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.

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – Sun., March 17 following the service

There will be an important Congregational Meeting on Sunday, March 17, 2019 immediately after the Sunday morning service. The purpose of the meeting will be to get information from the Denominational Steering Committee and vote on leaving the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and going to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  The Steering Committee has been looking into different denominations since the congregational survey in December 2018 which indicated 92 percent desired leaving the RCA.  At the Special Congregational Meeting the Steering Committee will present how they reached their decision and make recommendation to unite with the PCA. The Consistory on February 26, 2019 unanimously recommended bringing it to a vote by the congregation at a meeting March 17, 2019. There will be a time for questions from the congregation.

Women’s “Breathe” Bible Study

The mid-winter women’s Bible study, “Breathe” by Pricilla Shirer has had to be postponed numerous times already due to snowstorms and frigid weather.  We were able to begin the study on Feb. 19 but due to continued snowy weather we are postponing the final 4 study sessions until March 12, 19, 26 (skipping April 2 for Ruby’s Pantry) and finishing up on April 9. We’re excited to continue our study and learn what God has to teach us about Sabboth living!  If you have questions or would like to join this study (since we’ve only met once so far), call the church office at 715-845-8541.

Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 – RUBY’S PANTRY

Ruby's Pantry Facebook Profile SquareThe next Pop-up  Ruby’s Pantry at New Hope Community Church is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd 2019.   Doors open at 4:30 PM; distribution is from 5:30-7:00 PM.  Remember to bring two large totes/containers to take your food home in.  If you have a cooler that may be helpful to take your for your cold/frozen food home in.

Helpful hints:  Wear weather appropriate clothing – the line forms outside. A lawn chair is helpful if you wish to sit while in line. Bring your own snack if necessary as the pantry takes place over the supper hour.  Restroom facilities before the doors open at 4:30 PM are available 3 miles south on County Road J in the Commerce Crossing/Arby’s building.

Visit www.rubyspantry.org for more information about the pantry or search Rubys Pantry- Wausau on Facebook.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP PLANS EXCITING SEASON FOR 2018-19

LADIES!  Mark your calender for a fun country outing on Saturday, Nov. 3rd for the Women’s Fellowship season kick-off!  A calendar of events for the season will be available at the kick-off so you can invite friends and family and plug the dates into your calendar.  Details coming very soon … because “thumbthing” is happening!!

 

Farewell Gathering for Pastor Dan and Renee’

Farewell Gathering for Pastor Dan and Renee’ on Thursday, September 27, 4-7pm at Riverside Park shelter, 1st Avenue and Sherman St., Wausau.  Cards and notes of encouragement are appropriate.

RUBY’S PANTRY

Due to the snowstorm on Tuesday, April 3, the first Ruby’s Pantry had to be canceled for the safety of all.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Ruby’s Pantry is now scheduled to begin next month on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Doors will open at 4:30 PM and the pantry distribution is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

 

GOOD FRIDAY – March 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Good Friday Service of Remembrance and Communion

Friday, March 30 at 7:00 PM

Please join us for this solemn worship experience as we remember the journey Jesus took to the cross and the price He paid for our sin.  Communion will be served.

 

LIVING MISSIONALLY: Kids Hope Mentorship Program about to begin at NHCC!

Kids Hope USA (www.kidshopeusa.org) builds life-changing relationships one at a time: One Child. One Hour. One School. One Church.

Over two decades ago, Dr. Virgil Gulker researched a question that led to Kids Hope USA’s launch: How can churches have the greatest impact on America’s at-risk children?

Kids Hope USA has come to Wausau, Wisconsin!  One Child. One Hour. One School (Hewitt-Texas Elementary School). One Church (New Hope Community).

New Hope Community Church eagerly anticipates the kick-off of Kids Hope USA right here in Wausau.  Being the first in our area, we can’t wait to see the positive results from this mentorship program.  Our trained mentors are carefully partnered with at-risk children at one local school.  And, how amazing would it be to see Kids Hope grow as  other area congregations partner with more schools and change the lives of children from across our community in a positive way!  One Church – One School – One Child – One Hour – at a time.

Last Spring, New Hope embarked on a prayerful journey, and sought God’s direction in how we as a congregation might become more missional to the community around us.  Renee’ Jelsma, New Hope’s Director of Renewal and Missional Living was familiar with the Kids Hope program which is widely utilized in her home state of Michigan.  After months of planning, Donna DeKoning was trained and became co-director with Renee’ and the implementation process began.

We are excited to announce that Kids Hope USA will begin its partnership with Hewitt-Texas Elementary School, Wausau, within the next few weeks.  A big shout out to principal Phil Beck who assisted in referring students, and our trained mentors are currently being matched.

If you would like to know more about Kids Hope USA and how it can make a positive influence in the life of one child at a time, call Renee’ at 715-845-8541.

CHRISTMAS EVE 2017

 

Worship with us on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Traditional Christmas carols, Scripture readings, and a message entitled, “Where Do You Fit in the Story?” with candle-lighting at the close of the service.

Children’s Christmas Pageant

“The Christmas County Spelling Bee” will be presented on Sunday morning, December 10th at 9:30 AM!  You won’t want to miss this year’s Sunday School Children’s Christmas Pageant!  There will be a fellowship time following the service, Christmas punch and coffee will be provided.