Our next blood drive is happening on Sunday, September 13 and you are required to pre-register here. Let's keep our generosity of spirit going as we give the gift of life and help others recover right here in Fort Myers.
Next Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm, marks the return of Common Ground, our ministry for students in 6th-12th grade in Room 212. Contact Zack at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. To see the safety protocols, visit our student ministry page. Adult Bible study is also resuming on September 16 in the sanctuary from 6:30-7:30pm each week. Beth Hoving will be teaching through scripture with an emphasis on what it means to be the church in our present times. You'll be motivated and inspired as Beth encourages you to live as the body of Christ. Don't miss out on an opportunity for some midweek teaching! Beth's teachings will continue to be online and posted weekly as well.
One of our local missions partners, Verity, is looking for items to sell at an event in November for fundraising purposes. Verity is a pregnancy and medical resource center serving families here in Fort Myers. Each year they ask for donations of vintage or eclectic items that you no longer want for us to "Repurpose". We would love to take those items off your hands and use them to help raise funds for Verity! Any treasures such as glasses, dishes, china, tea cups, silver items, old books, frames, jewelry, seasonal items, doilies, knick-knacks, and small furniture (tables, small bookcases etc.) just to name a few! If you've cleaned out some closets and would like to pass some items along, please contact Verity at 239.433.1929 to arrange a drop off or pick up in September.
If you are involved with a group that previously met on campus and would like to resume in person gatherings, please contact Ed Harger at email@example.com to review current safety protocols and make arrangements. We're looking forward to welcoming you back on campus this Fall!
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.
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!
Your New Hope Team