Announcements

 

Hearing Assistance Available:   For anyone who may have difficulty hearing the sermon at church, we have now put a small radio transmitter in the tech booth which airs the audio.  It broadcast on 91.4 FM.  Small FM radios and earbuds are available in the Tech booth for anyone who may want to try it out.

Youth Group is held on Sunday evenings at the church from 5:15-7:15pm.   Steve Dibblee & other adult helpers led the group through fun activities and Biblical lessons which parents are given advance notice of topics.  Snacks are provided during this time.  Feel free to check out the “New Hope Fellowship Youth Group” facebook page – “New Hope Fellowship Youth Group” to see past activities.  It is a great time for the youth to connect and encourage each other in their walk with the Lord.   If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me here: ask.dibbz@gmail.com or hit me up on my cell: 815.761.0125 (Text me, I respond faster than a phone call)

Prayer Impact Night: You’re invited to join us on Monday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. for free-style prayer as worship permeates the atmosphere.  We invite participants to walk, sit, or kneel while praying for Sunday services and other pertinent matters.  If you have questions, contact Jess.

Sermon Discussion Group:  IF YOU WANT MORE THAN SUNDAY MORNING…CHECK THIS OUT!!!   Come join us for prayer and a follow up discussion on the Sunday’s sermon.  We will be responding to any questions you might have.  This will be a small group setting here at the church from 7-8:30 each Wednesday. If you have questions you want to discuss, you can send them to Pastor Dan.

Women’s Bible Study: Dawn Hill will be facilitating a women’s study by Dawn Hill will be facilitating a women’s study by Jen Wilkin called None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing), and would love to have you join her.  This study will help you see God and yourself more clearly, as well as help you rest more freely in God’s nature.  The group will be meeting on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 PM at Flagg Rochelle Public Library, either in the downstairs meeting room or at a quiet table in the magazine section.  It will start Monday, Feb. 3rd and run six to eight weeks, depending on group preference.    Books can be purchased from Amazon or other outlets for $8.50.  Please contact Dawn at todawnv@juno.com or 815-562-1830 if you’re interested.

Description is as follows: None Like Him

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, unchangeable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We’re not. And that’s a good thing.

Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God’s limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God

Women’s Study on 2 Corinthians at New Hope on Thursday at 6:30 starting February 27th, led by Melissa Sergeant and Tessa Stouffer.  Books available on Amazon.  Sign up in the foyer. Questions, contact Tessa @ 815-995-7616 The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth. Meaning God’s church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever.

Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come

Men’s Conference Welcome! We are looking forward to being back at Orland Park Church for this year 2020 Men’s Iron Sharpens Iron Conference.  We are excited to have Eric Ludy & Stephen Newby joining us!

Focal Point Ministries – Iron Sharpens Iron

has been serving the local church in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin since 1994.  Its heartbeat is to resource, train, and equip the local church in ministry to and through its men. We believe the Bible is clear that a man’s role is pivotal in the life of his family and in society in general. We also believe that the local church is the most vital connection-point in a man’s life and spiritual growth-walk with Jesus Christ. Within the context of the local church, a man joins in community with other Christ-followers to be trained, equipped, and resourced to be a servant-leader in every area of his life. Having served the local church for 21 years, Focal Point Ministries has become a trusted field ministry impacting thousands of men in a three-state region.

Men’s Conference:  The Men’s Iron Sharpens Iron conference location and date is as follow:

  • Orland Park, IL – Feb 22 from 8:30 to 4:00pm
  • 7500 W Sycamore Dr Orland Park, IL 60462 
  • Early Registration: $58
  • https://focalpointministries.net/about/
  • Steve Bardell from our church will heading up a group of men to go to this conference.  If you are interested contact him at 815-238-4434
  • The Men’s Iron Sharpens Iron conference is a one-day conference for men of all ages (13+)

EMERGING MEN (age 13-19)These are the men who are aggressively moving from living as a boy to living as a man. Give them room to grow.

PIONEERING MEN (age 20-29)These are the men who are carving out their place in life. What to do? Where to do it? Who to do it with?

FULL THROTTLE MEN (age 30-55)These are the men who are the producers and providers. They are warriors and are fully engaged in everything they do.

SEASONED MEN (age 55+)These are the men who have “been there” and “done that” – and have lived to tell about it. They are a living legacy.

Tres Dias is a 3 day spiritual retreat that is held twice a year, in the fall and spring.  If you need a fresh encounter with God’s love and grace…If you would benefit from an overview on what it means to be a man or woman of God, then this retreat is for you.  Each retreat starts Thursday evening and goes through Sunday evening and promises to be an amazing opportunity to rejuvenate your walk with the Lord.  The Spring retreat for men is, Mar 19-22 and for the women it is March 26-29. If you would like more information on the weekend please contact the church office at 815-561-8400 or talk to Pastor Dan or check out the website www.nitd-decolores.com

Change for Life Baby Bottles: In the foyer there is a table with baby bottles.  These bottles are a fundraiser for the We Care Pregnancy Clinic in DeKalb – a ministry that our church supports on a monthly basis.  Your spare change collected in one of these bottles over the next few weeks can make a big difference in a ministry that reaches out to women who desperately need to hear truth and experience the love of Jesus.  The bottle can also serve as a reminder to pray for this ministry and the people they reach.  Bottles are due back Sunday, February 16th Please bring back bottles even if they are not full.  We Care uses them over again. For more information, call 815-748-4242 or go to the website: wecarepregnancyclinic.org 

We Care Volunteer Training Seminar:  If you are interested in volunteering at We Care pregnancy clinic, there will be an “Introduction to Volunteering” training session held Wed. Feb 26, 7:00pm -9:00pm at 403 N 5th St DeKalb.  Pre-registration is necessary.  For more information, call We Care @ 815-748-4242

NHF Game Night: On the third Saturday of each month at 6:30pm at the church we will have game night.  Bring your favorite game and snacks and meet in the lower level of the church. This is a great opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy wholesome fun and fellowship together.  The next game night will be Feb 15.  Any questions, please call Scott and Pam Odle (779)-537-4950 Any questions, please contact Scott and Pam.

Opportunity to Serve on the Cleaning Ministry: If your looking for a way to serve at New Hope Fellowship Church, but need to work around your hours,  availability and time commitment this may be just the thing for you. The cleaning ministry is made up of volunteers and will work with your availability. Give 15 minutes or an hour or whatever works for you. What a wonderful way to serve the Lord by cleaning His house. If interested contact Coral Sanders @ 815-739-6177

Hospitality Ministry:  If you like to help people feel the love of Jesus, there’s a place for you on the Hospitality Ministry. The Hospitality Ministry is a fun and yet low-key way to get connected. The team will help arrange for meals for church families when needed (birth of baby, death of loved one, health crisis, etc.)  Other areas the team will help out in will be church functions that would include a meal.  If this sounds like a way that you could serve others while showing the love of Jesus please call the church at 815-561-8400 or Megan. Also, if you know someone in church that needs a meal please contact the church office.

Rochelle Rescue Mission:  The mission is at 803 Lincoln Ave, Rochelle.  For more information follow them on Facebook at Rochelle Rescue Mission.  Items needed at the mission are oatmeal packets, easy mac, new underwear and socks for all ages and sexes. Questions contact Pastor Dan. Questions contact Pastor Dan.

2020 Bible Reading Plan: If you have a computer smart phone or tablet, you can download a Bible app called You Version.  This app includes many different versions of scripture, reading plans and devotions that you can follow.  You can also download your plan to your Echo, Home Pod, Google Nest or Alexa devices and have them scheduled to read to you. 

Tech Team: If this is an area of interest for you we’d love to teach you how to serve in the tech booth.  Training will be provided. If interested contact Jacob.

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans