SERVE

Where do I start?

Being part of the Hopewell family means sharing your gifts, talents, and skills, for God’s glory. Your life and the unique gifts you bring to the world matter and make a difference! If you’re not sure where to start, check out this brief survey and a staff member will be in touch with you.

How can I help?

Want to share the love of Christ and make a difference? Here are some mission and service opportunities:

  • Flood Relief Efforts — We are joining community efforts to provide relief funds and supplies for those impacted by the flood. If you want to join the efforts to help our neighbors, you can:
    • Donate time: Hopewell is offering work days on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month this fall to serve our neighbors affected by the flood. We’ll be doing home repair work and all skill levels are welcome. If home repair isn’t your thing or you can’t commit to a full day, you can provide a meal for the work team! Use this link to sign up for home repair or lunch. If you have questions, please contact Keith Wilburn.
    • Donate financial gifts: You may also send financial contributions using this link. We will distribute all donations to the community as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
  • Looking for something you can do from home? In the month of October, we invite you to share the love of Jesus through Christmas cards that will be delivered to inmates in PA. These will be appreciated again this year as visitation continues to be restricted because of COVID-19. After receiving a card, one inmate said, “This is the first Christmas card I have ever received. I can’t believe someone would do that for me.” Packets of cards and instructions are in the Hopewell entryway. Please return your cards by October 31st.
  • Hopewell is collecting new as well as clean, gently used coats for the annual “Coats 4 Christ” coat drive. Coats can be dropped off in the Wesley Wagon in the lobby and will be distributed to CYWA, Salvation Army, and the Honey Brook Food Pantry, as well as those affected by the flood in our community. We’re excited that Hopewell Christian Preschool is partnering with us for this mission and will be putting a small gift in the pocket of each coat donated!
  • It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas with our Pocopson Home Christmas Project! Again this year, Hopewell has the opportunity to bless a Pocopson Home resident by fulfilling their modest requests for holiday gifts. Last year, through the generosity of our congregation, we delivered over 125 gifts to this often overlooked group of seniors. To receive a name of a resident and his/her wish list, please email Diane Corle. All gifts must be returned by November 28th. Thank you!

Ongoing Opportunities to Serve

For more information contact: jen@hopewellumc.org

  • We are delivering a lot of little care bags as a way to stay connected to our church family and share encouragement. You can be a sunshine spreader by dropping these gifts at members’ homes. This is a great opportunity for individuals or families to do together. Contact Ally Ruch if you’re interested.
  • We are again providing meals for Safe Harbor and CityGate on the 1st and 3rd of each month. If you would like to help prepare meals in the Hopewell kitchen, purchase needed food items, or deliver the meals to Safe Harbor, please contact Karl Findeison.
  • Serve with Good Works on the first Saturday of every month. Contact Joe Lisowski
  • Help renovate the second apartment at The Well on the third Saturday of every month. Contact Keith Wilburn
  • Organize, purge, or complete minor repairs and painting projects at Hopewell. Email Becky Bennington.
  • Drop off non-perishable food items for the Chester County Food Bank. Shopping cart will be located inside the lobby during the week.