Hope United Church seeks to be a community of faith that is open to all, offering the freedom to explore the questions of life and faith – a safe space that allows you to be who you are, while also being invited, nurtured and challenged. You can become the disciple God knows you can be, helping folks of all ages, young and old, to develop an authentic, hands-on faith, working for peace and a more just world. We want to be known as a church where we live our faith and hope through service and acts of compassion and justice. Our many stories and walks of life create a beautiful tapestry, woven together, bound in community, united in the hope to be one in Christ Jesus.
• We are Open to All … accepted for who you are without judgment or condemnation. “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.”
• We are Open-Minded … about the Word and the ways God is at work in our lives. We believe more in exploring the questions of life and faith than having the “right answer.” We believe that God is still speaking, still acting, still working for peace and justice, still surprising us with miraculous wonder.
• We seek Spiritual Growth … we are all upon a journey, but God is always calling us to be more than we are, to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, to grow in faith and service and love. Our Lord walks with us that we might find meaning in our lives and make a difference in the lives of others. We offer safe space where people of all ages can explore, grow and learn about God and the Christian faith.
• We value Compassion, Peace and Justice. God calls us to care for others to love God and neighbor, and to work for a better world through service, mission and prophetic witness.
Hope United is an Open and Affirming Georgetown, Texas church, embracing diversity and affirming the dignity and worth of every person, since we are all created in God’s image. We welcome into full membership and participation in the Body of Christ persons of every race, ethnic background, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, socio-economic background, marital status and faith background. We welcome all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of participation in our congregation.
Pastor Ron Trimmer and his family
Jan, our two boys, and I moved to Georgetown, Texas in 2009 with the hopes of starting a new church. I have been a pastor for over 15 years, ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC), and have been truly blessed by God who allows me to take part in the amazing, life-giving work of Jesus Christ. I believe in a God of extravagant welcome, knowing that our Lord loves all of us, welcomes all of us, inviting us to know the power of service and discipleship. God is still speaking, still moving, still creating and renewing in this world and in our lives. Our Lord continues to transform and resurrect, bringing grace and love, peace and justice, hope and new life.My wife, Jan, is a native Texan, who grew up in Houston, and her family had a ranch near Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park where she later lived. She teaches first grade at Annie Purl Elementary in Georgetown. Our children, Ben and Aaron, attend Village Elementary School.