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September 14, 2013

Worship at New Hope Community at Worship 10:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. | Kingdom Kids Worship (Rooms 121/122) -10:30 a.m | Middle School Worship (Room 206) -10:30 a.m.

Praise and Worship

connect. serve. grow.

Ed Garcia

Message Remodeling Your Marriage (Happily Ever After, Pt. 2) Pastor Mike and Lorie Speegle

Community Life

Brian Wright (First Service) Colin Jeffers (Second Service)

Closing Thought

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Highland Day

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Family Tools

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Pastor Mike Speegle

Save Y our Spot at Church Camp Oct. 18-20, Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center near Hagerstown, Md. Nice cabins with facilities and hotel-style rooms available. Great activities for all ages. Food served Friday night through Sunday morning. Only 150 spaces, so sign up TODAY at lookingforachurch.org/camp!


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Welcome to New Hope! We're here to help you grow in your spiritual journey. This page highlights some exciting ways for you and your family to make meaningful

Pathfinders, a Christian co-ed scouting group for Grade 5 through high school, meets TODAY, 1 p.m., multipurpose room. Class A (formal dress) uniforms required.

High School lunch and afternoon hangout, Guilford Park Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Free food and free fun! Get more details at the AskMe Desk, in the high school trailer or from Mr. Blair,

Ignite your prayer life and deepen your relationship with God, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room. September theme: persistent prayer. Tim Nelson will be speaking.

connections and grow your relationship with God.  If there is anything we can do to support you on your journey, let us know.

Church Office Mon-Thu 9a-5p, Fri 10a-2p Phone/Text Message 410-541-6394 Email info@lookingforachurch.org

------------------------Adventurers, the co-ed scouting group for pre-K through Grade 4, starts a new ministry year TODAY, 1 p.m., second floor.

hs@newhopelovesfamilies.com.

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Open House sponsored by the New Hope Marriage Ministry TODAY. Resources for strengthening your marriage, opportunities to sign up for a small group, etc. Room 215, 12:00 pm.

Financial Peace University starts, 6:30-8 p.m. This lifechanging class, taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by New Hope's Michael Adu will help you achieve your financial goals.

Get Up and Move, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Don't miss this fun physical fitness day at New Hope! Check out the activities planned for all ages and sign up at the Ask-Me Desk.

Registration and more info: lookingforachurch.org/fpu.

CHURCH LIFE Welcome guests! We’re glad you’re here today. You can find out more about New Hope in Seven Minutes or Less, a brief information session after today’s worship service at the front left of the worship center.

Young Adults Potluck, Sept. 28, after second service. Bring your favorite dish to share at our potluck! For details, send an email to info@youngadultsconnect.com.

FAMILY MINISTRIES

Pray with people from all over the world! New Hope is partnering with the Let’s Pray TV program to answer the prayer line, Sept. 17, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Hope Channel (at Adventist Church World Headquarters). To get involved, text PRAY to 410-541-6394.

www.newhopelovesfamilies.com The Children's Ministry theme for this quarter is "The Kings of Israel." Children will discover attributes of God through stories from the Old Testament. In today's lesson, they will learn that God is kind. The Bible story is in 2 Samuel 9, David is kind to Mephibosheth.

Sign up for Starting Point, an eight-week class that offers a safe place for anyone with questions about God, Sept. 28-Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m. Space is limited. For details, visit lookingforachurch.org/startingpoint.

The next family dedication is Oct. 5. To schedule your family for a dedication, contact Prithy at 301-854-1866.

YOUNG ADULTS www.youngadultsconnect.com Connect, a Bible study group just for young adults, meets Sabbaths from 11 a.m. to noon in the trailer. Let’s explore the lifechanging teachings of God’s Word together!

The new Parents/Mothers Room, located upstairs overlooking the worship center, is the perfect place to feed or change your little ones — or just let them crawl — without missing the sermon.

STAY CONNECTED: @newhopefulton

Share a Meal With the Homeless Connect with your community and serve a meal to homeless individuals at Grassroots, Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m. All are welcome! For more info, contact Nathan Taylor at 478-737-4224. 

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Volunteer for Highland Day! Highland Day is around the corner, and we're still seeking volunteers to support New Hope's activities at this annual family festival here in Howard County.

New Hope is one of dozens of exhibitors participating in the day, joining local businesses, artists and community groups. Our contributions include another year of Olympic-style contests, blowup games, a health/massage table and crafts. Our involvement presents a unique opportunity to introduce the

The Oct. 5 event draws an estimated 3,000 people and takes place just a mile from the church, at the intersection of routes 216 and 108. It serves to celebrate the Highland, Md., community. The festivities will include a parade and costume contest, among other

community to our church, letting people know we are in the

neighborhood — and that they are welcome anytime.  Help us make the day a Help us make the day a success by volunteering for the event! We need helping hands for before, during and success ! after the festival. Please check out the volunteer time slots

attractions. There's also plenty of activity for

below and sign up TODAY — at the information desk in the

kids (some of which we'll be providing!), who can enjoy

lobby or by contacting Laura Krause, New Hope's outreach

games, face painting, a fishing hole and a visit from the fire

committee chair, at lauracrause@lookingforachurch.org or

department.

607-425-7743.

Volunteer Today!

LEARN MORE

We need volunteers on the day of the Oct.5 festival to man the blow-up games (four to eight people) and to help with:

Setup: 7:30-10 a.m. Activities: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The massage/health table (three people); crafts (two or three people); the music (three or four people); The drinks table (one person); and registration (four people at different times throughout the day)

Tear Down Come lend your helping hands!

lookingforachurch.org/highlandday

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The Back Page follows the Bible lessons that children and youth are studying and serves to help kids and adults 2012 @newhopefulton continue the spiritual discussion at home and establish patterns of a devotional life.

Thought for the Week Jeffrey works at my neighborhood Giant. His job is to collect the shopping carts from all over the parking lot and return them to where they belong. In blazing heat and even gales of rain, he is there, diligently doing his job -always with a smile on his face. Jeffrey has developmental challenges. His gait is sometimes unsteady, his arms swing unnaturally when he walks, his glasses magnify his eyes three times their normal size, his speech is hard to decipher, and sometimes he drools. But he is very serious about his responsibilities and often does extra things for customers. When someone pulls up, he will have a cart ready for them. He will walk others to their car and return the cart for them. He will stop traffic so someone can easily back out of a parking spot. He will greet people as they enter and leave the store. When it rains, he will hold a large umbrella over people's heads as they walk to their cars.

of the way, retard.” Yet Jeffrey never stopped smiling. In a recent conversation with the assistant store manager, I commended Jeffrey for his good works and kindness. The manager told

God’s Daily Word Use the following passages to explore more biblical perspectives on kindness.

me that Jeffrey was the kindest person he had ever met. He said, “I really don’t think he has the capacity to understand what unkindness is. Regardless of how others treat him, kindness is all he knows.” He added that Giant has received dozens of letters from customers whose lives have been changed because of Jeffrey’s kindness.

SUNDAY

1 Corinthians 13:1-7

MONDAY

Colossians 3:12-14

TUESDAY

Ephesians 4:32; Proverbs 3:3

Sometimes the simplicity of one trait is all it takes to transform the world.

WEDNESDAY

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12).

THURSDAY

Hebrews 13:1-2

 Romans 2:4; Luke 6:31

FRIDAY

But sometimes people are unkind to him. They avoid him or tell him to get out of the way. They do not acknowledge his greeting or laugh as he walks past. One day as he was struggling to push a line of carts, someone blared a horn and yelled, “Get out

Micah 6:8; John 13:34-35

Ann Roda Pastor for Families annroda@lookingforachurch.org

Weekly Challenge Are you kind out of simple politeness rather than true kindness? Ask God to show you how to take the extra step of turning those into acts of kindness, and then follow through.

AUGUST GIVING REPORT ($) Monthly Goal

For the Family Create a “Kindness Needed" jar. Have everyone jot down a kindness request and put it in the jar. Make sure all kindness requests are things anybody in the family could accomplish. Then have family members each draw one out. During the week, have every person follow through to complete the kindness request he or she received.

Find us: 12350 Hall Shop Road, Fulton, MD 20759 Call us/ send a text message: 410-541-NEWH (6394) Email us: info@lookingforachurch.org Visit us online: www.lookingforachurch.org

Received in July

Received to Date

Goal to Date

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Tithe

80,199.91

587,976.98

Church Budget ($41,855.41)

40,014.17

289,596.82 334,843.28

Mortgage ($13,623)

11,013.52

57,275.84

108,984.00

Today, if you aren’t sure where MYNEWHOPECHURCH.COM/GIVE

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New Hope Bulletin 09.14.13