It is our deep desire that your first visit to Living Hope Fellowship is positive, encouraging, and life-impacting. To that end, we’d like to give you a quick summary of what you may expect when you stop by. If you have more questions or would simply like to let us know you’re coming, shoot us an email or give us a call at 585-738-9615.
What to Wear. Our church family comes together with no formal dress code. Some enjoy the opportunity to dress up formally while others prefer the comfort of the casual clothes they wear every day. You are welcome to come as you are, with no expectation for anything else!
Service Times. We offer a Sunday School class for all ages at 10:00am and our worship service begins at 11:00 am. If you arrive a little early, you are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry in our lobby.
Upon Arrival. When you arrive, one of our church team will greet you. If you let them know it’s your first time, they would be glad to get you acquainted with the church and answer any questions you might have. Any of our team will gladly answer any questions you may have concerning where to go, where the bathroom is, where the children’s ministry takes place, etc. We always have coffee available before and after the second service as well.
The Worship. The people at Living Hope are of all ages with differing styles and tastes in music – which we consider to be a good thing! As a result, the song styles we incorporate into our services may range from contemporary, traditional, and even original compositions written by members of our team. Our heart is to worship God through songs that glorify Him, and we consider the music expressed through our instruments and voices to be a corporate, Biblical, and joyful way to praise and worship our God! During this time you are welcome to participate in whatever way you prefer, whether by standing, joining in singing, or by sitting and reflecting. Be comfortable to follow the Spirit’s leading as you worship! Many of the children at Living Hope enjoy singing a song with Pastor Bill during the service as well.
The Kids. Every Sunday we have a service just for the children of our church! If you have any children from the ages of 6-12, you may gladly have them attend our children’s church! To learn more about our children’s ministry, visit our Children’s Ministry page.
Prayer, & Testimonies. We are a Spirit led congregation and we encourage the opportunity for believers to testify about what God has done in their lives. If you feel led by the Spirit to share anything, be sure to inform the pastor so it can be shared in an orderly fashion.
Offerings. Every week we present the opportunity for giving through tithes & offerings. We encourage you to give only as you feel led by God and not under any obligation, reluctance, or compulsion. “For God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Announcements. Each Sunday we take a few moments to share about any recent and upcoming church events. Take note of any events or activities in which you might be interested in participating/serving in, and be sure to inquire with an usher who can lead you to the right contact to get involved!
The Message. Every week our pastor has a message to share with the congregation. Our bulletins provide a space for you to take notes concerning the message and any other supplemental information for the message. Each message is thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared by our pastor throughout each week, and we hope it will result in challenging you to discover God and His love for you in your life!
Following the Service. When the service concludes, you are welcome to stay and fellowship with those around you or leave for the rest of your day’s activities. On your way out, we encourage you to introduce yourself to Pastor Bill. He loves to make time for our guests and visitors!