What to Expect

What to Expect

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

matthew 18:20

                    

Our church body is still very active and our worship services and bible studies are being held online for now.  Our church building is currently closed in consideration of COVID-19 safety protocols and government mandates.

When we can return to celebrating in our building, our in-person worship services take place each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and conclude by 11 a.m. We have an adult education study that takes place at 9 a.m.  

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.

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 and will give you a worship bulletin that will help guide you through the service.

The service will begin at 10 a.m with music from our worship team. You will be welcomed by Pastor Craig and Deacon Lynn and the service will continue with a mix of worship hymns and contemporary worship, readings and teaching from God’s word, and prayers. There will 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. At the end of the service there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments. We hope you will join us!

Pastor shares what he values most about the New Hope community