eNews - July 10, 2020

As things change around us...



Hey Church Family!


July is in full swing and we hope you’re enjoying the Summer!

We’re hosting another blood drive in cooperation with Lee Health on Sunday, July 12 from 8a to 12:30p. You must PRE-REGISTER with the form here because of current safety protocols. because of current safety protocols. We have spots remaining and really need your help to make this another successful event! This is a marvelous way to serve our community and help give the gift of life to those in need.

After two years of dedicated service, we are saying goodbye to our amazing Student Ministry Director Jordan Bates. Earlier this year, Jordan was approached by a church in Colorado with a student ministry job opportunity. Although reluctant to leave the New Hope students and families she loves, Jordan kept praying and felt God was calling her to this new position. Jordan has been a wonderful part of our staff and we are definitely going to miss her. Her commitment to Christ and building His Kingdom have been a beautiful example for all of us and we continue to wish her well. Jordan’s last Sunday with us is July 12. Be sure to watch the video at the top of this page to hear a special message from Jordan and take a moment to tell her thank you for serving on our team!

Because we’ve been able to safely stay within the guidelines of having 112 people in the sanctuary at our regular weekly services, we’re going to drop the Sunday at 5pm service effective immediately and we’ll be dropping both Thursday services after July 16. There will be no Thursday services beginning July 23. Going forward, you’ll have two services each week to choose from on Sundays – a traditional at 9am and a contemporary at 11am. This is close to our regular schedule and we’ll be live-streaming the services for those who wish to continue worshiping at home!

If you enjoy the bi-monthly devotional The Upper Room, we’re excited to let you know that you can now have a free digital copy for July and August by clicking here. This devotional is a great way to grow spiritually and gives you an opportunity to spend daily time in God’s word. Be sure to check it out!

Session and staff have researched the best and safest ways we can begin to meet together and all the details can be found by clicking the SITUATION UPDATE button below. With respect to guidelines from the CDC, we are monitoring our local COVID-19 numbers and if changes to our re-opening plan are necessary, we’ll adjust. Updates will be posted on Facebook and our website should any of our plans change. 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 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