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 967-8181 or sign-up on Realm at this registration link

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

Outdoor Worship will continue at 10:30 a.m. as weather permits.


Changes to Worship

The Church Council has approved the following plan submitted by the Worship Committee for worship services beginning November 1st.

Worship Options: You may either choose to continue worshipping outside at the arbor or you may gather inside the sanctuary to watch the live Facebook feed of the worship service.

New Time: Both opportunities will begin at 10:30 a.m. 

Seating: The worship held in the sanctuary will be by reserved seating as the chairs have been positioned to observe social distancing. Those worshipping outside should continue to bring your own chair and sit at distances comfortable to you.

Reservations: To sign up for weekly inside worship please contact the church office (phone 864-967-8181) with your name and the number of people in your family/group that will be sitting with you. Note: groupings are available for groups of 1-5 people. For those worshipping outside, you may simply show up as usual.


All Saints' Day

All Saints’ Day will be celebrated on Nov. 1st. On this day, Christians recognize those who have passed since last All Saints’ Day. If you have lost a loved one in the last year, whether it be a family member or friend, and would like to have their name included in the service, please contact Jessica Collins this week.


October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Jeremiah 3:15 "Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding." (NIV)

Remember Pastor Don and Mary in prayer as we celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month.

Eight Ways to Pray for Your Pastor


James Monroe Mission House Needs

The James Monroe Mission House is only accepting non-perishable food at this time.  

They ask that we donate clothing to Goodwill until further notice.

 

 

*Please Note*  You can continue to drop food off at the Fountain Inn Police Dept. or bring to church on Sunday. We will pick up any donations after service on Sundays and deliver to the James Monroe Mission House. 

Thank you for your continued generosity and support for this mission.

Please visit the website by clicking HERE for most urgent needs.

 


Lydia's Group is Back!

Lydia’s Group, a group of ladies that meets at local restaurants once a month for fellowship, friendship, and support, is ready to meet again! We will meet on Monday, Nov. 2, at 6 pm at a restaurant to be determined. Space is limited, so reserve your spot. If you need more information, please contact Maggie or the church office.


Children's Church Returns!!

Due to inclement weather Children's Church is postponed until NOVEMBER 15th. 


Donation Procedure

The church has received several tangible donations that were dropped off without notification. While tangible donations are always appreciated, we ask that you make a donation request to the church office prior to dropping off your donated objects. The donation request will be reviewed by our Trustees Committee to determine whether the church has a need. The Trustees will either accept or decline the donation. Thank you in advance.


Sound and Video Volunteers Needed!

Within the next several weeks our worship service will be moving inside.  We are in urgent need of volunteers to learn and work the sound and video systems, as well as run slides during the service. Please contact Beth Lowe or the pastor for more information or to volunteer.


Did You Know??

AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. (Hopewell United Methodist Church) The donation will be made at no extra 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 a portion 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. Go to Your Account/Other Programs select Change your Amazon Smile charity, type in Hopewell United Methodist Church, click the SELECT button corresponding to Hopewell in Simpsonville, SC.


Men's Breakfast and Devotional

Men of the church are invited to a weekly breakfast and time of devotion at 6:15 a.m. every Wednesday morning. We gather at Eggs Up Grill on N. Main Street in Simpsonville. Please be aware that the restaurant requires that you wear a mask until you are seated at the table. Note: Please contact the pastor ahead of time to reserve your space, so that the restaurant can prepare our tables ahead of time.


Upper Room Devotionals

The Upper Room daily devotion magazines are available, in both regular and large print, to all who would like to pick up a copy.  They will be located in our Lending Library at the main entrance of the church.


Small Group Meetings

The Church Council has approved small group meetings under the following conditions:

  1. Groups will have a maximum number of 10 participants.
  2. Participants must practice social distancing.
  3. Participants must wear masks (exception: eating/drinking).
  4. Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer or wash hands regularly, especially upon arrival and just prior to departure.
  5. Groups are encouraged to meet outside, whenever it is possible.

By prior action of our Board of Trustees, small groups and/or individuals wishing to meet on campus AND use the church building, shed, or youth building MUST adhere to the following practices:

  1. Must receive approval from the Trustees (or some other governing body of the church) prior to that meeting.
  2. Enter and exit through one door. (To reduce surfaces that are touched.)
  3. Limit your activity to one area if possible and observe the 6-foot social distancing protocol.
  4. Limit your group to 10 people or less.
  5. All persons are asked to wear masks while on church property.
  6. Be mindful of all areas and surfaces that you and your group touch or contact.
  7. Upon exiting the premises, wipe down all surfaces that any person(s) have touched with the provided spray disinfectant and a damp paper towel. (Disinfectant is located in the kitchen area near the paper towels.) This includes, but is not limited to, the following: phones, light switches, security alarm keypad, door knobs/handles, counter space, chairs, copier, kitchen and bathroom faucets/fixtures, and soundboard/video/computer/remote control/microphones, pens and pencils. Chairs and other upholstered surfaces should be sprayed with disinfectant.

Again, these only apply to groups meeting inside a Hopewell building.


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.

Schedule for Reading the Bible in a Year

For those continuing to read the Bible in a Year, CLICK HERE for the schedule.


Leadership List 2020

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


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This Week's Events
OCT

27

TUE
OCT

28

WED
Men's Mid-Week Breakfast and Devotion
6:15 AM to 7:30 AM
Meets at Eggs Up Grill, N. Main Street, Simpsonville
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.
Women's Bible Study
5:30 PM
Join women from HUMC and/or friends to study God’s word together, discuss what it means for us today, and pray for one another as we journey through life. The Armor of God is a look at scripture in Ephesians as led by Priscilla Shirer via DVD. Our hope is for this time to be a great place to connect deeply with one another around God’s word and His truth for our lives. There will be two opportunities to participate: Wednesday evenings @ 5:30 p.m. lead by Brenda Fuller or Thursday mornings @ 10 a.m. lead by Judy White. Space is limited, so please contact the church office to register.
OCT

29

THU
Women's Bible Study
10:00 AM
Join women from HUMC and/or friends to study God’s word together, discuss what it means for us today, and pray for one another as we journey through life. The Armor of God is a look at scripture in Ephesians as led by Priscilla Shirer via DVD. Our hope is for this time to be a great place to connect deeply with one another around God’s word and His truth for our lives. There will be two opportunities to participate: Wednesday evenings @ 5:30 p.m. lead by Brenda Fuller or Thursday mornings @ 10 a.m. lead by Judy White. Space is limited, so please contact the church office to register.
OCT

31

SAT
Verse of the Day
Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    NOTE: During the Covid-19 pandemic the church staff will not keep regular hours.  Please call the church to schedule an appointment to come by. 

  • DURING PHASE I OF REOPENING WE WILL ONLY HAVE WORSHIP SERVICES. OTHER ASPECTS OF OUR COMMUNITY OF FAITH WILL BEGIN AGAIN ASAP.

Sunday

  • Summer Outdoor Worship (Dress casual & Bring your chair)
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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