Graduation Open Houses Micalah Wiseman - Friday, May 15, 5-8pm 7041 NE 27th Avenue, Altoona, IA Erin Jackson - Saturday, May 16, 11am-2 pm Student Campus Chapel Jordan Weets - Saturday, May 16, 11am-1pm 22 NE 72nd Street, Pleasant Hill, IA Callie Farrand - Sunday, May 17, 2-6pm Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Drive Ankeny, IA Christian Evers - Sunday, May 17, starting at 4pm 33261 V Court, Waukee, IA www.newhopeassembly.org “Draw Me Close” Pastor James Weaver Sunday, May 3, 2015 TODAY NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES (continued) COMING SOON To Our Visitors - WELCOME! We are very happy you have come to worship with us today. We invite you to stop by the Welcome Center in the foyer to pick up a Visitor Brochure that will help acquaint you with New Hope. Visitor cards are available in the pew rack if you would like to leave a record of your visit. If ever we can serve you, please let us know. Thank you & may God bless you. Pastor Elizabeth has decided that she would like to be a stay-at-home mother, so we have begun a search for an Early Childhood Pastor. She will continue to serve until the position is filled. Please be in prayer as we conduct this search. Mug & Muffin - Ladies of New Hope are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at Mug & Muffin on Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. - noon in the Student Campus, Fellowship Hall A. Childcare will be provided for ages 2 & up. Please sign up at the Events Center or online. There is a Nursing Mothers Room available in Room 140 next to the first floor women’s restroom. If you are new to the church and haven’t had an opportunity to get acquainted with Pastor Weaver, you are invited to join him on the west end of the foyer during Sunday School for an informal time of refreshments and sharing. New Hope Children’s Choir will meet today at 4:30 for a final rehearsal and then present our musical at 6:00. Parents, please send a sack lunch for your child to eat between rehearsal and our musical presentation. Remember to turn in your rehearsal CD! Celebrate Recovery will begin with a meal at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Campus. Suggested donation $3/person to cover our costs. Rainbows, the Noah’s Ark Club for preschoolers, will NOT meet tonight. Prims, for first grade girls, will NOT meet tonight. NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES Praise the Lord! We exceeded our missions offering goal last Sunday. We were able to bless all of our missionary guests with a very generous offering as well as meet our goal of giving $100,000 for the Bible College in Colombia and $100,000 for the Medical Clinic in El Salvador. Thanks for your generosity! Welcome baby Logan Douglas Ransom! He was born on Monday, April 27 to Carlena Legary and Jake Ransom. He weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and was 19¼ inches long. Grandparents are Doug & Kim Legary. May God’s blessing and love be on Logan and his family. There will be a meeting on Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 230 for those going on the Alaska Cruise in June. Celebrate Recovery nursery for ages 0-4½ is now open. We are looking for someone to head up Celebration Station, the ministry for children ages 5-11 that meet the same time their parents are going to Large and Small groups. We also need three assistants to help with the three stations. We need another team of two to cook once a month. This rotation will start in May. If you play the bass and would like to join the CR Band, we need you. We also need someone to fill in temporarily for the electric guitar player. This entails practice at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. on Sundays, and playing in the service at 6:00. If interested, call Di Jaehnel, Daniel Murtha, or the church office. The Great BGMC Lemonade Stand-tacular for K-5th graders and their families - On Saturday, June 6 we are going to all join together to set up our own lemonade stands in our neighborhoods and raise money to help missionaries all over the world through BGMC. All you have to do is sign up at newhopeassembly.org, gather your supplies, and get the word out. The time, cost, and advertising are up to you and can be as simple or as creative as you’d like. Let’s raise some change to change the world! Questions? Contact Pastor Cortney at [email protected] Food Pantry Sunday - June 7. Remember our friends & neighbors in need and bless them with your donation of non-perishable food and personal care items. Speed The Light Garage Sale is quickly approaching! Donations accepted June 7-9. Sale runs June 11-13. Sign up at the Events Center to help set up, clean up, organize, or work at the sale. Many hands make light work! All proceeds go to support our missionaries. Ladies’ Bible Study - Monday at 1:00 p.m. in New Hope Java. The church family is invited to the marriage ceremony of Pastor Zach Hill & Meryn Garvey on Saturday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m. here at New Hope. Men’s Prayer for Our Nation - Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Registration for VBS has begun! All children ages 3 through fifth grade are invited to join us at Wilderness Escape, where God guides and provides, June 22-25. Choose from two sessions: 9:15-11:00 a.m. or 6:15-8:00 p.m. Early registration helps us with preparation! Register at the Events Center or online at newhopeassembly.org under the Events tab. Book Buddies are reading The Homecoming by Dan Walsh. It’s the sequel to last month’s book. We will meet on Monday, May 11 in New Hope Java from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please join us. Questions? Contact LindaLee Lovelace. Pizza & Christian Movie Night for 5th Graders - Friday, May 15 at Cozy Café in Johnston (by Wynnsong Theater). Parents, drop your children off between 5:30 & 6:00 p.m. and pick them up at 8:00. Cloverton in concert Sunday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. Free will offering. Women’s Ministry Event - Thursday, May 21, arrive at the Student Campus at 8:00 a.m. The day will include a tour at the Edna Cuddy Memorial House and Garden, lunch at the Toot Toot Restaurant, and a stop at the Welcome Center in Lamoni which includes an Amish and Iowa General Store. Deadline to sign up is next Sunday, May 10. Cost is $20. Limit 30. Questions? Contact Peggy Ostrander. There will be no Sunday School on May 24. Cruise-In & Cookout - Sunday, May 24, 5:00 p.m. at Lions Park. Bring the entire family for food & games. If you have a classic vehicle, we would love to have you bring it. Look for special parking when you arrive. We provide hamburgers & hot dogs (donation basket will be available) and tableware; you bring a side or dessert to share, your own drinks, camp chairs, yard games to play, etc. Please sign up if you would be willing to help with clean-up. THIS WEEK Congratulations to Pastor Zach Hill on his graduation from North Central University with a degree in Youth Development. If you would like to become a member of New Hope, please fill out a membership application located at the Welcome Center or Fresh Start Center. Give the completed application to one of the pastors and please include a family picture, if possible (not required). Membership recognition will be held on Sunday, May 31, in both morning services. Senior Recognition - Next Sunday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. Reception will follow in the Student Campus Auditorium. Please contact Pastor Brian with any questions. Men’s Softball - Monday, May 4 at 8:15 & 9:15 p.m. at Campbell Park, Clive. Ladies’ Prayer & Share - Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in New Hope Java. INTERCESSORS - Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Men’s Bible Discussion Group - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. in New Hope Java. National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 7. The Sanctuary will open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 6:00 p.m. Please come when you can for a time of prayer even if it’s only for a few minutes. Connect (ages 18-23) - Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Student Campus Auditorium. Ladies’ Friday Morning Discipleship Class - Children of the Day by Beth Moore,10:00 a.m. in Room 212. Questions? Contact Jo Northway. YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Elevate, our high school discipleship class, tonight at 6:00 in the Student Campus, Room 04. Summer Camp is almost here! Don’t miss one of the greatest weeks of your life! Middle School - July 6 - 10 High School - July 20 - 24 Registration form and payment are due Sunday, May 17. Forms are available at the Events Center.
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