eNews - August 7, 2020

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Hey Church Family!


Things are buzzing around our campus as we begin the preparations for our Fall schedule. As we shared with you last week, Session has decided to move forward with re-opening more ministries on campus in September and beginning September 13, early childhood & elementary children resume Sunday morning programming. Wednesday, September 16 is when our mid-week services will resume for student ministry in the education building and adults are welcome to attend a class in the sanctuary(more details on that coming soon!).

The Well, various smaller groups and MOPS are carefully planning how to meet in person this Fall, too. If your group is interested in resuming on campus meetings, please contact Ed Harger to make calendar arrangements and review the new protocols for building use.

Session and staff have worked hard to balance out the space and time the many thriving ministries at New Hope are given on campus each week. They've taken into consideration CDC guidelines, the measures being taken by the Lee County School District and created a plan so all age groups can enjoy time on campus each week. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact one of the elders, Pastor Eddie or Pastor Mike.

We're also excited to offer you another online experience with our weekly Bible study. By visiting our online service portal on our website, you may select weekly Bible study and you'll be able to view a teaching from Beth Hoving, counselor and Sunday school teacher here at New Hope. Discussing current events with a Biblical perspective, Beth provides encouragement and motivation for daily Christian living. These video episodes are powerful and uplifting so be sure to check them 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