Weekly & Annual Events for Families

 Sunday School

Sunday schools for children and youth are offered at 10am each Sunday.  

 Easter Egg Celebration

On the Saturday the week before Easter we have a short program that tells the Easter story and then hunt for more than 2,000 eggs.  

Vacation Bible School

(COVID19 permitting)

 June 22-26 join the

Rainforest Explorers for

 five nights of Bible stories, games, crafts, and music!

Advent Christmas Party

Hear the story of Baby Jesus and celebrate His birthday with Christmas carols, activities, snacks, and more!

Family Ministries

Story and Worship Experiences

During this time of staying home, we want to continue to bring you God's truth through engaging Story and Worship Experiences. Enjoy these age-appropriate weekly videos with your family! Visit here!

Anxiety Conversation Guides

These age-appropriate resources are designed with tips and practical ways to help your children.

Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic 

a blog post for parents on managing anxiety during life disruptions.


Safe Sanctuaries ®

​Hope Church follows the Safe Sanctuaries® policy of the United Methodist Church. We stay current and in compliance to help keep our children, youth, adult staff, and volunteers safe.

The objective of this policy is to ensure the safety and well-being of all persons — especially children, youth, and other vulnerable persons — in every United Methodist church.

View Our Policy



Details may be found at the United Methodist website.


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Our Commitment

As part of this policy we require adults assisting with children or youth activities to follow policy guidelines and to have periodic training and security checks from the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Public Welfare.



Hope United Methodist Church

3474 Rothsville Road

Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 738-3774



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