eNews - February 12, 2021

Happy Friday Friends!

It's going to be an exciting Sunday around our campus this weekend as Pastor Mike brings us a message about our fifth and final core value, caring community! We're going to share some wonderful opportunities and you don't want to miss out! Make plans to join us at 8am, 9:30am or 11am!

We've all been there...maybe it was an illness or recovery period, an unexpected tragedy or even the blessing of a new baby joining the family but at some point, a warm meal became one of the blessings amidst the up and downs of our situation. Our Meals to Bless program exists to support and help our church family during the storms of life and is looking for volunteers that can create and deliver a meal to those in need. If you're willing to help on a rotating basis, please click here to sign up or you can contact Pam LaRiviere or Cheri Karkalits via ELI.

The Annual Dads & Kids Camping Trip is scheduled for Friday, February 19 - Sunday, February 21 at Caloosahatchee Regional Park. This always fun opportunity has been key in helping grow family ministry here at New Hope and has helped build strong relationships among dads & kiddos over the last five years. If you're hesitating to come because of gear, we have plenty of extra tents and supplies and you can contact Ben Henry at 239.940.9793. Pre-registration is required and includes dinner Friday, all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. The cost is $30/family and you can register by clicking here.

Our monthly prayer gathering is happening on Saturday, February 20, from 10-11:30am and we're looking forward to seeing you there! Join us for any amount of time as we seek the Lord and His will for our church, our country, our mission partners and specific needs within our church body.

Our Director of Student Ministry position has been vacant since Jordan Bates left us in July, 2020 and our Assistant Director, Zack Unkenholz, has been faithfully leading solo since that time. We love & appreciate Zack and the wonderful contributions he has made to Student Ministry and he is staying on our staff as Assistant Director, continuing to serve in student ministry. Session has given approval to seat a search committee for the purpose of hiring a new Student Ministry Director. This team will be chaired by Steve Boutelle and joining him are Catherine Dotson, Ashley Kelley, Michelle Myers and Jon Witenko. Please pray for this group and the potential candidate as we seek the Lord and His will and for Zack as he continues to minister to our students.

We urge you to stay spiritually connected with your church family and join us for weekly Sunday worship on campus at 8am, 9:30am and 11am or online, as well as checking out the videos from our staff and pastors on the Experience New Hope channel. We’re continuing to pray and if you have concerns about our plans to meet in person or have a prayer need, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Mike at mike@newhopefortmyers.org or 813.368.1680.

With Love,
Your New Hope Team