You don’t have to be around New Hope long to see and/or hear one of our favorite slogans: “Introduce People to the God of Love by showing them the Love of God”. If you are yearning for a place to plug in and share the gifts and talents that God has given you, then we invite you to continue reading this section of ministry teams that we have formed ‘in-Church’ as well as ministry partnerships that we have entered with several community agencies.
Feel free to contact Pastor Michelle if you feel God’s tug on your sleeve to get involved in one of the following community ministry teams.
In accordance with Acts 1:8, we are committed being involved at all times in at least one Local, Regional and International ministry. Here is an overview of our current ministry commitments.
Arnold Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is on our regular ‘rotation’ of monthly collection efforts, but we also encourage people to get directly involved as volunteers at the Pantry itself.
We also donate the proceeds from some of our “fundraiser” events to the Pantry.
Collections for Ministry Partners
Each month we choose one of our local, regional or international ministry partners and collect items to be sent for the purpose of furthering their missional purpose.
New Directions Ministry
This minstry partner is located in the north lowel level of the sanctuary. They focus on assisting the homeless and our underprivileged neighbors with basic needs such as clothing, food, free showers, access to free laundry service, employability skills, and real world readiness. To learn more, click on this box.
“We’ve Got Your Back” Clothing Closet
This ministry is designed to provide infants to adults emergency clothing in the case of traumatic event or economic need. Please call the Church Office with information regarding clothing size(s) needed. We typically are able to provide a week’s worth of clothing.
Brenden's Friday Backpack
It’s astounding how many of our local families are living below or near the poverty line. It is not unusual for children to go the entire weekend without food. As such, we participate in a local ministry which gives children in need a back-back full of food and basic personal care items to take home with them from school for the weekend.
Head Start and Early Head Start
This organization is located in the south lower level of of administration building. Their programs support a comprehensive approach to early childhood education focusing on the most economically challenged families in our community. Head Start offers an all-inclusive program, offering early childhood education, family support, health, nutrition, disabilities and mental health services. To learn more, click on this box.
Other Local groups and Community Organization
Many organizations use our facility for meetings. Here are a few.
AA Group -Essentials of Recovery
Trauma Mamas – Mothers who have experienced trauma.
Boy Scout Troop 501
United Women of Faith
NAMI Family – NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Bold Faith Friends
United Methodist Men
Epworth Children & Family Services
Epworth is a residential facility where children who do not have the luxury of a sustainable traditional home environment are welcomed in and taught the life skills needed to provide a stable, loving environment for themselves and their own families in the future. This is another place where we push ourselves to go being mere ‘fundraisers’ in order to get involved personally as volunteers within their various ministries.