A Welcome from Pastor Terry
Thank you for considering New Hope. We know it's not easy visiting a new church for the first time;
I want to assure you that we'll work hard to make your first visit an enjoyable experience.
I think you'll find New Hope visitor-friendly. Our congregation is from a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, including some
who had never been to church before they started coming here.
We look forward to meeting you. Please feel free to contact us with any unanswered questions you have.
The Worship Service
The service begins with some upbeat music from Aver Union, our very talented worship team (the words are projected on big screens on both sides at the front of the auditorium). Then there's a short welcome and occasionally an announcement or two.
One of the pastors will then lead a prayer. We collect an offering after the pastoral prayer. This is to receive contributions from members and long-time friends of New Hope—we do not want our visitors to feel obligated to participate.
There is then a worship time with more music and sometimes a drama or video to help focus on the theme of the message.
The preaching/teaching follows that. 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. A prayer and sometimes a verse of song will follow the message.
Pastor Keaton stays at the front of the sanctuary after the message to greet prople and answer questions. He'd be delighted to have you come up and introduce yourself.