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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.
Alexis Bialas – email@example.com
Morgan Baker – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Dan Sergeant – email@example.com
Pastor Nick Tornabene – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com).
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
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 June 16. Any questions, please call Scott and Pam Odle (779) 537-4950
A New Women’s Bible Study from Best Selling Author Beth Moore
There Is No Quest Without Questions
The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a sentence speaks of curiosity, interest, and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation.
The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.
- Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God.
- Explore questions and responses from the Bible.
- Track your quest by journaling along the way.
- Learn to read and respond to Scripture.
Dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 28.
Most of the time there are two weeks in between sessions to give more time for the content of this study to soak in.
Time: 7-8:30pm Place: 316 Ridge Rd (Jeana Valdivieso’s home) Contact Jeana Valdivieso @ 815.761.4010 if interested (text or call) Books can be purchased through Lifeway.com or Amazon.com
Silent Saints: Silent Saints is a Human Video performance where Biblical truths are depicted through music and creative movements. If you have never seen a human video performance, come see what it is all about!
Presents: “Heart Of Worship”
Date & Time: Friday, Oct. 19 & Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3:00 & 7:00pm
Location: New Hope Fellowship Church
P.S. While all are welcome, please be aware that this Human Video is a serious drama which may upset or cause alarm to a younger child.
The Rochelle Area Women’s Connection fall event is fast approaching with fun, food, friendship and free childcare! And a “Book Swap.”
Please join us, but remember, don’t attend alone. Our events are open to everyone. All are welcome … SO … bring a friend or several friends!!!
Date: Friday, Oct 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8 PM – Cost $5:00
Place: First Presbyterian Church social hall, Rochelle
Featuring, “Book Swap”, Bring an inspirational, self-help, biography, or appropriate fiction book or two and go home with new reads!. Also come hear our special speaker share her story of “Joy When Happiness is Gone”. Remember there is always wonderful food and free childcare. Please RSVP to Susan King at (815) 7501-9097 or RSVP on our Facebook page. An RSVP especially helps as we plan childcare workers for the free childcare.
Rochelle Area Women’s Connection is held four times a year. It is a non-denominational Christian event where woman can come and enjoy an uplifting evening with other women.
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 www.nitd-decolores.com Application printouts will be on coffee table in foyer.
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
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 during the 2nd week of November. Date tbd.
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. The reason for the early reminder is school supplies are out now and they are at rock bottom prices. This is a good time to buy pens, colors, notebooks etc. for your shoe box. Questions contact Megan Dibblee @761-1878
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- On the first Sunday of the month children age 1st grade thru 5th grade are invited to sit with their parents while we worship and take communion. If the children have personal relationships with Christ they are invited to participate in communion. The children will be dismissed to go to their classrooms prior to the sermon.
- Family Sundays will be on the fifth Sunday of the month. All 1st through 5th grade children will worship with their family instead of going to Sunday School
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 email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.