Living Hope is a small community of diverse, Christ-centered, family friendly people. We don’t claim to have it all together as a church, but we do endeavor to be honest about our love for God and our desire for people to connect with Him. Please consider this an invitation to explore your journey with God at Living Hope.
Plan Your Visit
We understand that visiting a church for the first time can be an awkward experience. Sunday at Living Hope is like a big family get-together. Some people like to get dressed up; some prefer to keep it casual. Some are more expressive in their worship; others more contemplative. So, come just as you are.
When you are here, you’re family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below we hope to provide answers to a few questions, so that your visit with us will be enjoyable.
When should I arrive?
Our Sunday gathering begins at 10am, but we invite you to arrive a few minutes early to grab a cup of coffee or tea, meet a few people and check your kids in (if you want them to participate in Kids Church). We also have a time of prayer before the service at 9:30am you are invited to join.
What should I wear?
Our Sunday gathering is casual and like a family. We have people from all walks of life, so, please wear whatever is most comfortable for you.
Is there childcare?
Yes, we offer a nursery for ages 0 to 3 during our service by our safety-trained volunteers. The nursery is located behind the sanctuary just down the hall to the right. Feel free to ask an usher if you need assistance.
What about older kids during the service?
We love kids, and offer a safe and fun environment for kids to explore their faith through FaithQuest! You’ll be able to check your kids in when you arrive in the lobby. Then, you (or one of our teachers) may escort them to our Children’s area for a fun and age-appropriate time of song, teaching and activities.
You will need to pick up your children down at their classroom after the main gathering.
Children’s Church is geared for kids Kindergarten through 5th grade and is optional.
What's our music like?
Our desire is to create space for you to encounter and connect with God. So, we aim to balance joy and reverence, and most weeks, we use guitars, keyboards, and drums/percussion. Our music draws on the best of contemporary and traditional songs.
What else can I expect in the worship service?
Our worship service will typically include:
a time of prayer
we sometimes take a moment to share about missionaries, honor volunteers and hear stories of life change
an opportunity to give financial support to fund our mission
we share what’s happening in our community
a relevant teaching from one of our pastor’s
and an opportunity to respond
once a month (1st Sunday) we take communion together (all other Sundays a table is set up to take on your own)
How long should I plan to be there?
Our typical service is around 90 minutes long.
Will guests be singled out during the service?
No, but we do ask everyone, whether a guest or regular attender, to fill out a “connect card” (found in the program) and to put it in the offering basket that comes after announcements. We also have a gift for those who are first time guests as you leave.
What happens after the service?
We offer light refreshments (usually cookies and coffee) in the lobby. Mingle, visit and connect with others without any pressure.