Each year, Hope invests time and energy serving at the Covered Bridge Festival.  Perhaps you'd like to be a part of the fun? Our own Ginger Whitehead is the Festival Director. Contact her her office at
(440) 576-3769 to see how you can help. 

Then join us for 10 AM outdoor worship at Giddings Park near the new pavilion. Jefferson United Methodist Church is leading the service.  NO SERVICE AT HOPE ON OCT. 13. 


Hey guys--that's men and boys--Come on over to the Hope Cafe for a FREE breakfast. It's happening on Saturday morning, Oct. 19 at 9 AM.

There will be delicious food, lots of laughter, prayer and planning for things that need to happen around our building.  Hope you can come!


Because of the Covered Bridge Festival, we're moving our usual 2nd Sunday Lunch to the third Sunday, Oct. 20. Bring some "fall comfort food" to share, and join us after service in the Hope Cafe.

Those in our church family who have not yet experienced HOPE 101, are invited to join in this 45-minute event right after lunch. You'll get a birds-eye view of what we believe, where we're going, and how you can be a part. Childcare will be provided.


Load up the whole family and head to Solid Rock Farm for an evening packed with fun. We'll have a hayride, games, food and a bonfire. Bring some goodies to share and eat. Hot dogs, s'mores, coffee and hot cider will be provided.

Where: 2460 Fillingham Rd., Rome, OH

Grab some friends and neighbors and have them tag along!


Come on, kids--let's have some fun! Create a crazy costume and wear it to Hope Kids on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 AM.  Who can be the silliest?

(Of course, don't forget to bring your Bibles, too!)


Worshiping our Lord, together with friends, is priceless. Let's experience God's presence together in this casual evening of worship.

Then join us afterward in the Hope Cafe for some food and friendship building.



Do tensions and day-to-day frustrations result in stressed interactions with your loved ones? Anger is an emotion we all can relate to. But anger does not have to be an uncontrolled, negative emotion. In this study, authors Chip Ingram and Dr. Becca Johnson offer encouragement and advice on how to identify your own anger profile--as either a spewer, leaker, or stuffer--and show you how to harness that anger so you can grow personally, relationally and spiritually.

Next gathering is Oct. 10 at 7 PM.


Any woman over the age of 18 who is CURRENTLY struggling with any kind of addiction, substance abuse, sexual trauma, depression or SEVERE loneliness from any of these issues are invited to meet Sunday, from 9-10 AM.  Leah Crecraft will lead this SAFE gathering of those CURRENTLY experiencing these issues. Please alert her to any childcare needs ahead of time so that arrangements can be made.  

Next group is Oct. 20 at 9 AM.


This group will share help on how to pursue God together as a couple, and discover the power of prayer in marriage. 

Next group is Oct. 5 at 6 PM.


Study, Teaching, U(you), Fellowship and Fun at the home of Scott & Marcie McDermott. No childcare, but older kids can play in a nearby room.

Next gathering is Oct. 18 at 7 PM.


The gospel continues! We'll walk verse by verse through the Scriptures with the aid of dramatic video, and discuss how the scriptures affect us today.

Next gathering is Oct. 9 at 7 PM.


The Holy Spirit & His Gifts


Receive a more indepth understanding of the Holy Spirit and the gifts He gives to believers to carry out the work of the ministry. The Apostle Paul said, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant" (1 Cor. 12:1). This course will meet for 6 Sunday evenings in October and November, with the first session on Oct. 6 at 6 PM.  This course will also be live streamed and video recorded for those unable to attend the classroom at Hope.

The course is free. However, students must purchase the textbook, The Holy Spirit and His Gifts, by Kenneth E. Hagin.  You can purchase it HERE.

What the Bible is All About


See how the Bible is one book, one history, one story. Meet some of the key people in the Bible, and learn some historical background on key events in Scripture. Discover how Jesus is revealed in each Old and New Testament book. This course will be live streamed and video recorded.

The course is free. However, students must purchase the textbook, What the Bible is All About, by Dr. Henrietta C. Mears.  You can purchase it HERE.


You are welcome to participate in other Hope Study Center courses. Check them out HERE.