Communities meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, followed by our worship service at 11:00 am.
7195 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21046. Click here for directions.
The most important thing that you should put on is a heart to love and worship God. We believe that Sunday is the Lord’s Day, and we gather for His sake, not our own. Therefore, we encourage people to dress in such a way as to give honor to God, and not to draw attention to themselves. The dress of most people attending Hope falls between their “Sunday best” and business casual, but jeans and t-shirts are common.
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On any given Sunday, there are approximately 350-400 people in the church building (including kids).
The best way to wade into Hope is to begin to attend our various events and get to know our people and teachings. Newcomers are encouraged to attend our worship services, communities on Sunday mornings, Wednesday Evening classes, women’s or men’s breakfasts, our youth ministry or other special events. Once you have come and attended some of these events you may also choose to visit a small group or join a new member class where you will be given a full orientation to the church. Ask about these opportunities at the Visitor’s Center.
The Bible informs us that all the early believers joined and participated in their local church because of their faith in Jesus and love for other believers. Modern church goers are typically less aware of the Bible’s teachings on church commitments. In light of this we offer an eight week Membership Class multiple times during the year. Newcomers are encouraged to attend the class to learn about HBC. Please contact Pastor Alan Plumley if you have questions or would like to attend the next Membership Class.
Baptism is both a command from God and a joyous opportunity to declare one’s faith. A two-session Baptism Class is offered periodically, and subsequent baptisms follow on a designated Sunday morning. Please contact Sean Mornan if you have not been baptized since you became a believer and want to attend the next Baptism Class.