Good Friday, Baptisms, Easter and the Break Between Connect Groups

Believe it or not, Easter is just around the corner. As you can see from the graphic above, the title of our Easter series is, I Can’t Believe What I Just Saw, in which we will be detailing the eyewitness accounts of the resurrection story.

This year we will be offering a special Good Friday Worship Service. It will take place at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. We are planning on this being a holy, reverent time as we give thanks to Jesus for the love He showed each of us on the cross. The worship service will have Scripture reading, special dramatic presentations and music, and congregational singing. We would also like to invite people to be baptized during this service. If you have not been baptized and would like to, please let us know. It will truly be a memorable experience.

On Easter Sunday, we will have one 10:00 AM Worship Service. There will be no groups meeting during our Sunday Connect hour at 8:45 AM.

The Break Between Connect Groups

Some of you have been asking about the five-week break between Connect Group semesters. Sign-ups will begin soon for our next round of Connect Groups that will begin on Sunday, May 13. The month of April will be a break from group time. Pete Wells (student director) and Lauren Cochran (children’s director) are in the process of planning church activities for Wednesday nights during this time, and our Sunday mornings will have three special events happening during the Sunday Connect hour. We’ll have more details on those events very soon.

Taking Care of the Facility

Finally, we are in the process of renovating/restoring many areas of our church facility. The Lord has blessed our finances and put us in a position where we can take care of numerous items that are in need of freshening. This will include repairing and repainting all the light poles and fixtures in the parking lot. Adding additional parking lot lighting to the Children’s entrance. Rekeying and replacing all locks to the entire church building. Resurfacing the church parking lot, and putting new carpet in Connect Group rooms 4 and 5. We will also be renovating and adding a Connect Group room down the hallway of the church that leads to the Children’s Ministry. This room will be used for many groups that meet at the church during the week. As you can see, there are a lot of things going on at New Hope. Please keep all of these items in your prayers as we look to…

#REACH people for Jesus
#CONNECT people to the body of Christ
#GROW them in their faith
#GO into the world and make disciples

Pastor Josh