HOPE
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Louis, Missouri
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What do you believe?
We are an open and affirming congregation. We believe that every person is a child of God and all are welcome regardless of race, economic background, marital status, gender or sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality or faith history. It is our mission, inspired by God’s Holy Spirit, to engage persons in living out the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

What can I expect?
Our worship services lean toward the more traditional style of worship. We follow the traditional liturgical calendar (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, etc.). Open Communion (all are welcome at Christ’s table) is celebrated the first Sunday of each month in both services.

The 8:15 service is a small, casual service held in our chapel. The intimacy of the worship space allows all to greet one another and share fellowship time afterwards with coffee and donuts. The 4th Sunday of the month is a Taizé service. Click here for infomation on Taizé.

The 10:30 service has a larger attendance and takes place in the main sanctuary. In addition to thought-provoking sermons, this service highlights our various music ministries which include adult, family, youth, children's and handbell choirs, percussion and our Harrison and Harrison pipe organ.

 

Do you have a dress code?
Regardless of what you wear, you are welcome to worship with us. There are those who wear dresses and coats and ties and those who wear shirts, jeans, and shorts.

 

Is childcare available?
Childcare is provided from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Nursery cares for infants up to 18 months and the Toddlers class is for 18 months to 3 years.

 

Is your facility handicap/wheelchair accessible?
Yes, but please contact the church office ahead of time to arrange for elevator assistance.

 

How big is your congregation?
Hope is a congregation of 400 members with average weekly attendance of 125.

 

Can I take Communion if I am not a member?
Yes. Our church practices open Communion. All are welcome at Christ’s table.

 

How do I become a member?
New member classes are offered throughout the year. These classes share information about the mission, ministries, and history of Hope Church. Please contact the church office for more info.

 

How can I be added to the online monthly newsletter?
Click here to send an e-mail to the church office: jdeneal@hopeuccstl.org. Your e-mail address will be added to the list.

 

Does your church perform non-member weddings?
No. To schedule a wedding, you must be a church member. Please contact the church office for further information and/or a wedding guideline packet.