Our mission is to make known the love of God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through a loving and caring congregation that seeks to share its faith and commitment to Christ.
Sunday, May 15, is Pentecost Sunday, the day the church celebrates the sending of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples as recorded in Acts 2. This is often referred to as the birth of the church. This is where God reversed the events of Genesis 11, where the languages of man were confused to impede their attempt to build a tower to reach into Heaven. Here, the tongues of fire that rested upon the apostles caused these Galilean men to be understood in the languages of all those that were gathered in Jerusalem for this major feast. The message was an invitation to join God in this new thing that God had started in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, to call all peoples back to their Creator. That message has not changed in over 2000 years. We, the church, are called to share this same message by living out this message, by loving and serving God and others, by choosing love over hate, grace and mercy over judgment. Pentecost shouts . . . YOU ARE LOVED!! May we raise our hearts together in this joyous song. Be a blessing each and every day. Use the gift of each moment for the glory of God. I am humbled to be your pastor.
Children & Youth Ministry News
Congratulations to our graduates, Daniel Franklin (Mountain View) and Alex Thibodeau (Collins Hill)!! These young men are poised to do great things as they move into their next phase of life. Please keep them and their parents in your prayers.
After much procrastination on the part of, well, me, the Youth present at our April 10 meeting requested to split the proceeds from their Soup Kitchen Event between Camp Christian and Sixty Feet. I am still very proud of their efforts last year and want to thank Shon Turner for all of her hard work as well.
On the Children’s Ministry front, Vacation Bible School will be Monday, July 25 – Thursday 28, 6:00 – 8:30/45. This year’s theme is Surf Shack – Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love. I know Amy Light is excited about this program and we hope you are too! There will be a planning meeting announced shortly. There’s a rumor my family will be here as well.
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If you were in morning worship on April 17, you heard Gayle read a letter we received from the Georgia Disciples Women Commission expressing gratitude for the warm and welcoming reception attendees at the Regional Spring Conference received from the women of New Hope and for the wonderful meal we provided. The Commission was also very complimentary of our facilities.
I have served as a CWF District Coordinator, and I can attest to the fact that the entire day went as smoothly as any that I ever experienced; in fact, it went more smoothly! Thank you to every “New Hoper” who attended, to all those who worked beforehand (including some of our men) to ready our building, and to everyone for your prayers. It was evident that day that the Holy Spirit was present!
May we embrace future opportunities of serving others with the same warm and welcoming spirit, and with the same love.
For more information on any of these events, please call our church office at (770) 963-1176.
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