Operation Christmas Child

It’s that time of year again! Stop by Daniel Meade’s desk or the table in the Narthex at New Hope to pick up your shoebox to fill! Packing one of these boxes not only gives a Christmas gift to children around the world, but a gospel presentation and a follow-up program called “The Greatest Journey”. Click here to find out more about where your shoebox goes and what it does. Questions? Email Daniel at daniel@newhopefortmyers.org.

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 shimpservices@comcast.net.

Congregational Meeting – Sunday, October 22 at 10:30am

There is a called congregational meeting on Sunday, October 22 at 10:30am for the sole purpose of voting on the new elders, deacons, and trustee for the class of 2020. The elder nominees are Paul Amazeen, David Carpenter, Bill Enslen, Art Hunkins, Pat Mehaffie, Signe Pagel, and John Woodward. The deacon nominees are Al Cason, Doug Keno, Rick Lansberry, Lynn Moll, Kathy Orkowski, Sandra Raak (Milligan), and Jill Ritterbusch. The trustee nominee is Dick Grosse. There will be an insert in next Sunday’s bulletin with everyone’s photos and bios. Questions? Please email Stu Austin: stu@newhopefortmyers.org.

Fall Festival

Join us for our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, November 5 from 11am to 2pm on the front lawn. A free lunch of grilled hot dogs, bratwurst, baked beans, potato salad, and pumpkin pie will be served from 11am to 1pm. There will be activities for children, such as hay rides, fall games, inflatables, and face painting from noon to 2pm. Volunteers are needed for the children’s activities. Contact Jenn Loerzel at jasuncw@aol.com to sign up. There will also be tents set up with representatives from various ministries at New Hope for you to learn more about them and to sign up to get involved. This is a great day to invite your friends to worship at 9:30 or 11am and to the Fall Festival afterwards.

New Hope’s Got Talent!

On Saturday, November 11th, from 5pm-8pm, we will hold our second annual “New Hope’s Got Talent!” Dinner & Talent Show to focus on how to USE our talent by getting involved with our partner ministries and missionaries that will be featured during the evening. Dinner will be served at 5pm and the Talent Show will begin at 6pm. We will have several local partners present with us, as well as our World Outreach missionaries from South Asia visiting! There will also be opportunities on Sunday, November 12th, to learn more about our ministry partners. Please click here to register if you plan to attend the dinner event. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. If you have questions about the event, please contact Daniel Meade at daniel@newhopefortmyers.org. If you are interested in being part of the talent show, please contact Ben Ball at ben@newhopefortmyers.org.

Worship Survey

We are seeking input from our church family about an additional worship service option. As season approaches, we desire to provide ample seating for current members as well as new visitors. Please take a moment to complete this online survey for your household and submit/return it ASAP for inclusion in the decision-making process.

Fall Well Registration

Our Wednesday morning Women’s Bible Study, The Well, will be September 27 – October 25, 2017. Our study will be Anne Graham Lotz’s newest DVD study, The Daniel Prayer. It will take us into the study of Daniel 9 and how it can help us improve our prayer life. The study workbook is $8. Sign up in the church narthex on Sunday mornings or register online.

Hurricane Irma Relief

As a church family, we have identified Immokalee as a community in need. We are partnering with First Baptist Church for relief efforts in their city. Please visit their website (www.fbcimmokalee.com) to donate to their efforts or discover ways to help. As always, please remember to reach out to your neighbors, lend a helping hand, and make the leadership aware of any needs with which a volunteer workforce can be of assistance. Please email Daniel Meade: daniel@newhopefortmyers.org or Debbie Norris: debbie@newhopefortmyers.org for more info about how you can help.