Welcome to Hopewell!

Our mission is to follow Christ.  Our method is loving and serving our neighbors even as we grow deeper in our own faith.  

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have the privilege of worshipping with you and getting to know you.  


Pastor Don

Want to Support the Ministries of Hopewell?


Click Here for a listing of ministerial appointments by district for the ministry year 2020-2021.


We are a "Safe Sanctuary"

Our church follows a policy called "Safe Sanctuaries" in an effort to keep our children, youth, and vulnerable adults safe while attending church events.  Please look under the "Info Center" tab to find the policy as well as the required Volunteer Application if you would like to work with any of these groups.




Worship Video

Movie and Discussion

We will be reviewing the movie “13th” this Sunday, August 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pavilion. The movie is available on Netflix. Please watch the movie and join us for the discussion.

James Monroe Mission House Needs

The colder days are coming. Please don’t forget the less fortunate among us who could use jackets, sweaters, and other items of warm clothing that may be cluttering your closet. We will pick up any donations after service on Sundays and deliver to the James Monroe Mission House.

*Please Note* There is still a need for canned and dry goods, as well. You can continue to drop food off at the Fountain Inn Police Dept., or bring to church on Sunday, and it will be delivered.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support for this mission.

Musicians Needed!

With several of our praise team moving, going to college, etc., we are currently in need of musicians willing to volunteer their time to play and/or lead the team. Please contact the pastor for more information or to volunteer.

Armor of God - Women’s Bible Study Beginning in October

Join women from HUMC and/or friends to study God’s word together, discuss what it means for us today, and pray for one another as we journey through life. The Armor of God is a look at scripture in Ephesians as led by Priscilla Shirer via DVD. Our hope is for this time to be a great place to connect deeply with one another around God’s word and His truth for our lives. There will be two opportunities to participate: Wednesday evenings @ 5:30 p.m. lead by Brenda Fuller or Thursday mornings @ 10 a.m. lead by Judy White. Space is limited, so please contact the church office to register.

Upper Room Devotionals

The Upper Room daily devotion magazines are available, in both regular and large print, to all who would like to pick up a copy.  They will be located in our Lending Library at the main entrance of the church.

Small Group Meetings

The Church Council has approved small group meetings under the following conditions:

  1. Groups will have a maximum number of 10 participants.
  2. Participants must practice social distancing.
  3. Participants must wear masks (exception: eating/drinking).
  4. Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer or wash hands regularly, especially upon arrival and just prior to departure.
  5. Groups are encouraged to meet outside, whenever it is possible.

By prior action of our Board of Trustees, small groups and/or individuals wishing to meet on campus AND use the church building, shed, or youth building MUST adhere to the following practices:

  1. Must receive approval from the Trustees (or some other governing body of the church) prior to that meeting.
  2. Enter and exit through one door. (To reduce surfaces that are touched.)
  3. Limit your activity to one area if possible and observe the 6-foot social distancing protocol.
  4. Limit your group to 10 people or less.
  5. All persons are asked to wear masks while on church property.
  6. Be mindful of all areas and surfaces that you and your group touch or contact.
  7. Upon exiting the premises, wipe down all surfaces that any person(s) have touched with the provided spray disinfectant and a damp paper towel. (Disinfectant is located in the kitchen area near the paper towels.) This includes, but is not limited to, the following: phones, light switches, security alarm keypad, door knobs/handles, counter space, chairs, copier, kitchen and bathroom faucets/fixtures, and soundboard/video/computer/remote control/microphones, pens and pencils. Chairs and other upholstered surfaces should be sprayed with disinfectant.

Again, these only apply to groups meeting inside a Hopewell building.

Our Re-Opening Plan

We will begin "In-Person Outdoor Worship" on June 14.  Please CLICK HERE to read all that you should know before planning to attend.  We look forward to seeing all who are able and choose to be present! 
NOTE: We will still broadcast the worship service on Facebook Live for those who do not feel comfortable attending in person.

Worship Still Available on Facebook


The Order of Service can be found HERE.

Many of you may be curious as to how to watch our Facebook streaming videos, especially if you do not have a FB account. CLICK HERE and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Giving Options

Knowing that giving back to God’s work out of what God has given to us is part of our worship experience. We want you to know how you can continue this part of your worship even though we are not gathering in person.  You can make your donations to HUMC in a variety of ways! Please remember, in addition to being a part of our worship experience, your continued tithes and offerings are crucial during this time! For your convenience, there are several options available to you.

  1. Through your Realm App. Go to the menu it the top left-hand corner and select Giving. This is the easiest way to give online! There is a one - time account setup then you are ready anytime you choose to give. While you are there you can check your giving history, which is only available to you.
  2. Go to our church website http://www.hopewellumcsimpsonville.com.  Under our Welcome page click the red button and follow the prompts from there.
  3. Text your offering, using this link
    1. Send a text to 73256
    2. In the “text message” body, type hopewellumc.
    3. This will bring up an online form to make your offering to the church
  4. You may bring your check by the church office on Mondays between 10 am – 11 am. Please ring the bell and someone will answer.
  5. Mail your check to:  Hopewell UMC, 1420 Neely Ferry Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

Schedule for Reading the Bible in a Year

For those continuing to read the Bible in a Year, CLICK HERE for the schedule.

Leadership List 2020

Please Click Here for a list of 2020 leadership at Hopewell UMC.  

Amazon Smile Reminder

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support HUMC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .05% of the purchase price to HUMC. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and make sure to choose HUMC as your designated ministry

  September 2020  
This Week's Events


Nominations Committee
6:30 PM
We will meet in the Pavilion.


Care Group Leaders Meeting
7:00 PM
This meeting will be held via Zoom. The link was emailed to participants. Please contact the pastor if you did not receive yours.


Men's Mid-Week Breakfast and Devotion
6:15 AM to 7:30 AM
Meets at Eggs Up Grill, N. Main Street, Simpsonville
LC Chapel Time
9:30 AM
Pastor Don leads a weekly chapel time for the on-site Learning Center students each Wednesday in the sanctuary.
Prayer Time
10:10 AM
Please stop where you are for 10 minutes to pray for the weekly prayer requests, our world, and our church.
Verse of the Day
Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    NOTE: During the Covid-19 pandemic the church staff will not keep regular hours.  Please call the church to schedule an appointment to come by. 



  • Summer Outdoor Worship (Dress casual & Bring your chair)
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Simpsonville, South Carolina


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