Our desire in having a Women's Ministry is to help every woman at New Hope become a strong woman of God. We want to encounter Jesus in a fresh way, be challenged to include Him in all of life, and lead the next generation to be disciple makers. Through challenging, equipping, and empowering the women of our church to lead and serve, we desire to see healthy marriages and thriving families.
OUR women's ministry offers many ways to get involved:
The Women’s Ministry offers two Bible studies which meet in the fall and spring semesters. One study meets Wednesday mornings at New Hope with JAM (Jesus and Me) Time available for young children. The other study meets Monday evenings at New Hope. The topic changes each fall and spring.
Women’s conferences are scheduled every other year to foster a time of fellowship and spiritual growth for the women of New Hope. These often include an engaging speaker and meal.
We see mentoring relationships as an important part of each woman's spiritual journey. As part of our efforts to connect younger women with older mentors, we offer an Ornaments of Grace class a couple times during the year. Ornaments of Grace is a 7-week Bible-based topical mentoring study for young, married women. Older mentors and younger mentees gather together once a week to study the Word, learn a new recipe or two, and foster potential mentoring relationships. Check the Women's Ministry calendar for the next class.
Once a month, fun events are scheduled for the women of New Hope, and each quarter, a luncheon is scheduled at a local restaurant. This is a great time to meet others and enjoy a fun evening out. Be on the lookout for the next event and sign up with a friend!
Caring women spread God's blessings by making hats and scarves for the homeless and hats for the College Care Packages. They rely on donations of yarn to accomplish this. All are welcome to come! Learn how to knit, crochet, loom knit, or just share in fellowship and prayer.
Secret Prayer Sisters
This is a group of women who encourage and pray for one another throughout the year. We anonymously share our concerns (and praises) with our secret sister knowing that extra prayers will be sent out. We give gifts and enjoy fellowship without a big time commitment. Names are exchanged once a year at our Christmas reveal party (extended till July 2021 due to Covid).
The women of New Hope are committed to serving our church and community. Monthly opportunities include serving at The Caring Center, Classic Reruns, and LOVE Inc. Quarterly opportunities exist with The Mountain House, The Shalom House, and the Boone County Life Center. The women’s ministry also collects care packages twice a year to send to college students and prepares funeral dinners for grieving families as needed. To honor the older generation, the Old Codger breakfast and Ladies Legacy event are hosted each year for those over 70.