We're glad you're thinking about visiting New Hope! We also get it that it can sometimes feel weird at first. But hey—one thing we have in common is that we've all been first-time visitors at some point.
What to wear?
Wear whatever you'd like. Some of us dress up, but most of us are pretty casual. You'll be comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt.
The service begins at 9:30 and lasts about seventy-five minutes. It starts with some upbeat music from our very talented worship team (the words are projected to large screens). Then there's a short welcome and occasionally an announcement or two.
One of the pastors will then lead a prayer and we collect an offering. Please don't feel obligated to give, the offering is for regulars.
There will be some scripture reading, more music and our teaching pastor will share a message. Our goal in the message is to present solid Christian theology in intelligent, understandable, and relevant terms. Hopefully, you'll laugh at times and maybe feel a tug at your heart too.
What about kids?
We love kids! We have lots of them around here and there's plenty for them to do if they are comfortable going to children's church. If not, they're certainly welcome to stay with you in the service.