eNews - November 12, 2021


Happy Friday!


What an amazing time we had at our debt free celebration last Sunday! All thanks and glory to God for the wondrous deed HE performed at New Hope in allowing us to pay off the mortgage 10 years early!  Special. thanks to all those who moved us forward since the inception of New Hope in 2008 and to our staff who coordinated a fantastic worship service & event last weekend! We can't wait to see all the Lord has in store for us in the coming years!

As we approach the business of the Holiday Season, be sure to thoroughly read your Enews each week so you won't miss a thing!


TONIGHT is our outdoor family movie night! Make plans to join us for this free and FUN family event! Food trucks available for purchases, popcorn and drinks are FREE!


We're working on our Family Christmas Eve service and all children in K-5th grades are invited to audition for a speaking part on Wednesday, November 17 from 5:30-6:25pm. Please click here to complete the sign up form and find all the details.


As we head towards the end of the year, we encourage you to stay active with reading your 
Bible and join us in our Bible Reading Plan.
You can find all the information by clicking here and watch this month's video update above!


Please help make the last blood drive of 2021 a success! Every unit of lifesaving blood helps 2 recipients right here in SWFL and you can contribute to this effort on Sunday, November 21 between 8a-1p here on campus. You can register to donate by clicking here. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Come, You Thankful People, Come!  

 

Join us on Wednesday, November 24th at 6:30p for a Community Thanksgiving Eve Worship service, as we join to give thanks to God for all He has done.  Pastor Paul de Jong, the senior pastor of First Presbyterian (EPC) in downtown Fort Myers, will open God's Word for us that evening. The service will be led by organ, choir, soloists & brass. Childcare for infants-PreK is available.


We're excited to kick off December with our annual Jingle Jam event on Wednesday, December 1 from 6-8pm. This FREE event features dinner, fun holiday activities, family and Santa pictures, plus so much more! This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to a great event at New Hope!!!!


Please take some time to prayerfully consider who you might nominate to fill the roles of elder and deacon for our church. If you would like to nominate an individual for elder or deacon, please click here to fill out the formThe form for nominations will be available until Sunday, November 14. David Carpenter is the chair of the nominating committee and you can contact him at decarp44@protonmail.com with any questions.



There's only one more week of regular Wednesday night programming before we move into our holiday season full of special events. We look forward to resuming our Wednesday Family Nights in January – make plans to join us then!


We've got a December to Remember planned! You can find out all the details by visiting here on our website. Make plans now to invite your neighbors, family, and friends to New Hope this Holiday Season!


Do you want to share the love of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ with a child? It is easy to do – just fill a shoebox with some small gifts and return the it to church by Sunday, November 14. Shoeboxes will be available beginning Sunday, October 24. 

 

However, if you are attending church online or prefer not to shop, just click this link and you can build a box online for $25 (which includes the processing donation of $9). These shoebox gifts go to closed countries.

 

Here are a few things to remember as you pack your shoebox:

  • Put the Boy/Girl label on the box.
  • Don’t put liquids, gels, candy, or toothpaste in the box.
  • The brochure includes a postage-paid envelope so you can mail your donation. 
  • Put a rubber band around the box. Please do not tape the box closed!
  • Remember to pray for the child who will receive your gift!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is holding their annual expo and silent auction on Tuesday, November 16 here at New Hope. This event spotlights moms who are small business owners and proceeds from the auction benefit New Hope's mission partner, We Care. All are welcome to attend, invite a neighbor and get started on your holiday shopping! Questions, please contact Pam Poland.


"Last month was pastor appreciation month - and I was flooded with so many wonderfully encouraging cards!  Gina and I feel deeply loved and so very blessed to be a part of this wonderful congregation and the work that the Lord is doing here.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"  

In Christ,
Pastor Mike


REMEMBERING THE JOURNEY

 

Take a stroll down memory lane and watch the story of New Hope unfold! This video is from our new campus dedication ceremony in 2016 and seemed appropriate to share as we celebrate all the Lord has done over the last twelve years in the life of New Hope!


We'll be sharing more pictures from our debt free celebration in the coming weeks! Be sure to read all of your Enews and you just might catch a glimpse of someone you know!


We urge you to stay spiritually connected with your church family and join us for weekly Sunday worship on campus at 9:30am and 11am or online, 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 have a prayer need, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Mike at mike@newhopefortmyers.org or 813.368.1680.

With Love,
Your New Hope Team

Generosity Updates:

Income through 10.31.21: $1,405,500
Expenses through 10.31.21: $1,465,687
Campus Mortgage Balance through 10.31.21: ZERO BALANCE!