JULY
2021

"DEACON'S CORNER"

Greetings New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Family

Deacon Slaughter, Deacon Lumpkin and others continue to participate in the pastoral selection committee leadership meetings. The application process is currently ongoing.

Deacons Lumpkin, Woods, Harris, Caruthers and others assisted in the final in-person distribution of communion elements to members (drive thru) on each Saturday before first Sunday

2022 Black College Tour preparations are being closely monitored by Deacon Rodgers and the committee with the Colleges and Universities. Further information will be provided in the near future.

New Hope is open for in-house worship service under the guidelines established by the re-opening committee and the CDC. Please view the video of the “Guidelines” located on the church website. Deacons participated (through devotion, offerings, etc.) in the church openingon Sunday, June 13, 2021.

God is Good! Benevolence activities continue for members in need (Deacons Davison, Burks, Ruffin and Pickett). Usher’s church opening walkthrough video has been produced and posted on the New Hope website.

SUCCESSFUL CHURCH RE-OPENING!

On June 13th the doors of the church re-opened to all. Everyone was on their post...the Parking lot Attendants, Ushers, Hostess, Deacons, Sound Room and the list goes on. There were 130 saints in attendance and the process was fast and smooth. Thanks to Trustee Dorothy Lamb and the re-opening committee for all of the hard work that went into making this re-opening successful.

STATEMENT REGARDING UPDATED COVID RESTRICTIONS

PROTOCOLS FOR CHURCH

There are some protocols that are intended to keep us all safe. All who enter must wear a mask, have their temperature checked, and use hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary. The ushers will escort members to their seats, 6’ feet apart (families can be seated together), service will be limited to 1 hour, initially music will be pre-recorded, offering baskets will be kept at the rear of the church so that members can place their tithes and offerings upon entering or leaving. Congregants will remain in their seats during the welcome, with no handshaking, hugging, or walking around. Service will be approximately one hour to limit any potential spread, and new CDC approved filters will be fitted on the ventilation system. Sunday School, Bible Study and Children’s church will continue to be zoomed until the occupancy issues can be managed safely.

ALL WHO ENTER MUST ANSWER “NO” TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

  1. Do you have two or more new symptoms of the Covid 19 virus within the last 3 days?
    • Fever and chills?
    • Sore throat?
    • Cough?
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
    • Fatigue?
    • Muscle or body aches?
    • Headaches?
    • Congestion or runny nose?
    • Nausea or vomiting?
    • Diarrhea?
  2. Do you have a loss of taste or smell?
  3. Have you taken care of or been in the company of someone with Covid 19 in the last 14 days?
  4. Have you traveled out of the country or to an area in the state or country that has spiking numbers of Covid 19 cases in the last 14 days?

STEPS TO KEEP MEMBERS SAFE

JULY IS HEALTHY VISION AWARENESS MONTH

Steps to Manage Osteoporosis

Healthy vision starts with your overall health. The following 8 tips will help you know what to do to protect your vision.

  1. Find an eye doctor that you trust. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, do not have any early symptoms, so you could have a problem and not know it.
  2. Ask your eye doctor how often you should get a dilated eye exam since it is the only way to find eye diseases early, when they’re easier to treat, and before they cause vision loss.
  3. Add movement to your day. Physical activity can lower your risk for health conditions that can affect your vision, like diabetes and high blood pressure.
  4. Get your family talking about eye health history. Some eye diseases like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration can run in families.
  5. Step up your healthy eating game. Eating healthy foods helps prevent health conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure that can put you at risk for eye problems. Eat right for your sight by adding more eye-healthy foods to your plate! Try dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens. And pick up some fish high in omega-3 fatty acids like halibut, salmon, and tuna.
  6. Make a habit of wearing sunglasses – even on cloudy days. The sun’s UV rays can harm your eyes but wearing sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation sunglasses can protect your eyes.
  7. Stay on top of long-term health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Diabetes and high blood pressure can increase your risk for some eye diseases, like glaucoma.
  8. If you smoke, make a plan to quit. Kicking the habit will help lower your risk for eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. Call 1- 800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for free support.

Take the eye trivia quiz to see what you know about the eyes at https://www.nei.nih.gov/learnabout-eye-health/healthy-vision/are-you-eye-trivia -expert.

This information is from the National Eye Institute Research Today…Vision Tomorrow – 8 Things You Can Do Now to Protect your Vision webpage

~Health & Healing Ministry

JANITOR JOB OPENING

Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintenance of building and surrounding properties. Ensures cleanliness of building including all seminar rooms, sanctuary, restrooms, fellowship hall, banquet hall and other properties.

Primary Responsibilities:

If you are interested or know anyone who is interested, please have them contact Griff Snodgrass at (248) 353-0675.

CHURCH DONATIONS

New Hope Church Leadership would like to express the importance of church members’ diligence in financially supporting the church during these trying times we are currently going through. If you have not done so in the past, consider using one of the various ways available through our ONLINE GIVING portal to the left of the screen. Also for those who want to mail in their financial support; there are self addressed church envelopes in a container at the front of the church. Just drive up and pick up what you need.

Please use church's "PO Box" address for all mailed donations.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
P.O. Box 386
Southfield, MI 48037-0386

INTERCESSORS PRAYER LINE &
DIAL-IN PRAYER LINE

New Hope Members and Friends
Please Note the "Intercessors Prayer Line" Extended Hours

SUNDAY: 11:00am - 12:00pm
TUESDAY: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

DIAL-IN PRAYER LINE: 1 605-313-4802
ENTER ACCESS CODE: 839510#

Prayers go forth to heal, deliver and set free from sickness and disease, loss of loved ones, finances and etc. In the Mighty Name of Jesus.