OUR RESPONSE

As information about COVID-19 Virus continues to unfold, New Hope will continue to be a source of help and hope for our community. We first choose to respond to the COVID-19 Virus with faith over fear; we believe nothing takes God by surprise, and that He is already at work and we trust His lead. Secondly, we choose to respond with prayer. We pray over the sick, their families and for those who have experienced loss, and for protection over our community.

AUGUST 24, 2020 UPDATE

Phase 2 begins Sept. 13 and we are excited to have more of our New Hope family join us on campus! Here are some details about Phase 2 of re-opening:

WORSHIP

We will continue to have family worship on Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 am. We will still follow CDC guidelines and use extra safety precautions, sanitization and social distancing. We strongly recommend wearing a mask and will have disposable masks available for anyone needing one. Hand sanitizer is available at the door you enter.

CHILDCARE & KIDS WORSHIP

We are excited to open up Childcare (infants-Kinder) and Kids Worship (1st-5th grade) under Phase 2! These new opportunities for kids are on Sundays at 9:00 am ONLY.

Here are some things to expect:

  • Reservations: In order to carefully follow safety guidelines for class size and volunteer limits, these classes are offered by reservation. Spaces are limited.
  • Check-in: A volunteer will check-in families at the Check-in Stations. Children’s temperatures will be take before check-in and must be below 99.9 to be admitted into class.
  • Safety Precautions: We take safety seriously, and have invested in sanitization tools and practices to increase safety in the classrooms. All volunteers will wear a face mask or a face shield, and health and temperature checks will be taken for all staff and volunteers.

HOPE GROUPS

Hope Groups are a vital part of New Hope. These groups are relationship-based communities that offer focused Bible study and on-going support as you face life together. Phase 2 will provide a hybrid approach to Hope Groups meeting both in-person and virtually. All onsite classrooms will be sanitized and spaced for social distancing.

Phase 2 Details

Weekly Communications

We will be emailing out weekly updates about all the ministry opportunities and things happening at New Hope each Wednesday. If you want to join the email list, email allisont@discovernewhope.com.

Children and Families – Our children’s ministry will be sending a weekly newsletter with devotionals, ideas to stay connected and serve, and support for parents and kids. If you are not connected to our children’s ministry yet, and would like to receive the weekly newsletter, please email janm@discovernewhope.com.

JULY 1, 2020 UPDATE

We are excited to roll-out a 3 part Phase-In Plan for reopening our campus! This plan will be safety-driven; not date-driven. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, as well as CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure a safe experience at New Hope. We are currently under Phase 1 of reopening.

JUNE 24, 2020 UPDATE

As you may know, in Texas, according to the Governor and the Williamson County Covid-19 website, there has been a significant rise in people testing positive for the virus. In Williamson County for example, the number of positive cases as of June 1 was 205. That number has risen to 625 active cases in our county as of June 21. The concern is not just the number, but the exponential growth in a three-week time period.

The Governor of Texas has asked that we wear masks in congregated environments as an additional precaution to protect against the spread of the Covid-19 virus. For those participating in on-campus worship Sundays at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m., we request that you wear a mask. If you do not have one, we have supplies of disposable masks available. We request this so we are doing our part to protect against the spread of the virus during this Pandemic.

JUNE 1, 2020 UPDATE

We are so excited to announce plans for reopening our campus! Sunday, June 7, New Hope campus will be open for two family services (no childcare available) at 9:00am and 11:00am. We are following the CDC guidelines and even taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. At this time, Hope Groups will remain online.

We know that there are New Hopers who are at higher risk or are not ready to return to campus yet, so we will expand our online worship to both the 9:00am and 11:00am times. If your family decides to continue to watch online, they can do so through our website, Facebook Live or our New Hope App.

APRIL 1, 2020 UPDATE

In response to the latest developments regarding the COVID virus, New Hope is continuing to postpone on-site campus worship and all other events until we get through this challenging time. The church offices are closed until further notice.  Our staff is working remotely and checking voicemail and email. Please watch for updates regarding a phased-in opening to our offices beginning in June.

Church at Home

We are excited to launch a new resource called Church at Home! This webpage is the go-to spot to find everything you need to know about worship, on-going ministries that are happening, and how you can serve our community during this challenging time.

Church at Home

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Sundays & Wednesdays

We will continue to meet and worship online each Sunday at 11:00 am. You can join us through our website (WATCH LIVE), on Facebook Live, or on the New Hope App. The great news is it’s never been easier to invite others to church! So text, share Sunday worship events from our App, or tag your friends on Facebook and invite them to worship with us online!

New to Sundays is the addition of Zoom Hope Groups! Our small group Bible study communities are now able to connect weekly and continue fellowship, learning and growing together. If you are not in a Hope Group and would like to join one, you can email tammym@discovernewhope.com.

New ministry opportunities are happening on Wednesdays as well! Our New Hope Kids 1st-4th grade Hope Groups are meeting on Wednesdays t 6:30 pm. If your child would like to join a Hope Group, email janm@discovernewhope.com.

Also happening on Wednesdays is a live, interactive online Bible study with Pastor Keith. This interactive experience allows participants to listen via live stream and respond to discussion questions via text. You can join this study, “Search for Meaning: Book of Ecclesiastes” on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm through our website (WATCH LIVE) or through the New Hope App.

Weekly Communications

We will be emailing out weekly updates about all the ministry opportunities and things happening at New Hope each Wednesday. If you want to join the email list, email allisont@discovernewhope.com.

Children and Families – Our children’s ministry will be sending a weekly newsletter with devotionals, ideas to stay connected and serve, and support for parents and kids. If you are not connected to our children’s ministry yet, and would like to receive the weekly newsletter, please email janm@discovernewhope.com.

Share the Good

Pastor Keith challenged us to Share the Good, and New Hope received 50 testimonies of the good people have seen God do in them, through them and around them during this time. The stories are inspiring, and we want you to be encouraged by them! You can read them online soon.

March 25, 2020 Update from Our Pastor

March 18, 2020 Update

SUNDAYS

In an effort to be wise, we are following the recommendations of medical experts at the national, state and local level, and will postpone meeting on our campus until we get through this challenging time. We will continue to meet and worship online each Sunday at 11:00 am. You can join us through our website (WATCH LIVE) or on Facebook Live.

The great news is it’s never been easier to invite others to church! So text, share Sunday worship events from our App, or tag your friends on Facebook and invite them to worship with us online!

WEEKDAYS

All weekday ministries and ministry events are postponed until further notice. We are determining ways to carry out these ministries in different ways.

The church office will be closed to the public for the time being. Our staff is continuing to work both remotely and on campus. Email and voicemail is still being monitored, so you can still get in touch with staff. If you are wondering how to continue your financial giving during this time, visit How to Give.

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