Welcome to New Hope United Methodist Church!
Come Home to Worship! Come Home to Fellowship!
Come Home to God! Come Home to New Hope!
ADVENT IS A SEASON OF JOY!!
JOIN US FOR MUSICAL WORSHIP ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
FEATURING THE SANCTUARY CHOIR AND NEW HOPE PRAISE BAND!
SERVICES AT 9:45 AND 11AM!
WE LIGHT THE CANDLE OF JOY!
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES--CELEBRATE ADVENT, CELEBRATE CHRIST!
CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUNDAY
DECEMBER 15 AT 9:45 AND 11AM
CAROLS, CANDLELIGHT AND COMMUNION
CHRISTMAS EVE AT 6 AND 8PM
December 1: First Sunday of Advent
Advent Festival in the Evening!
Decorate the Sanctuary 4 p.m; Soup Supper 5 p,m; Hanging of the Greens 6 p.m
December 8: The Backward Christmas Pageant
Presented by Children
and What If . . . .? Presented by
Tthe Amazing New Hope Youth 6:30pm
Church Christmas Party to Follow
December 15: Christmas Music Sunday
December 15: Children's Christmas Party, Youth Christmas Party
December 24: Candlelight, Carols and Communion 6pm and 8pm
December 29: One Worship Service at 11:00am
Holiday Brunch at 10:00am
Family ideas for advent
Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves to receive God's gift of Jesus. It is a time of "getting ready" for the celebration of Christmas.it is a time for creating traditions and learning opportunities. Here are ways you can prepare yourself and your family for celebrating Jesus' birth:
Make an Advent wreath. The wreath, because it is a circle, symbolizes God's never-ending love. The wreath, because it is green, symbolizes life. An Advent wreath contains four candles representing the four Sundays leading to Christmas. Many people place a white candle in the center of the wreath to symbolize Jesus.
You can make a wreath using a Styrofoam base, greenery, and purple candles. If you do not have a Styrofoam base, place your candles in candleholders. Arrange them in a circle, with the white candle in the middle. Place greenery around the candles.
Make an Advent prayer chain. Use construction paper cut into twenty-four strips. Write a prayer concern on each strip. Use tape to tape the first strip into a circle. Take the second strip and insert it into the first strip before taping it into a circle. Continue until you have a chain. On Monday, December 1, open your first strip and pray together as a family for what is on the strip.
Make a family-blessing jar. Place an empty jar on your dining table. Each day during Advent, state one blessing for which you are thankful. Write the blessing on a slip of paper and put it in the jar. On Christmas Day, pour out the blessings. Read together and give thanks to God for the blessings you have enjoyed during Advent.
Re-create the Nativity. In church we call this a "Christmas Pageant." For the home, make costumes together and re-enact the story found in Luke as part of a family worship.
(from the GBOD website)
May God bless you this Advent and draw you closer to the Light of Christ.
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WiFi is now available at our church. The password for NHUMC guest network is JESUSCHRIST.
Be inspired as the New Hope Choir and New Hope Praise Band share music at 9:45 & 11:00am.
Christmas Eve Services will be at 6pm and 8pm.
There will be only one worship service on the Sunday after Christmas.