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WORSHIP: 9:30 & 11 AM

B: Begin with Prayer

New Hope is starting to change the world without having to change much in their daily routine. For a year now, we have been practicing the B.L.E.S.S. model, and finding more organic and authentic ways to share our faith where we live, work and play. We started by each making a list of neighbors in our everyday circles, and then we B: Began with Prayer. We've been praying for neighbors and for opportunities to start relationships.

Mary Lee's Story

Meet Mary Lee. Mary Lee started to pray for the neighbors in her apartment building, and for ways that she could start to build relationships. This past Christmas, God inspired action. "I gave out gift bags to 10 of my neighbors at Christmas and heard back from 3 of them. One in particular knocked on my door to give me a small gift along with pictures drawn by their three daughters."

Mary Lee didn't let the momentum stop. "I wrote a thank you note and gave them my cell number, which resulted in the mom texting me back. We have exchanged several texts and had a couple of in-person conversations over the past few months." Trust began to build as her neighbor asked her to hold a package that had been delivered until her family got home.

God continued to create opportunities for Mary Lee to connect with this family. One night, she received a grocery order by mistake. "I would not have had any idea what to do with all the groceries that were delivered to me. But because of this developing friendship, I was able to offer it to this family and it meant that they would have lunchmeat, cheese, eggs, milk, bread, cookies and other snacks to help provide meals for them during the week."

Mary Lee has been greatly impacted by God's movement in this new relationship. "It encourages my heart that if I park my car near their windows, the girls will pull up the blinds and wave to me. I'm also encouraged that three families personally responded to the Christmas gift bags, two of those with names, so I can pray for them specifically. I look forward to seeing how God will continue to develop my friendship with this new family."

Where are you in the B.L.E.S.S. model? God wants to use you to reach your neighbors with the greatest news they will ever hear!

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Serve the Community,

Upcoming Opportunities

Check out these ways you can live on mission and make a difference! When you serve those in our community, you get to shine light into other people's lives, and that opens up the way for Jesus to be known.

March 20: Volunteer to serve teachers and staff at Bagdad Elementary

March 23: Volunteer to help pack items for Bates Mission, reaching kids who have aged out of the foster care system.

March 25: Volunteer to do minor home repairs, yardwork, or follow-up calls with Partners in Hope.

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Journey to Easter

April 8

Parents and Kids (1st-5th), join us for a special Easter experience! Easter will become real to kids as they interact with 7 different scenes/stations from the Easter story, make special crafts, and hear costumed Bible characters share important moments on the journey to Easter.

This is a 1.5 hr. Easter experience for parents and elementary kids (siblings are welcome). Invite friends and neighbors!

Details on Student Camp (6th-12th)
Details on Preteen Camp (3rd-5th)

Summer Camps,

Registration Open

Summer is a great time for kids and students to have extreme fun while growing their faith! Campers will participate in games, worship, small group study, outdoor fun and more.

June 20-24: Journey Student Camp (for 6th-12th graders)

June 25-28: PowerPlus Preteen Camp (for 3rd-5th graders)

Registration is now open! Sign-up today before spots fill up!


Weekly Giving

2/19 Budget Goal: $45,410

2/19 Given: $20,455

YTD as of 2/19 Budget Goal: $363,280

YTD as of 2/19 Given: $261,707

Believers in Jesus are called to make God priority over every part of their life -- including finances. We give as an expression of thanksgiving to God and trust that He will provide for our needs.

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