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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

Congregational Meeting

We will be holding a congregational meeting after church on Sunday April 22 at noon. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated as the future of HOPE Community Church will be discussed. We want your input!

An Opportunity for Prayer

Pastor Amy is be leading a prayer group on Sunday mornings at 10:15-10:30 prior to fellowship time before the service. Where two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus, let’s expect answers to our prayers! Meeting in the hallway right beyond the bathrooms.

Fifth Sunday Celebration

HOPE is going to host April’s Fifth Sunday Celebration at Atonement Church on April 29th at 10 am, a joint service with our entire church family. Pastor Amy will be bringing the message and we will be providing our own HOPE greeters, ushers, and hospitality. Let’s share our spirit of HOPE and our enthusiasm for Jesus Our Lord. 

Trip to Museum of the Bible

Pastor Amy is interested in having a day trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC this summer - most likely July. Learn more about this amazing place online at Please contact the church office if you would like to go along (302) 334-0249. Carpooling will be available and maybe even a bus if enough people are interested!

Knollwood Sports Camp

HOPE just sponsored an Easter party & egg hunt at Knollwood with a great turn out of kids and moms. Pastor Amy is trusting God for leadership for sports camp.

Christian Movies - IN THEATERS NOW!

Both movies listed are playing in a theater near you and getting GREAT reviews. Check them out!
I Can Only Imagine - A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, “I Can Only Imagine” beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven. Based on the creation of the song by the same title by MercyMe.
Paul, Apostle Of Christ - The story of two men, Luke and Paul, as they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

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