New Hope Church

IMPORTANT UPDATE – JUNE 3, 2020

New Hope Church is Reopening Worship Service – 11:00am, June 7, 2020 !!!

Finally after 2½ months we have the green light to open our doors to come together and worship God. Many of us have long awaited this moment and look forward to this Sunday and the Sundays to come as we continue to traverse through these times. The “Green Phase” order from Gov. Wolf begins on June 4, so we will open for worship June 7 at 11:00am following “suggested” guidelines which are left to each individual church to implement as they see fit.

So here is what you can expect this Sunday and likely throughout June:

Social Distancing:  seating will be every other row and each individual shall abide by 6-foot distancing. However the distancing requirement does not apply to families or those who currently share living space.

Face masks:  not required but encouraged and left to the discretion of each individual. Please bring your own if you choose. We will also have a supply for those who forgot, if needed.

Disinfecting Guidelines:  we will keep a safe and clean environment; floors swept and cleaned, as well as doors, handles, pews, nursery, bathrooms cleaned before and after service according to CDC guidelines. Sanitizer bottles will be available throughout the building for your use.

Greeting Time:  limited to stay in place and greet those around you without touching.

Communion:  the juice and bread will be dispensed in individual cups.

Nursery:  available to parents with infant/toddler children if necessary

Offering:  offering plates will be available for you at the sanctuary entrances and ushers will hold the plates during offering times and walk through each row.

Live Stream:  we will continue to live stream the service as Pastor Tom has done throughout the last 11 weeks, so expect some cameras and lights.

As time goes by we are sure to adjust these self-imposed guidelines as the covid-19 situation continues to unfold.

This is an exciting time for all of us. We, the body of Christ here at New Hope Church, have been apart for a long time and many have expressed a great desire to be back together. Let’s have a Grand Reopening this Sunday. Come join us!

We are the church… from Acts 2:42-47

42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Really miss you all and can’t wait until we are together again.

God bless you all,

Pastor Tom for
Elders of New Hope Church – ECO

 

Our genuine desire is to

grow in our relationship with God and

demonstrate HIS LOVE…FOR US…TO OTHERS;

so we nourish this spiritual growth

as we spread the Gospel, share in fellowship and make disciples.

Are you looking for a place to grow in your relationship with God?

Come join us…