July 15, 2017
Dear Friends, Siblings in Christ,
We hope and pray that your summer is off to a great start and you are enjoying this wonderful world God has created.
We want to provide you with an update from our Stewardship Commission and envision with you toward the future.
New Hope remains vital in speaking Christ's love to our community and world.
We continue centering ourselves in Word and Sacrament each Sunday. We’re building stronger relationships through fellowship gatherings, mutual support in times of need, and in our celebrations. We’re addressing real needs in our community through our support of the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Fort Bend Family Promise, and our daily vocations. We continue to reach out to our world through our relationship with El Buen Pastor.
New Hope is strong. Our ministry is healthy and our success is seen in the many bright spots through which God is at work and Christ is revealed.
Just a few of our bright spots include:
the many new members continuing to join our New Hope family…
our excellent worship and music ministry…
the emphasis and continued leadership of our youth in our ministry…
the prayerful discernment and forward visioning of our LEAD team…
the continued beautification of our property, including our prayer garden…
Where do you see bright spots at New Hope?
Where would you like to see more?
New Hope has stabilized its financial position. And we continue dreaming and planning for the future.
We’ve increased and are committed to continue our giving to our partners in ministry through the Gulf Coast Synod. We continue to make needed repairs and updates to our campus. The exit drive sinkhole has been repaired, and our ministries are being funded.
And…we want to continue dreaming and visioning about what our ministry could be, and work with you to begin to fund those dreams.
Your support has been vital in helping us do God’s wonderful work in our community. If your giving for the remainder of the year matches the giving during the same period last year, we should make our budget.
Please remember to continue your support during the summer months when vacations and time away are more frequent. Please consider signing up for online giving to make it even easier to meet your pledge commitment and to continue to support the work of New Hope.
You can sign up at http://bit.ly/NHLCgiving
Thank you, so much, for your support, your commitment to our life together, your participation in this community of faith, and your prayers for New Hope.
With your help, we can continue to be a bright spot in our neighborhood, our city, and our world.
— Your Stewardship Commission —