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New Hope Fellowship Youth Group

Youth Group is for grades 6-12. It is held on Sunday evenings at the church from 5-7pm.   Steve Dibblee, and other adult leaders 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.  

Contact Information:  CALL OR TEXT  Pastor Nick Tornabene 815-761-6348            Facebook Page – “New Hope Fellowship Youth Group”.

Prayer Wall Challenge from our Youth Girls

Every week on Mondays from 7-8:30pm at New Hope, Morgan Baker and Alexis Bialas have been having so much fun teaching these girls how to live their L.I.F.E in the image of God. In the meantime, the girls have been teaching their leaders to become closer to God as well! And now they get to include our church, challenging them to get closer to God with their awesome new prayer wall for everyone to use!

At the bottom of the steps in the basement of New Hope is a partition wall, where you can add your prayers or jot down prayers to add to your prayer list.  Let’s pray for each other and grow in Christ as we do.  Remember if you are a 6th -10th grade girl, you too can enjoy L.I.F.E.: (Living In Faith Everyday) information below.


Living In Faith Everyday

A youth girls group aimed for grades 6th to 10th grade

L.I.F.E. is a youth girls group aimed for grades 6th to 10th grade.  The group is ran by 18 year olds Morgan Baker and Alexis Bialas.  The goal of our group is to help mentor pre-teen girls and teach them how to live a life through God based on the Bible.  Topics that will be included: Aligning your heart with God, sin, Godly attitude, and Who GOD says you are.

John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

Where/When: Mondays  from 7-8:30pm.  We will meet at New Hope Fellowship Church.  We are encouraging girls from all area churches to join.

Contact Us:

Alexis Bialas –

Morgan Baker –

Pastor Dan Sergeant –

Pastor Nick Tornabene –

Prayer and Sermon Discussion:  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 send them to Pastor Dan (

Prayer Impact Night: You’re invited to join us on Tuesday 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 Boettner at 815-601-3470

Nicaragua Fundraiser Updates:

Butter Braid Fundraiser:  We need all forms and payments turned in to Melissa Sergeant no later than Sunday morning, Oct 28th, so that we can place our order.  If you have either to turn in, please do so.  Delivery of your butter braids will be November 9th in the evening.  Thank you so much for your support!!!

Game Day will be Nov 10th and this month it will be an all-dayer, from 10:00am to 9:00pm.  Come and go as you please. 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.  Any questions, please call Scott and Pam Odle (779) 537-4950

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 Fall retreat for Men’s is Oct 25-28 and for Women’s is Nov 1-4.

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 Application printouts will be on coffee table in foyer.

Christmas Eve Service @ NHF: Monday, December 24th at 7:00pm we will gather together to celebrate the coming of our Savior, with special music and candle light worship.  There will not be any child care.

Christmas Gifts: What a wonderful time of the year to help a family in need.  This year we will not be doing the Angel tree but instead will be donating gift cards or money to the families in need in our church. We would ask that they be gifts cards come from Aldi’s, Walmart, and Local Gas Stations. We also ask that we are able to get them all collected by Nov 25th so we are can get them to the families for their holidays.  You can drop off the items in in our offering box if your donating money please destine for Christmas gifts…  Also if you know a family in need please contact Pastor Dan, Pastor Nick or the church office. .

Do you have yard work that needs to be done???  Saturday, November 3rd the Nicaragua Team is taking donations in exchange for fall clean up jobs.  We can wash first story outside windows, rake leaves, pick up sticks, wind up hoses, and clean out flower beds.  If this is something you’re interested in supporting, please call or text Melissa Sergeant @ 815-757-0131.  We can set up a time for you.

Challenge, Challenge, Challenge!!!!!!!

Operation Christmas Child Challenge

 Steve and Megan Dibblee want to put forth a challenge to New Hope Fellowship.  The goal is to get 80 filled shoe boxes donated and paid for.  If New Hope achieves this goal Steve and Megan will dye their hair (and beard for Steve) in the shade of red and green for the Operation Christmas Child colors.   Each week there will be suggestions of things you can donate.  There will be a box for donations in the foyer.  (You are welcome to donate whatever whenever, this is just a fun way and reminder to donate

Collection Suggestions

 Sept 16th and 23rd   Collecting clothing for both boys and girls all ages up to high school. 

Sept 30th & Oct 7th Collecting for toys and games.

Oct 14th & 21st Collecting for hygiene products and necessities.

Oct 28th & Nov 4th Collecting shoe boxes and shoe box plastic containers.  Also donating money to send the boxes. 

 There will be handouts in the foyer with donation ideas.

Collection week and packing event will be at the Dibble’s house on November 10th at 6:00pm.

  Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse which is run by Franklyn Graham.  This is a ministry where you take a shoe box and fill it with necessities and gifts for a child and then it is sent to a main warehouse where they will put a gospel message in the box and distributed to a child in need around the world.   Questions contact Megan Dibblee @761-1878

Mission Update

Did you know that 20% of your tithe to New Hope Fellowship goes back out the door to help people in need and to sponsor a variety of missionaries and evangelistic ministries?   With your help we sponsor:

So that you can better pray for these ministries we wanted to give you a little background periodically.  Please take moment to read the update from Rochelle Rescue Mission.

 Dear New Hope Fellowship,
On Behalf of all of us at Rochelle Rescue Mission, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support that will help us in fulfilling our mission to help others find their way home physically and spiritually.  It is because of people like you we can keep our doors open and provide others with temporary housing and connect them with more permeant resources.  Since we have opened this summer we have been able to help 3 families get places they can call home.  And with great happiness I can say Two of the families have welcomed Jesus into their lives and hearts!  God Bless you all.

In His name, Rochelle Rescue Mission

Executive Director – Autumn True

We are regularly housing 12 people at Rochelle Rescue Mission.

Rochelle Rescue Mission Wish List: paper plates, mesh laundry bags, trash bags, plastics silverware, paper towels, cleaning supplies, umbrellas, canned goods, and microwaveable food items….

2018 Bible Reading Plan

2018 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 and reading plans that you can follow.  This year we’ll be encouraging you to check out one called “Let’s Read the Bible Together.”  To find the plan, go to app and type in “Let’s Read the Bible Together” (January) it will bring you to the plan where you can sign up to begin your 2018 Bible Reading Plan.  (There is a plan for each month of the year, so if you get behind you can start again the first of each month)

 “Let’s Read the Bible Together” (January)

31 Days

Part one of a 12-part series, this plan leads communities through the whole Bible together in 365 days. Invite others to join in every time you start a new part each month. This series works well with audio Bibles—listen in less than 20 minutes per day! Each section includes Old and New Testament chapters, with Psalms scattered throughout. Part one features the books of Luke, Acts, Daniel, and Genesis.

Rochelle Rescue Mission: The mission will be opening soon at 803 Lincoln Ave, Rochelle.  For more information follow them on Facebook at Rochelle Rescue Mission or request a link by Emailing   Items needed at the mission are oatmeal packets, easy mac, feminine products, toothbrushes, toothpaste,  & deodorant. Questions contact Pastor Dan. Information packets in foyer.

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 25th  Please bring back bottles even if they are not full.  We Care uses them over again.

 In 2012 New Hope collected $685.45 in baby bottles cash for We Care Pregnancy Clinic, during their Change for Life Campaign.

In 2013 New Hope collected $714.86 in baby bottles cash for We Care Pregnancy Clinic, during their Change for Life Campaign.

In 2014 New Hope collected $664.57 in baby bottles cash for We Care Pregnancy Clinic, during their Change for Life Campaign.

In 2015 New Hope collected $705.73 in baby bottles cash for We Care Pregnancy Clinic, during their Change for Life Campaign.

In 2016 New Hope collected $956.18 in baby bottles cash for We Care Pregnancy Clinic, during their Change for Life Campaign.

In 2017 New Hope collected $812.20 in baby bottles cash for We Care Pregnancy Clinic, during their Change for Life Campaign.

Attention Parents of 1st grade through 5th grade:

A Note on Kids in Worship:  Our 1st-5th graders have been joining us for worship on the 1st and 5th Sunday each month and we love having them.  We’ve tried to have them do their own worship on the other Sundays before their lesson, but it isn’t the same as getting to participate with the adults and learn worship as we model it for them.  So moving forward we’re going to have this class of kids join in for worship each Sunday and then we’ll send them to their class before the sermon.  Let’s welcome them and encourage them to join us in giving glory and honor to God.

Communion and Family Sunday for the children: 

A New View – Changing the way we see mental illness

A Family Mental Health Support Group:  A New View is a support group for adult family members and friends of individuals living with a serious and persistent mental disorder.  The confidential, safe group will be led by a NAMI-trained (National Alliance on Mental Illness) facilitator that has experience living with a family member with a mental disorder.

Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

A New View is a support group for people of all faiths and beliefs. It will be held at Faith Lutheran Church. There is no cost for attending this group.  By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships.  A New View will also help you find strength and aim for better coping skills.

For more information, please call Tracy Brooks at 815-761-7654 or email at

6:30pm to 8pm

2nd Thursday of each month

Faith Lutheran Church

14206 E. Flagg Road

Rochelle, IL 61068

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 (Also, if you know someone in church that needs a meal please contact the church office.) Sign up sheet in foyer

Interested in Worship Team? We would love to have more people join the worship team at New Hope and now we have a process through which that can take place.  If you love praising God vocally or instrumentally and think you might be called to join this team of worshipers, but you want to know what it would entail…You can now email Jake Waddle for a worship team application.  We want to help you determine if this is an area God may be calling you to serve in your church body.

Help Needed: In search of those who have an interest in learning how to run the tech booth.  Training will be provided. If interested contact Jacob Waddle or 815-501-3276

Newsletter/Church Directory:  If you are not receiving the weekly emailed New Hope newsletter and would like to receive it please leave us your email address on the signup sheet at back table.  New Hope also publishes a church directory that we send out quarterly via email.  If you would like to be included in the directory or would like to receive a directory or just need to update your information please refer to the sign-up sheet at the back table and leave the necessary information.