Adult Sunday Schools - 10am



​Rev. Kevin Readman

​Room 226


Jesus' Parables About


by James W. Moore

Jesus' Parables About Discipleship


New Beginnings

Cindy Kamide

​Fellowship Hall


Short Stories by Jesus

by Amy-Jill Levine

Short Stories by Jesus by Amy Jill Levin



Bruce Tucker




by Andy Stanley



Wide Awake

Ron Lindberg

​Room 221


Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

by Adam Hamilton


Book & Bible Studies

Creed What Christians Believe and


Women's Book & Bible Study

​Sandy Schmid

​Room 226

10am Thursdays

Creed: What Christians Believe and Why

by Adam Hamilton


Men of Hope

Fellowship Hall

​7:30am Fridays

Ecclesiastes -

What's the Point?


by Skip Heitzig


Music Ministries



Director:  Lisa Helock

Accompanist:  Dave Luck

Choir Room

Practice:  7:15pm Wednesdays

(no practice during the summer)

We invite you to come and

praise God with us as we

sing and ring for His glory!


Bells of Hope

Director:  Lisa Helock


Practice:  6:00pm Wednesdays

(no practice during the summer)


Our choir performs with a three-octave set of Schulmerich™ handbells for special services and frequently for Sunday worship services.

No experience is necessary to join us during practices. We welcome new members and enjoy teaching those who are new to handbells!

Support Ministries


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Hazel Stoudt, Knitter-in-Chief

Room 226

10am Tuesdays

(no meetings June, July, August)

Men, women, and teens are welcome!

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is a combination of prayers, knitting, and crocheting. Our goal is to bring God's love to those in need, through the comfort and warmth of handmade shawls.


We gather to knit and crochet afghans and shawls for those who are celebrating, going through a crisis or illness, or grieving a loved one. 


No experience is necessary! If you would like to learn, we will be very happy to teach you.

For more information about the origin of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, or to obtain patterns and tips, etc., visit 

Congregational Care Ministry

Hope Church is at heart, a family.

Whether celebrating the high points of life or rallying support for the challenges, we keep in touch and demonstrate our care in a variety of ways.


At any time throughout the week, concerns can be circulated via phone and email to be lifted up for prayer.


We celebrate milestone birthdays and anniversaries with card showers. In December the home-bound receive a shower of Christmas cards from their church family.

Support for those who find themselves in need can come in the form of visits, meals, a helping hand with a home project, raking leaves, rides to doctor's appointments, prayer shawls and much more. In many cases the support isn't officially assigned, but happens spontaneously when the need becomes known; somebody always steps up and offers to help. Whatever it is, together we find a way.



Hope United Methodist Church

3474 Rothsville Road

Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 738-3774

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