Welcome 

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.  

Peace,

Pastor Don


Want to Support the Ministries of Hopewell?


 

Click Here for a listing of ministerial appointments by district for the ministry year 2020-2021.

 


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.

 

 

Announcements 

INDOOR WORSHIP SIGN-UP

Make your reservation for 10:30 a.m. Indoor Worship as seating is limited.

Call the church office at 864-967-8181 by 1 p.m. on Friday or sign-up on Realm by Saturday at Worship Sign Up Look for your confirmation email.

We will observe social distancing and wear masks for the safety of all.

Please note that the doors in the back of the sanctuary, as well as the entry doors in the hallway, will be open during morning worship services.  This will help with air circulation to lower the Covid-19 risk factors.  Please dress accordingly.


Worship Update

The Worship Committee is excited to begin live singing inside the sanctuary by those who are leading music starting April 11th! We are starting with small ensembles following the UMCSC “Best Practices” guidelines and transitioning over the next 2 months to a fuller celebration appropriate for the Easter Season.

At this time, we will not have congregational singing indoors but invite the congregation to sing during outdoor services being held on the 1st Sunday of each month starting April 4th.

We are also increasing seating in the sanctuary each week and plan to end the registration process by summertime. We will continue to wear masks, social distance, and open doors for ventilation. We will reevaluate the guidelines in the next two months. Thank you for the support and understanding that has made it possible to have in-person worship for the last 9 months.


Parish Nurse

Church Council is pleased to endorse Brenda Rau, R.N., as Hopewell’s parish nurse! Brenda is volunteering and comes with many years of nursing experience as a parish nurse from serving in this capacity in her previous church. Brenda is available to all Hopewell members and to members of our community. To see more information about what types of services are provided through this new ministry please visit the church website under the “Ministries” tab.


Youth News - April 11

We welcome both Lera Jackson and Carson Vayhinger as our new youth leaders at Hopewell! They come with a love for the Lord and teenagers, as well as years of hands-on experience and relationship skills. They have set the following gatherings for youth: April 11 and April 25th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Masks need to be worn at the gatherings.


Women’s Bible Study Beginning in April

Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.

There are 2 opportunities available: a Wednesday evening study at 6 p.m. beginning April 14 (facilitated by Brenda Fuller) or a Thursday morning study beginning on April 15 at 10 a.m. (facilitated by JoEllen Borton). Please contact the church office to sign up.


Children's Church

We are excited to announce that Children’s Church will be expanding to twice a month starting in May! Mark your calendars for the upcoming dates!

April 18

May 2 and May 16

We cannot wait to see you there!

Please contact Stacy Black for more information.


Men's Breakfast and Devotional

United Methodist Men are invited to join for a weekly devotion and breakfast!  We will start up again Wednesday, March 31st, at 6:00 a.m. We will meet at Egg's Up Grill in Simpsonville and plan to join up at the outdoor patio area.  This will be a weekly event going forward, so please join when you can.  We look forward to seeing your there!"  Paul Cornish – UMM president 


Study for Parents of Young Children

Please join us for our new Zoom study as we discuss the Daily Devotional, Living Unafraid, Lessons on Hope by Adam Hamilton.  We will meet on Thursday evenings at 8:30 during Lent for a time of sharing and support as we learn, laugh, and lean on each other.  Thank you for considering this opportunity to share with other parents as we gather from the comfort of our homes.  Our first meeting will be Thursday, February 25.  Please contact Alan Russell for more details.


Nursery Available!

Though children are always welcome in the sanctuary, we are pleased to announce the availability of a nursery for newborns through age 2 years during morning worship services. The nursery is located directly across the hall from the sanctuary.

We are thankful to those of our congregation that have volunteered to serve in the nursery! If you are willing to serve in the nursery in a volunteer role please contact the pastor or church office.


Position Available

The SPRC seeks to fill the position of Hopewell UMC Nursery Worker / Coordinator.  The position is 2 hours per week on Sunday mornings, as well as additional special times of worship and congregational gatherings.  The compensation is $15/hour.  Applicants must be over the age of 21 and pass a background check.  Those interested in applying should contact David Lowe, chairperson of Hopewell SPRC, or the church office.


Lenten Study - The Chosen

CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Pastor Don will lead a Lenten study called, “The Chosen”. The study has nine (9) sessions including a prequel followed by eight (8) Episodes/Sessions, each based on a video that participants watch on their own in preparation for the weekly group sessions.

For your convenience, you can download The Chosen app for your device and watch it on any device of your choosing by clicking The First Original Series About Jesus Christ | The Chosen TV .

The group sessions will be held via zoom on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. with the first session on February 22nd. Discussion guides for our time together as well as the link to our zoom meeting are available on the church website. You are encouraged to download the study guides to use as you watch the videos.


Mark Your Calendars!

  • VBS 2021 will be held July 12-16! Invite your neighbors and come join the fun. Look for more details soon.

 

  • 3rd Annual Hopewell Golf Tournament for missions will be held Wednesday, September 15th. Start gathering your foursomes now and look for registration information. Don’t miss out on this exciting afternoon of fellowship!

Giving Options

Knowing that giving back to God’s work out of what God has given to us is part of our worship experience. We want you to know how you can continue this part of your worship even though we are not gathering in person.  You can make your donations to HUMC in a variety of ways! Please remember, in addition to being a part of our worship experience, your continued tithes and offerings are crucial during this time! For your convenience, there are several options available to you.

  1. Through your Realm App. Go to the menu it the top left-hand corner and select Giving. This is the easiest way to give online! There is a one - time account setup then you are ready anytime you choose to give. While you are there you can check your giving history, which is only available to you.
     
  2. Go to our church website http://www.hopewellumcsimpsonville.com.  Under our Welcome page click the red button and follow the prompts from there.
     
  3. Text your offering, using this link
    1. Send a text to 73256
    2. In the “text message” body, type hopewellumc.
    3. This will bring up an online form to make your offering to the church
       
  4. You may bring your check by the church office on Mondays between 10 am – 11 am. Please ring the bell and someone will answer.
     
  5. Mail your check to:  Hopewell UMC, 1420 Neely Ferry Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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This Week's Events
APR

11

SUN
Indoor Worship, Live on FB
10:30 AM
Dress casually! Must Register online or by calling the church office.. Please bring a mask and remember to keep 6 feet of separation for the safety of those we love. WORSHIP TIME IS 10:30 a.m.
Youth Group
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Masks need to be worn
APR

12

MON
Staff Meeting
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
APR

13

TUE
Music Taping Session
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Choir
4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Ukulele Club - Sanctuary
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
APR

14

WED
Women's Bible Study (6:00 - 7:30 pm)
Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
There are 2 opportunities available: a Wednesday evening study at 6 p.m. beginning April 14 (facilitated by Brenda Fuller) or a Thursday morning study beginning on April 15 at 10 a.m. (facilitated by JoEllen Borton). Please contact the church office to sign up.
LC Chapel Time
9:30 AM
Pastor Don leads a weekly chapel time for the on-site Learning Center students each Wednesday in the sanctuary.
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.
APR

15

THU
Women's Bible Study 10:00 - 1130 am
Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
There are 2 opportunities available: a Wednesday evening study at 6 p.m. beginning April 14 (facilitated by Brenda Fuller) or a Thursday morning study beginning on April 15 at 10 a.m. (facilitated by JoEllen Borton). Please contact the church office to sign up.
Choir Practice
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meet in Sanctuary.
APR

17

SAT
Music Taping Session
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Verse of the Day
Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday -Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     

Sunday

  • Indoor Worship - Reservations Required, Please plan to where a mask. You may also, watch us live on Facebook.
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Tuesday

  • Ukulele Club
    – 5:45 PM

Thursday

  • Praise Team Practice
    – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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