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Hope Community Church (of Fleetwood) is located between Reading and Allentown, PA in the village of New Jerusalem. You can find us at
31 Lobachsville Rd.
Fleetwood, PA 19522.
Come as you are! Services usually last about an hour. The dress is casual, the music is contemporary, and the people are friendly. We hope to see you soon.
- What are your services like?
- Our services typically begin with a time of energetic contemporary worship, led by a team of vocalists accompanied by musicians on various instruments. The remainder of the service includes times of prayer, a time of giving, and a message from God's word. If you desire personal prayer, prayer team members are available to pray with you after the service.
- Is there a Sunday School program?
- Christian Education classes are available for everyone from kindergarten age to adult. Classes are held in the church at 9:00 a.m. before the morning service.
- Will I have to sign anything, say anything or be singled out?
- No. While we do receive an offering, we invite our visitors to enjoy the service without giving.
- What should I wear?
- We have a casual atmosphere, so wear what feels comfortable. Church is not really about what you wear but being a loving, accepting community.
- How long does your Sunday service last?
- The service starts at 10:00 am and most often closes between 11:15 and 11:30.
- How large is your congregation?
- 130-150 people are often in the Sunday morning service.
- Is there a nursery and children's church?
- A staffed nursery is available for infants to age 3 during the service. Children's Bible Breakout Classes are held twice a month during the Sunday service. For more information, please visit the Children's Ministry page.
- What denomination is the church?
- Our theology is rooted in Anabaptism. Anabaptist Christians hold many beliefs in common with other believers. They believe in a personal three-in-one God who is both holy and gracious; in salvation by grace through repentance and faith; in the humanity and divinity of Jesus; in the inspiration and authority of Scripture; in the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the church as the body of Christ. Anabaptism also emphasizes voluntary believer's baptism, community, and following Jesus in everyday life. In the pamphlet "What is an Anabaptist Christian?" educator and pastor, Palmer Becker, lists three key statements that describe Anabaptists:
Christian groups which trace their roots to Anabaptism include: numerous Mennonite and Brethren groups, Missionary Church, German Baptist, Amish, and Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC) to name a few. Our church is affiliated with Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA.
- Jesus is the center of our faith
- Community is the center of our life.
- Reconciliation is the center of our work.