OCTOBER
2021

MESSAGE FROM THE PULPIT

Hello New Hope Family

I pray God’s grace and mercy surrounds you and your family. The fall of the year is upon us bringing the beautiful colors associated with the changing of the leaves. Watching the season’s transition is a great example of the majesty and power of God. Each season is unique and has a specific purpose in God’s plan. The various seasons we go through in life can be challenging but it is important to remember God has a purpose for each season of our life. Cherish the season you are currently in by focusing on the purpose and call God has placed on your life. The God we serve can produce great works in anyone who chooses to serve Him. Our season in life does not determine our usefulness to God as His servant. My message to you is to embrace the beauty of your season and never stop serving God.

May God Bless You and Keep You,

Rev. Rodney Kemp

DEACONS' CORNER

Greetings New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Family

Deacon Slaughter, Deacon Lumpkin and others continue to work with the pastoral selection committee. The application process is currently ongoing.

New Hope Deacons continue to assist with in-person distribution of communion (drive thru) each Saturday before first Sunday.

We would like to thank each member that donated to the Disaster Relief Fund. Remember this fundraiser will continue thru out the month of October. Let your hearts be directed with generosity and love for others.

New Hope is open for in-house Worship Ser-vice, under the guidelines established by the re-opening committee and the CDC. Please attend the 11:00 A.M. service and fellowship with your Christian brothers and sisters.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Best Kept Secret in Southfield
New Hope Banquet Hall
24222 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI. 480033 248-356-9423

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VOTING DAY IN SOUTHFIELD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021

New Hope members and friends remember to go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to make your vote count. As in the past New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is a polling site. Polls open at 7:00am and will close at 8:00pm. Please VOTE. NOTE: To see if your city will have an election in November 2021, go to the Upcoming Elections page on the Michigan.gov Secretary of State web page.

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms. Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening, but some symptoms can be caught early just by being proactive about your breast health. Keep your breast health in check with the Know the Symptoms guide today.*

Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

Symptoms of Male Breast Cancer

About 1% of breast cancers happen in men. Because it’s so rare, you may not pay attention to the symptoms until the cancer has grown. Watch for:

Resource-©2021 National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. PO Box 676910, Dallas, TX 75267-6910. *nationalbreastcancer.org

RECIPE FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE

Ingredients

Flavor with frequent portions of recreation and a dash of happy memories. Stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper or criticism. Sweeten well with generous portions of love and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion. ~copied from https://www.famlii.com/recipe-happy-marriage-poems/#google_vignette

CHRISTIAN HUMOR

Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust

Johnny and his mother were coming home from church one Sunday morning. His mother noticed a serious look on his face. She asked him “What’s on your mind Johnny?” “Is it true what the preacher said about everyone coming from dust and then turning us back into dust when we die?” ”Yes that is true.” she answered. “Why do you ask?” "Well, when we get home," he answered, "You better look under my bed, because someone's either comin' or goin!"

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER 2021

HELP WANTED – WEB DESIGNER

Summary of Responsibilities:

New Hope's webmaster is looking for a New Hope church member that is interested in volunteering to assist in the maintenance of the church's website. You must have website designer skills and experience. 

Please make contact via the church's online contact form or call the church.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
23455 W. Nine Mile Road • Southfield MI 48033
(248) 353-0675

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.