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Church Family Dinner – October 10, 2018

New Hope’s Church Family Dinners are a wonderful opportunity for you to get some delicious food at a great price and to fellowship with your church family! Our next dinner will be Wednesday, October 10 from 5-6:30pm in the narthex. The menu for adults is ravioli lasagna, Italian peas with mushrooms, toss salad, Italian bread, and cookies. The kids’ menu is mac ‘n’ cheese, chicken nuggets, and fruit punch. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for kids. Sign up and pay here.

Volunteers Needed!

If you have a warm welcoming smile and a genuine love of people along with a servant’s heart, you could be perfect as part of our “First-Time Returning Guest Welcoming Team.” We will train you as long as you are smiling!  :D  For more information and to volunteer your smile, see one of our smiling faces at the Information Table in the Narthex at the church.

2019 Holy Land Tour

If you are interested at all in the possibility of going on a Holy Land Tour in October 2019, please attend an informational meeting on Saturday, September 29, from 10am-noon at New Hope. We will talk about all the details and answer any questions you might have. A general info sheet available is at the information desk in the narthex at New Hope. For more info, please contact Diane Lake at 239.565.2760 or

Men’s Fellowship Dinner – September 27, 2018

The Men of New Hope are hosting a dinner on Thursday, September 27, from 6-8pm, in Room 212. Our topic is “Faith and Work: What I Need From My Church.”  We will be serving grilled steak or chicken and plenty of delicious sides! All men are welcome to come and enjoy an evening of fellowship. The cost is $15 per person and tickets are available here or in the narthex at the church following worship.

Women’s Bible Study Opportunity

Bible Study Fellowship is an interdenominational, weekly, in-depth Bible study with more than 1,000 classes in nearly 40 nations. This year our study is titled “People of the Promised Land I.” We will study the books of Joshua, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11 and overviews of Psalms and Proverbs. Class begins September 10, 2018. We meet Monday evenings from 6:45-8:15pm at New Hope. Ladies of all ages and school-age children are invited to attend. Please come and bring a friend! For more information, call Laurel Volberding at 239.470.8026 or go to the BSF website at

Elder & Deacon Recommendations

In a congregational meeting on July 15, a nominating committee was formed. The purpose of the nominating committee is to prepare a slate of elders and deacons for the congregation to elect. We want you to consider recommending people to the nominating committee. Please prayerfully share with us those people you believe can spiritually lead, serve, and shepherd our church family as elders and deacons and submit your recommendations here.

The Well – Fall 2018 Study

Ladies, please join us for “The Well” Women’s Bible Study’s fall 2018 session. We will work through “Believing Jesus: A journey through the book of Acts”. It is a DVD/workbook study by Lisa Harper and the cost for the workbook is $8. The study will be meet Wednesdays from 10am-noon in Room 206 beginning September 26, 2018 and ending November 14, 2018. Click here to register for the class. Questions? Please email Beth Connell at or phone 239.565.4388.

Please Pray for Pastor Andrew Brunson

EPC Teaching Elder Andrew Brunson was arrested in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir (biblical Smyrna) on October 7, 2016 and has been imprisoned ever since. He and his family have lived in Turkey since 1993. At the time of his arrest, he was serving as pastor of Izmir Resurrection Church. Andrew has been released into house arrest, but is still awaiting the next hearing in his trial on October 12. We would ask you to continue to pray for Andrew’s freedom.

Click here for the latest updates on Andrew and a full timeline.