Welcome to Hope Church Midtown!
We know that visiting a church for the first time can be daunting and sometimes confusing. Knowing this, we hope the following information will give you an introduction for how we conduct our time together.
When is service?
*Every Sunday, we have Pre-Service Prayer at 10:15a in the Library at Turtle Bay Music School (Our Sunday Location).
We have two mostly identical Sunday Worship Gatherings at 11:00am & 12:30pm. The 11:00am gathering (only) has a full tots/kids program available for toddlers-5th grade.
The service will have a time of singing led by a live band, a welcome, an offering time, a message from Scripture, and a reflection time. The entire service will be about 1 hour and 5 minutes long.
How do I get to Hope Church Midtown?
We meet at Turtle Bay Music School located at: 244 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022.
- E or M Trains: Walk south on 3rd Ave and take a left on 52nd towards 2nd Ave. We are located about a 1/2 block away on the right side of the street and to the right of Totto Ramen.
- 6 Train: Walk north on Lexington Ave and turn right on 52nd street. From here walk down about 1 1/2 blocks. Our building is on the right next to Totto Ramen.
What should I wear?
Suit and tie, dress, t-shirt and jeans, or whatever you feel comfortable in. However way you find expression as an individual you are welcome to join us. We don't have a formal dress code, so come as you are!
Where should my children go?
As you enter into the red doors and step right into the main foyer, we'll have a kids/tots check-in at the main table in the lobby. We'll also have greeters on hand to help with any strollers up the stairs.
First, you and your child(ren) will check-in your kids at the check-in table.
Second, you will take your child(ren) downstairs to sing worship songs together (we value the opportunity of families to worship together).
Third, you will take your child(ren) upstairs to the Tots/Kids classroom on the lobby level. We also have a nursery room in the basement level in the back of the sanctuary.
We have the following two programs:
- Our Hope Tots program is for toddler to pre-kindergarten children.
- Our Hope Kids program is for kindergarten through 5th grade children.
What should I do during the offering time?
Every gathering we have time for people to consider giving to Hope Church. If you are new here, please do not feel obligated to give anything. Giving is for those who have committed to our church and feel led to support the mission and values that we stand for.
This includes giving away 10% of everything we bring in to local non-profits, missionaries, or global organizations that are doing good. The rest of the offering goes toward staff salaries and costs associated with running a church service such as rent and supplies.
What should I do during Communion?
Communion is a time for us as a community to remember what Christ has done for us on the cross. We do this by having people come forward to receive bread and wine (grape juice) which reflects Christ's last supper with his disciples before his death and resurrection. If you are a visitor coming to church for the first time, please don't feel obligated to join in this.