eNews - November 26, 2021

Happy Friday, Church Family!

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed some time reflecting on the many blessings God has given in your life. Let's continue to seek Him for His abundant grace to cover our friends and family as we experience the remainder of 2021 together.

We're excited to kick off December with our annual Jingle Jam event on Wednesday, December 1 from 6-8pm. The Christmas party big enough for the whole family is a fabulous place to make memories and spend time with one another before heading into the busiest time  of the year for families! 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!!!

Looking for a way to bring extra JOY to a child this holiday season? We've got an excellent opportunity for you! There is a tree in the lobby with tags listing the Christmas wishes of several children from the Immokalee area. If you take a tag, please purchase the desired items and return them, fully wrapped, by December 19 to the church. If you have additional questions, please contact Jim Mayer.

We'll have a congregational meeting on Sunday, December 5 at 10:45am to vote on the proposed slate of deacons, elders, and trustee put forth by the nominating committee. The nominees for deacon are: Judy Clark, Paul Gorny, Steve McKinnon, and Kris Newlin. The nominations for elder are: Doug Keno, Sandy Knipe, Mark Myers, Ken Walker, and Rodney Woosley, with Dan Miller nominated for trustee. 

Special thanks to the nominating committee: David Carpenter, Al Cason, Candy Engelman, Jim Glatz, Dick Grosse, Linda Hart, and Mike Scales for their diligent work.

Join us in a Festival of Traditional Christmas Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 5 at 3pm.  This festival service has its roots back to the great cathedrals of England, where the Scripture lessons and music move us deliberately from Advent into Christmastide. The service will be led by choir, organ, piano, soloists, and readers. This free concert is open to the public and a wonderful opportunity to invite friends to experience New Hope!

Be sure to drop off those individually packaged sandwiches tot he church by noon on Thursday, December 2 and we'll deliver to our mission partner, We Care. We appreciate your continued support and generosity.

Hey Parents of 6th-12th graders, it's time to register for our Annual Suncoast Retreat!

We're heading to Lake Placid Conference Center from January 14-17 and meeting up with four other youth groups from around SWFL for an exciting time of crazy games, devotions, great worship, and relevant messages. Spots are limited so be sure to register soon! The cost is $165 and scholarships are available by contacting Jackie Elliott. Click here to register! It's gonna be epic!

Ben Ball, our Director of Traditional Music, has recorded a new CD featuring our organ and piano. This CD of beloved Christmas carols is a free gift to you this Christmas season. When you are at the church, please feel free to take as many copies as you would like to share with others.  If you are not currently back on campus with us at this time, please contact the church office at 239.274.1230 and we will mail you a copy.

New Hope packed OVER 400 BOXES for Operation Christmas Child this year! What an amazing outpouring of generosity and kindness! THANK YOU for taking the time to love children across the world!

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!

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!