Welcome to

Hope United Methodist Church

3474 Rothsville Road - Ephrata, PA 17522

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

Thank you for joining us on October 17 to hear Part 2 from Pastor Scott's message series "On the Wall."

"Taking Risks" - Nehemiah 2:1-10

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Message Series:  On the Wall

The Book of Nehemiah focuses on Israel’s rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Despite opposition and pain, the Israelites saw firsthand how God fulfilled His promises spoken to Jeremiah during the exile. The title “On The Wall” is based off of this key scripture in Nehemiah 6:3: “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down.” God invites all of us to be about our Heavenly Father’s business and build His kingdom. The Ezra Nehemiah story begins with great hope. The Israelites return from exile and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Sadly, the story ends with disappointment. The temple is neglected and God’s law is ignored. However, this tragic disappointment isn’t the end of the story! Lasting change and everlasting hope are coming through Jesus Christ. Staying on the wall is for all of us. We can’t come down because we are doing a great work for the kingdom of God. How do we stay on the wall? We learn how to truly seek God, take risks, work together, overcome opposition, experience spiritual renewal and accept that there will always be setback in this life until the King of Kings returns a second time to establish His eternal kingdom!

1. September 26 – Part 1: "SeekingGod” (Nehemiah 1)

2. October 17 – Part 2: "Taking Risks” (Nehemiah 2:1-10)

3. October 24 – Part 3: "Working Together” (Nehemiah 2:11-20)

4. October 31 – Part 4: "Overcoming Opposition” (Nehemiah 4, 6:3)

5. November 7 – Part 5: "Experiencing Renewal” (Nehemiah 8:1-18)

6. November 14 – Part 6: "Everlasting Hope” (Nehemiah 13)

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


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

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

2nd Offering

You aren't seeing double!

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