FAQ’S REGARDING MINISTRY IN LIGHT OF COVID-19
What about Sunday Services?
We have resumed having in-person services! There are two service times, 8am and 10am, with multiple spaces available as follows:
Sanctuary / Lobby / Overflow Areas – 8 AM & 10am
Live service, Masks recommended, but not required, geared for adults who can adequately distance.
Community Center – 8am & 10am
Streamed service, Masks required for all & adequately distanced.
KidZone Gym – 10am only
Streamed service, kid-friendly family space in gym with lots of room, intended for families with children.
Space available for nursing moms and young children
ASL interpretation for 10am service only.
Bellaire Campus at the Bellaire Cinema: 10am service only, masks recommended. Appropriate distancing recommended.
We will also continue to stream our services live over the internet on Sundays at 8am and 10am (ASL stream at 10am only.) Please visit Sunday Live or join us on our Facebook page, YouTube, Roku, or Apple TV.
How do I get Pastoral Care or prayer?
Fill out a connect card on our website at this link to submit your prayer request or to have a pastor contact you. And, as always, feel free to contact the office directly to let us know how we can pray for you. You can also visit our Facebook group page called New Hope Community Church Prayer Alert to engage with our praying community
Is the church office open or closed?
Our offices are now open again! Office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
What about summer camps/retreats?
Most camps and retreats are still happening, but they’ll look very different this summer. We are currently limiting all activities to 25 attendees, and therefore, we are shortening camps to 1 day in order to allow for multiple groups of attendees. See the updated dates and information at newhopecc.churchcenter.com/registrations
Is food assistance available?
Yes. At this time, New Hope is equipped to help with critical food needs. Curbside food pickup is available on Sundays from 11:30am-12noon. We look forward to helping you! Just drive up to the front of the building to the FOOD STOREHOUSE PICK-UP sign. We will ask how many people reside in your home, and we will give you food items to help you through the week.
Food is also available 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday by appointment. We can even deliver food if you’re not able to get out. Call the office at 231-938-8056 to make arrangements.
Can I donate to the Food Storehouse?
Yes! You can send a check to the church office indicating that you want to contribute to the food storehouse, or you can give online and indicate “Benevolence – NH Food Storehouse” as the fund.
You can also donate food items. Here’s a list of needed items, in order of priority:
Mac & Cheese
Sloppy Joe Sauce
Taco Shells (hard/Soft)
Canned Vegetables (not Green Beans)
Box Potato Mixes
Canned Soups (hearty)
How do I stay connected?
We have a number of small groups still connecting digitally through online formats, as well as some that have gone back to in-person meetings. Even though the culture is social-distancing, we want to remain as spiritually connected as possible. Check out all small groups and see which ones are meeting virtually or in person.
What about Wednesday ministry for teens and kids?
AWANA and Ignite are on break for the summer, but Wildfire and Radiate are meeting on campus on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.