We are committed to meeting needs within the wider community. Here are some of the ways we do that:
Sharing our Space: We invite the community to share our space. We have an accessible facility, with a well-equipped kitchen, sizeable Fellowship Hall, lovely sanctuary and many classrooms. Several groups make use of our building for meetings, recitals, receptions and concerts. We would love to have you join the community that uses our building. If you would like to use our space contact our office manager Lucy Ducko.
Creative Connections Play School: This weekly preschool is a Reggio Emilia inspired program for children ages 3-5 fostering emotional, social, and intellectual development, offering three, four, and five day programs. Weekday sessions are held in a dedicated space at the church. Please see https://www.creativeconnectionsplayschool.net
Hearts & Hammers: Operated by the Hopewell Valley Ecumenical Coalition, a non-profit organization with the support of Hopewell Presbyterian, Hearts and Hammers brings together members of various churches from throughout the Hopewell Valley, pooling together talent and resources to assist community members in need with basic projects around their homes that are just beyond their ability to manage on their own.
Family Promise: Several times a year we provide housing for families in transition for a one to two week period. A small army of volunteers from area churches and the surrounding community rally to change our space to living quarters, provide meals and serve as hosts.
Sunday of Service: On a Sunday each year, Hopewell Presbyterian partners with area churches to leave their buildings and be Jesus’ hands and feet in countless community projects. The movement engages all ages in projects that bless local communities. In a single day, we collect goods for local food pantries, clean up the environment, visit with residents in nursing homes, sew dresses for Haiti, assist seniors with yard work and house cleaning, pack lunches for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and so much more. In the evening Christians from different denominations gather together for worship in various places. It truly is a taste of heaven. The day is the culmination of several weeks of prayer, Bible reading, sermons, and small-group Bible studies. As we read about Jesus and the apostles loving the lost and healing the hurting, momentum builds toward the day when we go out and follow in his steps.
Stephen Ministry: Caregivers rigorously trained in topics and skills related to Christian caring are available for confidential one-on-one support to church and community members who are grieving, in crisis, elderly, disabled, in job crisis, homebound, hospitalized, terminally ill, experiencing relationship or family stress, in spiritual crisis, or experiencing other stresses in life. Contact: Suzanne Holdcraft (609-466-4049).