These are the announcements for February 15 – 23, including some events in March and beyond!




Seasoned Saints Potluck

Fri, Feb 15 | 6 pm | SC Chapel

If your last name begins with A-H, bring a salad or side dish; I-S, dessert; T-Z, main dish. “Made Four Praise” will present the program for the evening.


Men’s Breakfast

Sat, Feb 16 | 8 am | SC Chapel

Our speaker is Pastor Carey Huffman.


Family Services

Join us this weekend as we continue our Family Matters series. In the morning services, we’ll learn about living a life of love. In the evening, about healthy marriages.


Children’s Musical Rehearsal

Sun, Feb 17 | 5 pm | Big Kids Church Room

The K-5 NH Children’s Choir will present the children’s musical, The Prodigal Clown, on Sunday, April 7.


Dementia Care Support

Sun, Feb 17 | 4:30 pm | Rm 216

A structured gathering of caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia.



THIS WEEK, FEB 18 – 23


Tunes 4 Tots

Tue, Feb 19 | 10 am | Early Childhood Area

This is a fun-filled music class for toddlers – preschoolers. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children. We hope you can join us for this fun music class!


Volleyball Open Gym

Tue, Feb 19 | 6:30 pm | SC Gym

Be sure to bring a separate pair of sneakers so you don’t track snow and salt onto the gym floor. This is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors. Students in grades 6 – 10 can participate with their parents. Please contact Pastor Jeff at with questions.


Grace Notes

Thu, Feb 21 | 6:30 pm | Ullestad Chapel

Monthly women’s choir. All women welcome!





Men’s Fellowship Retreat Sign-Up

Register by Sun, Feb 24

All men are invited to a week of relaxation, campfires, devotions, good food, and fishing from September 14 – 21. We’ll stay at Wildwood Resort near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Transportation, food, fishing license, and lodging is $450 per guy. To sign up, give a non-refundable cash or check deposit of $100 to Bill Dane by Sunday, February 24.


Salvation Army Casseroles

Sun, Feb 24

Three times a year, New Hope donates breakfast casseroles to the Salvation Army. If you’d like to make a casserole, pick up a recipe and a foil pan at the Events Center, then bring your prepared casserole to church on February 24. In 2018, we donated 348 casseroles. Thank you to everyone who participated; please pray for continued generosity in 2019!

View and print the recipe here


El Salvador Missions Trip Info Meeting

Sun, Feb 24 | 5 pm | Rm 212

In this meeting, we’ll go over details for the El Salvador youth missions trip coming up June 10 – 21.


Kids Camp Early Registration Opens

Fri, Mar 1

Register your child for Kids Camp 2019 at Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, IL, June 10 – 14! Open to students who have finished 3rd – 5th grade by summer 2019. Early registration is $205. Register online at


Friday Ladies Bible Study

Fri, Mar 1 | 9:45 am | Rm 212

We will be learning from the words of Jesus in a 9-week video and bible study by Jen Wilkin on the Sermon on the Mount.


Water Baptism

Sun, Mar 3 | Morning Services

If you would like to be baptized in water as a public confession of faith, sign up for our next Water Baptism in March! You can sign up here, or at the Events Center in the lobby.



Fri, Mar 8 | 6 pm | Student Campus Chapel

Unveil is a special event for Middle & High School girls. Micah and Stephanie Macdonald will be guest speakers, and there will be food, games, and prizes! The cost is $10. Turn in cash or check to Pastor Luke, Pastor Zach, or at the church office.


2nd Annual Pheasant Hunt

Sat, Mar 9 | Bensink Farms | Deadline to sign up: February 24

To reserve your spot for the hunt, please make a $20 deposit with Aaron Vance. The total cost for the trip is $60, and the remaining $40 is due March 9. The hunt would start around 12 p.m. Please contact with questions.


NH Kids Talent Spotlight

Sun, Mar 10 | 6 pm

All NH Kids are invited to share their God-given talents at this special Sunday night event in the Main Sanctuary. Sign up with Pastor Cortney by March 3.


Missions Convention: Men’s Breakfast

Sat, Mar 23 | 8 am | SC Chapel

We’ll be hearing from Scott Seiple, a Live Dead missionary to India, plus good food and fellowship. Sign up by purchasing your $5 ticket from the table in the lobby, available Feb 17.


Missions Convention: Women’s Tea

Sat, Mar 23 | 10:30 am | SC Auditorium

Live Dead missionary Anna Seiple will share her testimony of ministry in India. Sign up by purchasing your $5 ticket from the table in the lobby, available Feb 17.


NH Baby Dedication

Sun, Mar 24 | 6 pm Service

This is the first of our two baby dedications this year. If you would like to have your child dedicated, please sign up here, and be sure to attend the Parent Info Meeting on Sunday, March 10 at 5:15 p.m. in the Early Childhood Area. Our next Dedication is in September.


Missions Convention: Banquet

Friday, Mar 29 | 6:30 pm | Ron Pearson Hy-Vee Center

Featuring keynote speaker, Dick Brogden. You can pick up your $15 ticket in the lobby, available Feb 17.


Missions Convention: All-Church Potluck

Sat, Mar 30 | 5 pm | Student Campus Chapel

Bring a dish and enjoy guest speaker Dick Brogden.


Missions Convention: Services

Sun, Mar 31 | All services

Dick Brogden will speak during the morning services. For the evening service, several Live Dead missionaries will share their stories.



I want to share my gratitude and thankfulness for everyone who has cared for me since the loss of my brother in December. Thank you so much. – Michael Jackson