Welcome to New Hope.

We exist to be the very presence of Jesus Christ in the world. As a body of Christ-followers, we welcome seekers with questions, life challenges as well as fellow believers. We value family, worship, learning, growing, and fellowship with one another. Above all, we desire to be a community that shares the true love of Christ.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL this year is held: July 20th – 24th, 2015

Daily from 9:00am til noon, Monday thru Friday

A week long daytime VBS program is offered and enjoyed by children from throughout the community, all are welcome. VBS is for children from 3 years old (prior to July 20th, 2015 and fully potty trained to participate) thru 8th grade.

This year’s theme is: Son Spark Labs. We look forward to discovering God’s Plan 4U = Jesus! We are excited about seeing a lot of big smiles, singing many silly songs, playing games and watching spiritual gifts grow.

You can download a registration form by clicking on the Education tab on our home page, going to the children’s page and clicking on the link listed in the VBS programming information.

If you have questions feel free to contact the church at 715-845-8541.

Hope to see you there!


“SONDAY ON THE FARM” – June 28, 2015

10:00 AM

You won’t want to miss this exciting New Hope Sunday event being held a country mile from the church at the Fust Family Farm on County Hwy. N, approximately 1 mile east of the N & J intersection.  “Church” is being moved that day from the New Hope facility to “the farm” and YOU are invited!  Bring the family, friends and even your neighbors!  Be sure to dress casual and comfortable for the day’s activities, AND BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR FOR SEATING.

“CHURCH” will start at 10:00 AM with a toe-tappin’ & foot-stompin’ Christian BLUEGRASS group known as “The Alzen Family”  (www.alzenfamily.com) who will kick off a time of praise & worship with fast-pickin’ and tight-knit harmonies coupled with over-flowing joy of the Lord!  This family of 8 loves to merge their musical abilities with their strong faith to gladden people’s hearts with music and the love of Jesus Christ.  Their music highlights the singing and high-energy playing of the Alzen children, and consists of a wide variety of family-oriented bluegrass, gospel bluegrass, and old time music & hymns with four-part vocal harmony!  The Alzen’s will also share personal stories and testimonies giving glory to God.  “Church” on the farm June 28th will be one church service you won’t want to miss!

FOLLOWING CHURCH there will be food and activities, hayrides, tour of the Fust’s new barn and milking parlor, some games and fellowship.

JOIN US for “Sonday on the Farm” – June 28th starting at 10:00 AM!  (Parking including handicap parking provided on-site).

LUNCH RESERVATIONS – call 715-845-8541 to say “We’re comin’!!  This will help us plan.


Ladies! Get ready, get set, get-AWAY! Saturday, May 2, 2015 Women’s Fellowship is hosting “Garden Getaway” ladies’ retreat. It will be held at the church in our “garden center” (Hope Hall) as well as outdoors on our “garden patio”. Call 715-845-8541 for details or to sign up.  Cost is only $10 to help offset expenses.

HOLY WEEK: March 29 – April 5, 2015

JOIN US AT NEW HOPE FOR HOLY WEEK SERVICES – Visitors and newcomers welcome!

  Palm Sunday – March 29:  Worship service at 9:30 AM.  Sunday School children’s annual “Palm Processional” to begin the service.

Good Friday Service – April 3:  Communion service at 7:00 PM. This service of rememberance and reflection on the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ will help you reflect on the price Jesus paid for us on the Cross.  Communion served.

Resurrection Sunday (Easter) – April 5:  In glorious celebration we will gather on Easter Sunday for the following services and breakfast:

7:30-8:00 AM:  Early Praise and Worship – This is a lively time of music and celebration beginning the Easter activities!

8:00-9:00 AM:  Easter Breakfast for all, hosted by the Fellowship Team.

*  9:30-10:45 AM:  Easter Worship Service – A time filled with beautiful music, uplifing message, scripture and celebration of our resurrected Lord!  “HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!”

Join us for worship – Sunday mornings at 9:30!

Are you looking for a church home for your family?  Have you missed attending church for a while and looking for a place to belong?  Winter blues got you down and need to bask in a little “Son”-shine and fellowship?  New Hope invites you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM!  After the service stick around for some refreshments while we get acquainted.  Then Sunday school classes are offered from 11:00 – 11:50 AM for all ages, preschool through adult.  Children’s classes are broken down by age group so Bible lessons can be taught age appropriately.  Generally two or three adult electives are offered for you to choose from.  New Hope currently is being served by interim specialized transitional minister, Pastor Bruce Wilterdink. He is serving in all capacities of a regular minister as well as assisting our congregation in the search for a new pastor!  This is truly an exciting time at NHCC!  Join us!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChristmas Eve Candle-lighting Service  at  New Hope Community Church

Worship with us this Christmas Eve – Dec. 24th, 2014 -7:00 PM

Christmas music and carols, a special visit from the angel Gabriel, and the traditional candle-lighting ceremony at the end of the service. Invite your family and friends!


Church life has been very busy at New Hope Community Church!  In the past few months, we have said good-bye and “until we we meet again” to our beloved Pastor Dan & Lauren Eisnor and family, with a church-wide potluck and send-off.  This spring, God called Pastor Dan to ministry in Grand Haven, Michigan.  We have since been blessed with guest pastors and preaching elders in our pulpit each week.  God truly does provide and grow us even in times of vacancy!

We are getting ready for Vacation Bible School (more information can be found under the Education tab on the Youth and Children’s drop down boxes).

Several members of our church family give unselfishly to the beautification of our grounds by planting flowers and tending to the landscaping.  If you see George & Carol in church be sure to tell them “Thanks!”  The church will be getting a new roof soon which is a God-send following a very leaky winter season.  We praise Him for it!  There will soon be a new handicap accessible door installed at the north entrance door which will make getting to church much easier for our elderly and disabled.  Praise God!

We’d love to have you worship with us!  Our Sunday service is at 9:30 AM and there’s plenty of fellowship that happens in Fellowship Hall following the service.  Join us this summer!


WORSHIP at New Hope Community Church is held each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.  We are a congregation of believers from all walks of life – some work the land and specialize in agriculture, others are business owners or office workers, there are those in the medical field, are homeschool educators, stay-at-home moms and dads, those who work in production, retired folk and more!  In addition, our congregation is comprised of many spiritual backgrounds, brought together to love, serve and worship the Lord Jesus Christ as one body.

If you are seeking a church home, please consider joining us on Sunday mornings for worship at 9:30 AM.  We offer Christian education classes for preschool through adult from 11:00-11:50 Sunday mornings September through May.  Or call the church office at 715-845-8541 to speak with Pastor Dan about who we are and the programs we offer for you and your family.

We have just entered into the season of Lent and Holy Week and Easter are just around the corner.  Many people are drawn to God during this season.  If you are questioning what it means to be “Christian” or have not been to “church” in a while, this is a great time to come on back or call to speak with our pastor about your questions.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  -John 3:16

Near record snowfall – sub zero temps – wind chill advisories – Winter in Wisconsin!

Even though winter has taken its toll on many of us this year, the warmth of God’s love continues to be poured out at New Hope Community Church!  Sunday mornings at NHCC bring new opportunities each week to bask in the Word as Pastor Dan brings messages about God’s Covenant to His people.  “God’s Covenant in the Garden”, “God’s Covenant with Abram”, Covenant Confirmed to Isaac and Jacob”, “God’s Covenant with Moses and Israel” are just a few!  Discover with us how God connects the Old Testament and New Testament – His story with the Church today – our story within His story.  In the next few weeks leading up to the celebration of Easter, we will continue the journey through the Bible with “Israel’s Sin and Breaking of the Covenant”, “New Covenant Prophesied”, “New Covenant Fulfilled in Christ”, “Gentiles Grafted into The Covenant”, and more!

Sunday School classes for all ages continue with several for adults as well.

Wednesday Night Activites continue to meet for children preschool through high school.  A women’s Bible study also meets on Wednesday to which all ladies are welcome.

Join us at NHCC as we wrap up winter and look expectantly toward spring!  Watch for more information coming soon about our Easter Resurrection Celebration on Sunday, April 20, 2014!



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014   –  9:15 AM – 2:00 PM


“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess His name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”  (Hebrews 13:15-16)

ALL ladies are invited to the 2014 Winter Retreat entitled, “Sacrifice of Praise”.  Guest speaker Carol Hochhalter grew up in a Christian home, attended a life-giving church in South Haven, Michigan.  After college, she and her husband Tom, served in a number of churches in youth, worship and family ministry with a brief time in Papua New Guinea.  For the last 17 years, Carol’s ministry focus has been worship: leading worship at a church, studying worship at the Institute for Worship Studies in Florida, and teaching worship at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, MI.  We are very excited to welcome Carol to our retreat and to hear what God has laid upon her heart to teach us.

WELCOME & REFRESHMENTS at 9:15 AM.  Salad lunch at noon.  Dismissal at 2:00 PM.

TO REGSITER, call the church office at 715-845-8541 or email your registration to info@newhopewausau.org


NEW HOPE CHURCH-WIDE AUCTION FUND-RAISER for youth mission projects to be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.  Doors open at 9AM; bidding begins at 10AM.  Baked goods and lunch available on site.