The Weekly Update
Sunday Services @ 9am & 10:45am
Coming up this Sunday & beyond...
August 12

Why are you here?
What did you hope for that got you out the door this morning? Why do you worship? What helps you connect with God? What helps your feelings, your heart, connect with God? AND the perennial question of what kind of music is right for church will be unequivocally answered.
Don't Be Shy- Stop on by THIS SUNDAY!
Stop by the photo station in between Sunday services and get your picture taken for our online directory! It only takes a minute. We are up to 149 photos in our directory! Let's see if we can get to 200 this weekend! You can't miss the station, we are right outside the Sanctuary.
Hands of Hope- Next Sunday, August 19!
We have lots of projects ready for your helping hands! Make sure to stop by the Prayer Walk THIS SUNDAY to sign up for a project. There are kid friendly projects, too!
On the 19th we will meet at New Hope for a brief service at 8am and then head out into the community from 9am-12pm. Then we will meet over at Philip S. Miller park for our all church picnic! (Our area will be by the splash pad.) Please bring a dish to share- Last names starting with A-M please bring a salad or side dish, and last names starting with N-Z please bring a dessert.
Counters Needed!
Volunteer Opportunity for Members! Members are needed for counting contributions. This is for one Monday morning per month. Contact Linnea by email here or call 303.660.0057 ext.104. It's a great way to get involved!
Reel Spirituality meets Thursday, August 16 th
Join Pastor Jordan in Perea Place from 7-9pm for a discussion about the Cohen Brothers films as prayers of lament. The Coen Brothers often balance lament and hope within their stories. Reel Spirituality meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, so mark your calendars!
Support for those who have experienced loss.
Begins Thursday, September 6th
6:30-8:15pm in the Sedalia Room
New Hope will host a group to support people in the community who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Everyone is welcome regardless of faith affiliation and beliefs, so please spread the word to your friends and neighbors who may be struggling with grief. We will meet every other Thursday thru December 13. The cost is $40 for materials. Registration is required. Register here.
For questions or more info, email here.
Choir is just around the corner!
The 1 st rehearsal is Wednesday, September 12.
Come back or give it a try. The New Hope choir is a community of learners, from novice to pro. There is a place for you even if they told you to ‘mouth the words,’ or if you’re under contract with the Metropolitan Opera. We sing to connect with each other, with God, with anyone within hearing. Talk to Nick or a choir member.
What would you like to sing this season?
Children's Ministry News!
 YOU CAN make a difference! Children's Ministry has many opportunities for you to love our kids of New Hope. We are looking for leaders for all classes Kindergarten thru 6th grade and for volunteers who can help with the check-in process ! Even If you would be willing to serve just one Sunday a month, you could really make a difference! Please contact Suzanne for more info, details, or questions here.
Meets on Wednesdays at 7am
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Chapel
On August 22th the men's bible study group will be starting a new discussion on Daniel and the Twelve Prophets. Come over and join us for good discussion and good, FREE coffee!
Ladies Monday Evening Study
New Session begins August 13th!
Our new study will be Lisa Harper's MALACHI-
A love that never lets go. She will focus on God's best for you. We meet on Mondays at starting at 6:15pm with a light dinner.
 Cost for workbook & study will be $20.
Contact Colleen Wenger here with questions.
Voices of Hope Podcast
Find all of New Hope's sermons and our Voices of Hope series. Listen to interviews with different members of our church about how faith intersects with their lives.
Voices of Hope: We are taking a break for the month of August! Catch up on episodes that you haven’t finished! Check back in September for more stories of life and faith!
Check out the podcasts here.
The Operating Budget supports the daily expenses at New Hope, i.e. the energy bill, water, toilet paper, etc., as well as staff salaries and ministry support. We could not keep the doors open without your support and it is essential to have pledges returned so that Session can form their budget. Thank you to those that have already returned their pledge cards! Extra pledge cards can be found on the Welcome Table on Sundays or click here
The Needed Neighbor
Have you seen the movie, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’If not, I recommend you do! It is a documentary that is also a great movie. More than that, in these polarized and divided times, it is a breath of fresh air- and just what we need! READ MORE on Thoughts from Russ on iHope. Check out the trailer and find out more about the movie, including locations and showtimes here.
Pastor Russ is on Sabbatical and will be returning the last week of September. During this time, Russ will not be receiving emails and is unavailable for all pastoral duties. Pastor Jordan will be the acting Head of Staff and any pastoral needs should be directed to him.
Smile...You’re part of life at New Hope! We want your photos!
We want YOUR photos! We’d like to see life at New Hope through your vantage point! Tips: Let your camera phone focus before snapping the picture so it will not be blurry, and remember that we love to see your FACES!  Email to photos@newhopepres.org .