The Weekly Update
Sunday Services at 9am & 10:45am
 Here's the "411" on this Sunday and upcoming events...
January 6, 2019

Forget “serenity”, how about some “sanity” for the coming year?!
As it happens, it’s the same prayer!
Start the year right as we explore a model for praying well and as we gather around the Table for Communion.

Saturday, January 5th
7:30-9am, Castle Rock Room
Join the men of New Hope for food and fellowship. Our speaker will be Kevin Tilson, the Director of the Castle Rock Downtown Alliance. The Alliance is working to strengthen and create a more active and vibrant downtown.
Saturday, January 5th
10am-Noon, Louviers Room
Everyone is welcome! If you do not know how to knit, we can teach you! We meet the first Saturday of every month. Our focus is to knit shawls and blankets for the sick and bereaved.
Women’s Evening Bible Study
Begins January 7th
Join us for a 7-session study with Jennifer Rothschild, “Psalm 23- The Shepherd With Me.” Explore the depths of God’s care tucked in the Psalm you’ve always loved. We will begin our study at 6:15pm with a light dinner provided. 
The cost for video/workbook is $20. 
Email Colleen here for more info.
Women's Afternoon Bible Study
Begins Monday, January 7th
We begin an 8-week study "Exodus: God's Relentless Pursuit of Us" by Ashley McNary. 
We meet on Mondays through March 4th
from 12:30 - 2:30pm in the Sedalia Room.  Cost of the book is $20.  Please contact Sharon Ferris here for more information.
Tuesday, January 8th, 7-9pm
"The Library" across the street from New Hope
Meet up with Pastor Jordan for a discussion on Leviticus. This is a conversation on a book of the bible that continues to give us trouble when we try to interpret a faithful life. Theology on Tap meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
New Pastor’s Class for 2019!
Join Russ as he starts a 7-week class on “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His Life, Lessons and Legacy.” Bonhoeffer was one of the giants of the 20 th century, but his real impact may be yet to come! Pastor’s Class meets on Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:00) or Thursday mornings (10:30-12:00), so choose the one that works best for you! We start the week of January 9 th /10 th and finish the week of February 20 th /21 st . Copies of the book "Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians" are $18 and can be found in Fellowship Hall for purchase or you can find it online as an e-book.
Register for Wednesday class here . Register for Thursday class here.
The Denver Brass! at New Hope
January 13 at 3pm
… an elite ensemble recognized throughout the U.S. and the world as one of the premier ensembles of its kind- setting itself apart through its sound, original repertoire, recordings and concert productions. The trademark sound of The Denver Brass features a dazzling array of more than 13 distinct brass instruments plus percussion, utilizing mutes, technique and sound expertise to produce a rainbow of sound phenomena - not a band, not an orchestra, an entirely new sound. Originally a classically-oriented ensemble, today they feature a musical palate as diverse as the culture of the western US to present a sound experience that makes an impression long past the final chord of the concert.  
Cost is $11 person, or $22 per family. Click here to purchase tickets , or pay that night at the door.
Will You Be Ready for an Oasis?
After the holidays are over, will you be ready for a place to “center down” and re-connect with God? How about with yourself? You might want to check out our Oasis events, held on 2 nd & 4 th Sunday evenings, 4:45-6:30 in the Sedalia Room. Oasis is a time to deepen our connections with God, and explore the sacred in our every-day lives. We gather for thoughtful discussion, contemplative practice and fellowship around a simple meal.
 If you let us know you’re coming, we’ll make sure we have enough food for everyone!
THE ASCENT UTH WINTER RETREAT- January 25-27
Imagine a weekend in the majestic Rocky Mountains at Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center. Picture crackling logs in the fireplace, the smell of hot cocoa wafting up to your nose... This amazing weekend can be yours for the unbelievable price of $150 which includes two nights lodging, retreat hoodie, transportation, 6 meals, dutch blitz, sledding, free music, plenty of hot cocoa, and snowballs! Space is limited to the first 20 students so please fill out the registration form and send it in with a check made payable to New Hope by January 9th.  Only $25 deposit is due on the 9th. The remaining balance can be paid by January 25th. 1st 10 registered get a beanie and first in line for all meals! (Registrations after January 9th are not guaranteed a hoodie.)
Click here for the registration form. Click here to pay your deposit and reserve a spot!
Starfish- Group Support for Grieving Children
Meets every other week beginning January 28th from 7-8:15pm
The mission of Starfish is to support children and their families through grief. This group is designed to help children recognize, express, and embrace their thoughts, questions, and feelings about their loss. In order to ensure Starfish is the appropriate group to meet your child's needs, preregistration is required. For more information and the application, email the facilitator, Karrie Filios, HERE.
Navigating Grief- Support Group for adults, Meets for 7 sessions Every other Thursday starting February 14th from 6:30pm-8pm
Open to people in our community who are grieving after the loss of a loved one. This group exists to provide emotional and physical support in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. There is a $40 registration fee to cover materials. Registration is required. To register click here or for more info or questions, please email Jen HERE
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.
This week on the podcast we have Jeri and Jen from New Hope’s Grief Ministry. They discuss how you can be a friend to someone who is missing their loved one this holiday season. Check out the podcast here.