eNews - June 5, 2020

In these times of unrest, we ask you to

PRAY WITH US

 

Hey Church Family!

Our hearts, as many of yours, have been grieved over the rioting and unrest happening in our country. The EPC, our denomination, has called for a day of lament, prayer and fasting on Monday, June 8. The church will be open from 9am-5pm for those who would like to gather and pray. There will be no leader, this is set aside as a time for individual prayer. Please practice social distancing, use hand sanitizer, and wear a mask if others are near. We would encourage you to read this statement from our pastors and session, then join us on Monday as we seek God and His help for our country, our churches, and our own hearts to seek how we may live out the gospel with everyone in our community.

In case you missed it, we’re excited to share that we’re restarting in person worship services again at the end of this month! Session and staff have researched the best and safest ways we can begin to meet together and are looking forward to sharing this plan with you! You’ll be able to click the Situation Update button below to find all the details. We are preparing the facilities for an on campus return and working diligently to provide a safe environment. With respect to guidelines from the CDC, we know that not everyone may be able to come back or feel comfortable worshipping in the sanctuary again so we will continue to offer traditional and contemporary services online for in home viewing, too. Initially, we are only restarting on campus worship services with no separate programming for early childhood, elementary or student ministry. Families are encouraged to worship with their children in our sanctuary that has been set up with physical distancing protocols. We’ve added additional services to accommodate people in a secure way and will begin offering five opportunities each week to attend.

 

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 concerns about our plans to meet in person or a prayer need, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Eddie (239.450.3331) or Pastor Mike (813.368.1680). Don’t forget to check out our safety measures and plans for gathering again on campus, along with the service time details by clicking the SITUATION UPDATE button below!

With Love,
Your New Hope Team