Archive | January 2015

One-On-One Ministry Kickoff

one_on_one_1With the 2015 One-On-One Ministry assignments all handed out, let’s call this the official kickoff for the year! We’re not going to have a party (sorry), but maybe you can use this as motivation to start the year off by contacting your partner in a special way.

To help in that effort, here are some suggestions for connecting with & praying for each other:

  1. Use technology. Set an alarm on your phone or computer to remind you to pray for your One-on-One Ministry partner.
  2. Make a date. Take a minute right now to set up a coffee date with your One-on-One Ministry partner if schedules allow.
  3. Go old school. Send a card or hand-written note to let your One-on-One Ministry partner know you are thinking of and praying for her.
  4. Surprise! If schedules and locals allow, take your One-on-One Ministry partner a latte or a muffin.
  5. Go to church. Make a point to connect with your One-on-One Ministry partner on Sunday mornings and at Wednesday services too!
  6. Create a list. A prayer list is a great way to remember to pray for others. Keep one in your Bible to add to during services and personal Bible study.
  7. Read the bulletin. Quite often, your weekly church bulletin will have a reminder about our One-on-One Ministry.
  8. Start a conversation. Send your One-on-One Ministry partner a text or an email asking about her day or week.
  9. Take a picture. Consider placing your One-on-One Ministry partner’s picture in your Bible as a bookmark.
  10. Ask the Holy Spirit. As Pastor Steve has said a couple of times in recent sermons, the Holy Spirit is our best source of creative ideas!

DISCUSSION: Have any other suggestions? Share in the comment section below.

Ladies Ministry 2015

committees_workinggroupsMinistry Committees… It’s never too late to be a part of a ministry here at New Hope. There’s something to meet every interest and fit every talent. See Diane Borst if you’d like to help with our Ladies Ministry committees for 2015.

logo-n22One-on-One Ministry… See Diane if you gave her an information sheet but have not yet received your 2015 partner assignment. See Diane also if you are not a part of this ministry yet and would like more information on how to become involved.

Winter Blues?

winter-bluesIt’s that time of year again. The holidays are over. There’s a lot of snow. And it’s cold. Really cold. When will spring come? Who knows!

It’s also the time of year again when many people begin to struggle with the winter blues. If you aren’t one of them, you likely know someone who is. For help with this common problem, check out the article “Defeating the Winter Blues.”

Any other topic you’d like more information on? Leave a suggestion in the comment section below!

Reminders & Resources

logo-n222015 assignments will be handed out starting this Sunday by Diane Borst. We’re looking forward to another terrific year as we purpose to encourage and build each other up in the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:11).


sign-up-buttonThere’s still time to get involved by signing up to help on a ministry committee. See the sign-up sheets in the foyer at church or talk to Diane Borst.


resourcesHave a specific topic you’d like to know more about? This can be anything from Bible study to health to relationships. Feel free to leave a comment below, and we’ll come up with some resources for you.

One-On-One, Committees & Decorations

logo-n22One-On-One: We are starting another year of the One-On-One Ministry. If you would like to participate, please turn your information sheet into Diane Borst by Wednesday, January 7th. She plans to hand out the partnership assignments on Sunday, January 11th.

sign-up-buttonMinistry Committees: The 2015 Ministry Committee sign-up sheets are still in the foyer waiting for your name. Please sign up soon.

christmas-tree-xmas-balls-decoration-photoDecoration Take-Down: Join us in THIS SATURDAY as we take down holiday decorations. Many hands make light work! The fun starts at 9am.