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Tools for Ministry 2018 for the South District

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Saturday, March 10th – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
The annual Tools for Ministry event is always a superlative opportunity to learn and to grow our ministry leadership skills. This year’s session will be just up the road at Camp Innabah. Nineteen (19) workshops on a variety of valuable topics, one being led by Pastor Amy, are available to select among. For more information about the individual workshops and to get registered,

Coffee With the Pastor

Sunday, February 25th
Ladd Board Room

If you are thinking about membership at Hopewell UMC, are a newcomer, or someone seeking a church home, join Pastor Steve for coffee and informal conversation, where you can learn more about Hopewell and what is involved regarding membership

Please let Lynne know you are attending at lynne@hopewellumc.org

Everybody's Gifted. Everybody Serves. Safe Harbor

You likely know that Hopewellians provide dinners several times each month to the guests at Safe Harbor Shelter in West Chester, one of our Beyond the Walls partners. But did you know that you don’t need any culinary skills to be involved in our Safe Harbor Ministry? You can…
  • Provide a purchased or self-made food item. Simply log onto Signup Genius (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a9ad2daaf94-safe) and select a date and a food item. Choose among a main dish; a vegetable; a salad, dessert; or rolls.
  • Deliver and serve the meal. Pick up the meal at Hopewell, deliver it and set it up in the Safe Harbor dining room.
For more information, or if you’d like the Signup Genius link emailed to you, contact
Deb Boyd at boyd@hopewellumc.org. 

Growing Sisterhood

A new fellowship opportunity for women who are interested in growing in faith and friendship through social events and workshops.

If interested, please contact Stephanie Edwards at growingsisterhood@gmail.com.

2018 Medical Mission Trip to Haiti!!

Calling all medical professionals, the Haiti team is organizing its first medical mission trip to Haiti, and we need you! On all of our prior trips, we have encountered a number of people, infants to elderly, who had serious medical issues. In our beloved village of Leveque, there are no health care facilities. Access to clinics or hospitals is a luxury as the transportation costs to get there can be prohibitive. By providing a Medical Mission Trip, we will be able to set up a temporary clinic in Leveque and work alongside a Haitian doctor to treat people in the community. We will also need non-medical folks to help with check in, entertaining children and
much more!

The dates of the trip will be February 21st through February 27th, 2018. We will be traveling out of Philadelphia to Port au Prince. The tentative cost of this trip will be $1,500 and a $500 deposit is needed by November 15, 2017 to secure your spot. Please contact Cheri Miller (cheri@hopewellumc.org, 610-316-5877) or Carey Burke (carey_burke@hotmail.com, 610-804-7839) for more information! 

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! 

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.