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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

Laurelyn Auer- Administrative Assistant
Lesli Grant- Worship Leader
Jamal Smith- A/V Team
Matt Lashbrook- A/V Team




➤ WORSHIP | 11am

1400 Harvey Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810

Mailing Address

PO Box 567
Claymont, DE 19703

Office Address

3519 Philedalphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

Upcoming events

Holy Spirit Saturday | January 27 | 10am

Join us for the Spirit-led meetings hosted by Wayne Hendrickson, a Ukrainian Missionary and Spiritual Director, with preaching & praying. Located in the Atonement Church Choir Room.

Let’s Celebrate The start of winter like groups | Tuesday | February 13th  5-6:30pm | Atonement UMC

Atonement Church and HOPE Church’s new Life Group Team is sponsoring a pancake dinner for F.A.T. Tuesday this year! (F.A.T. - Christian for Faithful, Available, Teachable) A special thank you to the Claymont Lions Club for offering their culinary expertise and time to cook the meal for us.

Team Knollwood 

Join with Pastor Amy in her ongoing efforts towards the Knollwood Community. Come and learn about the bridge that’s being built to the Knollwood Community Center. Knollwood is the mission field in our backyard and the best is yet to come.

Contact Pastor Amy To Learn More
Text or Call (302) 218-5896

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