Sunday Gatherings

Connect every Sunday at 10am at the Blanchard Park YMCA in Orlando, FL or live on YouTube.

Location

We meet every Sunday at 10:00am at the Blanchard Park YMCA about 5 minutes from the University of Central Florida. We recommend taking Rouse Road to Jay Blanchard Trail and following the signs.

Parking + Entrance

Free parking is available in the YMCA lot with overflow anywhere inside of Blanchard Park (lining the main park road). After parking, look for our Welcome Team members and signs in the front of the YMCA.

For Kids

We have something just for your kids! From nursery to 5th grade, we have a special background-checked team ready to care for and teach your kids about Jesus. When you arrive, head to our special Family Entrance to the left of the main entrance. If you need help, ask anyone at the doors!

Safety

If you've had a fever or cough within the last 48 hours or been potentially exposed recently to someone with COVID, please refrain from attending. Masks are optional for anyone vaccinated. Social distancing is still recommended.

What to Expect

Our gatherings typically last about 80 minutes and include singing, prayer, a biblical message, communion, and an opportunity to give an offering. Lyrics to the songs are projected on a large screen to assist you in singing with us.

Music

Our music is a mixture of modern songs and hymns. Music is led by our Band and can vary between a single leader on an acoustic guitar all the way up to a full band with drum kit. We offer complimentary earplugs to reduce overall volume if it feels too loud to you.

Joining Online?

Questions and answers to help you make the most of church online.

You can watch and participate on our YouTube Channel.

We start an announcement loop / countdown stream at 9:55am, 5 minutes in advance of the published start time to give you a chance to get settled and confirm it’s working on your end.

We’d recommend pulling up the YouTube stream (search for “One Hope Church Livestream”) on a TV or a computer screen that everyone can easily see. Because the YouTube app comes preinstalled on most TVs, AppleTV, Roku, etc, this is the simplest, quickest, and most focused group solution. 

We have something just for them! Every week at 10:00am we host a Kids Zoom call during the first half of the main livestream. You can find more info on the Kids Gathering on our Events calendar.

We also get that young kids want to be kids and don’t love watching long events while sitting still. We have amazing resources being updated weekly on our Family Resources page. We encourage you to use these as tools to connect with your kids in these times!

Absolutely! In fact, we’d encourage you to do so!

In a live, in-person event this is obviously not normal and attention is focused mostly on listening during a sermon. However, the online environment is different and engagement is highly encouraged. We have volunteers participating and watching the comments to be able to engage with you at all times during the stream so post questions, comments, prayer requests, etc.

If you’d like to give your undivided attention to what’s happening on the stream, we recommend hiding the comments or going full-screen with your video.

First, check the comments. If we are experiencing trouble on our end or other viewers are commenting, this is on us and we’re on it.

We’d also recommend checking your device mute, platform mute (mute button on the screen overlay), and volume.

Fill out a feedback form if you think it’s something we need to address.