Colonial Character Mentors

A huge thank you to the men and women who spent 10 weeks with the 5th grade class at Colonial Elementary School working with character mentoring! Almost every 5th grader was able to develop a bond with at least 2 adults from New Hope and learned about Endurance, Forgiveness, Humility, Initiative, Respect, Service, and Wisdom. If you are interested in being a Character Mentor at Colonial next school year, please contact Ken Seim or phone 612.462.1645.

Mission Weekend

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Missions Weekend 2017 will be November 10-12 with a local outreach/missions focus. Friday night will be an experiential prayer event, Saturday an opportunity for all ages 6 and up to serve locally, and Sunday a chance for you to get to know the local ministries we support and New Hope’s outreach efforts. If you are interested in helping to plan any part of this weekend from food to prayer to local service projects and much more please email Mary Larkin or phone 239.822.4028.

EF Educational Homestay Program

This summer, 150 students from Russia, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy, Germany and China, will be traveling to our area to participate in an English Language Study. The students are coming here to improve their language skills while experiencing our culture and being a part of an American family. Staying with volunteer host families who open their hearts and homes for a few weeks to these excited youths (or teachers) is a vital aspect of this program. For just a few short weeks you can make an impact by showing the love of God with a student from another part of the world, share the gift of hospitality, breakdown cultural stereotypes and perhaps even affect international relations in the future. Your chance to plant seeds in the heart of a teen that the church would not otherwise be able to reach. If you are interested in hosting an international student this summer you can get more info at the EF table out on the patio or you can contact Olivia Muchmore at 239.357.2767 or Kim Muchmore at 239.340.5164. You can also go online at

Mission Trip to the DR June 17-23

church mission tripMission Trip for Young Adults & Families
This 7 day trip to the Dominican Republic is for all ages and is in partnership with our sister church Central. This trip will include work with the Good Samaritan Orphanage and local churches working with children’s VBS type programs in the San Juan area of the Dominican Republic. This trip would cost each person $800….[Read more]