Pastor Paul’s Ponderings

Happy Thursday New Hope!

As followers of Jesus we are called to “do ministry”.  Our commitment to the one who died for our sins is so much more than attending a worship service occassionally or even every week.  We are to feed the hungry, clothe those who need clothing, care for those who are sick, provide shelter to those who have no shelter, and in every way we can pass the love of God we have received on to as many as we can in as many ways as we can.  Here are a few ways that you can be a part of passing on God’s love.

The Wilson County Community Help Center is in need of volunteers all day tomorrow to help reset their food pantry.  On very short notice the pantry had to be cleared out so that the floor could be redone.  That process is complete and everything needs to be put back in place.  The center will be closed tomorrow so that we may accomplish that.  If you can donate a few hours or maybe even all day, just show up at the center and your help will be tremedously appreciated.  We can help anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (more…)

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New Hope Men’s Ministry

New Hope Men's MinistryThe next regular meeting of the New Hope Men’s Ministry is Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 in the church kitchen. There will be a devotional with a lite breakfast (sausage/ham biscuits, donuts and such), time for prayer, and as always friendly and casual conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.   All men in the church and in the community are invited to join us for faith, food and fellowship!

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C.P.W. Meeting Reminder

REMINDER: cpwmlogo

The next meeting of the CPW (Cumberland Presbyterian Women) will be held on Sunday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the church office meeting room.

Thank you so much,

Dana Hancock

Our purpose is to accept and share the love and joy of Jesus Christ through the ministry of women in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. We seek to do this as we pray, study God’s Word, and reach out to others through mission, service, encouragement and fellowship. This goal is accomplished through a diversity of ministries. C.P.W. is an opportunity for the women in our congregation to fellowship, share devotional time, minister to the community and grow in grace as Christians.

 

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This Sunday at New Hope

Sunday, October 22

Scripture – Matthew 22:15-22

Message – “Currency”

We live in a culture that is intently focused on money!  It is estimated that on average 75% of our lives are spent obtaining, spending, and managing money.  On our money are images of the government under which we live and which determines in many ways how we can use that money.  Also on our money is the phrase “In God We Trust”.  This seems to be calling us to divide our loyalties between God and money.  The Pharisees attempted to trap Jesus with this issue, but he was able to easily silence them.  Are we caught in this divided loyalty?  What is the currency we have placed out trust in?

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

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Haiti Ministry Update

Hello again New Hope!

You may remember me saying in the past that one of the goals of the ministry in Haiti in addition to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is providing education to as many as possible.  Each of our Cumberland Presbyterian Churches there also has a school.  As these boys and girls complete their primary education and become young men and women the hope is to send as many as possible on to college.  There is a young man in one of our churches who has completed his primary education, has recently married, and is now desiring to continue his education so that he can become a pastor.  (more…)

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