world, and our church.
H.O.P.E. Group
10:30 AM
This is a small group that meets weekly for devotion, Bible study, and prayer. Come join us!
Handbell Practice
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Meet in sanctuary
Choir Practice
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
in the choir room
Verse of the Day
Regular Schedule
Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Praise Band / Team Practice
    – 8:30 AM
  • Small Group Bible Studies
    – 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Worship (Blended)
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Theology on Tap - at Full House Sportzarilla
    – 7:00 PM
  • Ukulele Club
    – 5:45 PM
  • Men's Breakfast and Devotion
    – 6:15 AM
  • Bridge Builders Coffee Time
    – 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
  • H.O.P.E. Group
    – 10:30 AM
  • Hand Bell Choir Practice
    – 6:00 PM
  • Choir Practice
    – 6:30 PM
Contact Us
Hopewell United Methodist
Bible Search
Simpsonville, South Carolina


61° 29°

Mostly Cloudy

Feels Like: 60°
Humidity: 28%
Wind: 8 MPH

51 42

68 50

59 40
Powered By Dark Sky