Worship

Sunday Morning Services at Hope Central Church

We hold Sunday Morning Services every Sunday at 10:30AM. Our 10:30 Sunday Morning Service has been moved from the Sanctuary in our building at Hope Central to the Sanctuary of our collective homes and hearts.

You're invited to join us for our morning service on Zoom! Because of shifting security measuring regarding zoom services, please ask a friend of Hope Central Church for the Zoom link and password, which they have received through email. If you are a new member of our congregation and would like to be added to our email list please contact office@hopecentralchurch.org.

Or everyone is welcome to join us on Facebook live or on our Youtube channel.


(For Bobby only)

Children's Church at Hope Central Church

We hold our Children's Church every Sunday right before our Sunday Service at 10AM! We invite all children to participate. The link and password will be sent to all parents connected to our church through email.

Weekly Sermons

We invite you to listen to, or view manuscripts from select sermons from our Senior Pastor, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett, our Acting Associate Pastors, Benjamin Perkins and Ash Temin, and from our community ministers, student ministers, and guest speakers.

Sunday November 29th, 2020 - First Sunday of Advent

This week, Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled, "Chapters in the Book of Life."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view a recording of our full worship service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 - Reign of Christ Sunday

This Sunday, we celebrated Rev. Ash Temin's service to our congregation and released her from her vows as interim acting associate minister. She will continue to serve as a community minister in our congregation!

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday November 15th, 2020 - Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Pentecost

This week, Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled, "Irreconcilable Differences: A Fruitcake Called America".

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Rev. Benjamin Perkin's sermon can be viewed here.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Benjamin Perkin's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full worship service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday, November 8th, 2020 - Annual Meeting

This Sunday, we held our Annual Meeting! Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached.

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday November 1st, 2020 - All Saints Day

This week, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett, Neil Helme, Gillian DeLear, and Dow Brain led the congregation in song in honor of All Saints Day and in celebration of our parade of pledges.

Sunday October 25th, 2020 - Twenty-First Sunday of Pentecost

This week, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled, "If Not Wealth, What?"

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday October 18th, 2020 - Twentieth Sunday of Pentecost

This week, we celebrated and honored the life of Kathy Hanlan. Rev. Laura Ruth share a Eugology and Holly Conti, Diana Phillips, Nanacy Azar, and J. Conlon shared words of rememberance.

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listening to a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's Eulogy and the Words of Rememberance on our Apple Podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's Eulogy and the Words of Rememberance on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday October 11th, 2020 - Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week, we celebrated the Ordination of Rev. Ash Elizabeth Temin! Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon that can be heard below.

  • A copy of this week's bulltin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon on our Apple Podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday October 4th, 2020 - Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week, Rev. Ash Temin preached a sermon for our Blessing of the Animals.

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Ash's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Ash's Sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday September 27th, 2020 - Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week, Ella Verinder preached a back to school message titled, "The Important Challenge of Faith."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Ella's sermon is here.

  • You can view a recording of Ella's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday September 20th, 2020 - Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week, Rev. Dr. Teddy Hickman-Maynard joined us to preach about the difference between charity and justice.

  • A copy of this week's bulleitn is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Dr. Teddy Hickman-Maynard's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Dr. Teddy Hickman-Maynard's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday September 13th, 2020 - Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Laura Ruth preached a sermon titled, "Conflict, Compost, Create."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can listen to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday September 6th, 2020 - Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled, "And Never Brought to Mind."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Benjamin Perkins' sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Benjamin Perkins' sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can listen to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday August 30th, 2020 - Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week, Jill Seaman Chandler preached a sermon titled, "I am, who...am."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Jill's sermon is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Jill's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Jill's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday August 23rd, 2020 - Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled, "Drawn from Water."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday August 16th, 2020 - Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Ash Temin preached a sermon titled, "Longing as the Language of God."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Rev. Ash's sermon is here.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday August 9th, 2020 - Tenth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled, "To Dip One's Toe."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday August 2nd, 2020 - Ninth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled, "America is a Developing Nation."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Rev. Benjamin's sermon here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Benjamin Perkins' sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Benjamin Perkins' sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday July 26th, 2020 - Eighth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled, "The Kingdom of Heaven is Like Puppy Love."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday July 19th, 2020 - Seventh Sunday of Pentecost

This Sunday Rev. Terry Steeden preached a sermon titled "I am so traumatized, I hope a change is gonna come!!"

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Terry Steeden's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Terry Steeden's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday July 12th, 2020 - Sixth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Ash Temin preached a sermon titled, "Sacred Transitions: Devotional Life in a Time of Upheaval."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Rev. Ash's sermon is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Ash's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Ash's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday July 5th, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled, "The Importance of Saying Thank You, the Hoping of Being Thanked, a Declaration of Inter-Dependance".

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday June 28th, 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Pentecost

This week Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled, "Love Among the Ruins."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Rev. Benjamin Perkins' sermon is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday June 21st, 2020 - Third Sunday of Pentecost

Honored Mother Emanuel Church five years later, the five year anniversary of Rev. Benjamin Perkins' ordination, Father's Day, and our Called to Care Team

This week Dr. Yara González-Justiniano preached a powerful sermon around the theme "Onward, Even When..."

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Dr. Yara González-Justiniano's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Dr. Yara González-Justiniano's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday June 14th, 2020 - Second Sunday of Pentecost

Honoring & Celebrating our graduates, matriculating students, & teachers

This week Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled "Set my People Free: Coming Out from Empire".

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can read a transcript of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday June 7th, 2020 - Trinity Sunday

Honoring & Celebrating our Frontline Workers

This week Rev. Ash Temin preached a sermon titled "Christianity's Complicity and the Work of True Discipleship"

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • A transcript of Rev. Ash's sermon is here.

  • You can listen to a recording of Rev. Ash's sermon on our apple podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Ash's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday May 31st, 2020 - Pentecost Sunday - 10 Year Anniversary

This Sunday we honored 10 years of Hope Central Church with Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett as pastor!

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday May 24th, 2020 - Ascension Sunday

This week the Rev. Shea McGinnis preached a sermon titled, "Rest as Resistance".

  • A copy of this week's bulletin is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday May 17th, 2020 - Lamentations

This week we hosted a special service centering lamentations.

Rev. Ash Temin and Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled “The Long Night’s Journey into Night: Grief in Black & White".

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday May 10th, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

This Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day and the last Sunday of our Student minister, Ezra Ercolini.

  • A transcript of Ezra's sermon is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday May 3rd, 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

This week we commissioned our Acting Associate Minister - Ash Temin!

  • A transcript of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday April 26th, 2020 - Children's Church!

This week Ella Verender shared a powerful message as a part of our Children's Church.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday April 19th, 2020 - Second Sunday of Easter

Happy Eastertide!

This week, our Pastor Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled, "Believing What We Had Not Eyes to See."

  • A transcript of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday April 12th, 2020 - Easter

Happy Easter!

This week, Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled, "Let the Living Resurrect the Living: A Meditation on Reparations."

  • A transcript of Rev. Benjamin's sermon is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Facebook Page.

Sunday March 29th, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

This week one of our acting associate ministers, Ash Temin, preached on grief and joy.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Ash's sermon on our Apple Podcast.

  • You can view a recording of Rev. Ash's sermon on our Youtube Channel.

  • You can view a recording of our full service on our Youtube Channel.

Sunday March 15th, 2020 - Third Sunday of Lent

This week our student minister, Ezra Ercolini, preached on the cost of reparation work.

  • A transcript of Ezra's sermon is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Youtube Channel.

Sunday March 8th, 2020 - Second Sunday of Lent

This week one of our acting associate ministers, Rev. Benjamin Perkins, preached on The Ground Water Approach.

  • A transcript of Rev. Benjamin's sermon is here.

  • You can view to a recording of our full service on our Youtube Channel.

Sunday March 1st, 2020 - First Sunday of Lent

This week our Senior Pastor, Laura Ruth Jarrett, prepared us for this season of Lent.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

Sunday February 23rd, 2020 - Transfiguration Sunday

This week, Rev. Ash Temin preached.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Ash's sermon here.

Sunday February 16th, 2020 - Sixth Sunday of the Epiphany

This week Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled "You Want Me to do What?!"

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Benjamin's sermon here.

Sunday February 9th, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of the Epiphany

This week Rev. Laura Ruth Jarret preached a sermon titled, "The Centre of Salt".

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

Sunday February 2nd, 2020 - Fourth Sunday of the Epiphany

This week Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrettt preached on the Presentation of Jesus.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

2019

Sunday September 1, 2019 - Labor Day

This Sunday, Rev. Terry Steeden preached.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Terry's sermon here.

Sunday August 18, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled "West of Eden".

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Benjamin's sermon here.

Sunday August, 11, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled "The White Gaze".

  • A transcript of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon is here.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

Sunday July 28, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett preached a sermon titled "A Kind of Hell".

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

Sunday July 21, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Courtney Jones preached a sermon titled "Being and Doing".

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Courtney Jones' sermon here.

Sunday July 7, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarret preached a sermon titled "Flourishing".

  • A transcript of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon is here.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

Sunday June 30, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Courtney Jones preached a sermon titled "Personal Discipleship".

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Courtney's sermon here.

Sunday June 23, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarret shared "Stories from Montgomery and Selma".

  • You can listen to aa audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

Sunday June 16, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Benjamin Perkins preached a sermon titled "The Tracks of our Tears: A Meditation on the Humanity of Men."

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Benjamin's sermon here.

Sunday June 6, 2019 - Pentecost Sunday

This Sunday, Rev. Courtney Jones preached a sermon titled "The Spirit of Pentecost".

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Courtney's sermon here.

Sunday June 2, 2019 - Ascension Sunday

This Sunday, Rev. Laura Ruth Jarret preached for Ascension Sunday and our Big Yes All Church Retreat.

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Laura Ruth's sermon here.

Sunday May 19, 2019

This Sunday, Rev. Terry Steeden preached a sermon titled "Chosen Family".

  • You can listen to an audio recording of Rev. Terry Steeden's sermon here.