Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?


4955 Legion Road, Hope Mills, NC 28348




When are services held?


Worship services are held at 8:30 am and 11:00 am each Sunday. Christian Education classes are also held each week at 10:00 am. There is also a time of fellowship after the 11:00 am worship service in the Family Life Center with light refreshments to give members an opportunity to chat and visitors a chance to meet others.




Is child care provided?


Yes, a nursery is provided for ages birth – 4 years old from 8:15 am – 12 Noon so parents can attend either worship service and a Christian Education class.




What is provided for children during the worship service?


Children are welcome at both services and provided with a children's bulletin for in-service activities. Children under the age of 4 are welcome to stay in the nursery.




How do I dress for worship?


We are not a formal church, so feel free to dress comfortably. Some men wear suits, others khakis with button down or polo shirt, some wear jeans and a t-shirt, others wear business casual; ladies wear dresses/skirts, slacks/khakis or jeans. We want everyone to be able to worship as they feel comfortable and do not judge people by the way they dress.




How do I join Hope Mills UMC?


We would be delighted for you to join us. You can join by Profession of Faith or by a Letter of Transfer. Either way just speak to Pastor Ellen and she will guide you thru the process.




How do I get baptized?


Baptism is an outward sign of an inward faith. Many parents have their children baptized as infants, but adult baptism is becoming increasingly popular. Most baptisms are performed by a sprinkle of water on the head, but if you’d like to have a full immersion baptism that can be arranged. Just speak with Dr. KretzuPastor Ellen about your interest in baptism and she will guide you thru the process




How do I find the right Christian Education (Sunday School) class?


There are 5 adult classes to choose from, each with their own personality and style. Visit each class as often as you’d like to find the one you like the best




What Bible Studies are offered?


Bible Studies are held Wednesday mornings at 10 am, and Wednesday evening at 7 pm. The content is the same at each study.




How do I get involved in activities?


Just come!!! We are delighted to have people take part in our many activities, from Bible Study to Prayer Time, Wednesday Night Dinner to singing in the Choir, helping with Vacation Bible School, the Fall Festival. All you have to do is show up! Monthly calendars are provided in the Narthex or on the website so you can keep up with what is offered each week. If there is a program we are lacking, let us know and we would be happy to explore it.