Care Givers Ministry
When members of our church are in need of support or spiritual care due to illness, difficulties, or loss, Hopewell’s pastors cooperate with trained lay persons in caring for those individuals. Care Givers will become the follow-up person for further support (either in person or by phone). A Care Giver is a Hopewell member who is available to assist others in times of need, offering spiritual support and prayer. Additionally, the care giver may provide assistance with practical matters. Thus commitment to a “care recipient” is often short-term, but may be carried over a longer period of time, depending on the needs of the individual.
Courses and training offered by the Care Team are open to all Hopewell members and friends. If you should choose to join the team, we will make sure that you have training opportunities to prepare you for the Caring Ministry of your choice.
Ministry Leader: Sandy Ruth
Hopewell's Helping Hands ministry provides a variety of assistance to those in need, including meals, transportation, visitation, assistance with medical equipment, prayers and encouragement. Helping hands is a visible extension of the love of Christ through the support and caring of members of the congregation and the community. Helping Hands can meet short-term emergency needs during difficult times or in situations where Christian compassion is needed. And it's a practical way to say, "Hopewell cares."
For more information about Helping Hands, or to make a request for services, please contact Ruth Lammey, Joyce O'Brien, or Peggy Puy.
If you enjoy light gardening and/or interior design, this might be the ministry team for you! Praising Spaces provides seasonal changes by planting flowers in front of the church and providing clean-up after the seasons.
The team also maintains seasonal decorations throughout the church and provides decorating for special events in conjunction with other ministry teams. An annual highlight is the decorating provided by this talented team during the Christmas Season.
Ministry Leader: Pastor Vicki Pry (610) 269-1545
The Prayer Team’s plan is to build a prayer foundation for all aspects of ministry, mission and related activities of Hopewell Church, as we build a house of prayer to "Help Christians Grow and Help Grow Christians."
We encourage the use of Bower Chapel on Thursdays during the day and evening as a place for quiet meditation and prayer. We thank God for the new "Prayer Room" which also provides opportunity for quiet prayer and meditation every day. It is conveniently located off the Narthex.
Ministry Leader: Nora Ringsdorf (610) 518-1130
Technical Support Team
The Technical Support Team serves God by enhancing the worship experience using sound, light, and image projection. The team partners with other ministries to support the church's evangelism through singing, service recording distribution, website outreach, and offsite events.
The tech team invites other members of Hopewell with gifts in technology to become a part of this ministry. Training will be provided to a point where new team members are comfortable with the equipment.
Ministry Leader: Deb Collins (610) 269-1545
Our Youth Ministry program is continually growing. As a result, we are always on the lookout for caring, committed adults to work with our youth. Tasks range from very low commitment (an hour or two) to much larger time commitments (ongoing for six months). Parents of youth are strongly encouraged to get involved!
Ministry Leader: Jon Marcus (610) 269-1545
The Children's Ministries program is a wonderful opportunity to help grow one of God's greatest gifts - our children. We welcome caring, nurturing adults and youth to work with the kids. Serving opportunities range from very low commitment (annually or monthly) to much larger time commitments (weekly). We welcome and appreciate many different skillsets - teaching, chaperoning, helping with administrative projects, serving on our Children's Ministry Team, photography at children's events, etc. Please consider lending your time and gifts to help grow our youngest Christians in their faith.
Ministry Leader: Cheri Miller (610) 269-1545