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The church newsletters for February are lost in the mail. There are some available in the Resource Center at the church if you would like to pick one up.




MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

A letter from our Pastor…

 

37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. 38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"

- Mark 15:37-39

I really am amazed about how quickly time has passed. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and New Years and now February and Valentines Day are already here. I am reminded again of the brevity of life and how we are not promised tomorrow. We must make the most of each and every day, living each one guided by the Spirit. In this new year, we have been asking God to show us His direction for our church. We have com-mitted to studying and meditating on Gods Word as we ask how each of us can be a part of what God is doing at New Hope. I pray that the sermon series through our vision statement has been both informative and transformative as we seek Gods will for our church. Believe. Belong. Become.

As we enter the month of February, we are beginning a new series on Sunday mornings through the book of Mark. My prayer for all of us in this series is that we would see Jesus for who He truly is. That we would grow deeper in our faith and our walk with Him by knowing Him. In the book of Mark, Jesus reveals Himself and we see many different people responding to Him, trying to identify who He truly is. It is not until Mark 15, after Jesus breathes his last that the least expected person, a Roman centurion, finally identifies Jesus for who He is: The Son of God. My deepest prayer for New Hope through this series is that we would stand at the foot of the cross with the centurion, correctly identifying Jesus for who He is: The Son of God who died for us.




CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

 

If you volunteer in the Nursery, Primary Sunday School class, Junior Church, Vacation Bible School or any other children’s ministry events, please make plans to join us for a meeting on Thursday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the church. Please contact the church office with any questions.




J.O.Y. GROUP

The JOY group will meet on Thursday, February 6, at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be offered for this meeting.




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.




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.