Welcome to

Hope United Methodist Church

3474 Rothsville Road - Ephrata, PA 17522

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Our Children's Church is on Zoom at 11:15am. Call or email us to participate!

Our worship service is in church and live online at 10am on Sundays.

Thank you for joining us on August 1 to hear Pastor Russ Eberly's message.

"Come to the King" - Psalm 2, Matthew 11:28-30

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Message Series:  Shields Up

God commands us to be prepared for battle. Like American Express, don’t leave your home without it. You are going to encounter a situation during your day that is going to feel hopeless and beyond your capacity to deal with. That’s when you need to give yourself a little pep talk and pull out of your holster a piece of battle armor. Someone or something is bound to test your patience. Your kids are going to spill red fruit juice all over the carpet, and you will be compelled to yell at them, but you will need to pull out the armor of peace and probably the armor of faith, praying that this spill won’t permanently stain your carpet. You need to be prepared for whatever the enemy throws your way. We know we have the victory when our shields are up and our armor is on, but do we realize we have it! The key is knowing who we are in Christ.

August 1 Special Guest Preacher – Russ Eberly

August 8 - Part 5:  Arm Yourself With Salvation (Ephesians 6:17a)

August 15 - Part 6:  Arm Yourself With The Word (Ephesians 6:17b-20)

As Caring Disciples of Jesus Christ,

We Celebrate God's Love and Share the Word with Our Neighbors.

If you or your family are looking for a place to belong, Hope UMC could be your home.

Hope welcomes you to a place of prayer, meaningful worship, and people searching for God’s truth. Because we are His disciples,

our church family seeks to lovingly serve Him by sharing the good news of God’s grace with you.

Sundays at Hope (some changes due to COVID19)


A nursery is available during worship and Sunday school for infants and toddlers.

Children & Youth


Children's Church

Children are dismissed from the service to attend their own age-appropriate activities and lessons.


Sunday Schools

Primary and intermediate grades

meet downstairs.


Sunday Schools

Special Sundays in a Month (some changes due to COVID19)

First Sunday

Holy Communion

* Alcohol-free

* Gluten-free


Third Sunday


Fellowship Sunday

Stay after the service to enjoy snacks with old and new friends in the room behind the Sanctuary.

Fifth Sunday

Bring a Friend Sunday

Bring a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member for a time of food & fellowship after the service.

2nd Offering

You aren't seeing double!

The second offering on the 5th Sunday of a month supports a charitable cause.