What We Believe

In considering our beliefs as Christians,

we are immediately led to the awesome and mysterious nature of our divine, triune God.

We believe in one everlasting God, manifest in three persons. 

We believe in God the Father as our creator and maker, the source of all creation. 

We believe Jesus is God's son, fully divine and fully human, sent to earth to redeem us from our sins. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the sustainer and guide of all.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

~ John 3:16

 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

More Information

 

​​​If you would like to know more or to talk to someone about your interest in asking Christ to come into your life, please contact our church office, to speak to a church leader. 

For more in-depth information,

please visit the the

main website of

The United Methodist Church.

Baptism

The United Methodist Church places an emphasis on infant baptism.

It is our understanding that baptism is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual grace. God's love for us is shown in His prevenient grace - meaning that He shows His love for us before we even know Him.

 

While infant baptism is preferred, older children and adults may also be baptized.

Confirmation is available for those who were too young or not able to make the vows for themselves at their baptism.

 

Holy Communion

 

Open Communion

 

We celebrate an "Open Communion" at Hope United Methodist Church, meaning everyone is welcome to participate. We invite you to join us as we share the Lord's Supper at the altar rail.

Ushers will invite those in your row to rise and come forward.  If you are unable to walk to the altar, those serving communion will come to you at your seat after the congregation has been served.

 

Intinction

 

We share by a method called intinction. As you come forward you will be given a piece of bread which you will dip into the grape juice.

Then you may eat.

Afterward you may stop at the altar rail to pray.

 

Alcohol-Free

We use grape juice so that all may enjoy the feast, young and old! Children are welcome, but please help them if they are very young. If you wish, you may bring them forward for a blessing by the Pastor instead. Simply let us know when you approach the altar.

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Hope United Methodist Church

3474 Rothsville Road

Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 738-3774

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