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 lobby at Salvation Army ISJC (Our Sunday Location).
We have one Sunday Worship Gathering at 11:00am. The 11:00am gathering 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 Salvation Army ISJC located at: 221 E. 52nd St. NY NY 10022
- E or M Trains to Lexington Ave-53rd St Stop: We are located close to the intersection of E. 52nd and 3rd Ave (North Side).
- 6 Train to 51st St. Stop: We are located close to the intersection of E. 52nd and 3rd Ave (North Side).
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 main entrance and step right into the main foyer, we'll have a kids/tots check-in at a table in the lobby. We'll also have greeters on hand to help with any directions.
First, you and your child(ren) will check-in your kids at the check-in table.
Second, you will take your child(ren) to the sanctuary to sing worship songs together (we value the opportunity of families to worship together).
Third, you will take your child(ren) downstairs (an elevator is available) to the Tots/Kids classrooms on the basement level. We also have a nursery room in the basement level as well.
We have the following two programs:
- Our Nursery is for infants and toddlers.
- 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 15-20% 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.