Sharing Our Space
Sharing Our Space – We have been blessed by our accessible facility, with a well-equipped kitchen, sizeable Fellowship Hall, lovely sanctuary and many classrooms. We invite the community to share in this blessing. Several groups make use of our building for meetings, recitals, receptions and concerts. If you would like to request the use of our space contact our office manager Lucy Ducko.
Sunday of Service (S.O.S.)
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.
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.
We envision a day when all families and individuals
in our community have the opportunity and means
to live independently.
Intergenerational Mission Trip
Every summer members and friends of Hopewell Presbyterian take part in a week-long mission trip. Partnering with local support organizations, we take on home maintenance and repair projects for those in need. These tasks might include roofing, painting, yard work, building or repairing decks, steps and more. We welcome new participants every year, age 14 and up, encouraging one another to take part in hard and rewarding work as we get to know each other and see Jesus in those we serve. We believe that such service to others is a lifelong Christian practice rather than something from which one graduates after four years of participation.
Hearts & Hammers
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.
Stephen Ministry – Stephen Ministry expands and strengthens the Hands of Christ touching both church and community members in need through one–on-one care from trained lay people. These skilled caregivers are equipped to bring Christ’s healing love to people who are grieving, in crisis, or experiencing other stresses in life. The relationship is strictly confidential. The role of the Stephen Minister is to listen, care and recognize when a receiver’s needs exceed what they can provide. If this happens they work with the care receiver to find the assistance needed. Stephen Ministers provide the care and God provides the cure.