Coronavirus Updates - March 17, 2020

Dear Church Family,

Our Elders, staff and I believe the right course of action is to suspend all on-campus activities through March. We urge you to follow and respect the guidance of our government in dealing with COVID-19. You can check HERE for the latest updates and recommendations from the CDC. Stay aware of what is happening but try not to become preoccupied in such a manner that leads to more fear and anxiety.


The mission of New Hope remains the same in this time of crisis, “For God’s glory to make disciples by living out the gospel together”. While the implementation of our mission will be very different in the next weeks or maybe months, our mission remains the same. My prayer is that God would use our church and all Christian churches to minister to each other and our community in these days.

Please know if you have a pastoral or prayer need, you can contact me, Eddie ( or cell phone 239.450.3331), Pastor Mike ( or cell phone 813.368.1680) or any of our staff by email. Please be assured that while your staff is following the guidelines of the CDC, including social distancing, we are working diligently. I urge each of you to use your phone and other social media to check on and encourage those in our church family. If you would like to receive our Ongoing Prayer Concerns list each
week or serve on our Prayer Team which receives urgent concerns by email, you can email Jessica ( or me.


We are preparing to have church online this Sunday. Several of our staff, namely Kevin Kenworthy has put in many hours improving our streaming system. The streaming of our services on Sunday will be very well done.

Here are some instructions for joining us for church online this Sunday:

  • This Sunday, March 22 at 9:30am (traditional) and 11am (contemporary) we will have our worship services available online. Starting at 9:30am or 11am on Sunday, you can watch either service from home on your computer or phone by clicking here.
  • You can also access the livestream by clicking the “Click to watch livestream” link on our church website homepage under Sunday Service Times.
  • If the link doesn’t work, copy the url below into your browser and search for this Sunday’s date, Mar 22, 2020:

New Hope is learning from others and seeking to do our best at communicating and spiritually encouraging you in these days. We will be sending you more information on how to stay connected to our New Hope family online through YouTube videos, Facebook posts, and as always, the weekly ENews! We believe this is a great opportunity for each one of us to be the Church as we seek to live out the gospel together.

Great peace in the Lord, Eddie