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.


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!!



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.



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.


pumpkins_9936cpJOIN US for NHCC’s annual THANKSGIVING EVE DINNER & SERVICE on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd with buffet potluck dinner starting at 5:30 PM.  Service of Thankfulness to follow at 7:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome!  Meat, potatoes & gravy, green beans and beverages provided.  Please bring a side dish and a dessert to complement the meal.  Call 715-845-8541 to say “Yes! We’re coming!” or sign up on the sheet in the narthex (this helps us plan the food quantities).  Hope you and yours can join us!

Jr High Youth Group Presents – Fund Raising Event:

Soup Supper and Movie Night (featuring the hit movie – A Matter of Faith)

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Soup Supper starts at 5:30pm (serving homemade Chili and Cheesy Cream of Broccoli soups – free will offering accepted)

Movie to following supper beginning around 6:30pm (free will offering accepted)

Family friendly event with age appropriate movie and activities for the younger crowd

Ladies! Come experience “Sweet Life Cafe” – Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

SweetLifeCafeLogo_Chalkboard_Tag_LR.Experience “Sweet Life Cafe” at New Hope on Saturday, Oct. 14th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM … a one-day retreat for ladies to discover that LIFE is SWEET when we:  Trust God, Make Time for Jesus, when we are Nourished by Jesus, Serve Others, and Share Jesus with Others.  Cost is only $12 per person which includes all the coffee, hot cocoa, tea and refreshing cold beverages you would like, morning sweets, a salad luncheon with yummy desserts, your “Sweet Life Cafe” participant’s book, a delightful burlap carrying bag, and retreat sessions to grow closer to the Lord!  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to spend sweet time with other ladies in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Oh, and bring your favorite mug along!  Call 715-845-8541 to register.

Pumpkin & Harvest Festival! Oct. 7, 2017

New Hope Community Church invites community,  friends and neighbors to its first ever, fun-filled, family friendly Pumpkin and Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All children will receive a free pumpkin to take home. Lunch will be served along with enticing homemade pumpkin and apple goodies (recipes included).  Outdoor games, indoor activity tables, a hayride and a petting zoo will provide fun for the whole family.  New Hope church is located at  E1045 S County J Wausau. In case of rain, activities will be held inside.