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The Well – Women’s Bible Study – Spring 2018

Ladies, please join us for “The Well” Women’s Bible Study’s spring session. We will work through “Miracles of Jesus” by Jessica LaGrone for six weeks beginning on Wednesday, April 11, from 10am-noon in Room 206. Jessica will show us how our weaknesses invite God to work powerfully in our lives through the miracles recorded in the Bible. Sign up in the narthex on Sunday or click here to sign up online.

10th Anniversary Celebration

Our 10th Anniversary Celebration of History, Hope, and Hospitality will be on Sunday, March 18! New Hope was founded on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, and we are going to celebrate God’s goodness with food, music, and fun for the whole family on the lawn after the 9:30am and 11:00am services! For the children, there will be inflatables, pony rides, games, face painting, train rides, and much more! Please invite your friends to worship and celebrate God’s faithfulness with us!

Easter Experience

New Hope’s Easter Experience is a multi-sensory, interactive experience for families to walk through together that will take place on Wednesday, March 28, at various times. Children and parents will take off their shoes to travel through five rooms that let them walk where Jesus walked during Holy Week. Click here to sign up for a scheduled time. The entire walk lasts approximately an hour and fifteen minutes once started. Groups are limited to 25 people per time slot so space is limited. Registration is open through Sunday, March 25th or when spaces are filled. Suggested ages for the Experience are VPK and older. Child care is available for younger children who will have their own experience while their family is in the walk through.

Questions? Contact Debbie Norris at


The Oasis – “Basket Case” Study

Ladies, please join us at The Oasis on Wednesdays, March 7, 14 and 21 and April 11 from 6:30-7:30pm in Room 210 for the Beth Moore study “Basket Case.” This study will take a biblical look at anxiety and present action steps to deal with it. Find refreshing in the middle of your busy week as you learn from Beth Moore and discuss practical life applications of the scriptures in a caring community of women. Click here to register for the class. For questions, please contact class facilitator, Darlene Starner, at

Women’s White Breakfast

Our annual women’s White Breakfast will be Wednesday, March 28 at 9am in the sanctuary. All New Hope women and guests are invited to join us as we ponder the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection at Easter. There will be a worship service followed by breakfast in the sanctuary. Kathy Kellenberger is our guest speaker. Deborah Fransway will sing “He Paid it All”, accompanied by Ben Ball. Childcare is provided. It’s called the White Breakfast, because white represents the purity of Christ. Wearing white is optional. Please click here to sign up.

Hospitality Ministry Opportunities

Our Hospitality Ministry is seeking a number of people to serve as greeters, ushers, parking lot attendants, and Information Table attendants for each of our services. The only requirements are a warm welcoming smile, a genuine love for people, and a servant’s heart. All are welcome. We will train you. If this seems like a good ministry fit for you, please either fill out this form, call the church office at 239.274.1230, or sign up at the Information Table in the narthex and one of our Hospitality Ministry Leaders will contact you to discuss how you can participate in this vitally important ministry.

Camp KidJam

Camp KidJam is an action packed sleep-away camp for kids who have completed 2nd-5th grades. New Hope kids attend as a group with adult leaders, helping us grow together in faith and community. This energy-filled event will take place Jun 22-25 at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Click here for all the details!

JOY Sunday School Class

The J.O.Y. Sunday School Class has just finished a verse-by-verse study of the entire Old Testament! But, the class isn’t ending there! We are moving on through the New Testament beginning Sunday, January 7, 2018. Open your mind and heart and join us as we begin the next part of our wonderful journey! Click here for more info!

Boy Scouts Troop 193 – After Camp Report

On Monday, October 8, 2017, our Boy Scout Troop 193 held its Court of Honor to award merit badges and rank advancements achieved during the troop’s summer camp session at Camp Daniel Boone in Canton, North Carolina. During the weeklong camp session, 27 of our Scouts completed a total of 88 merit badges and partially completed another 34 that they have continued to work on after returning from camp. A total of 42 Scouts and adult leaders from Troop 193 went to camp this summer. For more info about our Boy Scouts Troop 193, contact Steve Shimp at