I hope you’ve had a great start to your week. I’d like to take a few moments to update you on all that will be happening as we enter into the summer months.
Sunday, May 23
We will be saying thank you to Pastor Mark Edington and his family for his years of service as our Connections Pastor. Pastor Mark will be taking a position as the Worship Pastor of First Christian Church in Dyersburg, TN. We will have a short time of refreshments after the worship service to say thank you. Pastor Mark’s official last Sunday will be May 30th but we wanted to have this event on the 23rd because of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Sunday, June 27
Sutton Porth will become our new Worship Pastor at the end of June. He and his wife Madison will be moving to Nashville that week. My (Pastor Josh) plan is to have Sutton participate in the worship service that week as a congregant. I don’t want him to have to worry about leading the music for the worship service on the same week he is doing a stressful move. Let’s make his first week a joyful one.
Worship Leader in June
I (Pastor Josh) will be leading the worship team for the month of June before turning it over completely to Sutton when he arrives. I have really enjoyed being a part of the worship team these past few years. God knew that being one of New Hope’s worship leaders would be refreshing to my soul and I’m so thankful for the musical time I shared with the singers, band, and tech teams. We have an awesome group of people serving New Hope in these ministries! Of course I will still be a part of the worship leading as a whole because I feel the senior pastor of any church should be the lead worshipper of the church, but my main focus will be on preaching God’s Word and leading New Hope to accomplish the vision God has given the church for the years ahead. I do plan on joining the worship team every once in a while when Sutton needs me. After all, being a worship leader is a part of my family heritage, but those times will become fewer and far between.
Connect Groups Have Begun
Connect Groups are back in full swing for the summer. If you have not yet joined a group you can still do that by clicking HERE.
Elder and Deacon Nominations & June Town Hall Meeting
We are in the process of nominating new elders and deacons. The Finance Team is also working with the current elder board to finalize a 2021/22 Fiscal year budget that will need to be approved by the congregation at the June Town Hall Meeting. This meeting will take place on the last Sunday of June. (June 27)
P.S. All signs are pointing to the new playground(s) being in place for the children within a month!
Pastor Josh Huisman