Announcements

PRAYER THOUGHTS BY PEACE OF HEAVEN




BLESSING BOX DONATIONS

The Well will be filling 100 hygiene bags to fill the Blessing Boxes that are scattered around Goldsboro. Blessing Boxes are there to help those that are in need. We are asking for donations to help fill these bags to bless our community! Here are some things we are looking for: small toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, Kleenex packs, band aids & neosporin, cotton balls, q-tips, combs, washcloths, lotion, hand sanitizer, crackers (nabs), travel size toiletries. There will be a box in the FLC lobby to collect donations.

 




COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 Update

 

The great playwright, George Bernard Shaw, once wrote, “The single biggest problem in

communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Over the past several months, when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have attempted to communicate clearly but may have fallen prey to this fallacy of the illusion of communication. So, to take away that illusion, we want to take space here to clearly communicate our current procedures and our decision-making process in regards to COVID-19.

We are currently meeting in person in the FLC on Sundays for Worship Only at 10:30AM for a 1 hour and 15-minute service. For this service and any in-person event, we are strongly recommending masks and promoting social distancing by separating chairs into groups.

Nursery is available each week and Junior Church is available on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. We are taking precautions for those in children’s ministry through temperature checks. In addition to worship service, we are also meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM for prayer meeting. Virtual options are available through YouTube and Facebook for Worship and Zoom for prayer meeting. We have also resumed meeting in person for Ministry and Counsel and Monthly Meeting in the FLC.

We want to reiterate that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive and are not outside of the window for quarantine, that you remain at home and do not attend any in-person events. If you are attending in-person events, we ask that you continue to respect others and try your best to abide by suggested guidelines.

Whether a committee or ministry meets in person is at the discretion of the leadership of that ministry or committee. Currently, The Well, Precept Bible Study, and USFW are meeting in person with precautions in place. Other committees have resumed meeting in person but most are not meeting at this time. Other church events are being limited to mitigate the spread of the virus by limiting the amount of social interaction. You can expect clear communication when events, committees or other ministries resume meeting.

As far as our return to the sanctuary, we are taking it month by month, discussing our return in each Ministry and Counsel and making recommendation to monthly meeting each month. We are basing our decisions on data of COVID cases in our area and guidelines given by the government. At last monthly meeting, Ministry and Counsel recommended that we stay in the FLC for the time being. At this time, we feel that it is unsafe and unwise to return to the sanctuary. We want to remind you that you can feel free to bring a chair from home that will be more comfortable. We are also offering cushions to put on seats. We do hope to return to the sanctuary soon.

If you have questions or concerns about any information here or anything else, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Andrew. Cell: (336) 782-9228  Email: andrewh@newhopefriends.org.




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NEW MINISTRY AT NHF

Our mission is to encourage and support mothers in their walk with Jesus and their walk through motherhood. We have open hearts and open minds to help nurture and lift up each and every mother who joins our community. We can provide a safe space for mothers to connect, share their challenges and joys and extend hope

 

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MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

A letter from our Pastor… February 2021

I went down to the land, whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God. Jonah 2:6

 

I have always been intrigued by the phrase, "down in the dumps." It is an interesting and colloquial way of saying that someone is depressed or unhappy with their life or situation. When we say that we are "down in the dumps," we paint a picture with our words of someone literally laying in a garbage dump. What would that person be feeling or thinking? I am sure they would be feeling disontent, sad, gloomy, and probaby a bit dirty. But most of all, they are sure to be thinking to themselves, "How did I get here?"

Maybe you are asking that very question in your life right now. Maybe you are feeling a bit "down in the dumps," discontent with your life, your situation, or even the state of things in the world. The only thing that you can think to yourself is, "How did I get here?" That has to be exactly the thing that Jonah was thinking in the belly of the fish as he prayed these words to God. The beauty of this prayer is that no matter how low we get, no matter how down in the dumps we are, God is always pursuing us. Beginning on February 7, we will take a closer look at the book of Jonah but more importantly, God's relentless pursuit of us in a brand new series called Jonah: God's Unrelenting Grace. 




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




2021 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.