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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.

L.I.F.E.

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 – bialaslexi@gmail.com

Morgan Baker – mbakes322@gmail.com

Pastor Dan Sergeant – pastordansgt@gmail.com

Pastor Nick Tornabene – ntornabene74@gmail.com

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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 (pastordansgt@gmail.com).

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

Dates for Rock Weekend are June 22-24, and July 20-22, 2018 The R.O.C.K. (reaching out to Christ’s Kids) weekend is quite similar to Tres Dias, except for being targeted at a younger generation, and is in fact run by many young people.  The R.O.C.K. weekend is a retreat meant to help youth develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.  Ages to attend R.O.C.K. – completed freshman year of high school through 20 years old.  Cost: $90.  Applications can be downloaded and printed from www.meetyouatthetop.org

 National Day of Prayer will be on Thursday, May 3rd. Pray for our town, leaders and the nation.

Vacation Bible School:  All children ages 4 through 8th grade (6th through 8th graders will be doing a separate lesson geared to their age) are invited to First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle at the corner of Hwy. 38 & Calvin Rd for VBS on June 11– 15 from 8:30 – 12:30 am.    If interested call First Presbyterian at 815-562-7053.  The cost is $5.00 a child or $10.00 per family if registered by June 1st and $6.00 a child or $12.00 after June 1st

Promoted: All children finishing 5th grade this May will be promoted from Children’s Ministry on May 20th.  After May 20th children will worship with their family instead of going to Sunday School.  Any child that has graduated from 5th grade may start youth group on June 3rd.   Toddlers that are 4 years old on May 27th will be promoted to the Pre-K/Kdg room and all graduated kindergartener’s will be promoted to the 1st-5th classroom on the 27th.

 Annual Church Meeting: On June 10th, after the 9:00 AND 10:45 church service we will have our annual church meeting.  We will vote for our new leadership and our financials for the year.  At 12:15 we head over to Cooper Park and have a picnic together.  We will eat at 12:30. The meal will be furnished, along with the tableware. Everyone is invited to come, enjoy and fellowship with each other.

 2018 Camp Warren!!!  It’s that time of the year again…Time to mark your calendars for the 2018 Camp Warren summer camps!!! . For schedules & more information please see camp website at www.ilcog.org.

Grade School 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 begins 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.

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

 Rides to Camp: There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer for kids that are going to camp and will need a ride or for parents that can give a ride to camp. This sign-up sheet will help us get organized and make sure everyone has a ride, please sign up.

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 May 19.  Any questions, please call Scott and Pam Odle (779) 537-4950

We Care Pregnancy Center

Every year in May, walkers from churches throughout DeKalb and Ogle counties unite to make a difference for Life!

Walk For Life
Date: 5/5/2018
Time: 8:30 AM (check in) Begins at 9:00am –ends @ 10:30am

We Care Pregnancy Clinic
403 North 5th Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-748-4242 WeCarePregnancyClinic.org

Walk For Life: The Walk for Life is a fun, family event that RAISES SUPPORT for the FREE services We Care offers to the women and men in our community.

The walk is only about 2 miles, so all ages can participate. This is not a strenuous event and the route is totally stroller and wheelchair accessible. The walk will begin at We Care, and then go to NIU campus where they will gather for prayer and then walk back to We Care. Pre-registration is encouraged. Go to www.WeCarePartners.org and follow the prompts. Questions? Call: 815-748-4242 or email: walk@WeCarePregnancyClinic.org  also you can pick up a brochure in the church foyer.

For updates and pictures, connect to We Care Pregnancy Clinic’s Facebook Page—and event on Facebook for Walk for Life 2018

Our very own New Hope Fellowship girl, Emily Goken will be walking for “We Care Pregnancy Center” and has started her team.  You can walk with her or you can start your own team.   If you are interested in walking with Emily contact her at 815-739-3535.   You can also donate to Emily’s team at –www.wecarepartners.org  Click on – (click here to register or donate), then scroll down to find “Emily Goken” to donate.

What a donation will support:

$25 – Pregnancy tests for one day at We Care

$50 – One “Earn While You Learn” parenting lessons for Mom and Dad

$100 – A life-saving ultrasound, confirming the test and introducing her to her baby

$150 – One “No Regrets” prevention program in a High or Middle School health class

What will $493.15 do?  Raise $493.15 and you will sponsor an entire day of ministry at We Care.  Choose which day and We Care will pray for you & give you a ministry update for your day.

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  http://bible.com/r/DD

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 rochellerescuemission@gmail.com   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:

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 tbrooks429@comcast.net

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 Jacob.waddle@gmail.com 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.