New Hope News - June 10, 2022

The Session of New Hope has a Called Congregational Meeting of all members on Sunday, June 19, at 10:45am in the Sanctuary to elect a Nomination Committee which will work to propose to the congregation the next class of Elders, Deacons, and Trustee at a meeting in September.

In Acts 6 when the Church of Jesus Christ was still in Her infancy, the Lord established a structure for Her to be effective in what She was called to do: serve, teach, lead, and pray. From that, the Church derives two “offices” – those of Elder and Deacon. At New Hope Presbyterian, we have Deacons and two types of Elders – Teaching Elders (Pastors Mike and Ben) and Ruling Elders. We also have Trustees, who handle some of the legal business operations. These officers, except for Teaching Elders, serve three-year terms.

Each year, the congregation elects a class of Elders, Deacons, and a Trustee to serve that three-year term. Our By-Laws prescribe the procedure wherein the congregation elects a Nomination Committee which then brings candidates for election at a later date. The Session (Elders) has prayerfully recruited the following New Hope members who are willing to serve on that committee:

Diane Lake (Active in many ministries at New Hope)
Kay Diller (Currently serving as a Deacon)
Jim Glatz (Currently serving as a Ruling Elder)
Doug Keno (Currently serving as a Ruling Elder)
Tiffany Myers (Active in family and women’s ministries)

The congregation may add up to three additional nominees to serve on this committee. These people must have been asked prior to being nominated of their willingness to serve, with sufficient time for them to seek the Lord’s guidance and affirmation to serve. Once the slate is finalized at the June 19 meeting, we will immediately vote to elect our Nomination Committee who will then work to obtain those qualified, called, and willing to serve as Elders, Deacons, and Trustee for the class of 2025 to present to the congregation at a meeting in September.

Jake and Honah Finn will be in the Living Word Sunday School Class this Sunday, June 12 at 11am to talk about their work in Thailand. Stop by to hear what God is doing in and through this wonderful missionary family that New Hope supports!

The Summer Choir will meet on Sundays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, and August 14 & 28. We have a brief rehearsal at 8:50am only on those Sunday mornings. See Ben Ball with any questions. All are welcome to come and lift your voices!

A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers who came to orientation and those who helped decorate to transform our church into a medieval kingdom this week! VBS wouldn’t be a success without the strength of our servant-hearted volunteers!

We urge you to stay spiritually connected with your church family and join us for weekly Sunday worship on campus at 9:30am for traditional worship and 11am for contemporary worship or click here to watch online. 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 813.368.1680. 

With Love,
Your New Hope Team

Generosity Updates:

Income through 05.31.22: $753,371
Expenses through 05.31.22: $737,331
Campus Building Fund 05.31.22: $16,612