When we engage in the worship of God, our majestic sanctuary lends itself authentically to a traditional expression of worship. Hymns, paraments (altar fabrics), the liturgical cycle, participatory liturgy, robes, the primacy of prayer, thoughtful sermons, spiritual depth, connection to history: these are the elements of Christian worship that ring true in our morning worship. We anchor our communal relationship with God on the enduring witness and life of the Church of Jesus Christ. We are convinced that the more chaotic life becomes, the more the Church's worship needs to offer a tangible expression of stability, of steadfastness.
Join us for worship that is both VIRTUAL and REAL!
The ABQ First / Community of Hope Online Service is a “stripped-down” worship experience that focuses on the essential actions of Christian worship:
Music, Message, Prayer.
Running 35-40 minutes on average, our online service is “full, without fluff!” Currently, you can participate in the online service in real-time via Zoom or through the FUMC Facebook and Community of Hope Facebook pages. You can watch recordings of the full service on those Facebook pages, or catch just the sermon on our new YouTube Sermons Channel.
Community of Hope
A Community focused on, and especially welcoming towards (but not limited to), those who are experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.
We meet in the Old Sanctuary, on the corner of Lead and 3rd, of First Church every Sunday at 1:00 pm. Everyone who comes in gets lunch, and people are welcome to sit down to eat and enjoy fellowship while participating in worship. The worship itself is 30 minutes of music, scripture, sermon, and prayer. After the service, we remain open until 2 pm for fellowship.
Community of Hope is an official new church plant of the United Methodist Church. It has been in existence for 8 years but has spent the last 3 1/2 years under the umbrella of Albuquerque's First United Methodist Church.
We encourage people who are fascinated by Jesus but frustrated by the institutional church to visit us at Community of Hope!