In these crazy times, never forget what we're called to do:
LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS AS OURSELVES
Hey Church Family!
In this time of social distancing it’s been so encouraging to hear the different ways our New Hope folks have been loving their neighbors well! Luke 10:27 tells us: He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” We want to share with you a few practical ideas for loving your neighbor that you can participate in:
• There is an urgent need for blood donors right now and this a great way to practically help. The Bloodmobile will be at New Hope on Sunday, May 17 from 9am-12:30pm. For safety reasons, you are REQUIRED TO SIGN UP for a time slot in advance and can click here to do so.
• We’re having another PB&J sandwich drive to benefit We Care! Please drop off your individually packaged sandwiches to the church on Thursday, May 21 before noon. We’ve done this twice before and have donated almost 2500 sandwiches, let’s keep the help to our community going!
• Drop a surprise off to a neighbor! On your next grocery trip, pick up some flowers or a sweet treat and leave it on their doorstep with a note to encourage them, let them know you’re thinking of them and praying for them and you’re available if they need something.
• Offer to wash a neighbor’s car or pull the weeds in their yard - this is a fabulous way to have your kiddos help out, too!
If you’ve found a unique way to love your neighbor well during this time, we’d love to hear more about it! Send an update to email@example.com
Be assured, staff and session are working on formulating a safe, phased reopening plan for when we are able to return to campus. We’ll keep you updated and look forward to being together in the future! We urge you to stay spiritually connected with your church family and join us for weekly Sunday worship 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 a need please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Eddie at 239.450.3331 or Pastor Mike at 813.368.1680.
Your New Hope Team