What to Expect

What to Expect

“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

matthew 18:20

                    

New Hope Church has resumed in-person worship!

For those who will joining us in person:

Los Angeles County has reinstated indoor mask requirements in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases driven by the Delta variant. Since our building is located in Los Angeles County, we will observe the safety precaution and are asking all participants to wear a mask on Sundays until the requirement changes.

We understand that some of us are not ready or able to resume group gatherings at this time. With this in mind, New Hope is live-streaming our service through our website homepage and our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/newhopeagoura.

We encourage you to subscribe to our channel to be notified when our service is live.

What can you expect when you arrive to New Hope? You can expect to be met by sincerely friendly greeters that will welcome you and direct you to the Sanctuary. An usher will take you to your seat. You will have the option to seat at tables or in rows of chairs.

The Worship Service begins at 10a.m. with a brief time for a contemplative activity. Our service continues with music from our worship team that is a mix of worship hymns and contemporary worship. You will be welcomed by Pastor Craig and Deacon Lynn and the service will continue with readings and teaching from God’s word, and prayers. There may be a time of Holy Communion for which all are welcomed to the table. Wine and grape juice are offered along with gluten-free bread. We hope you will join us!

The worship activities for our youth will be resuming soon but for now, the items below are provided here as a preview of what is to come.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

matthew 19:14
Pastor Craig gives helpful guidance to parents during a recent interview.

At New Hope, as Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as integral members of the body of Christ, along with the sounds and activity that accompany them! There are a number of spaces and activities designed for children to experience and participate in worship according to their needs: 

A nursery for ages 3 years and under is located in the room across from the sanctuary. It is equipped with age appropriate toys and furnishings, along with a speaker that broadcasts the worship service from the sanctuary. We also have a “wiggle room”  located at the back of the sanctuary for your comfort and convenience.

A Pray-ground, located in the front-left section of the sanctuary, is designed for children ages 3 and under to quietly engage in age-appropriate activities while experiencing worship along with their families. 

Amplify, our Sunday school program is available for children ages 4 years through 4th grade. Following the “Children’s Welcome” time in the Sanctuary, the students will be released to their Amplify teacher who will lead them to Classroom #3.  They will return to the Sanctuary near the conclusion of the service to take part in communion and in singing the closing hymn with their families.

Pastor shares what he values most about the New Hope community