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Service and Times

Our primary worship event takes place at 10:10 every Sunday morning, year round. We also offer small groups at 9:00 AM on Sundays.

 

Who We Are

We are a Free Methodist community located in Rushville, IL. We go by the name Hope Church to help express the beauty of our message, and the renewal of our spirit. God is doing powerful things at Hope Church, and we’d love for you to find Hope and be a part of this new momentum.

 

What To Wear

We are a mix of people from a variety of backgrounds When you come to our worship service, modesty is always good, but otherwise wear what is comfortable and helpful to you as you enter a worship experience. In our congregation you’ll find everything from the from dress to casual wear.

 

Where To Park

We are located right on the corner of South Liberty and Clinton Streets in Rushville, IL. You are welcome to utilize the street parking around us. If you need handicap access, have difficulty walking, or are elderly, you may park in the lot behind the church. There is also a convenient drop off point for your passengers at this entrance, which quickly leads to our welcome center, offices, and auditorium.
 
On Sunday mornings, you may also use the parking lot at the medical building just across the street from the front of our facility, or in the side lot just off of Clinton Street.
 
 

Where To Enter

The quickest access point to our offices and main auditorium is entrance with the overhang at the back of our facility. If you are parking on the front side of our main campus, we recommend using the entrance located in the newest wing of our building nearest to the stained glass.
 
 

When You Arrive

When you enter, take advantage of the information and handouts available at our welcome center. You’re also welcome to a fresh pastry and a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate from a wide selection of popular varieties at our Keurig station. Water is also available.

Our Worship Services

Our congregation is quite diverse,and so is our worship style! Our emphasis is on creating at atmosphere of worship rather than conforming to a format. Whether it’s a classic hymn, a contemporary song, or any familiar favortie from throughout the years, our central focus is to worship and honor Jesus as we gather. We are free to cry, laugh, pray, sing, praise, and learn together in a spirit of wonder and awe at how great our God is. Our sermons are centered in the Bible, and relevant to your life.

 

Ministry to Children

As our work here is growing and being renewed, so are our ministries to our children. Our nursery is just a short walking distance from the main auditorium, located on the upper level. All our children’s ministry workers must go through a certification process. The well-being of your precious treasures is our first concern. We regularly evaluate the safety and cleanliness of our facility, and provide ongoing security to help assure the well-being of our little ones. We highly commend our workers, and we welcome your input to help us improve in any area.

 

Handicap Accessibility

We are proud of our excellent handicap accessibility. Every level of our facility is accessible by an elevator. Our auditorium level offers outstanding handicap accessible restrooms. There are also convenient locations in the sanctuary for sitting in wheelchairs, and our platform is even ramp accessible. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

The Money Thing

Yes, we do take an offering during our worship service. We believe that as a gathering of believers, we must financially support the work we are doing. We believe that grace compels us to give generously, and that grace also compels us to be good stewards of our resources. Financial support is the work of our congregation. As a guest, we simply invite you to come and worship with us under no obligation to give.
 
 

If You Are Coming For An Event

Besides our main auditorium, we have our large Activity Room (with a beautiful, professional quality kitchen) on the upper level, accessible by stairs or elevator.