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.
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).
We have two Sunday Morning Worship Gatherings at 10:00am + 11:30am, and one unique Sunday Evening Worship Gathering at 5:00p called Hope Nights (No Hope Nights Gathering on Sunday, May 26th).
*TOTS/KIDS PROGRAM available during 10:00am service ONLY*
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 generally be about 1 hour and 5 minutes long.
WHAT TO 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 - Check-in your kids at the check-in table. (First floor)
SECOND - Take your child(ren) to the sanctuary to sing worship songs together (we value the opportunity of families to worship together).
THIRD - Take your child(ren) downstairs to the Tots/Kids classrooms on the basement level. We also have a nursery room in the basement level as well. (an elevator is available)
We have the following three environments:
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 COMMUNION TIME?
Communion is a time for us as a community to remember what Christ has done for us on the cross.
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR COMING TO CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLEASE DON’T FEEL OBLIGATED TO JOIN IN THIS.
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.
WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING THE OFFERING TIME?
Every gathering we have time for people to consider giving financially 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 everything from staffing, facilities, ministry expenses, etc.