Greetings Hopewell UMC Members and Friends,
In times of trouble, may we remember to lean into the Lord and trust that God will guide us. After much consideration and discernment, myself and the HUMC leadership teams have decided to err on the side of safety and caution concerning the Coronavirus pandemic.
We have cancelled all in-person gatherings and meetings. We are following the guidance of state and local government leaders and our GNJ conference leaders and adhering to “Stay At Home” order by NJ Governor.
Please Note: All HUMC buildings are closed. No volunteer work should be conducted or member visitations of the church allowed. Please contact Pastor Laura, Joshua Idowu, or Rich Miller if you have an urgent need to access the building.
We will bring you an online service on Sunday mornings at 10AM via this website and Facebook channels. We will also be emailing and posting the weekly bulletin so folks can follow along.
You can also see the stream at 10 am Sunday morning on our Facebook page. Take the time now to go there and Like Our Page.
May 10 – Catch Online Worship on this page.
May 3 – Online Worship Service – “Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart.” Sermon Title: Unraveled: Why Me?” by Rev. Laura Steele
April 26 – Online Worship Service – “Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart.” Sermon Title: Unraveled: When Dreams Unravel by Rev. Laura Steele.
April 19 – Online Worship Service – Sermon series, “Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart.” Sermon Title: Unraveled: When the Unimaginable Has Happened by Rev. Laura Steele.
Our online worship for Easter Sunday is available here: HUMC Service – April 12.
April 5 Worship Service: HUMC Service – April 5.
March 29 Worship Service: HUMC Service – March 29.
March 15 Worship Service: HUMC Service – March 15.
March 22 Worship Service: HUMC Service – March 22..
For our Adult Sunday School, we are using Zoom meeting to continue our Book Study of “The Renegade Gospel.” 9 AM, Sundays. Information on joining the Zoom session will be distributed via email and Facebook.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting is using Zoom meeting to gather and pray for any prayer requests. 7 PM, Wednesdays. Information on joining the Zoom session will be distributed via email and Facebook.
Other small groups such as Book Talk, Journey, etc. we will be offering opportunities to meet online. Please check with your small group leader to see what they have planned.
Above all, during this time we want to continue to be a voice of calm and a place of hope. We came to this decision as erring on the side of caution as we have so many vulnerable members of our congregation; the last thing we want is to put anyone in danger. Please pray for those persons in our community and around the world who are suffering and pray that by the grace of God, we can continue to stay safe and healthy.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the staff here at the church.
In the Peace of Christ,