Hopewell UMC

Bishop Peggy Johnson

Planting Seeds academy inspires hope for the city

“Pray for the City” was the theme for the 14th annual Planting Seeds for Ministry Growth, held Sept. 30 at Hopewell UMC in Downingtown. But in addition to prayer, the… Read more

Seminar plants vision of ‘Church as a Movement’

“Kingdom Building,” and definitely not “Church Building,” was the theme of Hopewell UMC’s 13th annual Planting Seeds for Ministry Growth seminar, Oct. 22. Church visionary Reggie McNeal taught a packed… Read more

Hearts of gold

“There’s gold in them hearts,” one might say, tweaking the old expression of a prospector’s greed to evoke gratitude instead. That certainly applies to members of the Eastern PA Conference… Read more

Pushing deeper where God calls us

I was blessed to attend the 2015 Youth Rally, titled “Masterpiece.” After two years of absence, it was amazing to be back in Ocean City, Md., again. I am continually… Read more

New resources for Advent abound

The season of Advent this year is from Nov. 30 to Dec. 24, beginning four Sundays before Christmas and ending on Christmas Eve.  The word Advent comes from the Latin… Read more

Role-play simulation opens eyes, hearts to poverty

Living in poverty is–well, take your pick: “stressful,” “frustrating,” “extremely difficult,” “powerless,” “overwhelming,” “hopeless.” Yet, mere words can’t begin to describe the real experience of struggling daily to survive in… Read more

8 church softball teams to compete Saturday

Never mind Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star game; the real all-stars take the field this Saturday at the  EPA Conference UM Men’s annual softball tournament. They’ll begin with devotions at 9… Read more

2014 Lenten Study: Suffering Servant: Who Has Believed?

Suffering Servant: Who Has Believed was developed by the Rev. Steve Morton of Hopewell UMC, Downingtown, Pa.  This dynamic seven-week Lenten Bible study series is based on the powerful text … Read more

NEJ youth visit Mosaic mission in South Africa

The recent Mission of Peace tour of Northeastern Jurisdiction youth and adult chaperons visiting South Africa included a special stop at Mosaic, a human development ministry supported by the EPA’s… Read more