New to Living HOpe?

WELCOME!


The thought of visiting a church can be intimidating. We hope the actual experience is more like spending time with the multi-generational extended family you've always wanted. Check out the video below for what to expect on Sunday.


SERVICE TIME: 10AM

DETAILS

TIME

Sundays at 10am


LOCATION

38 West End Avenue near the intersection of Sound Beach Ave and West End in Old Greenwich (where the fire station is). Park anywhere in the church lot. Handicap parking is available on the right as you enter the lot.


WHAT TO WEAR

Whatever you like. You'll see everything from shorts to suits.


WHERE TO GO

Enter through the bank of white doors up the broad steps.


WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

Nursery care is provided for children ages 0-3 at the end of the hall on the right (Room 105). Older children start out in the service with their parents for the songs, then go to age-appropriate classes with their teachers.


FORMAT

Our worship service typically lasts an hour and fifteen minutes, and includes worship songs, a message, and several prayers. We project the words for the songs on screens behind the band. Bibles are provided in case you don't have one of your own.


MUSIC

Music ranges from worship songs you would hear on the radio today to hymns Christ-followers have loved for hundreds of years. The band usually includes keyboard, bass guitar, classical guitar, violin, drums, and three or four singers.


COFFEE HOUR

Members of the church volunteer each week to host a coffee hour following the service. This is a great chance to meet some new faces and catch up on the week.


"We recently moved to Connecticut and were looking for a new church home. From the moment we entered the church, we were welcomed and made to feel so comfortable. It's great to be part of an active church community, with members of all ages, that actively pursue the true living hope we have in Jesus!"

-Mark & Bonnie


About Pastor Bill

William J. Gestal, Jr. - or Bill, as he would MUCH prefer to be called, has served as Living Hope's pastor since 2002. Bill followed God's call to ministry shortly after completing his Masters in Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ask him about that story sometime). He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a gifted Bible teacher. Beyond Sunday morning, you'll find Bill visiting homes and hospitals, volunteering at the World Vision Storehouse in the South Bronx, teaching on the Holy Spirit for Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI), and traveling to Jos, Nigeria for his annual pastor training trip. Bill and his wife, Susan, have three adult children. Susan works at the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal, where she specializes in play therapy for children.


Contact: Bill@LivingHopeCT.org

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