HOPE is part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Synod. This denomination began in Scotland in 1733, and in North America in 1782. In the past our denomination has struggled with wrong teaching concerning the authority of the Bible, but it has continued to maintain the historic Christian faith with the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are more than 270 ARP churches and missions in North America. We belong to the Canadian Presbytery, which was formed in January 2004. In Canada there are ten other congregations in Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.