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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.  Pastor Nick, Steve Dibblee, and Michael Klecka 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”

ROCKFEST SPAGGETTI DINNER: A  R.O.C.K. ministry fundraiser on Sat. February 17th at the Presbyterian Church in Rochelle.  Serving from 4-7pm.   Adults $8.00 Children 6-12 $5.00, 5 & under free. Tickets can be purchased from Xavier & Jeana Valdivieso  815-761-2005.

Leadership Team Nominations: Orange colored leadership team nomination forms are available at the coffee table in the foyer.  In June at the annual visioning meeting we’ll be voting for two couples to join our team.  We are not looking for you to nominate someone who might be interested, but instead recognize and nominate those within the body who are already using their spiritual gifts to lead and shepherd those around them.  Please be thinking and praying about whom God might lead you to nominate. Nomination Forms Due Back on April 1st.

 Leadership Team Nominations are due back by April 1st :  Once the sheets are turn in,  Pastor Dan will contact the nominees to see if they are interested and then we as a congregation will be able to pray over those names.

Good Friday Service with Revive Rochelle:  Join us @ 7pm for a time of worship and reflection as we consider the impact of Christ’s sacrifice on those who witnessed it firsthand. Because of the large turnout last year (praise the Lord) we have had to find a church that will hold more of us. This year we will be meeting at the Presbyterian Church, where multiple churches and pastors will be joining together for this Good Friday Service.

Sunday Easter Service: On April 1st, we will have normal services at 9:00am & 10:45am.  We will also have a “Sunrise Service” at 6:30am followed by donuts, coffee and orange juice.

Easter Egg Hunt:  We will be holding a Easter Egg Hunt for 2yrs old thru 5th graders on Easter Sunday, April 1st after the 1st service (at 11:00am) and the second service (at 11:45am).

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt:  We will be taking donations for our Easter egg hunt, being held on April 1st.   If you would like to donate candy please leave it off at the church before or on March 18th.

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 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 Boettner at 815-601-3470

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.

Men’s Bible Study:  Beginning Tues, March 6th, Paul William, Mark Heller & Cameron Wiegartz will be facilitating a study by Craig Groeschel called “Fight” in the basement at New Hope.  Study will go from 7:30-9:00pm, it will be a 6 weeks study (with the first week being an introduction week) Everyone is welcome to come, whether this is your first time or multiple times doing a study!

Books can be bought at or Amazon or 

Any questions, Paul William 815-751-0156, Cameron Wiegart 815-815-757-4950 Sign –up sheet in the foyer.

In this five-session video-based small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel explores the life of Samson, helping you uncover who you really are—a man created with a warrior’s heart in the image of God—and how to stand up and fight for what’s right.

Find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight—the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family. The battles that make you dependent on God as the source of your strength. The battles that make you come alive.

Craig looks at the life of Samson, showing how much we have in common with this guy. Things didn’t work out so well for him in the end. But by looking at his life, you’ll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. You’ll become who God made you to be—a man who knows how to fight for what’s right.

Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God. Then, when your enemy begins to attack, fight for the righteous cause that God gave you. Draw a line in the sand. Make your enemy pay. Make sure he gets the message. Don’t cross a warrior. Don’t mess with this man of God. Come out fighting.

And don’t show up for this fight unarmed. Use the weapons God gave you, and you’ll win. Can you feel it? It’s inside you. It’s time to fight like a man.

Network of Nations: Come and bless some International Students with us by helping out at the Network of Nations Intercultural Cafe on February 16th.  Bring a large dish for the potluck or just some chips and guacamole–whatever you are able to contribute would be appreciated.  Help serve the food or just grab a plate and get to know some students from just about anywhere in the world–all at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russel Rd, DeKalb from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, Feb. 16th.  Whole families are welcome! Contact Dawn Hill at or 815-562-1830 to get involved!  GRACE and New Hope Fellowship members will also be providing crafts for the kids on the 16th.

ETHIOPIA, AFRICA MISSION TRIP with “Adventures In Truth” coming up!

Please continue to pray for Kathryn Pearce and Jen Thompson who are serving on the Ethiopia mission trip from FEBRUARY 5-19TH!   Pray specifically for God’s Will to be accomplished for this trip. That nothing would hinder it.  That God would go before them throughout the trip.

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, April 12-15 and for the women it is April 19-22. 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

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.

Women’s Bible Study:  Beginning Wednesday afternoon February 7th, Kathy Luxton  will be facilitating a study by Beth Moore called “Daniel” in the basement at New Hope  Study will go from 12:30-2:30. Everyone is welcome to come, whether this is your first time or multiple times doing a study!  It will be a powerful 12 weeks of learning how to live with integrity in today’s self-absorbed society. If you need help purchasing a study book, please let us know!

Books can be bought at or Amazon   Any questions, Kathy Luxton 761-6785.  Sign –up sheet in the foyer

A 12-Session Study from Beth MooreThe prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.

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.


Please RSVP to Angie at 815-751-9001, or say Yes to our Facebook page event. $5.00 admission. Free childcare is available and we will be serving sweet treats!  If you did not RSVP come anyway, you are always welcome, RSVP just helps us plan snacks.

2018 Camp Warren Schedule!!!  It’s that time of the year again…Time to mark your calendars for the 2018 Camp Warren summer camps!!!  Below are the dates for the next summer.  Please remember to register early and save!

Camp Fees
Super Early Bird Registration Price: $160 Before 3/01/2018
Early Bird Registration Price: $175 Before 5/01/2018
Pre-Registration Price: $185 Before 6/01/2018
Registration Price: $195   6/01/2018 and After
*For early discounts to be honored, payments must be received on time.  The camps website is

2018  Schedule

Grade School Camp – Camp begins Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 3pm and ends Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10am.
Grade school camp is for children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Jr. High Camp  – Monday June 18, 2018 at 3pm and ends Friday June 22, 2018 at 10am.  Jr. High Camp is for youth entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Camp begins Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 3pm and ends Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10am.
Grade school camp is for children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Senior High Camp –Sr. High Camp begins Monday June 18, 2018 at 3pm and ends Friday June 22, 2018 at 10am.
Sr. High Camp is for students entering 9th grade through students who just finished 12th grade.

Any questions contact the church office at 815-561-8400 or go to the camps website

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 Jan 20  Any questions, please call Scott and Pam Odle (779) 537-4950.

Men’s  Conference:  The Men’s Iron Sharpens Iron conference locations and dates are as follow:

The Men’s Iron Sharpens Iron conference is a one-day conference from 8:30am -4:55pm.  For men of all ages (13+) Focal Point Ministries 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.

For information on the event and the speakers go to

Attention Parents of 1st grade through 5th grade:

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

F.Y.I: Once in while, boxes of groceries are sitting on the benches outside the front door of the church after service.  Those items are things that a grocery store will soon have to throw away because of dates.  You are welcome to take whatever you would like.  ENJOY!

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.