Sunday Worship Services
Whether you’re a longtime church-goer or visiting for the first time, we want you to feel welcome at Hope Central Church. Here’s an overview of what to expect:
When you come through the front door, there will be a friendly face or two there to say hello, hand you a bulletin that outlines the order of service, offer you a nametag, and answer your questions.
Children are welcome to attend our children’s programs during the first part of the service or to stay in church with their parent(s).
At Hope Central, every worship service concludes with Communion, a simple meal of bread that is broken and a cup that is shared, forming the center of our life together. Our celebration of Communion is open to everyone.
The services usually last just over an hour. People often stick around for a little while afterward to visit together as a community.
ABOUT THE 10:30am MORNING WORSHIP
Our morning service is vibrant, intentionally intergenerational, with a thoughtful, progressive children’s church, welcoming all kinds of families.
Before the worship service begins, our musicians will play something suitable for reflection, prayer, or just letting go of the week’s worries. Then our welcome statement is read and the worship service begins. Our pastor and each week’s worship leaders guide the worship service and you can follow along in your bulletin.
We run the gamut from lyrical classical music to hand-clapping gospel, from silent prayer to stirring preaching. And if you like to sing, we have a place for you in our informal pickup choir. To join, just come early at 9:15am to learn the song to sing during the service.
ABOUT THE 5:30pm EVENING WORSHIP
NightChurch: an evening worship service
a sanctuary for those who serve
a safe space for those who struggle
a surprising place for those who search
a welcome place for all
A lay-led weekly Sunday evening service led by a group of church members to be a contemplative time of song, prayer, scripture and communion. We welcome Hope Central Church members and friends to attend.
PARTICIPATE IN WORSHIP
We celebrate the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:5-9) by creating worship together through member participation. All are welcome to participate. We provide opportunities in our worship to prepare the Communion table, greet people at the door, sing in the choir, read our Welcome Statement, read the scripture and give the offering testimony, preside at the Communion Table with one of our pastors, and volunteer for 40 minutes with our children’s Sunday School. If you’re interested in participating in our worship, please contact the following leaders of our congregation. We’ll help you feel confident about the work you’re doing and help you find a time in your schedule for your holy participation on behalf of our congregation.