Good Evening New Hope! Today is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. There may be no better example of the excesses of our culture than what takes place in many places today. New Orleans draws most of the attention with the raucous activity of Bourbon Street. But there will be celebrations of excess attached to Mardi Gras throughout the world.
We are working to build a road to the isolated community of Lexi in the mountainous southern peninsula of Haiti. Travel to or from Lexi is limited to walking, horseback, or off-road motorcycle. This significantly limits their access to healthcare, markets for food and other supplies, water supply, materials needed for construction, and many other basic needs.
New Hope Church is usually open on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings for worship. The exception would be if the pastor or church session makes the determination not to hold services due to dangerous or adverse weather conditions or other unusual situation.
A Community Prayer Mailbox is another new ministry at New Hope. Some folks in our neighborhood may not have a church home, but are in need of prayer. A white mailbox has been placed in the church parking lot in which anyone in the community can drive up or walk up and leave prayer requests. These will be removed by the pastor and prayed for on Wednesday evenings and on Sunday mornings. There are paper and pens, as well as information about the church in a container under the mailbox. Tell your neighbors!
If you haven’t had the chance to see the recent work on the kitchen remodel, we’ve provided a photo for you! You can also click/tap on the image to view the full-sized version. Be sure to have a look back in the Fellowship Hall after Church Sunday to see the progress in-person.