Chairperson: Brenda Rau

Grubby and Grace

Introducing “Grubby and Grace,” a church-wide mission project in April. Everyone is invited to participate on Saturday, April 13th, by choosing one of four missions.

Harvest Hope Food Bank:

HUMC members will travel to the White Horse Road facility to help pack food boxes for the food pantry.

HUMC Member Needs:
Light construction and yard work for members of Hopewell who need assistance with these projects. Do you need our help? Sign up by clicking here.

Sunday Dinner with a Twist:
HUMC members will stay on campus and prepare hygiene and food bags for the homeless. Sunday Dinner volunteers will distribute these bags to the homeless they feed each week.

Casseroles of Caring:
Participants in this mission will remain at HUMC and prepare casseroles for Fostering Hope and Hopewell families during illness or bereavement.

Tee shirts included!

Volunteer in our Grubby and Grace weekend here.


Blessing Bags: a Youth Group mission focused on assisting the homeless with personal care items and snacks.

Blessing Bags include:

1 Gallon Zip Loc Bags Packs of Crackers

Granola Bars (similar) 16oz Bottles of Water

Travel Size Tissue Packs Chap Stick tubes

Travel Size Lotions Travel Size Bar of Soaps

Packs of Gum Trail Mix or Nuts

Protein (Cans or packs of items like Vienna Sausages, Tuna/Chicken/Salmon)

Once assembled, these bags will be given to HUMC Congregation members to hand out where needed. The Youth will add a Christ-based sentiment to each bag, in the hopes that a kind word may be uplifting to the recipient.

Contact: Lera Jackson, 864-360-4910 


Hands of Healing - Hopewell: a medical mission team that travels, alongside Anona UMC, with the primary mission to provide medical, dental, and vision support to the poor and underserved people of Guatemala. Our short-term health clinics have provided medical diagnostic tests and treatments that are otherwise unavailable. Our volunteers have provided healthcare for infants to adults in their 90s. Most have never been seen by a healthcare professional or dentist. Many who have received glasses can actually see to sew, weave, or read for the first time in their lives. The smiles brought by the gift of sight are deeply and permanently imprinted on our hearts. Team members have both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our next trip is scheduled for February 2024. A celebratory/fundraising event will be held on July 2, 2023, A Sweet Night at Hopewell, at 6:30. 

Contact: Brenda Rau, 336-416-6181


Macaroni Mayhem: The preparation of over 1600 servings of Macaroni and Cheese for the James Monroe Mission House at Thanksgiving.

Contact: Steve Jackson, 864-838-7084


Kairos Outside:  a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated "do time" right along with their loved ones. In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small support groups to give them strength for the challenges they face. KO of WNC has two weekends each year at South Mountain Christian Camp in Bostic, NC, one in the spring and one in the fall. The team starts training 8 weeks before the weekend. We surround our weekends in prayer and ask others to join with us. Team nor Guests are asked to pay for the weekend. We rely solely on monetary gifts, which is another way to support this ministry.

Learn more about the ministry by clicking here: Kairos Outside. If you are interested in attending the weekend as a Guest or on the Team, please contact Beth Lowe at bloweko@gmail.com.


Salkehatchie Summer: Since 1978, Salkehatchie has been more than a church outreach program, volunteer group, or just another summer youth camp. From Saturday to Saturday, volunteers experience more than just a week of hard work. Their dedication and love help families feel comfortable and secure in their homes. Salkehatchie is faith in action!

Contact: Pastor Don Brown, 864-967-8181


Pumpkin Patch: Each October Hopewell’s Children's Ministry offers a pumpkin patch for the community to purchase their fall pumpkins. Proceeds go toward Children’s Ministry activities and the Epworth Foster Care Christmas Tree.

Contact: Stacy Black, 561-213-3426


Epworth Christmas Tree: Hopewell’s Children’s Ministry presents a Christmas tree with the Christmas wishes of foster children in Greenville and surrounding areas. Tags are placed on the tree for the congregation to take and fulfill the children’s wishes. 

Contact: Stacy Black, 561-213-3426


Golf Tournament: During the fall a special golf tournament is held to support the general missions of Hopewell United Methodist Church. 

Contact: Mike Bernhard, 843-422-5999


Cans of Caring; During each Potluck Sunday, members donate canned goods for James Monroe Mission House.

Contact: Sally Hipps, 864-630-6590


Brown Bag Sunday: During the Thanksgiving season brown grocery bags are filled with grocery supplies for the James Monroe Mission House. 

Contact: Sally Hipps, 864-630-6590


Spring Fling and Fall Festival Food Coupons: Each spring and fall Hopewell hosts a festival for the community. Children that have been identified as being food insecure at Fork Shoals and Robert E. Cashion Elementary schools are given coupons for a complimentary lunch from our concessions stand. They and their families can attend the events and enjoy a hot dog lunch with all the fixings.

Contact: Steve Jackson, 864-838-7084