WHAT WE DO





SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

TRADITIONAL

8:3O AM

For worshippers who prefer a traditional United Methodist worship service. The organ, piano, and musical guests support the hymn singing and provide special music.
Nursery and child care is available for children younger than 5 in rooms 7 and 8.

CONTEMPORARY

9:45 AM

For worshippers who prefer a more casual atmosphere.  This service features a praise band (drums, guitars, keyboards, other percussion, as well as singers).

Nursery is available for children younger than

3 in rooms 7 and 8.

TRADITIONAL

11:00 AM

For worshippers who prefer a traditional United Methodist worship service. The organ, piano, and the Chancel Choir support the hymn singing as well as provides special music.
Nursery and child care is available for children younger than 5 in rooms 7 and 8.



MUSIC

Chancel Choir

Our traditional choir which supports our 11:00 Sunday Services.

True Light

Praise Team

Our contemporary praise band which supports our 9:45 Sunday Services.

Joyful Sound Ringers

Our handbell choir which supports all of our worship services on a rotational basis.

Joyful Noise Choir

Our choir for children in kindergarten through grade 2.

Heavenly Angels Choir

Our choir for children in

Grades 3 - 5

Youth Vocal Ensemble

A choir for middle school to high school students which sing on a rotational basis at all 3 services.




APPALACHIA SERVICE

PROJECT

The Appalachia Service Project is an organization headquartered in Tennessee that addresses the housing needs of Central Appalachia.  Facilitated by an ASP administrative staff, Hockessin UMC youth and adults give of their time, resources, and talents.  Projects range from repairing foundations to roofing a house -- and everything in between!

ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation -- bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.

For 30+ years, Hockessin UMC has sent teams of youth and adults every summer to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families, as well as provide transformational service experiences for volunteers.

Preparation starts in the fall with fund-raisers, Bible Study and skill development.

Founded in 1976, Emmanuel Dining Room helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware's hungry in New Castle County with nutritious meals served at no cost and with no questions asked.  

At the heart of this ministry lies the faithful ongoing support of members of nearly 100 churches, synagogues, businesses, and civic groups who prepare and serve meals on a rotating basis.
Serving on the 9th of every month, Hockessin Church volunteers help the staff of Emmanuel Room as guests are seated in a clean, cheerful dining room and served a nutritious meal in restaurant fashion.

An average of 550 meals are served every day in the three locations in New Castle County.

AFRICA UNIVERSITY 

IN ZIMBABWE

The development of Africa University is a consequence of the growth of United Methodistm in Africa.

Opened in 1992 with the goal of providing quality education to people across the continent, Africa University is a shining example of what the United Methodist connection is all about.

Today Hockessin UMC is still investing in Zimbabwe’s first private university for young men and women from all over Africa. These promising leaders are being equipped to transform their content through dynamic programs that include: agriculture and natural resources, education, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, management and administration and theology. The Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance offers postgraduate diplomas and master’s programs.


Founded in 1982 by an ex-prisoner who witnessed firsthand the strained relationship between prisoners and their children, Angel Tree has grown to become the largest national outreach for the children of prisoners.

At Christmas, the emotional pain of a loved one's incarceration grows even more intense, and the financial hardship of a lost breadwinner can mean that there are no presents under the tree. Angel Tree gives incarcerated parents a way to provide a Christmas gift and a personal message, delivered by caring, local volunteers, as a tangible representation of their love.

Partnering with St. Paul's Union African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Hockessin Church continues to deliver the Gospel message and gifts to approximately 30 children (age 18 and under) on behalf of their incarcerated parents. This simple act lets the child know that their parent in prison loves them and has not forgotten them.

MISSIONARY SUPPORT

Hockessin UMC maintains four missionary relationships:


UMCOR

United Methodist Committee On Relief (commonly referred to as UMCOR) - Besides a basic amount in our missions budget, we receive an offering whenever there is a church appeal resulting from a disaster anywhere in the world. We also collect Flood buckets, Health Kits, and School kits that are sent to UMCOR distribution centers to aid disaster recovery teams. HUMC members have joined teams to work at disaster sites such as New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

CAMP PECOMETH

Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries partners with over 400 churches of the Peninsula Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church to provide camps, retreats and outdoor programs to persons of all ages and from all walks of life. Pecometh has operated continuously since 1946 on the Chester River near Centreville, Maryland. It is a place where people play, learn and grow for a lifetime.

RED BIRD MISSION

Red Bird Mission and Clinic provides ministries in an isolated, rural distressed area in Eastern Kentucky. Hockessin UMC members provide support to this mission in several ways:


  •  We are in a covenant relationship with a missionary couple there - Rev. Karen and Craig Dial
  • We provide funds that support the mission school and medical clinic
  •  We send soup labels and boxtops that are used to purchase school supplies
  •  We participate with our local United Methodist churches in send a work team each spring to help with home repairs.

HOCKESSIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Start the Day out Right.


HOCKESSINS

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


​UNITED METHODIST MEN

Men affliated with Hockessin United Methodist Church meet on a monthly basis for fellowship, worship and service.

Contact Ken Buddenbohn 

VOLLEYBALL

We sponsor teams of various skill levels for a church volleyball league.

MARTIAL ARTS

​WELLNESS CLASS

We offer martial arts training classes for youth and adults.

​UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

Several women's groups (circles) have been formed to support women affliated with Hockessin United Methodist Church.

Lydia Circle: a loving, supportive group of active sisters in Christ who meet monthly for fellowship, service, and devotional time, members of this circle welcome anyone who would like join them on the second Tuesday of every month.  For additional information about this small group, please contact Carolyn Pinchot.​

Dorcas Cirlcea group of women meeting monthly to grow in their faith, serve others and enjoy a time of fellowship.  For more information, contact Joyce Cook​.

Deborah Circle:  meets the second Tuesday of each month to view and discuss a video study as well as enjoy a time of fellowship.  In addition, two – three times a year, they participate in a service project supported by the Church. For additional information, notify Barbara Dixon​.



STEPHEN MINISTERS

We can feel the chill of fall in the air, see the leaves changing colors and falling, and experience lessening daylight.  Sometimes, people can feel a chill in their lives, with things changing, falling or lessening.  Challenges, uncertainties, and other changes with our health, marriage, relationships, work, family, finances or other things can have a major impact on our lives.  If you or someone you know are dealing with things like these,


Stephen Ministry is available to help. Our trained Stephen Ministers are ready to walk with you or others in a caring, compassionate and confidential way.


Stephen Ministry: Christ caring for people through people.

​If you, or someone you know, would benefit from caring, Christian support through challenging times, please contact one of our Stephen Leaders: 



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