Our desire is that every woman can find a place to belong and feel a part of the New Hope family. Our goal is to provide spiritual support and opportunities for you to live out your faith in service to each other, in the church, and in the Fort Myers community.

In addition to the ongoing ministries throughout the year, we also schedule special activities, casual get-togethers, and various service projects. If you have questions, please email Signe Pagel at signepagel@gmail.com.



At New Hope Presbyterian Church, we offer a variety of MOPS networking programs for mothers with young children. MOPS is for mothers of preschoolers, MOMSnext is for mothers of school-aged kids, and Moms@Night is for mothers unable to attend daytime MOPS or MOMSnext meetings, whether due to work, homeschooling, or any other schedule conflicts.

Click here for info on all of the MOPS groups!


Juvenile Detention Center Ministry

Volunteers are needed to commit to one Monday a month to go either as a leader or encourager, as we meet with girls of the Southwest Florida Department of Juvenile Justice who may never have another chance to hear the gospel. If this is something that stirs your heart please contact Candy Engelman for information on how to get started. This ministry may require a background check and requires a valid ID to be cleared as a DJJ volunteer. For information on how you can serve with this ministry, please contact the church office at 239.274.1230.

Wrapped in Love - Prayer Shawl Ministry

In our prayer shawl ministry volunteers make hand-knitted and crocheted shawls to give to those who are hurting physically and emotionally. They also make baby blankets to celebrate the birth or baptism of babies born to New Hope Presbyterian and MOPS moms. Knitters meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10am in Room 206 to work on shawls, pray over them and fellowship with other women. We encourage women to make shawls or blankets at home when they are unable to join the group at church. Please contact the church office if you know of someone who would benefit from receiving a shawl. Questions? Please contact Jill Ritterbusch at jillritter@aol.com or 239.489.0949.


Sew Worthy Quilting Group

Sew Worthy is a group of ladies who like to sew and primarily work on quilts for certain causes and enjoy fellowship with other women. We meet at New Hope on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 10am-noon in Room 209. New members, including new quilters, are always welcome! You can contact Linda Daniels at 607.221.1017 or Nancy Seim at 612.501.0543. We love walk-ins and visitors and we have sewing machines for those who do not own one.