Social Ministry

Social Ministry

And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.    (Matthew 10:42)

New Hope is a “service” focused church. There are many ways for you to join us in helping our local community and beyond.

Conejo Valley Meals & Shelter Program

Serves the needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in our community by providing food and shelter. This effort is coordinated with the churches of the Ecumenical Council of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura.  Due to COVID-19, the nightly meals program has been changed to a daily lunch pick-up. For more information on how to get involved contact Merylee Blair or the church office.

Lutheran Social Services – LSS

Located in the city of Thousand Oaks, LSS Ventura County operates and manages emergency assistance programs throughout Conejo Valley. 

Our local food bank, Manna
Founded in 1971 by a group of people who felt that no person should ever go hungry in the Conejo Valley, Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank has been providing food assistance to our friends and neighbors in need for more than 40 years; and have made it our mission — “To feed hungry people in the Conejo Valley.” 
Manna Food Pantry distribution programs assist over 20,000 people each year. Private food donations help make this possible.  Your donations can be dropped off at:

Manna Food Bank
3020 Crescent Way
Thousand Oaks 91362.

Donation Drop Off Hours:
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 1 PM

Contact Ann Ashamallah
at (818)613-6818 for more information.

Top 10 Priority Items:

Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate
Baking Items – cookie/cake mix,flour, sugar, etc.
Canned/Boxed gravy 
Boxed Stuffing
Granola Bars 
Pancake Mix and Syrup
Condiments – Ketchup/Mustard/ Mayonnaise 

Mac and Cheese Drinks –
Juices/Almond Milk/Protein Drinks, Soft Drinks 
Eggs

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.    (Ephesians 2:8–10)
Prayer Shawl Ministry

A prayer shawl is a knitted or crocheted shawl that can comfort and support those in need.  While stitching, the maker of the shawl prays for the recipient.  Prayer shawls can be made to convey blessings for a wedding, birth, or Baptism,  or comfort during an illness or loss.  If you are interested in participating in this ministry, click here to contact the church office.

Christmas Angels

Each year members of the congregation provide Christmas gifts to residents of the United Cerebral Palsy home in Westlake Village, California. 

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Our sister church in Houston suffered great losses from the impact of Hurricane Harvey and now the pandemic.  New Hope is helping!  Through contributions from our congregation we sent Target Stores gift cards this past holiday season to the families needing our support.

Prayer Chain

A New Hope Church “telephone tree” and email group passes along special prayer requests to members of our church who have committed to pray for those needs. Contact Deacon Lynn and Gail McGinnis, are our Prayer Chain coordinators and can be contacted with needed prayer.

Meals for Times in Crisis

Our food committee provides a nutritious meal to those in a time of special circumstances.  If you would like to provide a tangible gift of love to someone in need and you enjoy cooking for others, please contact the church office (818-889-8700).