Jesus teaches us to love each other and offer assistance when it is needed. At New Hope Presbyterian Church, we offer a variety support options. Our goal is to expand this field of ministry to serve all of Fort Myers and the surrounding communities. Read about the ministries below to learn more about how we seek to help the hurting. If you have questions, please email Pastor Eddie Spencer at


If you or someone you love suffer with continuing pain, please consider being a part of this support group. New Hope members and others in our community are welcome! The Chronic Pain Support Group normally meets on the first Monday each month from 1-2:30pm. For format and times of meeting at this time, please contact Patti Mehaffie at or 610.207.0624 or Connie Oringderff at

2020 Chronic Pain Support Group Meetings:

February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 13, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 2, December 7


The struggles of our life sometimes cause us to ask, “Why me, Lord?” Sometimes, we just need someone to talk with who can give us biblical direction and counsel or someone with a Christ-like spirit to come along side of us in crisis, stress, or depression.


At New Hope, loving those who could use a supporting hand has always been a core value, and we are pleased to recommend Beth Hoving and Lisa Bloomston as Christian counselors.


If you are interested in meeting with Beth or Lisa or want more information about Living Hope Counseling, please call 239.274.1232.


“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12)


Our Deacon Ministry Teams exist to love and help the people of New Hope who are hurting or going through a difficult time in life. If you have questions or need Deacon support, please email



(A Caring Ministry)

The Stephen Ministry is a program designed to serve the New Hope family. It equips lay persons to provide one on one Christian care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our church and in our community. It is a confidential ministry: those receiving care may be sure that their identity and the caring relationship will remain private.


Click here to learn more about this ministry and hear some voluntary testimonies!


Facilitated by Jim & Chris Glatz
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But, your grief continues and you feel alone. In Grief Share you’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment that will become an “oasis” on your journey through grief.

We are continuing to offer GriefShare with a Zoom format. The next session starts on Monday, September 14 at 7pm.  You can sign up at by searching for New Hope under the "Find a Group" tab or by emailing  For now the workbook is available on the website when you sign up.  We finished up the spring session this way and had a successful session this summer as well.  The beauty of Zoom is that it allows people to stay in the group no matter where they travel. Questions? Email