United Methodists in GNJ have many close ties to our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Working with the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico we are developing special resourcing and support for those in need after Hurricane Maria.
The Hopewell Council of Churches is coordinating a community-wide service event called “The Church Has Left The Building,” which helps to feed and minister to many people in our community.
Congregations will not be in Sunday morning worship, but we will be leaving our buildings on this special day to be the hands and feet of Jesus in countless community projects.
The Hopewell community gathered at the Hopewell United Methodist Church on Aug. 16 to stand together against hate and injustice at a Community Peace Vigil sponsored by the Hopewell Council of Churches. It was an evening of prayer, song and a candlelight vigil and march through the borough. Attendees heard messages from Pastor Kate, leaders of other Hopewell Borough churches, and the mayor.
Resources from scholars and leaders from four major faith traditions who participated in a panel titled, “Caring for our Common Home: An Interfaith Conversation on the Environment,” on Saturday, May 6 at the church.
For unto you is born this day a savior who shall be called Christ the Lord. May the blessings and joy of God’s greatest gift be with you and yours this Christmas. Photos from Christmas Eve service.