eNews - February 19, 2021

Happy Friday Friends!

2021 is off to a wonderful start and it feels so good to have many opportunities to serve and gather together again! From fun family experiences to intentional prayer times, a brand new meal and learning event as well as unique ways to impact our community and our church family (be sure to click a special video message from Zack down below!), be sure to scroll down and see all the goodness happening over the next few weeks!

Our monthly prayer gathering is happening on Saturday, February 20 and we're looking forward to seeing you there! Join us as we seek the Lord and His will for our church, our country, our mission partners and specific needs within our church body.

Our Annual Outdoor Movie Night is a fantastic way to introduce New Hope to your friends and neighbors! We love welcoming new faces and helping families create fun memories. This FREE event is always a favorite so mark your calendar today!

We have a wonderful opportunity to serve again with Pick Up The Ball right here in Fort Myers! On Feb. 27, we're meeting at 9a to help spread mulch and do some pressure washing of the facility. We need YOU to make this day a success! If you have a pressure washer, shovel or work gloves, be sure to bring them along, otherwise just a great attitude and willingness to serve are all you need! Kids in middle school and older are welcome with parental supervision.

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.

New Hope is excited to host a Christian Seder on Wednesday, March 24 at 6p. For more information on what a Seder is and to register, please click here. We're looking forward to this unique and special opportunity!

We're partnering with Westminster Presbyterian, who has adopted the time slot on six consecutive Fridays (beginning 2/19-3/26) from 1pm-3pm, to pray in front of Planned Parenthood (Located 1 block west of Plantation Dr. on Commerce Park Dr.).  Our plan is to join with them for any amount of time people are willing to give, even if only for 15-20 minutes.  This can make a huge difference for women who are considering abortion when they see the people praying and have the chance to talk with them about other options. For more information, please contact Jim Mayer.

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