This Sunday at New Hope

This Sunday morning at 10:00, August 21, Pastor Paul will begin a four-part sermon series entitled “The CHURCH.” This series will look at what scripture says about The Church.  What is the Church?  How is the Church to be organized? What does it mean to be a member of the Church?  What is the purpose of the Church?  Here is the schedule for this series.

Sunday, August 21 – THE CHURCH: Defined

Sunday, August 28 – THE CHURCH:  Structure

Sunday, September 4 – THE CHURCH: Membership

Sunday, September 11 – THE CHURCH: Purpose

And Sunday Evening at 5:00

CPW Fall Start-Up – This Sunday, August 21, at 5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall there will be a dinner just for the women of the church.  You don’t have to be a member to participate, all women are invited.  If you haven’t signed-up and would like to come please call Mary Thompson, 615-449-2357, or Dana Hancock, 615-294-3429, right away.  We need an accurate number so the cooks will be sure to prepare enough food.  The menu is pork tenderloin with apples, sautéed fresh green beans, steamed mixed rice, Bay’s rolls, and for desert your choice of Oreo cheesecake or honey bun cake.  There will be a time of Bible study, some fun activities, and an opportunity for you to share your ideas of what you would like to see in the women’s ministry.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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“New Hope for Haiti” Golf Scramble

New Hope Missions LogoThe 2nd Annual “New Hope for Haiti” Golf Scramble is this Saturday, August 27.  Proceeds from this event will fund the New Hope Haiti Mission Team which spends 1 – 2 weeks in Haiti each year assisting 6 young pastors who are establishing churches and schools in remote areas of the country.

The scramble will be held at Hunter’s Point Golf Course in Lebanon on Hwy 231 N.

Registration is at 8:00; Tee-off time is 9:00.  Lunch will be served as teams finish.

Those helping with the scramble (not playing) need to be at the course by 7:00 am.  We need helpers especially to serve lunch.

For more information, please call the church at 615-449-7020.


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Pastor Paul’s Ponderings


Hello New Hope!

We had another great worship experience this past Sunday!  It is always encouraging to look out and see your smiling faces and hear your beautiful voices as we offer praise to God through song.  It is also very encouraging to see new people who are worshiping with us.  If you are a member of New Hope I hope you have introduced yourself to the new folks and made them feel welcome.  If you are new to New Hope please let me know if you have questions about the church or our ministry.  I’d love to come to your home for a visit, have you come to the office, or meet you somewhere.

As school gets back in session my attention has been drawn to the significance of education.  Our society places a tremendous emphasis on the importance of a good education.  We encourage our children to not just finish high school, but to pursue continuing education through a college or university or learning a skill that will enable them to make a positive contribution to society.  More and more employers are requiring continuing education for their employees so they can increase their knowledge and become more productive in whatever field they are in.  No matter what profession you are in, there is always something new to learn.  Someone at church made a comment to me last week about how much emphasis was being placed on “back to school” and wished we placed as much emphasis on “back to church”.  (more…)

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Wednesday Night Bible Study/Prayer

The Bible Study/Prayer Group, led by Pastor Paul is each Wednesday evening at 6:30.

This Wednesday we continue our study 0f “Comparative World Religions”.  Our current focus is Hinduism.

Join us as we study and share a time of prayer for the church and each other. You will find this a mid-week recharge!  This is an excellent opportunity for spiritual growth.  I hope to see many of you Wednesday evenings. – Pastor Paul



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