New Hope Text New Hope Christian Church

We invite you to come worship, experience and serve God with us!


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.

Upcoming Events

December Events

  • “When Times Are Hard”
    A Hard Candy Christmas Story presented by the New Hope “Act Up” Drama Team
    December 4 @ 5:00 PM
  • Churchwide Christmas Banquet – December 10 @ 5:00 PM
    $10 for Adults / $5 for Children 10 and Under
    Deadline to sign up is December 7
  • Recognition of Saints – December 11 During Morning Worship
    Annual Congregational Meeting – December 11 Immediately Following Morning Worship
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service – December 24 @ 6:00 PM
  • Christmas Day Worship Service – December 25 @ 10:30 AM
    (One Service Only, No Morning Prayer or Sunday School)

January/Feburary Events

  • New Wednesday Night Bible Study Series
    6:45 PM beginning January 4
  • Fifth Sunday A gape Breakfast – January 29 During Sunday School Hour
    Installation Service – January 29 During Morning Worship
  • Regional Youth Assembly @ Epworth by the Sea
    St. Simons Island, GA
    February 3-

Youth Group Meetings

  • December 18 – Youth Christmas Party at The Hanson House
    Bring a $5 gift for our White Elephant Gift Exchange
  • January 8
  • January 22

Looking forward to starting a new study series and planning for Youth Sunday in January! I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and an awesome 2017, ESPECIALLY our Seniors, Ben Fordyce and Ashley Tisher.

The Epistle of Straw

Ellie, Grady, Belle and I wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! New Hope has been such a blessing to our family and we are grateful for the good gifts of God on display here. My prayer is that we may continually grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God. That we may show kindness, grace, forgiveness, and love to everyone God sends our way. That we would grow more and more to think, act, and love like Jesus. Blessings to you and yours!

In 2017 New Hope will adopt the ancient Christian practice, in a modernized form, of the agape feast. A gape is the Greek word for love which characterizes the type of love Christians should show to one another and the world around them. It’s a choice more than an emotion. In 1 Corinthians 11 beginning at verse 20, Paul chastises certain groups in the church for their gluttonous behavior at some sort of meal which some scholars believe was shared in anticipation of the Lord’s Supper. Some were eating before the poorer members of the church were able to arrive. By the time they got there, there was no food left. Presumably, they had none to bring. Paul couldn’t abide the humiliation of those with no food. What follows in the text are the earliest words of the institution of the Lord’s Supper we have in the New Testament. Part of those words is a warning to those in Corinth that were not waiting on or sharing their food at the agape feast. So, in its proper context (there’s that word again), to eat the supper “unworthily” was to be selfish and gluttonous. Paul’s basic message here is . . . Don’t do it!

On the fifth Sundays during the Sunday School hour everyone is invited to bring a breakfast dish to the Large Fellowship Hall and we will meet and eat together. You don’t have to bring a dish to come. You won’t go hungry. Following the meal, one of our Sunday School teachers will lead us in a lesson, perhaps the one they were preparing for that particular Sunday. I will bring the first lesson on Sunday, January 29. Remember, bring some food to share. Most of all, please come. This provides an excellent opportunity for all of us to gather in a less formal setting and just hang out together. Fellowship was one of the benchmarks of the early church! I look forward to seeing you here

Sunday Schedule

  • 9:45 am Sunday School for All Ages
  • 11:00 am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 1:00 pm New Covenant Christian Church Korean congregation
  • 12:30 pm Youth Group (Youth Activities for 6th-12th graders). Certain Sundays Only

CWF Schedule

  • 9:00 am CWF Meeting (2nd Saturday Every Month)
  • See CWF Page for more information

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For more information on any of these events, please call our church office at (770) 963-1176.
God Bless You and thank you so much for visiting our website.

1982 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville GA 30044