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Intergenerational Retreat Soup Lunches are now being served!

Soup can be eaten in or taken out after the 9:30 and 10:55 services. Donations to be used to offset the cost of the retreat.
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Roots of Methodism:
John Wesley and Our History in England

Join Senior Pastor Steven Morton and the Rev. Dr. David Frame as friends of Hopewell UMC tour England next summer, re-living our Wesleyan heritage in that great mother land! Visit the cathedrals of London and other British cities...tour Wesley’s childhood home and sites of his education..enjoy historic and cultural sites, as well (Roman baths, Stonehenge, Big Ben). This ten-night excursion runs from June 19-29, 2018. Per person cost is $3,960.00 (airfare, hotels, most meals and admissions). This is a spiritual/historic/entertaining journey of a lifetime! See Pastor Steve or Dr. Dave for information. The group size is limited; a deposit this fall will guarantee your place! 
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Adult Mission Trip in Crisfield, MD

Long-Weekend Trip Dates:
 Departure after-work/evening - Thursday, October 26
 Return afternoon – Tuesday, October 31

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: Participants are not required to be in Crisfield for the full mission. Arrive when you can, and depart when you must.
THE TASK: Restoring the sanctuary of Shiloh UMC, 109 N 4th Street, Crisfield.
COST: Funding has been provided to cover room-and-board expenses for the team.

Pick up your Information Packet and Sign-Up Form in the church office on the counter
along the outside wall, or contact Deb Boyd (boyd@hopewellumc.org). 

Planting Seeds: 9/30

Pray for the CIty

14th Annual Planting Seeds Event

Keynote Speaker Rev. Scott Chrostek
Pastor of Resurrection Downtown
Kansas City

Worship Speaker Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
Director, Amachi
Philadelphia

Seek the peace and prosperity of the city…

Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. Jeremiah 29:7 (NIV)

Hopewell Library News

Hopewell Library News Study packets of Hopewell’s seasonal studies, including DVDs, leader’s guide and worksheets, are available for checkout in the Library, Room Adam. You will find materials to borrow for self-study or groups for:
  • Contend for the Faith: Lessons from Jude
  • It Is Necessary: When God Says You Must
  • Ponderings of the Heart: A Mother’s Reflections
  • On This Rock: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches
  • He Is Risen: Go and Tell!
  • Suffering Servant: Who Has Believed, He Shall See Light
  • Advent Dreams

Zoom - A New Serving Opportunity

ZOOM is a new transportation program, developed by Family Service of Chester County. The purpose is to get people to and/or from the Community Volunteers in Medicine clinic in West Chester for treatment by healthcare providers who volunteer their services.

Perhaps you could serve as a ZOOM Volunteer Driver. Drivers self-schedule themselves on-line when they have time to drive. When a ride is accepted, the Driver then contacts the Rider to arrange pick-up details. The Rider might be a pregnant woman for pre-natal care; or a mom with a child; or a senior; or others.

You can be the caring friend who provides transportation as a ZOOM Volunteer Driver.

Required: valid drivers license and proof of auto insurance.

Fee for background check paid by Volunteer Chester County.

For more information, contact Deb Boyd, boyd@hopewellumc.org. 

Boyd's Top 5 Most Wanted

  1. A few more people for Hopewell’s Sunday morning Coffee Team.
  2. People to prepare and/or serve a meal (or to provide a food item) on the 1st Monday every other month for the women and/or the men at Safe Harbor homeless shelter in West Chester.
  3. A few more people to help in the tech booth.
  4. A few more people serving once a month as sanctuary Greeters/Ushers.
  5. A few more people willing to plan, prepare and serve continental breakfasts at our Saturday new member classes, convened four times a year.

Everybody’s Gifted. Everybody Serves.

Contact Deb Boyd at boyd@hopewellumc.org

Training, fellowship and fulfillment provided!