We have a variety of programs for all ages ranging from the Cool Club for Pre-K to 5th grade students and Young N Heart for our retired adults.
The Children of our Lord (COOL) Club meets on Sunday evenings during the school year. They consist of children from age 3rd through 5th grade. The COOL Club is designed to help children grow in their faith through song, scripture, and fellowship. We invite all children of our Lord to come join us and see how “cool” being a child of God really is.
Below is the latest Christmas Program from December 16, 2018 featuring the Cool Club and the UMYF. Thank you to Donna Shelby, Darrell Evans, Tracee Mangum, Billy Williams, and AJ George for all their hard work with the young folks at Hopewell putting The Greatest Gift of All together.
Hopewell UMYF offers Christian fellowship opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. Weekly meetings are held on Sunday nights at 5:00 p.m. and include Bible study, discussion, devotions and fun activities. Our youth participate in spiritual life retreats and conferences with other United Methodist Youth throughout South Carolina. Our youth are involved in Christian service and donate their time both within the church and to outside organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse and Salkehatchie Summer Service. All youth, members and no-members, are welcome and encouraged to participate in UMYF.
The UMM meet the second Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. They eat breakfast then have a devotion which is followed by a business meeting. The Hopewell UMM are a creative, supportive, fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and seek daily God’s will. Our primary purpose is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men by building relationships and making disciples.
The UMW meet monthly to explore ways they can express “Faith, Hope, and Love in Action.” They support local and foreign missions and provide opportunities for women to grow spiritually.
The discipline of the United Methodist Church states that any person 55 years or older is an older adult. Young N Heart is an organized group of young and older adults that meet at the church each month for a covered dish meal and a time of fellowship.
The Family Ministries Committee provides opportunities for the church family to gather informally around meals and refreshments at special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas programs, and the departure and arrival of pastors.
The scriptures remind us to “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth (Psalm 100:1). Hopewell’s traditional choir practices on Wednesday evening in order to provide musical leadership for worship on Sunday mornings. Hopewell also has a Praise and Worship group that meets on Sundays and Wednesdays to provide music for our monthly contemporary service.
The purpose of the Mission Committee is to serve in our community when and wherever a need is known and to participate and support local and foreign missions. They lead the church’s efforts to support HOPE of Lancaster, the Lancaster Children’s Home, and collect school supplies for children in Lancaster. They also support UMCOR by collecting health kits and flood buckets that are sent around the world to help victims of natural disasters.