Dear New Hope Family,

Be watching for a separate video email from me this week! I want to take a few minutes to update you about our budget/finances, as well as celebrate some ministry highlights that have been made possible by your giving. Keep an eye out and be sure to take time to watch it. --Keith Pate

Learning to be Salt & Light
It was a charter bus full of exciting chatter, laughter and big plans as 41 preteens headed to camp two weeks ago!

It was a first-time camp experience for many of these 3rd-5th graders, and one full of incredible memories and new friends. Kids enjoyed summer fun with the excitement of bunk beds, a zip line, giant swing, canoeing, paddle boats, fishing, crafts, sports, games and swimming! But more importantly, kids were challenged personally as they discovered how to be "Salt & Light".

Each morning, a Bible lesson got kids thinking and meditating on God's truth and what it says about being salt and light. After a day full of summer fun activities, kids experienced worship and a message from Pastor John McLennan (ventriloquist) and his friend Chuck the Duck. Kids discovered that Jesus wants us all to be salt and light (deliverers of the good news of Jesus), and that we become saltier and brighter for Jesus when we continue to grow stronger in Him.

Each evening ended with a dorm devotional led by New Hope counselors. "The kids had so many questions about the Bible, God and Heaven. This is one of my favorite times because they start to feel comfortable enough to open up with what is on their minds," shared Kids Pastor, Cathy Smith. "I remember one of the questions so vividly: 'If you choose not to follow Jesus and go to Hell, do you get another chance?' In this world, children are given so many chances. I explained that no, there are no second chances after death, and that's why it's so important to give your life to Christ and choose Him as your Savior."

Kids returned raving about all the fun they had. "Mom! It seriously was the best camp ever!" shared one camper. Cathy took it all in. "Camp is the highlight of my summer because I see connections and memories made that last a lifetime." In addition to the memories and friendships, kids also discovered that becoming a follower of Jesus is only the beginning of what the Lord has planned for them.


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Serving Opportunity with Partners In Hope
July 23, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Partners In Hope is one of our new ministry partners who is working locally to not only meet the physical needs of those in social isolation, but to walk alongside them for a year and ultimately to connect them to a local church.

There is opportunity to serve a family in the Union Park neighborhood near Crystal Falls and 183. The morning will include minor home repairs and yard clean-up. Teach your kids to serve others by having your entire family help!
Mega Camp
July 25-28, 5:30-7:30 pm

Kids, get ready for mega fun at Mega Camp! Kids who have completed Kinder-5th grade (as of June 2022) can pick one of two tracts that fit their passion: art or sports. Each tract will include special training, rally time, Bible story and snacks. Kindergarten will have their own unique tract, experiencing both areas of sports and art.

Cost is $25 per child (family max of $50).
July 31, 9:30 & 11:00 am

WASHED is our baptism celebration! We celebrate because baptism is a beautiful picture of new life received through Jesus! Celebrate with us and cheer on new believers at our next WASHED service.

Do you feel your next faith step is baptism? Sign-up today and be a part of this special celebration!
Weekly Giving

7/3 Budget Goal: $47,800
7/3 Given: $39,409

YTD as of 7/3 Budget Goal: $1,290,600
YTD as of 7/3 Given: $1,059,760
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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