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.



When you return for sanctuary services on October 4 please follow the new procedures mandated by governmental regulations:


All attendees must enter and leave thru the Front or West doors. This prevents having to sanitize the fellowship hall and the kitchen. The sanctuary, narthex and rest rooms will be sanitized prior to service. Other than the rest rooms do not use any other doors. Face masks must be worn. Maintain 6 feet distancing.


Please wait for an usher 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 an usher! The congregation will be seated first in the front pews, working toward the rear of the sanctuary. When services end those seated in the rear of the church will leave first, working toward the front pews.


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


The number present in the sanctuary is limited to 50. Those exceeding this number will be seated in the narthex.

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.

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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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