Ministries & Outreach

For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

There are so many ways to serve the Lord at church and in your community.  At Hope, we thrive on the hard work and determination of our church family.  Looking for ways to Plug-In or Volunteer?  There is something for everyone here at Hope! 

Sparkle & Shine Team
Join the team that makes our facility sparkle and shine! Joining the cleaning team is a productive way to get involved and serve your church!
Contact: Patricia Hill

Hospitality Team
As new guests arrive each week for our Celebration Service, we welcome each new family with a hospitality bag. Each bag is filled with information on what Hope Community Church is about, as well as a gift from us.
Contact: Brian Lowe & Molly Graves

Door Greeters Team
Each week you are welcomed into the sanctuary by our Pastor and a member of our congregation! The job of a door greeter is to welcome and direct people into the sanctuary before service. The door greeter will also help guide guests and new families in the direction of bathrooms, children’s classes, and answer any other questions they may have.
Contact: Jordan Thompson
 
Youth Ministry Team
Sunday morning and Wednesday night youth takes a whole team of fun, creative, talented individuals. There are MANY ways to serve ranging from teaching to providing a meal on Wednesday nights. Our team takes care of our children and teens and prepares them for their walk as believers in Christ.
Contact: Angie Thomas

Hope Handbags
The SIC ministry provides purses filled with personal care products to women in the church and community. All handbags and items in them are donated from members of the church. A homemade card is placed in each purse and is carefully prayed over before the purse is given. SIC meets every few months to make cards and pack the handbags.
Contact: Mikki McCraw

H.O.P.E. Pop-Up (Helping Out People Everywhere)
Small groups from the church take the church van and trailer to different parts of the community to hand out school supplies, clothing, food, and anything else families might need.  The van usually “Pops Up” on the weekends or at events at St. Paul throughout the school year.
Contact: Brian & Patricia Hill

Cana Adult Home
Every other month a small group from the church goes to the Cana Adult Home to play games and serve refreshments to the residents. Fun and fellowship is guaranteed!
Contact: Pat McCraw & Jennifer Sumner

Sole Seekers
This ministry partners with St. Paul school to provide new shoes for students. This is an incentive-based program to encourage students to read. These shoes are also available for our church and community as needed.
Contact: Brian Hill

Living Hope Grief Ministry
Grief classes are held periodically throughout the year to help people in the grieving process. Grief bags are given to those who have lost loved ones to comfort and encourage those who are grieving. This ministry also has a card ministry where condolence cards are sent on the anniversaries of deaths.
Contact: Wanda Thomas

OCC (Operation Christmas Child)
As a church we participate in packing Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child through Samaritans Purse. Throughout the year we collect items to pack in the boxes, as well as change to purchase anything else needed. We host several “Packing Parties” through the year. This year our goal is to pack 300 boxes!
Contact: Shaska Hill

Christmas Backpack
The Appalachian Coalfields Ministry, seeks to meet physical and spiritual needs of people living in the Appalachian Area. Working with ministry centers and small churches in five Appalachian states, they help mobilize volunteers and resources to meet needs. One of the greatest ministry needs in this area occurs around Christmastime. The backpacks are filled with hygiene products, clothes, toys, and food for children of all ages.
Contact: Patricia Hill
 
HAM Festival (Hope’s Autumn Market)
The HAM Festival is an annual event to raise money for OCC and Appalachian Backpack. The festival is made up of a variety of craft vendors and delicious food! Vendor booths are rented and that fee, along with other food and items sold, goes toward sending the OCC boxes. Any extra funds raised are dedicated to items and backpacks for Appalachian Backpack, as well as purchasing items needed for those in our community.
Contact: Patricia Hill 

Kindness Rock Painting
The Kindness Rock Ministry is a ministry where people can come together to share their artistic skills by painting uplifting messages on rocks.   We hide the painted rocks in the community for others to find as a random act of kindness to bring smiles to others.
Contact: Britney Shelton 

Hope for the Hungry
Hope for the Hungry provides food to kids and families within the community. Food is provided periodically through the youth program, Hope's Pop-Up ministry, and on an as-needed basis.
Contact: Patricia Hill

#hope2endbullying Ministry
Addie's story by Shaska Hill (Mom)

"Ever since 1st grade Addie has had the same bully. She is now in 4th and things are a lot better. But for 3 years she has been through a roller coaster of emotions and hurt. From not wanting to go to school to calling home saying she was sick, but in reality she was trying to avoid recess so that she could avoid her bully. We spent many days and nights of just tears and heart break, then one day she came to me, about a year ago, wanting to know if i would ask her principal about doing a bullying awareness campaign. I told her i would, but in my heart i felt as if it wouldn't be taken seriously just from our experiences of notifying the school of the different issues Addie's bully was causing her. So her and I discussed that maybe it would be better for her to start her own ministry for bullying awareness through church; and what better way to bring awareness than through Christ and showing others how something so horrible can be turned into something positive. Her goal through this ministry is that maybe one day there will be no such thing as bullying and that no one will have to experience the things she and others have been through."

Addie has #STOPBULLYING bracelets available at the church. Please get one for yourself or share a handful with others. Keep an eye on our calendar - we have bully awareness and stop bullying events coming up! Together we can #hope2endbullying
Contact: Shaska Hill

Questions about volunteering?

We love to clarify volunteering requirements. Please reach out if you still have questions.