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church donations

If you shop on, please consider using our “Smile” portal. The church will receive a donation (from Amazon) on each purchase. All proceeds will go to the Building Fund for our new church building in Fort Myers.

Progress Photos

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Church Site Maps

church sit map with classrooms

The site maps for the new church sanctuary and CE building are now available. Find out where the various classrooms are located before you come to visit. All classes begin on Sunday, July 17 at the Plantation campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

church FAQ

We are excited about moving to our new church campus this summer. Many have been wondering how to navigate the new buildings, so we have provided a page with answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions. Please take a moment to read this latest update.

Hope Memorial Garden & Columbarium

The Hope Memorial Garden & Columbarium Committee is developing a plan that will soon be finalized and submitted to Session. The expectation is to offer the opportunity to purchase a niche that will accommodate two urns within a low walled, nicely landscaped area, with a hardscaped garden setting that may be used for many outdoor purposes. Our research included reviewing many completed facilities and interviewing some with experience in the building of the facilities. We are confident that a Columbarium can be developed to fit our needs on the new campus.

Ground Blessing Video

church ground blessing

Video footage from the Ground Blessing Ceremony at the new church property held on Saturday, June 20, 2015:

Thank You

A big thanks to the New Hope staff and all who have prayed, sacrificed and contributed financially to make this dream become a reality!

Special Thanks to:

Bank Lender: Rob Scharlau, Busey Bank
Environmental Engineering: Ken Passarella, Passarella & Associates
Civil Engineering: Tim Keene, Keene Engineering, Inc.
Architect: Jeff Mudgett, Parker/Mudgett/Smith, Architects
Contractor: OAK – Owen/Ames/Kimball, represented by Dave Dale, Pres.

Building Committee:
Steve Shimp
Dan Miller
Claudia Cowart
Tim Keene
Debbie Norris
Lowell Hamric
Gayle Bundschu
Kevin Erwin
Scott Connell

Capital Campaign:
Co-Directors – Jerry & Jackie Elliott, Lowell & Katie Hamric
Pastor – Eddie Spencer
Prayer – Pat & Patti Mehaffie
Informational Gatherings – Dick & KC Grosse
Admin Support – Jan Zylstra
Invitations – Bill & Mary Ann Hooth
Leadership Events – Claudia Griffin & Joy Bloodworth
Commitment Sunday – Bruce & Beth Schultz
Students & Children – Jim Clark, Krissy Whittier, & Debbie Norris

but most importantly…..

We thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for making all of this possible for His glory!