Archive for Christmas

November Bazaar, Vendors wanted

Our annual Holiday Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022, and we are looking for 10 vendors who would like space to sell their goods. Please print and fill out the application below and return it to the church with your payment. Note the Vendor information page below the application.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

The Hope Chancel Choir

More Peace, 2nd Sunday of Advent, 2017


Christmas Eve Family Service

Please enjoy our Christmas Eve Family Service!  This was a lovely service of readings and carols with a special offering from our liturgical dance group accompanied by Erin Collins.

Christmas Sunday 2016!


Festival of Lessons and Carols – Sunday, December 18th

During the Fourth Sunday of Advent,
the Advent Sunday of Love
we had a joyous celebration as the
Hope Chancel Choir presented
Festival of Lessons and Carols

Welcome to Hope United Methodist Church’s Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, a program of scriptures and music. The program is based on a service first held at King’s College, Cambridge, England, on Christmas Eve in 1918. A revision of the Order of Service was made in 1919, involving rearrangement of the lessons, and the backbone of the service—the lessons and the prayers— has remained virtually unchanged since then. The carols do change every year, although the service has always started with the hymn Once in Royal David’s City, sung by a child, and closes with O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Interest in the service grew in the 1930s, when the BBC began broadcasting this Christmas Eve service, a tradition that continues to this day. Many churches have adapted the service for their own use, and the Festival of Lessons and Carols continues to be celebrated around the world.  Our choir has been preparing special music for this performance for months.  Come and join us this Sunday at Hope for a wonderful celebration in word and music celebrating Love everlasting.

Here’s the encore video presentation in case you missed it or just want to enjoy the wonder a little longer.