Our Sunday mornings kick off with a time of celebration and passionate sung worship. We normally start with the band leading us in some songs for around 45 minutes. At the heart of our vision as a church is that God wants people to ENCOUNTER him, and our Sunday gatherings reflect this. All the words for the songs are projected so that you can join in with the singing if you want. You can join in with the singing or just listen and engage at your own pace.
We then take some time to communicate some things that are coming up and important church family news.Sometimes people who are part of the Hope family will share stories of what God has been doing in their lives. Also, at some point during the morning, an offering basket will go round. The reason for this is that we believe that worship involves the whole of our lives, including our money. This isn’t a forced thing; so feel very free to let the basket pass on by!
Then someone will give a talk on why Jesus is good news for our lives, community and world. Our talks are rooted in the Bible, as we believe that God is still speaking through his Word into the nitty gritty details of our lives today. After this sometimes we sing and there is opportunity for people who hurting physically, emotionally and spiritually to be prayed with, as we believe that Jesus is alive and still healing bodies and souls through the Holy Spirit!
At the end of our gatherings, people often hang around to catch up with each other, enjoy tea and coffee together, and often go back to homes to share lunch with each other. You would be welcome to join us.
What time does it start?
10.30 am, with tea and coffee in The Basement from 10am.
Where is Hope?
You can find our building on High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UG. We’re actually based on Penderyn Square, next to the Redhouse. You can find a map on our Contact Page.
What’s the dress code?
There is no dress code! Most people dress casual (some more casual than others!) but feel free to wear whatever you’d wear every other day of the week.
Where are the nearest car parks?
There are two car parks very close by – Castle Car Park and Tramroadside Car Park. You can find maps to these on our Contact page.
What should you expect?
Our gatherings tend to have a sense of celebration – the good news of Jesus is something worth celebrating!
What about the children?
For the smallest in our church family, there is a well-manned and well-equipped crèche which runs for the duration of the meeting. This also has a live stream of the teaching part of the meeting, so if your little just won’t stay without you, you won’t miss out! Find out more here.
For children of primary school age, there is the epic Hope4Kids!
Ask for details when you arrive and we’ll make sure your precious ones get to the right place!
You can view, watch and listen to our latest messages here.