WHERE IS THE CHURCH LOCATED? Hope UMC is located at 3405 Artesia Boulevard in Torrance, CA 90504. For a map to our location, click here: Find Hope UMC
WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET THERE? We worship at 10am with a blended service that features both traditional music/choir as well as a worship praise band. Dress is casual and all generations worship together. We have childcare during worship for kids up to 5 years old. Other children and youth stay in worship and have activities should they need them. 
Am I going to be conspicuous? You won’t be conspicuous, but you will probably be noticed and greeted. WE WILL CERTAINLY NOT ASK YOU TO STAND, RAISE YOUR HAND OR INTRODUCE YOURSELF! We recognize that there is a fine line between not wanting to be embarrassed and not wanting to feel like nobody cares that you are there. We will care, but won’t make you feel like a sore thumb. Folks will welcome you. We are pretty good at that..
How do I behave in worship? We have a user friendly traditional type service with a casual and relaxed approach. While we do sing songs and hymns and read prayers together you won’t feel uncomfortable as the words aren’t a secret ritual that you have to learn–we try to make it easy. Our New Music worship is very relaxed with a positive, upbeat feel. On the first Sunday of each month we have our Communion service. Anybody is welcome to come forward to share in this very special meal in which we actively are reminded how much God loves us.
Will I be expected to give money? If you visit with us we want you to know that we will not be asking you for money. In fact when it comes time for the offering, we will ask you to let the plate go right past and not put anything in! As a visitor we would like this experience to be a gift to you.
How should I dress? Our dress is casual (if that is what you are comfortable in) or more dressy if you like to go to go to church in your Sunday best. Neither our minister nor our choir wears robes. We like it that way. 
Are our children welcome, even if they may be a little fussy? Absolutely! At 10am children invited up for the interactive children’s sermon and then given activities, such as Sermon Bingo, to help them enjoy worship. We have a nursery and cry room available for young children, or they may remain with you during worship.
Should I bring a cushion in case the service goes on forever? No! Our service usually lasts about an hour  Following worship, we have coffee and and goodies. The first Sunday of the month we have a delicious, free potluck lunch for all to enjoy. The other Sundays we have Simple Sunday school for all ages to continue to work with the scripture and theme of the day. 
I would like to request a prayer, how do I do that? Prayer requests are welcomed and may be sent to HopeUMCTor@gmail.com
I would like to get more involved with church activities and events, who do I contact?
Our church community would not be the same without its family. We appreciate your involvement. We have a weekly e-news you can sign up to receive, an insert each week in the worship program with activities and options, or contact us at HopeUMCTor@gmail.com