Hello New Hope Community Church,
I wanted to take a moment to update you on what is happening around New Hope. You’re going to notice some changes in the weeks and months ahead so I want you to be “in the know.”
Easter Weekend Was Wonderful!
First, we had an awesome weekend with the performance of Behold on Good Friday and capped it off with an Easter Sunday celebration! Both services were very well attended. We gave out over 400 tickets for Behold and probably had between 300 and 350 in actual attendance. If you missed the performance and would like to watch it you can do that by clicking on the link below:
Behold – Good Friday Performance
Easter Sunday was also a special time. The sanctuary was full and the atmosphere in the room was wonderful. Our Worship Director, Sutton Porth, put together a choir for the special day and Carrie Young directed them in a special performance of Is He Worthy?
You can watch the performance by clicking below:
It took so many amazing volunteers to bring these events to reality. If you helped in any way last weekend please know that I am so thankful for your service. Many hearts were touched, and I know for a fact that Jesus was glorified because of your service to the Kingdom!
The Walls…They Are a Changing
It has been over 10 years since we freshened up the walls and décor of New Hope’s gallery. When you walk into church this upcoming weekend you will notice we have begun painting and updating the color scheme. That means everything that was on the walls has been taken down for paint prepping. The baseboards and trim will be white, and the dominant color on the walls will be a lighter shade called Repose Grey. It is comparable to the colors down the Create Hope Studios hallway and Children’s area. A dark blue shade will be used for accent walls, and another color called Peppercorn (which is similar to the current gallery color) will be used for door and window trims. Once completed the gallery will be bright and inviting!
Women’s Bathroom Work to Begin
The new sinks and faucets have arrived and we are now waiting for the new countertops and cabinets to be delivered for the women’s bathroom. Work will begin in that space when the materials arrive.
Elder and Deacon Nominations
We have begun the elder and deacon nomination process. Each fiscal year the members of New Hope nominate three men from the membership for elders of the church. Elders serve three-year terms. Church members also nominate men and women for deacon. Deacons serve three-year terms as well.
This year we are doing the nomination process through email. Per the constitution of New Hope, only active members of the church are eligible to nominate and vote for elders and deacons. Nominations take place now, the elders of the church approve the nominations, and then final affirmation of the nominations are done at the Town Hall Meeting on June 26, 2022.
All members should have received this nomination email on Tuesday, April 19. Please check your inbox and/or Junk Mail folder for this email. We would like to have nominations returned as quickly as possible.
New Part-Time High School Director
We have continued interviewing candidates for the High School Director position. We introduced you to Gavin and Maddi Booser a few Sundays ago. They have now met with the church staff, elders, and students and everything has been very positive. I will update you soon as this story develops. J
That’s the update for now,