Mt. Hope Baptist Church

182 years of Praising God through song, service and sustenance!

Hello & Welcome!

Mt. Hope is a family of people who have come together to learn more about God and His love for us. We invite you to join us as we strive to make Him the center of our lives. We offer friendship, a helping hand, and a place to call home. Come see what the Lord is doing in our community, our church family, and our lives. We look forward to meeting you!

John Zoller, Pastor

Joyous Christmas Eve celebrating the Savior's birth!

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[11/21/18]   Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. --Ps. 95:2-3

[11/21/18]   Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. --Ps. 107:8-9

[11/21/18]   Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! --Ps. 100:4

[11/21/18]   Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! --1 Chr. 16:34

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Youth Group Tonight! Join up with other teens as we have fun, get encouraged, and learn more about our Christian walk as we continue our study in Crazy Love by Francis Chan. (We're on chapter 4...)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xufREJzzuxo&list=PLE1455A64B34BEB5C&index=4

This past Sunday, our church family worked together to fill 100 boxes for Operation Christmas Child! We are thankful for this opportunity and for everyone's participation.
https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

"...We must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" --Acts 20:35

Mount Hope Baptist Church, Ashburn, VA
Est. 1835 (Photo courtesy of Rick Martin Photography)

Forgotten Virginia

Yesterday I was scrounging around in the woods of Waxpool Va and captured this beautiful Fall scene of Mount Hope Baptist Church. I've seen my great grandfather's name on the church membership roll for the late 1890's

Mount Hope Baptist Church was established on 24 August 1835. It is located in an area known at the time as Red Hill, then Waxpool, and now Ashburn in Loudoun County, VA. The founding members of the church had been part of the congregation at Long Branch Baptist Church, near Middleburg. The charter members of Mount Hope chose Reverend Thaddeus Herndon (1807-1878), a member of the Long Branch congregation and an ordained minister, to lead the new church. Rev. Herndon served a circuit and was a pastor at several Baptist churches in Loudoun and surrounding counties. He was Mount Hope's minister from 1835-1943, and again from 1847-1852.

Mount Hope allowed enslaved and free African Americans to join the congregation and the minutes often refer to them as "colored Brothers" and "servant girls." Slaves of church members were allowed to join the church, and those whose owners did not attend Mount Hope could also join, if their owners gave written permission.

There is a gap in the minutes from 1860 to 1864, the years of the Civil War. In 1864, the minutes note that their "Pastor being deprived of preaching for us in consequence of the great trouble of our country, we had no preaching since the year 61." The minutes resume in 1865.

The exact location of the original church building is not known, but a church was erected on the present site of Mount Hope in 1853. The church is located near the intersection of roads now called Belmont Ridge Road and Waxpool Road, though at the time of building they were known as Gumspring Road and the Old Church Road, respectively. The church occupied this building until a new structure was erected in 1893 in the same location. Mount Hope Baptist Church continues to use this structure today.

How cool to find this! Thanks Forgotten Virginia!

Yesterday I was scrounging around in the woods of Waxpool Va and captured this beautiful Fall scene of Mount Hope Baptist Church. I've seen my great grandfather's name on the church membership roll for the late 1890's

Mount Hope Baptist Church was established on 24 August 1835. It is located in an area known at the time as Red Hill, then Waxpool, and now Ashburn in Loudoun County, VA. The founding members of the church had been part of the congregation at Long Branch Baptist Church, near Middleburg. The charter members of Mount Hope chose Reverend Thaddeus Herndon (1807-1878), a member of the Long Branch congregation and an ordained minister, to lead the new church. Rev. Herndon served a circuit and was a pastor at several Baptist churches in Loudoun and surrounding counties. He was Mount Hope's minister from 1835-1943, and again from 1847-1852.

Mount Hope allowed enslaved and free African Americans to join the congregation and the minutes often refer to them as "colored Brothers" and "servant girls." Slaves of church members were allowed to join the church, and those whose owners did not attend Mount Hope could also join, if their owners gave written permission.

There is a gap in the minutes from 1860 to 1864, the years of the Civil War. In 1864, the minutes note that their "Pastor being deprived of preaching for us in consequence of the great trouble of our country, we had no preaching since the year 61." The minutes resume in 1865.

The exact location of the original church building is not known, but a church was erected on the present site of Mount Hope in 1853. The church is located near the intersection of roads now called Belmont Ridge Road and Waxpool Road, though at the time of building they were known as Gumspring Road and the Old Church Road, respectively. The church occupied this building until a new structure was erected in 1893 in the same location. Mount Hope Baptist Church continues to use this structure today.

If you have some time to spare, we'd appreciate your help tomorrow from 9 AM - 12PM.

Our small groups have started back up again after the summer break. Please consider joining one to connect with others and deepen your relationship with the Lord.

Send us a message if you'd like further details.

Missed a Sunday sermon? We now have our sermons online. Check it out!
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We had a surprise guest at church this morning...

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Missed a Sunday sermon? We now have our sermons online. Check us out!
https://www.mthopebaptist.org/sermons.html

Join us tonight at 7 pm for an evening of praise and prayer.

2018 Food Fight | Chantilly, VA

Here's an opportunity for our church to serve and give back to others in need. Please consider joining us on Saturday, May 5th at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. See Lucy to sign up or send us a message if you're interested.

Matthew 25:37-40
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

https://www.2018foodfight.com/

2018foodfight.com Join us for 2018 Food Fight: The Nation's Fight Against Hunger on May 4-6, 2018 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. 6,200 children die each day from hunger. Over 15,000 volunteers will pack 5 million meals to feed 14,000 kids for a year.

Tomorrow (Saturday 4/14) we'll be having our church work day from 9 am - 12pm. We'd appreciate any help you could give.
Thank you!

Decorating the cross - an Easter tradition at Mt. Hope that has survived for decades long and involves all ages. It was lots of fun working together!

He is risen!
"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it." -Acts 2:22-24

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"So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!'"
- John 12:13

"So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!'"
- John 12:13

[03/24/18]   "Lord, teach us to pray..."
--Luke 11:1

[03/24/18]   Good morning! We are having a special time of prayer today as a church body. We hope you will join us, whether at the church or elsewhere. Let's seek God and raise our hearts and voices together in one purpose! We pray that His will be done in our lives and in our church.

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made..." 1 Timothy 2:1

[03/21/18]   Greetings! Hope you all are staying warm on this snowy day. Due to inclement weather, the Business Meeting and BASIC Hope Hangout scheduled for tonight are being cancelled.

[03/11/18]   Just a reminder that today is Daylight Saving Time. Please turn your clocks one hour ahead if you haven't already done so.

We hope to see you at church this morning. Sunday School starts at 9:45 and Worship Service at 11:00.

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Today's sermon by Pastor John Zoller: "A Twelve Year Old" (Luke 2:41-52)

Jesus at the age of 12 had the priority of relationships figured out.

Luke 2:49 - And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

Today's sermon by Pastor John Zoller: "A Twelve Year Old" (Luke 2:41-52)

Jesus at the age of 12 had the priority of relationships figured out.

Luke 2:49 - And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

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"Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room. And heaven and nature sing..."

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 2017

"Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room. And heaven and nature sing..."

A blessed Christmas Eve Candlelight Service...Gloria in Excelsis Deo!!

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Our choir blessed us this morning with special Christmas music, singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."

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Greetings--

Just a reminder that there is no Sunday School tomorrow--but there is Worship at 11:00! We'd love to see everyone there!

Also, the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is at 6:00 pm tomorrow evening. Don't miss one of the most joyful times that we have together in God's presence! See you then!

Pastor John

[12/24/17]   Greetings--

Just a reminder that there is no Sunday School tomorrow--but there is Worship at 11:00! We'd love to see everyone there!

Also, the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is at 6:00 pm tomorrow evening. Don't miss one of the most joyful times that we have together in God's presence! See you then!

Pastor John

[12/22/17]   Greetings!

Just a few reminders as we approach Christmas.

First, tomorrow evening we will be going Christmas caroling to several places, ending up at the Madison House in Leesburg (25 Monroe Street, 20175) where we will sing to the residents and share cookies and hot chocolate. Come enjoy sharing the joy of Christmas with others!

On Sunday morning, Christmas Eve, we will not be having Sunday School or a breakfast, but will celebrate the birth of Jesus during the morning Worship at 11:00 am. The choir will be singing, we'll all be singing carols of praise and thanksgiving together and we'll meditate on the meaning of the Lord's birth.

Sunday evening at 6:00 pm is the Candlelight service as we listen to the story of Christ's birth together, sing His praises and share in special music. This is one of our most special and memorable times together.

As you know, it's important to focus on the real meaning of Christmas while we are constantly being buffeted by distractions and distortions about the meaning and purpose of life. Christmas is not about receiving gifts, but about receiving the one gift, Jesus, who alone can save us from sin and separation from God. May God grant you His joy!

Pastor John

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Here's a trailer of our upcoming film "Joseph." We hope you will join us on Sunday at 6pm to hear the Christmas story as presented through the eyes of Joseph. Stick around afterwards for hot cocoa and cookies.
https://youtu.be/N8lCA1CNh40

Mt. Hope Baptist Church

Here's a trailer of our upcoming film "Joseph." We hope you will join us on Sunday at 6pm to hear the Christmas story as presented through the eyes of Joseph. Stick around afterwards for hot cocoa and cookies.
https://youtu.be/N8lCA1CNh40

Trailer Joseph 2

Here's a trailer of our upcoming film "Joseph." We hope you will join us on Sunday at 6pm to hear the Christmas story as presented through the eyes of Joseph. Stick around afterwards for hot cocoa and cookies.
https://youtu.be/N8lCA1CNh40

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 2017
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Pre Blasting inspection video of the Education Building.

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42507 Mount Hope Rd
Ashburn, VA
20148

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Sunday School, Sundays at 9:45am Church Service, Sundays at 11:00am Fellowship Dinners--open to all--1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:45 - 13:00
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