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NEW HOPE FRIENDS MEALS

Free hot meals Monday (4/6), Wednesday (4/8) and Friday (4/10) from 5-6 p.m. Drive Thru and pick up a meal. Open to the public.




FOOD SCHEDULE'S UPCOMING WEEK

New Hope Friends Church

Make A Difference Food Pantry schedule for meals this week.

Make a Difference Food Pantry

THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOOD PANTRY
M,W,F HOT MEALS 11:30-1pm
FOOD DISTRIBUTION THURSDAY 2pm

NEW HOPE FRIENDS
M,W, F 5-6pm

REVIVAL MISSIONS
M,W 5-6pm

GOSHEN CHURCH
M,F 5-6pm

BRODGEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
W 5-6pm

UNITY FELLOWSHIP
SATURDAY 10-12pm
FOOD DISTRIBUTION

STONEY CREEK FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH
M, F 5-6pm

Please share so those that need the resources can get them. Thanks so much! PLEASE STAY SAFE, abide by the SHELTER IN PLACE for tte safety of yourself and others, WASH YOUR HANDS, when out in public wear a mask and have hand sanitizer with you, practice social distancing stay 6FT apart, BE KIND and as ALWAYS PRAY!




LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR ANDREW HISE

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MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

A letter from our Pastor…

And He (Jesus) asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” -Mark 8:29 Jesus asks this question to his disciples in the very middle of the gospel of Mark. It is actually the question that Mark has been trying to answer from the opening title of the book. It is the question that comes to our minds each time we read of Jesus’ amazing teaching or his ability to heal the sick and the lame or his power and authority over demons and creation. It is certainly the question that came to the disciples mind many times after seeing Jesus perform an amazing miracle. We know this was what they thought after Jesus calmed the storm in Mark 4: “And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’” The question of Jesus identity is one that each of us must answer. Who do you say that Jesus is? Some say that Jesus is a good moral teacher who did many wonderful works. Some even say that Jesus is a prophet that is sent by God. Others reject Jesus’ teaching, saying that he is nothing more than a trickster or a liar. But who do you say that Jesus is? Our answer to that question is more important than any other question. Paul would tell us in Colossians 2: For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily…And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Who do you say that Jesus is?




USHER HELP NEEDED

Ushering: Help Needed! If you are willing to help by being on the ushering rotation, please see Megan Hise, Kevin Best or contact the church office.




MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR - SUNDAY MARCH 15

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

We have seen over the past many weeks in our series through the book of Mark how God will walk us through even the most difficult things that we will face. Over the past two days, I have been seeking God’s face in hope that I would understand what is best for our church and its witness during a time of great uncertainty and even chaos. We should never act in fear of man, disease, or any other created thing. We must act in fear of our great God and Creator, realizing who He is and understanding His sovereignty over all.

Some may say that what I am about to say would contradict faith or is an overreaction, but I believe with all of my heart that God has set up authorities and governments for our well being and welfare. Therefore, in response to the ongoing concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consultation with church leadership and medical professionals, we are going to cancel our Sunday services for Sunday March 15, 2020.

This is not a decision made in fear but in the hope that in joining the efforts recommended by our government and authorities that we can lessen the potential weight on our local hospitals and our community. We act not in fear, but in hope of caring for the most vulnerable in our community. We act not in fear, but in the knowledge that while God is in control that we also have a part to play in curbing this pandemic.

I appreciate your great patience in this time. I have never pastored during a pandemic. Our plan is to reassess the situation in the coming week before coming to a decision about the coming weeks. We plan to still have Monthly Meeting and USFW at this point but will reassess and cancel if needed. For tomorrow, we join together in praying for our country during this difficult and uncertain time. I also ask for you to join me tomorrow via Facebook for an online church experience. I expect that there will be many reactions to this decision and am prepared to field any concerns or questions you may have.

I love all of you and expect to see all of you very soon.

 

Pastor Andrew Hise




J.O.Y. GROUP

Rudy Theatre– Easter Jubilee Thursday March 19th There will be no Bible Study this day as the Joy Group goes to the Rudy Theater. If you signed up to go, meet at the church at 10:15 AM, we will carpool, stopping for lunch before the show at Cracker Barrel. See Pastor Andrew or Megan with any questions.




MARCH MADNESS

March Madness Basketball Game Sunday, March 22nd FLC 5:00 PM Food Served 6:00 PM Game Join us for a fun evening of basketball! Cheer on the players and enjoy a night of food, fellowship and an entertaining game! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be for sale starting at 5:00 PM. Bring a comfortable chair with you to watch the game. If you're interested in playing please sign up in the resource room or call the church office.

This is a community event. Anyone can play! Call church office to sign up if you don’t attend NHF.




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.




UCM FOOD DRIVE

United Church Ministries Food Drive Sunday, March 29th We will be collecting food items for United Church Ministries four times throughout the year on 5th Sundays, March, May, August and November. Please make plans to bring non-perishable foods on those Sundays.




SPRING SOFTBALL

Spring Softball Our field will be open this spring for a church softball league! We are excited to use what God has given us and we will need your help! Volunteers needed to help run the concession stand as well as facilitating on game days. If you're interested in playing, please let us know! If there is enough interest we will try to form a team, possibly by combining with another church.




NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY

 

We will be updating information and creating a new church picture directory. The Mewborn's are volunteering their time and talents to help make this happen. They will start taking pictures at the Valentines banquet and then Sundays following before Sunday School and after Worship. Please plan to get your picture taken!. There will be no charge, and pictures will not be for sale. If you would like a digital copy of your picture, please see Wilson or Gail Mewborn.

Wilson and Gail will be set up in the Teen Room in the FLC to take your picture starting next week.




SAVE THE DATE!

Triumphant Quartet Saturday, March 21st 6:00 PM First PH Church $16/ person To purchase tickets or for more information see the bulletin board in the back or Denny Sutton.

Family Easter Celebration Saturday, April 11th More details to come, but mark your calendars, invite your friends and plan to join us!

Easter Sunday Sunday, April 12th Sunrise service- 7:00 AM Light Breakfast– 8:30 AM Sunday Worship-10:30 AM




MONTHLY ANNOUNCEMENTS!

United Church Ministries Food Drive Sunday, March 29th We will be collecting food items for United Church Ministries four times throughout the year on 5th Sundays, March, May, August and November. Please make plans to bring non-perishable foods on those Sundays.

Joy Group Thursday, March 5th & 19th 11:30 Lunch 5th– HWY 55 & 19th– Western Sizzlin 1:00 Bible Study- Fellowship Hall 

 




SCRIPTURE READING PLAN: MARK

As a church, we are committing to reading through the book of Mark twice in preparation for studying this book on Sundays starting in February.

January 2020– Mark Reading Schedule

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

Mark 1

2

Mark 2

3

Mark 3

4

Mark 4

5

Mark 5

6

Mark 6

7

Mark 7

8

Mark 8

9

Mark 9

10

Mark 10

11

Mark 11

12

Mark 12

13

Mark 13

14

Mark 14

15

Mark 15

16

Mark 16

17

Mark 1

18

Mark 2

19

Mark 3

20

Mark 4

21

Mark 5

22

Mark 6

23

Mark 7

24

Mark 8

25

Mark 9

26

Mark 10

27

Mark 11

28

Mark 12

29

Mark 13

30

Mark 14

31

Mark 15

Feb. 1

Mark 16




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.




THANK YOU ELROY FARMS

We are grateful for your generous donation of the beautiful Christmas tree that adorned our church sanctury during the Christmas season. As we admired its beauty, our hearts were also heavy as we think of the Edwards Family in the first Christmas since the passing of a beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Mr. Harold Edwards.




JANUARY LOVE OFFERING

January Love Offering Community Soup Kitchen Love Generously. Support Kingdom work locally. Their mission: To bring together people and resources of Wayne County to provide a daily meal for those who are hungry. Each person is welcome with understanding, dignity and without obligation. We will collect an offering to bless this ministry next Sunday, January 26th during worship. Checks may be made payable to New Hope Friends and designated “Soup Kitchen Love Offering”.




TAX FORMS 2019

Are available upon request to Elaine Edwards. If you are on the list and have been receiving your letter, you will not need to request one.




COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS AND BUDGET

Handouts are available in the back lobby.

Contact Elaine Edwards or the church office with any questions.




JOY GROUP BIBLE STUDY

 

Join us starting January 9th as we study the Old Testament together. We will meet twice a month on Thursdays at 12:30.

More information to follow. Contact the church office for any questions.




J.O.Y.

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.




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.