Announcements

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

Prayer meeting is canceled for tonight.




MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

A letter from our Pastor… September 2020

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. - 1 Peter 2:9

As we prepare to enter into the fall season, I look forward to all the things that we associate with fall: bonfires, hay rides, fall festivals, homecoming celebrations, and (most of all) cooler weather. Megan and I absolutely love the fall and everything it brings. Both of us have fond memories of fall as we grew up in the hills of Virginia. Fall meant school and sports and leaves changing. One of my favorite activites growing up was riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooking the beautiful foliage. Maybe fall is your favorite season or maybe it is summer. Whatever your favorite season, you would have no problem telling all of the excellent things about it.

In this verse above, Peter tells us the truth about what it means to be a believer in Christ, calling us "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession." But notice what he tells us this privileged position obligates us to do: "proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of the darkness into his marvelous light." We are so quick to proclaim the excellencies of our favorite season or our favorite restaurant or even our favorite people. But do we, as believers in Christ, constantly proclaim the excellencies of our great God who has bought us back from the slave market of sin? This fall, as we contemplate the changing of seasons, let us also contemplate the change that God has made in our heart calling us from darkness into His light. As we do that, we will not only proclaim the excellent things about our favorite season, but we will begin to proclaim the excellent things about our great God and King. 

 




NEW MINISTRY AT NHF

We are excited to be hosting a new ministry in the fall at New Hope Friends, The Well.

What is the Well?

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!!




PRAYER THOUGHTS BY PEACE OF HEAVEN




BACK TO SCHOOL WITH FLOK

During the month of August, we will be collecting money for a very important ministry of our church: FLOK. FLOK (For the Love of Kids) is an amazing program headed by Judy Taylor and Outreach that feeds children in need at Eastern Wayne Elementary School. These children are provided with food and milk for the weekend so that not one of them goes hungry. We will collect each Sunday in August, so go back to school with FLOK!




RESOURCE OFFICE

The office formerly known as the Sunday School Office has had a face lift and ready to be a resource for you. Inside this office, you will find important information, sign up sheets and publications like Our Daily Bread and Upper Room as well as other ministry and personal resources.




ESV ILLUMINATED SCRIPTURE JOURNAL

This is a tool we are offering to use while you read through Mark. It can be used to take notes and to write down reflections or things you are learning.




WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES

Precepts Tuesdays 9:00 AM, Fellowship Hall This is a inductive Bible Study, studying the Word verse by verse. See Judy Taylor or the church office with any questions.

Experiencing God January 29th Wednesdays 10:00 AM, Teen Room Discussion Based Bible Study, using the curriculum “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby. Contact the Church office for more information.

Joy Group January 23rd Every other Thursday 12:30 PM, Fellowship Hall We will meet together to study a book of the Hosea taught by Pastor Andrew. Lunch will be offered, sign up sheet in the back lobby. Contact the church office for more details.




OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT

Sunday School Sunday Mornings 9:45 AM Two Classes: Friends Fellowship and Lela Garner.

Prayer Meeting Wednesdays 6:30 PM Fellowship Hall

USFW Third Wednesday of the month 7:00 PM Fellowship Hall

Quaker Men Forth Thursday of the month 6:30 PM Murray’s BBQ




2020 FLOWER CALENDAR

The new calendar is up on the hallway bulletin board. Sign up to dedicate the altar flowers in honor or memory of a loved one.




PRAYER MEETING

Wednesdays 6:30 PM

Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday evenings to send time in Gods word and in prayer for one another and our church.




COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS AND BUDGET

Handouts are available in the back lobby.

Contact Elaine Edwards or the church office with any questions.




JUNIOR CHURCH

1st thru 4th Sunday's Ages 5K thru 5th grade "Family Life Center" Ushers will be happy to show you the way! 




SUPPLIES IN PANTRY IN FLC & FH

Anyone using the kitchens in either facility are asked not to use supplies unless it is a church function. If you personally reserve the Family Life Center or the Fellowship Hall or if you sponsor someone or group you are personally responsible to purchase your own supplies. We appreciate and Thank You for your understanding in this matter.