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Hope Community Church, a vibrant new United Methodist congregation in Claymont, is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to work directly with the pastor.  This position is required 2 days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-3.  Starting pay is $12-13 per hour. 
Duties of the position will require familiarity with Mac-OS/Apple/Adobe products for creating flyers, bulletins, graphics, etc., and communicating on FaceBook.  Efficiency in Word and Excel functions will be needed.  The candidate will keep the Church web site up to date, and coordinate with other staff and volunteer members.  Creativity and good time-management skills are required. 
Please text or phone Mary Ryan at 484-433-0720 to schedule an interview.  


A Brief History of HOPE

A vision to open a new church in Claymont, DE named HOPE Community Church began in February of 2008 when Bishop Peggy Johnson visited Atonement Church. Bishop Johnson recognized the growth, the changes that were occurring within the church, and posed the question, "Have you ever thought about opening another church?" Actually, Pastor John Hornberger (the lead pastor at Atonement UMC), Amy Peters (assistant pastor of Atonement UMC and now campus pastor of HOPE), and Mark Peters (husband of Amy Peters) had thought about that possibility. So Mark responded, "Yes, we have." From that day forward, HOPE Community church grew to become a reality that is now four years old.


PAstor Amy L Peters

“Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” 
Hebrews 11:6

A Letter From Our Pastor


Our Staff

Vacant - Administrative Assistant
Lesli Grant- Worship Leader
Christopher Peters - Livestreaming




➤ WORSHIP | Saturday 4:30 Pm

3519 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE  19703

Mailing Address

PO Box 567
Claymont, DE 19703

Office Address

3519 Philadalphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703


Upcoming events


He's Back!  Come out and hear Wayne Hendrickson on July 21 and August 18 at 10:00 am in the Choir Room.  Hope to see you there!

Area-Wide Bible Study

Wilmington Pastor, Scott Maxwell, is proposing an area-wide bible study to take place starting Sept. 9. All denominations are invited to participate in this 24 week study called "The Covenant" - an in-depth group bible study in which participants read and discuss the bible together, learning how to love God, and each other, better.  For more information, there are packets at the Welcome Center desk.  This is an amazing opportunity to grow and learn alongside our brothers an sisters in Christ.

Thursday BLAST at Knollwood Community Center

Thursdays, this Summer, from 6pm to 7:15pm, HOPE and Atonement are sponsoring a time of outdoor fellowship followed by Bible time and closing refreshments. This THURSDAY BLAST will be offered to elementary age kids. Volunteers from HOPE and/or Atonement Church are most welcome to contact Pastor Amy (302-218-5896) to help with the games, Bible time, or refreshments. We continue to take the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ to this dear community.

Fifth Sunday Celebration

HOPE is going to host July’s Fifth Sunday Celebration at Atonement Church on July 29th at 10 am, a joint service with our entire church family. Following the service, Atonement is holding it’s Annual Picnic - partially catered by Forwood Manor.

Introducing Atonemant’s “The Booklet”

This book is a compilation of resources was made for new members of the Church, but it is a great resource for members new and old. If you would like a copy of “The Booklet,” call the church office and we will get one printed for you. (Limit of one per family.)

You will live secure and full of hope; God will protect you and give you rest.
— Job 11:18