Hope United Methodist Church

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Beginning October, worship will be back to 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with the practice of social distancing and wearing masks.


Also, Pastor Linny is recording her sermons and posting to YouTube. Here they are


Even with the church building closed to the public right now, there are still operational costs and your tithes and offerings are still very important. Click the donate button below to make your offering on-line through PayPal. There are no fees for you associated with this!

Please include a note on the second page to tell us where the money should go; general, building, or savings. Thank you!



online giving


Northern IL. Food Bank's Mobile Pantry and Catholic Charities will distribute food at St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 p.m

 Food will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last.

 Food is free to low income neighbors in need. Serving 250 families. Boxes or bags will be provided as this will be a drive-through style distribution.      


       Bishop Sally Dyck Message about reopening

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 Hope United Methodist Church has been serving the community for over 50 years.

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We are a friendly, open church, and our congregation will make you feel at home immediately.
Hope UMC is a vital congregation; we extend open and radical hospitality to a diverse community inclusive of persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. We strive to be a church where all persons come and experience the generous love of Jesus Christ.

 Our growth in faith is revealed by active participation in worship, the development of new mission projects, heightened engagement in biblical studies, and empowering new leadership.

Please e-mail us at secretary@hopeumc1.org

or call us at 815-436-2209


Visit our  Facebook  page, and like us there!


prayer cross

Our wonderful Trustees have set out our much treasured wooden cross close to the roadside as a forum for prayers for the community. We normally set out this cross during the Resurrection Sunday celebration. But times like these calls for this cross to be in extended purpose.

The "cloth" on the cross will be changed into liturgical colors as we move forward, including the Holy week to help with staying connected with church and community.

A special thanks to Roger, Larry, and our neighbor Seth for making it happen.

Note from the trustees

Dial-in Daily Devotion Line:

Many thanks to Pat Michalik and Roger Hess as they have also established a dial-in daily devotion line for those who are without internet access. If you wish to offer to lead a daily devotion, please let Pastor Linny or Pat know.

A Statement from the NIC Cabinet: We Must Resist Racism

Bishop Sally Dyck response to
President calling for reopening of churches

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