We are a gathering of God's people from all walks of life. We center ourselves on the word of God and the amazing love of our savior Jesus Christ.
If you are ready for a new beginning or are looking for a fresh start then come and discover the new hope that is yours in Jesus Christ!
New Hope Faith Community is an Independent Lutheran Community.
33 Sunday Drive
Hanover, PA 17331
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New Hope News Briefs
Wacky Wednesdays, Chimes, New Hope Singers and Daisy Troop will not meet this Wednesday and Thursday due to the Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service and the Thanksgiving Holiday.
A King is Coming!! But exactly who is this King? King Tut? King Kong? The King of Rock and Roll? Join us as our children present the Christmas Musical “The King is Coming” on Sunday December 28th at 10 a.m. Join news reporter Greta Von Popcorn, Sherriff Badge and Mayor Big Wheel as they try to get the town ready for the special visitor. All while Dave and Ellie want to tell the real story! It is something that you wont’ want to miss!
We thank all those who submitted their names for Church Council during the recent Annual Meeting. Our thanks to Lauren Brown, Reyna Mummert, Ed Kuhn, Barb Wolf, Debbie Prior, and Kathy Stoops who offered to serve in this important ministry. Lauren Brown, Reyna Mummert and Debbie Prior were elected to a three year term beginning in January.
New Hope’s Annual Citrus Fruit Sale will commence on Saturday November 29. Please pick up an order form on the hospitality table. We will be selling fruit again at the Family Dollar Store in Littlestown on Saturdays and are in need of volunteers to help sell. Please sign up for a time slot to help sell the fruit. We will be selling from 8 am until 2 pm and need volunteers to fill two hour slots. Please help us make this fruit sale the best one yet!! Fruit will be sold on Saturday November 29 and December 6,13, and 20.
We will also be selling DELICIOUS Benson Old Home Fruit Cakes! They are available for purchase at the fruit sale. If you would like more information about the fruit cakes please speak to Joe Rife.
Thank you so much for thinking of us by putting flowers in the Church for our Anniversary!!! It was so nice of you to remember us. It sure did lift me up. We are so glad to say that we belong to this church. I just love it and so do Brenda and Jim. Poor Louie never got to go, but maybe one day he will. We never belonged to a church that you felt this welcomed. We just love it!! Thanks again for the flowers. I will never forget this Only belonging to the church one week and are treated this way. God sure does work in great ways. We are so happy here. Thanks again. May God Bless you. -Peggy and Louie Stuffle
It’s that fifth Sunday time!
Our next Noisey Offering will be next Sunday November 30! Start saving your change now and bring it along to church next week!
Model Train Exhibit
Wilson Graf extends an open invitation to all who would like to see his extensive train display on Sunday, December 7th at his home from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
This display will surely please all model train enthusiasts and delight anyone who remembers train displays at Christmas time from their youth. Bring your children and bring yourself for an afternoon of childhood memories.
Why can't I see the address? Due to our commitment to protect members' privacy on the World Wide Web or Internet, New Hope Faith Community webmasters will never publish a home address or home phone number. Please see Wilson Graf for the address.
Instead of getting your “knickers in a knot” about who says Merry Christmas to you or Happy Holidays, or when or where you can put your nativity display, why not invite someone to come to church on Sunday to hear the real story of how God came into the world to love and save sinners? Let’s try to make this Christmas very meaningful by sharing Christ.
Now that the Christmas tree has been emptied of our ornaments we need to fill it up with hats and mittens. Please bring in a hat and/or mittens/gloves to hang on the tree. Remember to bring some of every size. We will distribute them to those who have need of them. Thanks for sharing the warmth of God’s great and amazing love.
Please help support New Hope Faith Community!
Purchase a Bon-Ton Community Days coupon booklet for $5 & receive an exclusive coupon booklet with money saving offers!
Each booklet contains:
The Community Days booklet is valid on Friday November 14th & Saturday November 15th, 2014.
For more information click here!
Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Once again we will be preparing a complete Thanksgiving meal for 4 families in need. Please sign up on the sheet to indicate what items you are willing to provide for the boxes. All items should be brought to church on Sunday November 23.
Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held on Wednesday November 26 at 7 p.m. Please join us for a special worship service as we gather to give thanks to Almighty God for all of our many blessings. Our special guest for the evening will be Mr. James Getty who will ready Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation. Please bring a donation of a non perishable food item for our local food pantry.
Poinsettia Order Forms are Now Available!!
You can sponsor a Poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one for 12 dollars. The poinsettias will be used to decorate our sanctuary on Christmas Eve. If you would like to donate a gift to The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. instead of a flower you are welcome to do so. Your gifts to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund may be given in honor or in memory of loved ones. Please make checks payable to New Hope Faith Community. Order forms are available on the Hospitality Table. Please give order forms to Jean Bollinger. ABSOLUTE deadline is Sunday, November 30.
We are in need of volunteers to help with the PAL (Provide A Lunch) Program which provides a hot meal to those in need. We have two teams that work on a six week rotation. Teams gather on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. and work until about 1:00 p.m. Volunteers prepare, serve and clean up from the days meal. Please consider helping with the important ministry. Please see Diana Harner or Pastor Tim if you are interested in helping.
We are also in DESPERATE NEED OF volunteers to help at the Food Pantry on Saturdays. If you could spare three hours a month to help us distribute food to those in need please speak to Pastor Tim. The need is immediate and DESPERATE! So please help!
Box of Hope
We will be gathering supplies to help do some Christmas Baking. We all love a few goodies over the holidays so let’s share with others that all might enjoy!
If your last name starts with:
M-Q Chocolate Chips
R-U Baking Powder
Please place all of your items in the Box of Hope. (Blue Tub)
Please also remember that we have a continuing need for BREAD! You may bring your bread and place it on the table across from the hospitality table.
Special Offering - November
November Special Offering will benefit the Littlestown Senior Center. This program provides a place for seniors to gather, a meal and many activities. It is a great compassionate ministry for our areas seniors. Please give generously to support this ministry.
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WACKY WEDNESDAY SINGERS
CHILDRENS SERMON - 23 NOVEMBER 2014
SERMON - 23 NOVEMBER 2014
SPECIAL MUSIC - 23 NOVEMBER 2014
Calling All Youth!!
Sunday November 23 - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
Join us as we go on a “treasure” hunt throughout the area. We will also be helping out those folks who need a little extra help during the holidays.
Parents we need drivers so please volunteer!!
Monday December 1st - No School? No Problem?
Pizza Party at Infinitio’s followed by some high powered bowling! Taxi service will pick you up if your parents can’t drop you off! You pay for bowling! (3 games) and shoes!
Sign up and bring a friend or two!!
Community Aid Box
Many of you have noticed that we now have a Community Aid box in our parking lot. Please put your donations in this box to be shared with Community Aid. New Hope will receive 4 cents a pound for all donations. And monies raised by Community Aid are funneled back into many of the ministries we support in our community.
Virtual Prayer Jar
Did you know New Hope Faith Community has a Virtual Prayer Jar? You can submit your prayer requests online! Click here or on the Virtual Prayer Jar to the left.
Don’t forget to join us for some fellowship every Sunday Morning from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
SPONSOR A SEAT!!!
We have found chairs that we will be using in our new home in our worship space. You may see a sample of the new chair which is located by the hospitality table. The cost of each chair is $30.00 We are asking folks to help sponsor one or more of the chairs. Please fill out the form and place it in the colored envelope located on the hospitality table. Turn in your forms to Pastor Tim or Jean Bollinger. We have ordered 250 chairs so please help us in this program!
Community Treasures Program
For those of you who shop at Kennie’s Market in Littlestown please fill out a Community Treasures Form (Located on the Hospitality Table) and turn it in at Kennie's. A portion of your purchases will be donated back to New Hope.
New Hope to Broadcast Sunday Service! Beginning Sunday March 2 our worship service will be broadcast on WHVR 1280 AM from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. If you would like to sponsor the broadcast in memory or honor of someone you may sign up to do so. The cost is 50 dollars. There can be more than one sponsor on a given Sunday Your dedication will be broadcast as part of the radio program. If you have any question please see Pastor Tim.
Reminder - We will again start using name tags this week. If you do not have one, please put your name on the tablet and one will be made for you.
Wacky Wednesdays, our midweek Children’s program, reconvened on Wednesday, October 1st at New Hope Faith Community. The program starts at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 5:30. All children 4 years and older are encouraged to come and join us for crafts, games, Bible Lessons, and of course singing! Please sign-up your child on the sheet located on the Hospitality Table. Please see Jean Bollinger if you have any questions.
New Hope Daisy Troop!
Formal classes are underway. If your child will be participating in Sunday School please pick up a registration form on the hospitality table and bring it with you or complete the online registration form here. We will also be having classes for Adults so don’t drop them off and run. Join us for this very special hour of learning and sharing God’s Word!
New Adult Sunday School Class
“The Box Office Gospel” is being led by Kelly McClintock. This class looks at movies and how they present the Gospel and raise issues of faith. A great way to talk about faith in our culture. The class meets in the Adult Sunday School Room. All are welcome to attend.
Step Up in 2015!!
We are asking each and every member of New Hope to evaluate or re-evaluate the ministries that they serve in here at New Hope. Then we want EVERYONE to fill out a new time and talent sheet and indicate where you would like to serve. Some may no longer wish to serve in the same areas and are looking for new opportunities. Please fill out a new time and talent sheet and return it to the church office by December 1.
WANTED: Faith Partners
We are in need of some adults who would be willing to be faith partner to our first year confirmation students. A faith partner is a “secret” friend who sends them notes of encouragement and remembers them daily in their prayers. You encourage them in this time of study and keep them uplifted before the Lord. If you would be interested in mentoring one of students in this way please sign up with Pastor Tim.
A new Daisy Troop will be forming under the leadership of Amanda Fair. Any young ladies who are in kindergarten and who would like to participate are encouraged to register online at girlscouts.org. The meetings will be at New Hope and then on every other Thursday beginning October 16th. If you have any questions please feel free to speak to Amanda Fair.
Drivers Needed for the HopeMobile
We need folks from the 8:00 service who might be willing to drive around the parking lot in our HopeMobile and pick up worshippers and deliver them to the front door. If you are interested please see Pastor Tim.
Hanover Area Council of Churches is looking for volunteers for our reception desk during July and August on Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm. Duties include answering phone, directing clients to Clothing Bank and PAL lunch, writing thank you notes, light office work. No experience necessary other than an interest in helping others. Please call the HACC office at 717-633-6353 if you are interested.