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.




Blood Drive on July 12

There will be a Blood Drive at Hopewell on Sunday, July 12, from 8:30am - 12pm. You will receive a free COVID-19 antibody screening and a $20 gift card.  Click below to reserve a time to donate.


Trustees Meeting

There will be a Trustees Meeting this Sunday, July 12, at 6:15 p.m.  The meeting will be located at the Pavilion (weather permitting) or in the Sanctuary and should only last approximately 30 minutes. In either place, we will observe social distancing and wear masks.  All trustees are encouraged to attend.  

Church Council Meeting

The Church Council will meet Sunday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the church. If the weather is good, we will meet under the pavilion on the playground. If the weather is not good, we will meet in the sanctuary. In either place, we will observe social distancing and wear masks. Note: Church Council meetings are open to any member of the congregation.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Click the picture for more details.  Players and Sponsors are needed.  Use the same form.

Movie and Discussion

Pastor Don will lead an open and probing conversation about the 2019 film Just Mercy.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate.  The movie can be viewed for free until the end of June on several platforms: Prime, Spectrum, Direct, and Youtube, to name a few.  In July, depending on which phase the church is in, this conversation will be in person (socially distanced and wearing masks) or over Zoom.  The day and time are still to be determined.  

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.

In Need of Our Help

A fire on the campus of Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia, which is a ministry of the SC Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, destroyed a building that housed supplies for the children. Please visit HERE to learn how you can help them recover.

Mid-week Children's Chapel Time - To be continued

Pastor Don is taking a break this summer, but you can still read Bible stories on your own. Pick up a Bible storybook at your library or pull up some stories online.

Children's Chapel will return on Wednesdays in mid-August. We look forward to seeing you there!

James Monroe Mission House Needs Food Donations

We would like to remind everyone that the James Monroe House is in need of food contributions. This need has been heightened by the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused an increase in demand for non-perishable food products such as canned (especially green vegetables) and unopened dry foods.

A donation bin for the James Monroe Mission House has been established inside the Fountain Inn Police Department for any non-perishable food goods you would be able to donate. We have been asked to wipe down the packaging before placing it in the bin.

Should anyone wish to donate, but is unable or uncomfortable dropping off a food donation, we would be willing to pick up your donation and deliver it to the station. Just call us to arrange a pick up on Tuesdays until the church reopens (we will adhere to social distancing guidelines).

Thank you for supporting this very important mission.

Tom and Patty Waggoner

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.

Realm - Church communication like you never seen before!!!

You should have received an invitation to ACS/Realm. If not, please contact the church office at hopewellumcoffice@gmail.com, and one will be sent to you.

ACS/Realm will help our church connect in so many ways, but we need you to get on board! You will be able to see upcoming events, communicate within the groups/ministry teams with which you are involved, check your own contribution records (for your eyes only), and see a church directory.

Please follow the instructions in the invitation to log in. It is encouraged to use your computer to open the link. If you use your phone, please open the link in your web browser.

After you are linked in get the free app by going to your Google Play store and search for Connect - Our Church Community.
You will have all your church information at your fingertips where ever you go!

Feel free to contact Judy if you have any questions or concerns at (864) 967-8181.

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

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  July 2020  
This Week's Events
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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