The Sunday worship service starts at 12:30 pm New Hope Fellowship is made up of people from several different countries and we worship in English and Spanish. This means our singing will include songs in both languages as well as a variety of styles. Three times a month the sermon is in English and one time a month the sermon is in Spanish. Simultaneous translation, usually with headsets, is always provided. Nursery care is provided for young children during the entire service. Older children participate in the opening part of the worship service and then go to their own children’s class while the sermon is preached. Fellowship meals following the worship service are common.
A worship team leads New Hope Fellowship in worshiping through songs each Sunday. The team uses a variety of instruments including piano, drums, guitar, saxophone and percussion instruments. If you are interested in participating in the music ministry or want to learn to play an instrument, please contact us.
There is a weekly Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm at the church. In addition, there is an annual Week of Prayer and Fasting in January, periodic prayer walks, opportunities to be prayed for in every Sunday service, a group email list to share prayer requests and always a willingness to pray for people in their homes, hospitals or wherever prayer might be needed.
Small groups gather in homes during the week in both English and Spanish for Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship and Outreach. If you are interested in participating in a small group, please contact us.
Children are an important part of New Hope Fellowship. Each Sunday, in addition to nursery care for infants and toddlers, elementary age children have their own class during the sermon time. The summer months include a joint Vacation Bible School with Bethany Lutheran Church and open air Kid’s Clubs in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The youth of New Hope Fellowship meet every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. It is an informal time to talk about the Bible and what it means for our lives today. Questions are encouraged. In addition, the youth occasionally do fun activities, like bowling or ice skating, as well as outreach and service projects. The Thursday meeting location frequently changes between homes and the church, so contact us if you are interested in attending.
“God has a mission and God’s mission has a church.” Mission, continuing the work that Jesus started, is not a program in the church, but the reason the church exists. Mission expresses itself in many ways at New Hope Fellowship, from mentoring youth to servant evangelism, from advocating for immigration reform to supporting missionaries in other countries, from contributing to the local food bank to having conversations about Jesus. We welcome you to join us in this adventure of continuing the work that Jesus started.
We are thankful for those who have the gift of “helps” and serve in a variety of ways, including setting up and taking down for Sunday worship, running the audio/visual equipment, preparing food and coffee, interpreting and much more. If this kind of ministry sounds interesting to you, please contact us. There is always room for more!