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October 05, 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 (Oct. 12) -10:30 a.m.

Praise and Worship Katina Chappell

Message

connect. serve. grow.

REconciled/REpented: Facing Ourselves Pastor Mike Speegle

Community Life

Community Life

Marty Chappell (First Service) Pastor Ann Roda (Second Service)

Closing Thought

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New Hope Goes Pink

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Family Resources

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Pastor Mike Speegle

Highland Day is TODAY We’d love to see you at our booth in exhibit area #2, on the left side of routes 216 and 108. Parking is available at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 12430 Scaggsville Road. A free shuttle will pick you up and drop you off in exhibit area #1. Come meet your neighbors!


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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

Ignite your prayer life and deepen your relationship with God, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room. Lisa Greene will be our speaker.

Mark your calendars for Communion taking place during both services.

Meeting on High School Mission Trip to Panama, 9:30 a.m., in the modular unit. High school students and parents are invited to attend this breakfast and meeting about the Panama trip in

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

June 2014. For more info, send an email to info@newhopelovesfamilies.com.

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Adventurers, the co-ed scouting group for pre-K through Grade 4, next meets Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., at the church. Activities include dinner, a bonfire and s’mores. For more info, email

There will be no Kids Church. Instead, Kids Church will be held at the New Hope Church Camp at Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center.

Join the New Hope Church community! Come to the Entrance to New Hope class, 1:30 p.m. Lunch and child care provided. Register at lookingforachurch.org, text “membership” and your

info@newhopelovesfamilies.com.

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 info session after today’s worship service at the front left of the worship center. Church camp is Oct. 18-20, at 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. Sign up TODAY at lookingforachurch.org/camp! Can’t make the whole weekend at church camp? Get a $20 DAY PASS and enjoy Sabbath at Mt. Aetna! Come for inspiring teaching, activities for all ages, lunch, dinner and evening worship and entertainment. Register at lookingforachurch.org/camp. Pray with people from all over the world! New Hope is partnering with the Let’s Pray TV program to answer the prayer line, Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m., at the Hope Channel (at Adventist Church World Headquarters). To get involved, email info@lookingforachurch.org.

email address to 410-541-6394, or call Lynne 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 life-changing teachings of God’s Word together!

FAMILY MINISTRIES www.newhopelovesfamilies.com In today’s lesson, children will learn that God gives us wisdom. The Bible story is found in 1 Kings 2:1-4; 3:3-28. “Solomon asks for Wisdom and God Gives It to Him.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Art of Marriage small groups! Visit the information table in the lobby to get more info and to find out about other marriageoriented events. Serve in Kids Church! Kids Church is an amazing ministry that creates a worship experience for children that is geared toward their age. Stop by the table in the hallway for more info.

Young Adults Worship at the Campfire! We had so much fun the last time, we're doing it again on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Join New Hope Young Adults around the campfire at the church for worship, fellowship and s’mores. Lester Ortiz will speak.

The next family dedication is Nov. 2. To schedule, contact Prithy at 301-854-1866.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month This month, New Hope joins many throughout the nation in going pink to raise awareness about breast cancer, the most common cancer affecting women today. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, after lung cancer. A woman in the United States has a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. But breast cancer doesn’t just affect women: Though rare for men, they too should be vigilant and go for screening as prescribed by their physician.

NEW HOPE GOES PINK

In good news, U.S. death rates from breast cancer have dropped 34 percent since 1990, according to the American Cancer Society — likely resulting from earlier detection and better treatment. Right now, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Catching and treating breast cancer early are key to surviving the disease. Consider signing up for the American Cancer Society’s screening reminder at http://bit.ly/SGbH8e.

Local Breast Cancer Events

Four steps for breast cancer awareness:

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Make healthy lifestyle choices. Get screened. Known what is normal for you. Make healthy lifestyle choices.

Although there's no sure-fire way to prevent breast cancer, certain habits are linked to a lower risk of it developing or returning:

Be physically active. Evidence is growing that regular physical activity helps reduce your breast cancer risk. It also helps keep your weight under control, which may also lower your risk.

Eat a healthy diet. Studies link a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy products to a reduced breast cancer risk. A healthy diet also helps you stay at a healthy weight.

Health Ministries will host a pink day for breast cancer awareness Oct. 26. Stay tuned for details on upcoming activities!

Throughout October Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Baltimore, the District of Columbia (tomorrow!) and other Maryland cities (cancer.org for details)

Oct. 20 21st Annual Komen Maryland Hunt Valley Race for the Cure (komenmd.org for details)

Sources: American Cancer Society, Department of Health and Human Services, National Breast Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen Maryland.

At the Weekend to Remember marriage getaway, you can put aside life’s daily distractions and focus on each other again. Leave the weekend with encouragement, hope and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. It’s worth the investment!

When: Nov. 22-24 Where: Leesburg, Va. More info: Email info@newhopelovesfamilies.com Register: familylife.com/weekend Discount: Use code newhopesda

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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

God’s Daily Word

I was upset, and she knew it immediately. She said, “Talk to me,” and I unloaded a deluge of tears, frustration and anger. Sometimes when I’m very upset, my thoughts are disorganized, and my words come out jumbled. This was one of those moments, and I was an emotional wreck. But she understood and listened.

having all your marbles.” When perplexed by a question or dilemma, I often search for answers from Google, Wikipedia, friends, family members and mentors. Only when none of the answers satisfy me do I remember to ask God. I want to change that in my life. I want God to be my first and only source for knowledge and wisdom.

Her name is Duane, and she was my mentor as I started in pastoral ministry. She helped me navigate the delicate nuances of seminary and church organization. She was my advocate, affirming my call to ministry and personally endorsing me to those responsible for hiring pastors. She coached, counseled and sometimes reprimanded me when I was stubborn and demanding. She believed in me and gave me the confidence to embrace the call that God had given me. 

When Solomon became king, God told him to choose whatever he wanted, and it would be given to him. Solomon chose wisdom. I believe Solomon’s request for wisdom was less about the ability to say and do the right thing and more about the ability to listen. To listen to what God had to say and have the courage to follow. This is true wisdom! To go to God first before seeking answers from anyone or anything. This is true wisdom! To know that the true answers to life’s predicaments begin with hearing the voice of God above all else. This is true wisdom! To ask God for the wisdom to seek Him before all else.

SUNDAY

Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 16:16

MONDAY

Proverbs 8:10-11; 2 Timothy 2:7

TUESDAY

Colossians 2:2-3; Proverbs 23:12

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).

FRIDAY

Reflecting on our relationship, I began to realize that she actually hardly gave me any advice at all. In fact, she rarely offered her opinions and perspectives. Our conversations usually consisted of me talking and her listening. She asked many questions and often replied, “So, what do you think you should do?” Our conversations ended with her saying, “I know you will do the right thing.” She listened more than she spoke. She is one of the wisest women I know. What does it mean to be wise? I Googled this question and found thousands of opinions ranging from the sarcastic to the philosophical. One Huffington Post respondent said, “Being 95 years old and still

Use the following passages to explore additional biblical perspectives on wisdom.

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Psalm 107:43; James 3:1 James 1:5-6; Luke 21:1 Proverbs 9:10; Job 12:12-13

Ann Roda Pastor for Families annroda@lookingforachurch.org

Weekly Challenge What is one challenge you are facing this week where you need God’s wisdom? Pray for the wisdom you need, and as God answers your prayers, share those answers with others.

For the Family Read Matthew 7:24-27 as a family. Have fun with this passage. Act it out; have your children draw it; talk about what it means to be wise and foolish. Identify ways each family member can be wise this week. Parents, pray that your children will seek God’s wisdom first above all else.

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

AUGUST GIVING REPORT ($) Monthly Goal

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- Pink Edition 10.05.13