Hope United Methodist Church

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We are back to in-person worship at 9:30 a.m.
Pulled Pork/Chicken Dinner
April 24th, 4-6 p.m. Drive-thru Only Comes with: Baked Beans and Potato Salad $9 Canned Soda or Water $1 Cookies $1 ea Brownies $2 ea Call (815) 436-2209 to Pre-order

Special Offering for Rev. Kim's Family, which will be collected on Sunday, April 11th.

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Pulled Pork

Sunday Worship Service

9:30 AM



When we return to in the sanctuary services please follow the new procedures:

ENTERING: All attendees must enter and leave thru the Front or the West doors. This prevents having to sanitize the fellowship hall or the kitchen. The sanctuary, narthex and rest rooms will be sanitized prior to service. Other than the rest room do not any other doors.

Wear your face mask. Maintain 6 feet distancing between one another.

SEATING: Please wait for the ushers to seat you. They will prevent anyone outside of your family from sitting within 6 feet of you. No one will be seated directly behind you. Wait for the usher!

Congregation members will be seated first in the front pews, working toward the rear of the sanctuary. When services end, congregation members seated in the rear of the sanctuary will leave first, working toward the front of the sanctuary.

PROCEDURES: There will be no passing of contribution plates, bulletins and attendance registers. There will be no hymnals or Bibles available. Feel free to bring your own bibles. There will be no nursery care.

ATTENDANCE: The number of those attending in the sanctuary has been increased to 50 including those leading the service according to government regulations.



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

NetObjects Fusion 1&1 Edition

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

NetObjects Fusion 1&1 Edition
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

Banner of Gratitude:

Many thanks for Roger who shoveled and threw salt for our entrances and driveways regularly throughout our snowy winter.


Thanks for Ad Council members, our laity leadership, and most of all, Trish for countless hours that she put in crunching our financial numbers so that we can make an informed decision. Thanks to all who spent many hours discerning and praying for our church's future and for next year with our current financial challenges.


Thanks, Cathy for accommodating with the flexible hours during the week of Ash Wednesday so that the congregation members may be able to pick up the ashes.


Many thanks to Terry Karales who is gifting our congregation generously with palm fronds for the Palm Sunday Service in honor of her mom, Harriett Luce.


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