Nov. 5 is Community Service Day! The Church Has Left the Building!


Don’t go to church. BE THE CHURCH! Community service is an opportunity to show “Love in Action!”

We are particpating in the Hopewell Council of Churches community service event called “The Church Has Left The Building,” which helps to feed and minister to many people in our community, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

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.

All Hopewell Churches are participating and members of the public can join in, too.

How it works

After gathering for an opening worship at Calvary Baptist (3 East Broad Street, Hopewell), we will be doing projects that benefit the community!

In the evening, all participants will gather at Hopewell Presbyterian Church to share some great pizza, and join in an evening worship service to celebrate the ways the Spirit of God moved throughout the day.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to connect with our neighbors, extend love to the world, and get a little taste of the Kingdom of God!

Below is the schedule for the day. (Reminder – turn your clocks back on Saturday so you will be on time!)

9 AM –  Coffee and snacks

9:30 AM – Commissioning service @ Calvary Baptist Church (on Broad Street, Hopewell Borough, NJ)

9:45 AM – Community service projects launch!

HUMC will be assembling hurricane relief buckets for UMCOR. See this page for details.

5 PM – Pizza @ Hopewell Presbyterian Church (80 West Broad Street, Hopewell)

6 PM – Worship @ Hopewell Presbyterian Church

Why are we participating?

As Christians, we are called to honor Jesus’ words, “Feed My Sheep.” We need to be aware of just what it is we are to be busy with–actually doing the Lord’s work.

Don’t forget. The church has left the building. The church is you!

Here’s an article about other churches doing the same thing.

If you have any questions, please call 609-466-0471 or email: pastor@hopewellmethodist.org.

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