What denomination is New Hope?
New hope is part of the Presbyterian Church USA denomination. However, at New Hope, you'll discover people are from many different backgrounds (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Non-Denominational, and those who didn't grow up in the church).
Are you an Open and Affirming church?
At New Hope we value and welcome a diverse community of faith. We are an Open and Affirming church that believes each person is created in the image of God. We believe in the worthiness of everyone, including people of all ages, gender, races, cultures, sexual orientations, family configurations, economic circumstance, and religious traditions. All are welcome to participate fully in the life, leadership, and ministry of New Hope Presbyterian Church.
When and where are services?
New Hope has two services every Sunday - 9:30 a.m. in person which you need to register for, and 11:00 a.m. online. Our church is located at 3737 New Hope Way in Castle Rock, Colo.
What should I wear?
Everyone is welcome at New Hope and encouraged to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in for church. For some people that will be a suit and tie, or a dress, for others jeans and a t-shirt. You choose!
What is your service like?
We call our style of worship "convergent", which means we draw from many different traditions and styles. You'll hear traditional music, contemporary, folk, jazz, and bluegrass. Our desire is to create a service for you each week that is hopeful, helpful, and meaningful.
The first Sunday of every month is communion. We practice open communion where everyone is invited to participate. The table is not a Presbyterian table, but God's table.
In between services you are welcome to join us in our Fellowship Hall for coffee, tea, doughnuts, and conversation.
Where do my kids go?
At New Hope, we believe children are the church and play a vital role in the life of our congregation. We provide nursery care for infants to two-years-old. You'll find the nursery on the main level; we also have a "cry room" located in the back of the sanctuary. This is where you can still watch and listen to the worship and sermon while rocking your little one or letting them play with toys.
Downstairs we offer Sunday School for preschoolers and elementary students. This is where children learn about God's unconditional love for them through interactive lessons in a loving, safe, and accepting environment filled with fun and grace. A New Hope greeter can help direct you.
Middle and high school students meet in what's called "The Underground" (take the stairs furthest from the sanctuary, near the church kitchen) during the 9:00 a.m. service. The first Sunday of each month is an exception when middle and high school students worship with their family and enjoy communion.