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BACK TO BASICS

We are excited about a brand new sermon series called Back to Basics beginning on April 11. This series will take us through basic Christian beliefs, practices and traditions, trying to answer the question: Why? Why do we believe what we do? Why do we practice our faith the way that we do? Why do we celebrate certain traditions? You will not want to miss out on Back to Basics?

 




SUNDAY FUN DAY

Mark Your Calendars & Save The Date! We are planning a SUNDAY FUN DAY event here at the church on Sunday, June 13. Worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by Food, Games & Fun for the entire family! Live music will begin at 1:00 p.m. More details to follow soon!




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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.




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

 

What is the Well? 

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MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

A letter from our Pastor… April 2021

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” - Luke 24:5-6a

The women approached the tomb that Sunday morning after Jesus’ death on Friday. They were going about their duty of finishing the preparation of Jesus’ body for burial. They were sad, frightened, looking for comfort. But instead of comfort and joy, it seems the two heavenly messengers begin with a snarky question: “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” The comforting news almost seems an afterthought after a scolding question like this. But what if the question wasn’t meant to be snarky or scolding? What if that very question was designed to redirect the weeping women from the pain and sorrow of death to the comfort and joy of life? These women did not come to a tomb looking for someone who is alive, just as we do not visit a gravesite to entertain the living. They entered into a place of death seeking a man they had seen crucified and buried, but their search ended by finding life. Jesus’ death and resurrection meant the very death of death itself. Death no longer had the final word, Jesus did. The question that reoriented these women is the same question that reorients us: from death to life. It begs us, along with the women, to seek Jesus. But we aren’t going to find him among the dead. This Easter, will you seek the Risen Savior where He is? 




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.




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.




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.