"But his delight is the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night" (Psalm 1:3 ESV). In studying for the Summer Psalms series, this verse has become very meaningful and convicting to me. The Psalmist tells us submission to Gods Word is the way in which we truly can live a happy or blessed life. I find myself not wanting to submit much less delight in His ways and laws. My hope is that through the preaching of the Word, we will begin to be a church that truly delights in Gods Word. That is my prayer for me and for our church. I believe that when we truly submit to Gods Word that we will be blessed.

The truth is that I already am so blessed to have a church family that is so supportive and loving. I have greatly enjoyed getting to know people on a deeper level as we have spent time in homes and out with many of you. I pray that we can continue to deepen our relationships with all of you as we serve and love together. I hope that all of you know that I love each of you and hope that you know that my door (and Megans) is always open to of you. I hope the end of the summer will bring blessing upon blessing as we continue to delight in Gods Word.









Karen is always willing to help in any capacity. She has served on many committees at New Hope and is currently active on Church Family Ministries . She sings in the choir, active member of her Sunday school class, teaches Sunday school, helps with Vacation Bible School and many other events throughout the year. She and Jeff also take care of our church cemetery.


Karen is retired from the Wayne County Public Schools and currently helps her husband at their business, 70 East Golf Carts. She and Jeff, are wonderful parents to Robert, Hayley and son-in-law, Garrett. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Brayden and Wyatt. Karen has a loving heart especially for pets. She has pets of her own and currently fosters pets for Diamonds in the Ruff. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys the beach.

Thank you Karen for all you do at New Hope Friends!



New Hope would like to collect items to help the Wayne Pregnancy Center with some immediate needs. If anyone would like to donate listed items or money you may do so anytime this week at the church. We will collect through next Sunday. Money can be given to Andrew or Megan Hise or Hayley Fly. Thank you!



The month of July there will be no Choir Practice until Wednesday, July 31st at 7:30 pm.

There will be no Church Family Ministries meeting in July.

We will have Prayer Meeting, USFW, Quaker Mens meeting, Ministry & Coun-sel and Monthly Meeting.

Pray everyone has a safe and happy summer, but please be reminded of our church obligations.



Happy Retirement Pastor Bill "Coach" Garner!



Monthly Meeting is held on the Tuesday after 3rd Sunday at 7pm each month. That is a time that we talk about the business decisions of the church. At this time we are searching for a full time Senior Pastor and there are many important decisions to be made and we encourage all members to attend.

Some of the changes we are making at this time is combining all the adult Sunday school classes which will meet in the Fellowship hall at 9:45 am. We would like to see our Sunday school attendance increase and see more children in Sunday school. We pray that each one will be praying for our church and feel the need to be here.


Church Family Ministries led by Elizabeth Golimowski meet on the first Monday night each month at 6:30 pm. They plan the church activities for the year. This is a tremendous job and works very well. In January we had a Movie Night on the 27th with approximately 60 people in attendance. The movie shown was "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE". They served soup and sandwiches and popcorn during the movie. It was so much fun!

On February 24th we had Movie Night and watched the movie "DO YOU BELIEVE" was shown. Coffee and Hot Chocolate was served along with homemade desserts. Again it was a great night to watch a good Christian movie.

On March 8th plans were to have a MARCH MADNESS BASKETBALL game. This has been cancelled.

They have chosen June 22nd this year for a one day Bible School. Starting at 9 am through 2 pm. So mark your calendars and bring your children, grandchildren, and friends to enjoy this fun filled day. On the following Sunday the children will present during worship their activities and songs. Afterwards we have a family picnic to enjoy fellowship and celebrate our children.


New Hope Friends and its people are proud to support the Meals On Wheels

Program which serves Wayne Co. Many of our church people help deliver meals every day. They have the privilege of meeting people and helping to make a difference in their lives. A friendly face and conversation which might be the only one they will see that day. A good hot meal that they can count on and look forward to. We thank those who participate and give of their time to show Gods love to those in need. Our annual offering for this program will be taken on Sunday, Feb. 24th.

Bobby Trivette who is the coordinator for this area would like to thank all the volunteers from New Hope Friends

for the faithful job they do. Some are new and some have been doing this for many years.

We want to thank all of these volunteers

Bill & Betty Webber, Bobby Trivette, Bobby Grady, Donnie & Sidney Webber, Ervin & Jeva Jones, Judy Taylor, Ina Faye Gardner, Glenda Stroud, Migeon Knowles, Sherlene Mansfield, Dee Smith, Barbara Grant, Robin Carmack, D.A. Williams, Edie Mitchell, Gail New-born, & Rita Pate.

So to all the volunteers who make this possible WE THANK YOU!


Our church committees have started planning for a new year and are making plans which will fill the calendar fast. We so appreciate the ones who work on each committee. We encourage you to fully support the committee or programs you are on. This is so important and also encourages and sets a good example for others. You have always heard that there is strength in numbers and this is so true. It is through our programs that keep our church alive and growing. So if you have committed your help in any of these committees we are trusting you will fill this obligation.



Please be reminded to supply the office with meeting times and changes if any so they will be reported in the bulletin and newsletter correctly.

Copies of the 2018 Budget & Commit-tees are available on the hallway table.


Church Budget & Committee Appointments:

Are available for 2019 on the table in the back lobby.


If you would like to reserve a Sunday, please fill in the descriptive information. Calendar is located in the church back hallway. If you are planning a surprise for someone, be sure to get with Carolyn two weeks prior to give her the necessary information for the bulletin. The cost is $40. Thanks You!


The second Tuesday in each month, a group of our Seniors meet to eat, enjoy a devotion and fellowship! They meet at a different place each month and the interest has grown. There will be other activities as they continue to meet and plan for the future. As the weather gets better and warmer they plan to take some day trips, as well as over night trips. If you would like to join them you are welcomed and encouraged to do so. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Edie Mitchell.


The youth are selling 2018 calendars again this year. The cost is still $10 and they only have 25 so if you would like to have one for yourself or for a gift there are only 25 available.

See the young people or John to get your calendar.


There are updated church directory's in the back lobby for you to pick up.

The new address for Danny & Frances

Southerland & Scott

Hamlet Club Dr. #306, Edgewater MD. 21037


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


The Flower Calendar is available in the church back hallway. If you would like to reserve a Sunday, please fill in the descriptive information. If you are planning a surprise for someone, be sure to get with Carolyn two weeks prior, and give her the necessary information for the bulletin. The cost is $40. Thank You!


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.