New To New Hope?

What should I expect when I visit for the first time? 

We know it’s not easy visiting a church for the first time. You may be asking yourself questions such as: Am I really welcome? Will I be conspicuous? How should I dress? Will my kids like it? Will they ask me for money? What if I am not sure what I believe? In any case, we want your visit to be to be a stress-free, enjoyable experience. So here is a brief overview of what to expect ...

When you arrive you’ll find parking conveniently located in the lot adjacent to our building and on the side streets bordering our property. Greeters are stationed near the doors to welcome and direct you to the Auditorium or Children’s Welcome Center. Our building is accessible via the west (lower level) entrance for those with disabilities. 

Your kids (infants through 6th grade) are invited to visit BibleLand. Just stop by the Welcome Center located at the bottom of the main stairway to register and check-in. All ages are cared for and led by our friendly team of trained Shepherds and experienced assistants. Classes begin 15 minutes before the start of each service so you’ll have time to get your children settled. Here our schedule: 

  • Saturdays @ 5:45 PM: Children’s Ministry for Infants–Kindergarten 
  • Sundays @ 9:00 AM: Children’s Ministry for Infants–6th grade 
  • Sundays @ 10:45 AM: Children's Ministry for Infants-6th grade 

Worship services begin with a greeting, announcements and music. The teaching presented is Bible-based and relevant to your daily life. We’ll give you a bulletin and study guide to help you follow along and remember what you’ve heard. The service generally ends with prayer and sometimes a song. Saturday night services include a brief time for questions and answers. Communion is celebrated regularly, usually the first weekend of the month. Everyone who has a committed relationship with the Lord is invited to participate. 

Music at New Hope has a contemporary feel…drums, guitars, keyboard, vocalists. Our team does a great job and you’ll enjoy learning new songs as well as singing some old favorites. We engage in music as an expression of worship. 

Giving for those who call New Hope their home is a reflection of gratitude for God’s many blessings. You’ll notice that offerings are not received during the services. Instead, we deposit our offerings in the Offering Boxes located at the back of the Auditorium or on the lower level near the Children’s Welcome Center. 

After the service we hope you’ll stay to introduce yourself and enjoy refreshments in the Lobby or Fellowship Hall. We’d love to get acquainted. 

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact the church office at 339.9000. Rae or Debbie will be happy to assist you. 

Learn about the groups and communities designed for different life stages and personal needs under the Ministries tab. You’ll find a variety of ways to connect with others and get plugged into the community life at New Hope. We want you to feel WELCOME!