Sunday Service

Join Hope Community on Sunday mornings.

We are so grateful that you’re thinking about attending a gathering with us at Hope Community Church!  We want you to know that we value YOU and want you to feel comfortable when worshiping with us.  Some things you can be prepared for when you visit… first, we are a very simple and unpretentious bunch. The format of worship is laid back and simple. We do recite a prayer of confession most weeks and serve communion each month, but all of that will be explained by the pastor in the service.

Our service runs about an hour.  We provide child care for the youngest children at Hope (walkers-age 5) during worship. We also provide some coloring materials for older children, and we have ongoing opportunities for kids to engage with us in worship. Our goal is for our gathering to feel a lot like a family gathering.  You’ll be a part of a multi-generational group, as it is our belief that we grow in relationship to one another at every age and stage.  It is important to mention that we don’t take ourselves too seriously even though worship is very important to us.  Our musical style is simple and we value both ancient and modern songs.  If you want to get an idea of who you will see when you arrive, or if you want to make a connection before you arrive, simply check out our  staff page to see our bios!

Where: 3418 Prince George Ave. Castle Hayne, NC (Outside at the Risley’s House)

When: Sunday at 10am


One of the 3 ways we want to continually grow is UP.

For us, “UP” refers to WORSHIP – both as a group on Sundays and throughout the week. Worship is basically giving credit where credit is due and we believe God deserves loads of credit. Like a compass, it is important that we are recalibrated to True North each week as we gather for worship. This recalibration happens as we pray, sing, confess and respond to the reading and teaching of God’s Word.

If you plan on coming for the first time to our worship gathering, it would be good to listen to a sermon, check out our time and location and discover what you might expect on your first visit.

Kids and Youth Ministry

It takes a village to raise a child to know Jesus. We want to partner with parents and be part of that village. At Hope we are not trying to create a kid’s table and an adult table. We want to create one intergenerational table which is a bit messy, yet beautiful. This family equipping model integrates children into the worshiping life of the church while giving parents the tools to disciple their children. We do have some age specific opportunities for kids to grow in their faith, but feel strongly that the entire church plays a role in helping the next generation know and follow Jesus.


We encourage kids to participate in worship with their families on a weekly basis.


We work hard at including kids in most of our community gatherings, but also realize they benefit from learning with peers. Throughout the year we have opportunities like Hope Kid’s Days and Anchor Night gatherings which help kids know and follow Jesus.


There are opportunities for kids to get involved outside of the church walls. The first Saturday of the month we meet at Lake Forest Baptist Church to serve a pancake breakfast with our friends at Vigilant Hope. Kids are welcome and encouraged to join with adult supervision. We also encourage kids to invite friends to Hope events! As children learn more about Jesus we hope they will grow more eager to share what he has done with their families and friends.

Birth to Preschool

Children are always welcome in worship – but if you prefer, classes are set up for our littlest ones to be cared for and learn about the love of Jesus in safe and age appropriate ways. Check in is located through the doors on either side of the stage.


Interactive worship resources (located in the back of the room) are offered every Sunday for kids who join us in worship. Feel free to have your child pick one up on the way to your seat. In addition, twice per month a children’s specific message will be offered during worship. The last Sunday of each month during our worship gathering, kids are invited to a gathering focused on helping them learn more about the love and mission of Jesus. In the summer we offer kids programming for kids during Anchor Nights and also an Art Camp where kids celebrate our creative God.

Middle and Highschool

If you have a student in this age group, please give us a call so we can talk about ways to help them plug in, find a mentor, serve or potentially start a group. We are a growing young church who will continue to explore new ways to partner with parents to form a village of HOPE for each child.


We have events throughout the year designed to help your family have fun and connect with others. Families are also encouraged to serve together through the local ministries that we support. As for worship, we understand that kids can be wiggly and noisy. Don’t worry a bit! We are glad they are here learning and growing in worship with us.


Myself, Kelsey Elmore, and my sister-in-law, Megan Konrady, are excited to be starting a monthly group for our Hope Girls! Girls in grades 5-12 are invited to join us the 2nd Sunday of each month during the church service for fellowship and a study focused on growing as a young girl in today’s fast-paced world while balancing friendships, family, school, activities, and being true to who they are! Emily Ley’s book, Grace Not Perfection for Young Readers (Believing You’re Enough in a World of Impossible Expectations) is what we’ll be using as our guide.
Our hope is to create a community for them where they feel safe, valued, and encouraged and are able to connect with their church peers in a new way! This Sunday, our girls will be dismissed from the service after singing and we will meet on the Risley’s back porch for the duration of the service.
Please note the following dates to come:
January 9th
February 13th
March 13th
April 10th
May 15th (adjusted due to Mother’s Day)
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Kelsey or Megan any time!
Kelsey Elmore: // 910-538-7203
Megan Konrady: // 910-620-6249
We hope to see everyone at church on Sunday! As always, feel free to share with other girls that may be seeking a church family to be a part of!


If you have questions or would like more information about Hope Community Church, please contact us.

Hope Community Church | Wilmington, NC

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