New Hope News - September 1, 2023

Join us this Sunday, September 3, as Pastor Mike begins a new sermon series entitled How Now Shall We LIVE with a sermon on living restfully!

Our Wednesday Family Nights offer classes and care for preschool through adults so we can grow together as a church family! The fall semester begins September 6 from 6:30-8pm!

All women of New Hope and their friends are invited to a new Bible Study combining ladies from The Well and The Gospel Bible Study! The group will meet in Room 209 on Wednesdays from 10am-noon beginning September 6 and will be lead by Lisa Bloomston and taught by Beth Hoving. Don’t miss this dynamic study in God’s Word together with other women!


The first Thursday of every month, we collect peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for homeless people in Lee County. Our next one will be on Thursday, September 7. You can drop off your pre-made, individually wrapped PB&Js that day by noon and we will take them to We Care - a local ministry that supports the homeless. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry!

Lee Health’s Blood Drive will be at New Hope on Sunday, September 10 from 8am-1pm. All donations stay right here in Lee County to help people in our community. Donors should pre-register on our website through the link below. Thank you for giving the gift of life!


An Update & Story from Adam:

“Kristy has secured an internship as the middle school counselor at an international school here in Chiang Mai and will work with adolescents. What a great opportunity!

“Aiden has recently made friends with two Thai brothers in our neighborhood. They don’t speak English so Aiden communicates exclusively in Thai with them, mostly about soccer. Recently they were playing a board game in our house and Aiden yelled at Alexa, “How do you say church in Thai?”. Aiden’s Thai is great and his accent is way better than mine, as he grew up with it, and I was 100% sure that Aiden knew how to say church in Thai so I went over to explore what was going on. Aiden was getting frustrated that he wasn’t being understood. I had to try and explain that he was saying everything correctly, but that his new Thai friend didn’t know what a church was. It wasn’t a language issue, he just had no concept of church or Jesus. May God continue to use Aiden’s extreme curiosity, friendliness, and need for constant activities to introduce others to Himself and His Church!”

Communion will be served during both of our services on campus this Sunday, September 3. Please join us in person as we celebrate The Lord's Supper.


Financials as of 07.31.2023

Actual Income: $932,703
Actual Expenses: $1,009,279

Care & Compassion Fund: $3,549