About Mt. Hope United Methodist Church

In the ridgetop country a few miles from the Johnstown Airport and Galleria districts, Mt. Hope Church has been an anchor of its community for generations.
The heart of our mission is to know and love Jesus, to grow and be whole in his love with everyone around us.
United in vision and peace-loving in tone, our joy is

-to know Jesus as our Lord and Redeemer,
-to learn his teachings,
-to pass them on in word and deed,
-to nurture people of all ages as disciples, and
-to engage in actions of compassion and encouragement among anyone we can.

Our children’s program is small but strong. Our “regulars” seem to know the stories of the Bible well, in both content and spirit. Our youth are grounded and happy to work and play together in the Lord. Our adults find practical ways to show faith and harmony in worship and projects together.
We are not on the thoroughfares of town, but we are not hard to find. And we love to share Christ with new people.
Come join us. Together we can know Jesus, be raised, and be whole.

Sunday April 18, 2021

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “Caught Off-Guard”. The scripture lesson is from Luke 12:36-48. Just a clarifying word about COVID guidelines for church activities at this juncture; we plan to continue our guidelines as they are for the foreseeable future. That is …

Sunday April 11 2021

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “A Strange New Power”. The scripture lesson is from Mark 16:14-20. We will also be having the Celebration of Holy Communion during the morning worship service. Just a clarifying word about COVID guidelines for church activities at …

Sunday April 4, 2021

We hope everyone who can, will join us at the Easter Sunrise service at the lower parking lot (facing the cemetery) at 6:45 a.m. We ask that you park in the middle or upper lot so as to maximize room to spread out and to enjoy the view. The forecast …

Sunday March 28, 2021

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “ What Kind of Stones?” this Sunday. The scripture lesson is from Luke 19:28-40 . Shoe Drive to benefit Camp Allegheny ends Wednesday, March 31st.; Shoe pick-up Saturday, April 3rd.All donations of shoes need brought to the …

Sunday March 21

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “ The Great Leveler” this Sunday. The scripture lesson is from II Kings 18:13; 19:1-4, 15-19 . The Adult and Youth Sunday School Classes have begun meeting at 10:30. Please feel free to join in where appropriate. …

Sunday March 14

Daylight Savings Time begins Saturday Night, March 13th – Be Sure to Turn you Clocks Ahead One Hour. We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “ Tested, Tempted, Tried, Transformed” this Sunday. The scripture lesson is from James 1:12-18. The Adult and Youth Sunday …

Sunday March 7

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “ Truth Speaks to Authority” this Sunday. The scripture lesson is from II Samuel 12:1-9, 13-14. The Adult and Youth Sunday School Classes have begun meeting at 10:30. Please feel free to join in where appropriate. THIS …

Sunday February 28

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “Good Sabbath” this Sunday. The scripture lesson is from Matthew 12:1-4. Last Sunday the Adult Sunday School Class began meeting again at 10:30. This Sunday, February 28 th, the Youth Sunday School Class will also begin meeting. …

Sunday February 21, 2021

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “The Purpose Driven Death” this Sunday. The scripture lesson is from Mark 8:27-37. THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT Today 9:00 Morning Worship (Online: https://zoom.us/j/754794031 ) (Event # 754 794 031) (Audio only phone # 1 301 715 …

Sunday February 14, 2021

We pray God’s richest blessing on Pastor Joe as he shares the message “There’s a Bounty on You” this Sunday. The scripture lesson is from Luke 22:31-34. We will have prayer for communion during today’s service. After the service, the communion wafer-and-cup packets will be taken from the altar to …