JANUARY
2023

New Hope's Emergency Team would like to remind you that the laminated signs on the back of the pews are intended to provide instruction in case of a church evacuation. We urge you to take the time to review them and note the direction you would be expected to move in case of an emergency. Finally, in spite of how tempting it may be, try not to accidently remove them or use them as fans.

A RECIPE FOR PRODUCING FRUIT...THIS COMING YEAR

Take a cup of Forgiveness,
stir in some of God’s grace
then fold it into your heart
and this recipe you’ll embrace.
But, you’ll need to keep adding,
more ingredients as you go
if you plan on having a year
where Love can rise and grow.
You’re going to need Patience,
at least a cup or two . . .
if you want to have Meekness
bubbling up inside of you.
You’ll need to slowly blend in,
a heaping spoonful of Goodness
then beat it into the mixture
so you can whip up Gentleness.
Don’t forget to add a pinch of Joy,
and as you whisk it into Peace
add a dollop of Faith and Trust
and Hope you will release.
If you live in the Spirit,
you’ll need to walk in it too . . .
and if you follow this recipe
it’ll produce His fruit in you!

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MESSAGE FROM THE PULPIT

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19 KJV)

Behold! God is up to something good for New Hope in 2023! Our God is a God of all things new—new ways, new paths, new life, new hearts, new mercies every day, and a new covenant. God tells us, even in the Old Testament, that He is doing a new thing. He is making a way for us during our wilderness experiences. He is giving us refreshing streams of living water when we find ourselves in the wastelands of life. We must forget the former things and stop dwelling on the past. Instead, we must look forward to the new possibilities that God has for us. God’s Word tells us that we are new creations in Him. If we are Christ fol-lowers, we are being made new day by day. We can choose to believe it and walk in that truth, or we can deny the pow-er of God to change even the deadest of hearts into hearts softened with love. He is making all things new; He is bringing the dead back to life! God greets us with new mer-cies every morning. If we mess up one day, He picks us up the next. Most important of all, God gave us a new cove-nant in Jesus Christ, His Son who redeemed us with His shed blood for the remission of sins. His very body and blood give us new life. This newness of life is not some-thing we can muster up on our own. Christ is our only hope! He sacrificed His very life once and for all that we could have new life in Him if we would only receive Him.

Get ready for what God has planned for New Hope in 2023!

God’s blessings and ours!
The New Hope Ministerial Staff

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LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2023

Wednesday, February 1st: Bible Study 12 noon (In-person) - 7pm (Virtual)
Saturday, February 4th: Providing Hope Food Pantry - 10a-12p
Sunday, February 5th: Installation of Officers (during service) 11 am
Wednesday, February 8th: Bible Study 12 noon (In-person) - 7pm (Virtual) Friday, February 10th–12th: Married Couples Weekend (TBD)
Wednesday, February 15th: Bible Study 12 noon (In-person) - 7pm (Virtual)
Wednesday, February 22nd: Bible Study 12 noon (In-person) - 7pm (Virtual)
Sunday, February 26th: Recognition of Black History, Contest Winners

Leadership Meeting Notes

On Saturday December 3rd New Hope held our annual leadership meeting. It was a meeting of enlightenment. The goals of the meeting were that all Ministry leaders would have the tools needed for their ministry to be on one accord, practice principles that promote unity and check their behavior by referencing scriptures like (1 Cor 1:1-5)

We were honored to receive a presentation from Pastor Nathan Johnson of Tabernacle Bap-tist Church. His title was “The churches’ responsibility to its pastor” which included:

Bless those who have been a blessing to others.

Maintain the sanctity of church services and respect for the altar and pulpit area.

The session closed with suggestions for orientation for the Pastor elect and his wife.

SEEKING NEW MEMBERS FOR THE BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Please join us as we serve the bereaved families of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Our Mission: To demonstrate the love of God by providing support and encouragement to persons who have suffered the loss of a family member. To facilitate church communication, coordination, and services to meet the needs of the bereaved family.

Primary Duty: To serve and comfort the bereaved families during the repass meal.

For More Information, please contact the Bereavement Ministry President; Pamela Hopkins at: 248-354-3788

“…So that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God”
2Corinthians 41: 3-4 NIV

NEW HOPE PLEASE WELCOME MRS. JAEL JENNINGS,
CULINARY COORDINATOR

Hello New Hope,

Please give a warm welcome to Jael Jennings. Mrs. Jennings serves as New Hope’s Culinary Coordinator as of November 2022. She has worked in the FOOD/SERVICE INDUSTRY for over 30 years. She is the owner/operator of JCFS (Jennings Catering and Food Services) a subsidiary of Jael's Kitchen LLC. Mrs. Jennings completed a Culinary Studies Degree with Thompson Education Direct in 2004. She received an AS degree in Business Administration. She is currently working toward a BA in Hospitality Management. She is SERV Safe, TIPS. and Allergen Certified NRA. The Food Service industry is her innate passion. We are blessed to have her as an essential part of New Hope MBC.

God Bless!!

CHRISTIAN HUMOR

GOD’S NAME

A “pillar of the church” passed away and was on his way to heaven. When he got to the pearly gates of heaven, he met an angel. The angel asked him what God’s name was. “Oh, that’s easy,” the man replied. “His name is Andy.”

“What makes you think his name is Andy?” the angel asked. “Well, you see at church we used to sing this song, ‘Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me.’”