Guests are always welcome at Hope Presbyterian Church. We are a small, strong congregation that values all people. Whether you are looking for a church home, seeking a place for your children to grow and be nurtured, wishing to connect with your neighbors and your community, or wanting personal relationships that go beyond Sunday mornings, Hope is here for you. As our welcoming statement says –
Hope strives to be a safe haven for God's unconditional love.
Every person is invited and encouraged to participate in all Hope activities and roles, including membership and leadership. In this world, most human conflict and separation are caused by our differences, like race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, political positions, and more.
Hope embraces diversity and welcomes all who come through our doors, without exception.
In all we do, Hope strives to embody the spirit of our mission statement:
The Community of Hope exists
to let people know they matter to God,
by showing them they matter to us,
in order that they may share God's love with others.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the church's service?
Hope gathers for a relaxed, traditional worship every Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M. Services are informal and casual, with some people in their Sunday best and others in jeans.
I just want to blend in--will I have to stand up and introduce myself?
Hope is a welcoming congregation, but we won’t ask you to stand up and introduce yourself. You will most likely be greeted informally by one or more members following the service.
What does Hope do beyond Worship and Teaching?
Hope is committed to serving our community and to promoting interfaith cooperation. For example, every Wednesday night you’ll find members of Hope volunteering at the People’s Resource Center providing food for needy residents in DuPage county. We share our church building and frequently have joint activities with Bethel New Life Church, which has a primarily African-American congregation. We support sister churches in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood (Hope Presbyterian - Chicago) and in Havana, Cuba (La Fernanda Presbyterian Church). Our interfaith partners from the Islamic, Jewish, Native American, and Sikh communities join in diversity discussions with us to seek understanding and form relationships across Wheaton and our larger community. To learn more, use the “Outreach” or the “Ministry/Partners” tabs at the top of this and the home page.
How do I find out about joining Hope?