Sundays at Hope
(Hope East and Hope West)
Infant and Toddler Nursery
Children’s Sunday School
(Ages 4+ Hope West)
Nursery for children under the age of 3
- There is a Connection Time held after each service in that building’s Community Room. Treats and coffee will be served, and this is a great place to hang out after the service and get to know other people at Hope.
- Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month at the morning services (9am and 11am).
- At 9am, services will be held simultaneously at both Hope East and Hope West. Live preaching will occur in one building, and the video feed will be sent to the other. The location where live preaching occurs will be random. The simultaneous services only occurs during the academic year.
- Hope East is the only Accessible building.
- Please consult the Hope Calendar for other events happening on a Sunday.
What to Expect
We love that you might consider visiting us. Hope was designed to be a place where people could come with their big questions and just “kick the tires of Christianity” to see what following Jesus is all about. We also know that it can be a big step to check out a church. Some of you may have never been to church before, and some of you may have had “interesting” experiences in the past. With that in mind, we want to let you know what our Sunday services are like.
- Our tagline phrase is “Vintage Christianity for the Next Generation”. You can see this in the old historic buildings we love and meet in, as well as our love for history and the stories of those who came before us. We’re not about making up something new, but are simply trying to communicate the age-old truths of Scripture in a way that makes sense to today’s audience. We’re not slick, and you won’t get polished performances. What you will get is real people trying to authentically live out the gospel in their lives.
- We invite you to simply come as you are. The culture here is very laid-back, so people wear their casual clothes.
- A phrase we use a lot here is “we take God seriously, but don’t take ourselves very seriously.” We love good jokes, and laughter is a big component of who we are.
- We really value community. Even though we are a large church, we often joke that “community is our middle name.” So every Sunday we open up our community room and supply drinks and Panera bread in hopes to give people a place to meet one another. This occurs in-between our 9am and 11am services in the morning at 10:30am. This is just one of the ways we try to make a large church small.
- A typical service consists of worship through song, the reading of Scripture, a message, and communion. We spend a good portion of our time walking through Scripture together, and messages could last up to an hour. We welcome people to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable. In other words, you are perfectly fine just sitting and observing.
- We’re in downtown Minneapolis, and we meet in a 100+ year old building. Parking can be a bear, and the building not very intuitive. We have a team established solely to help make your visit as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. We call them our Hospitality Team, and they wear orange t-shirts. If you ever have a question, feel free to ask them at any time!
- As great as a worship experience can be, we feel it is only the appetizer for the week. We believe worship is a continuous action, and so we are meant to be “the church” 24-7, not just for an hour a week. So, as great as a service can be to help you get to know us, it’s only a portion of what we’re about.
If you’re looking to get to know Hope more, or are interested in learning about how to get involved, we would love to meet with you! Go to our Community page for some helpful steps to get more plugged in at Hope. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and we’d love to get to know you better and answer any questions.
Been here for a while?
We have a lot of people that come and visit our worship services to check out what this Christianity thing is all about. Believe it or not, but you can play a vital role in serving and caring for people during these times!
Greet Someone You Don’t Know
Never underestimate the power of a hello. Take a risk, put yourself out there, and meet someone new! No one stands alone.
Serve on our Hospitality and Treats Teams
Willing to help people feel welcome on Sundays? These are the people in the orange shirts that make everything happen! Contact Aaron Shaw for more information.
Parking in downtown Minneapolis can be confusing. We try to make the process as simple as possible for you. When you arrive, be watching for our orange-shirted Hospitality Team members! They’ll direct you to the available parking spots.
- The lots attached to Hope East and Hope West are available for free parking, as well as the lot on the corner of 7th St and 11th Ave South.
- If you are willing and able to walk a short distance to church, consider parking in one of the free street meters around Hope to leave the spots closest to the building for visitors and families with smaller children. You can find a listing of all Minneapolis parking meters and costs here.
- If all the spots closest to the building are full and the free street meters are also full, you may park in the ramp on 7th and 10th for $5 (credit card payments only) or the ramp on 8th St and Chicago for $6 (cash accepted at pay stations or credit card at exit).
- If you are able, consider attending the 11am service, as parking is usually less difficult at those times.