Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” – Deuteronomy 15:11

New Hope Church’s mission is to release people to serve Christ in our local, national, and global communities. We dedicate 10% of our financial offerings to New Hope Church to support various missions and ministries. 

Did you know the month of May is National Foster Care Month? Our hope is that this month we recognize each of us can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care as New Hope has an opportunity to to partner with Franklin County Children Services in celebrating and supporting 74 current foster children graduates!

The average foster child reaching graduation will have changed schools five different times in their high school career. That, coupled with ever-changing support systems and other factors impacting learning, makes this accomplishment all the more impressive. You can help honor these great kids by donating your time, gifts, and finances. 

Here is how YOU can get involved:
1) Time – Sign-up to decorate for a graduation party that will be held for these graduates. Volunteers will decorate on May 22nd from 8:30-11am. Click HERE to sign-up.

2) Gifts – Donate any of the following NEW items: XL Twin or Full/Queen size bedding sets, XL Twin or Full/Queen size sheet sets, Towels and Washcloths, Pillows, Throw Blankets, Alarm Clock Radio, Laundry Baskets, Water Bottles/Travel Mugs, Bags/Luggage/Backpacks

3) Finances – Target or WalMart gift cards of any denomination (If over $25, please consider breaking into multiple cards), a cash/check/phone donation to the subject FCCS Graduation  (All money will be used to buy supplies for the party and gifts/gift cards for the graduates)

All donations need to be turned in by May 12th (Mother’s Day). Please contact Sarah Palsma with questions at palsma@newhopeworship.comTHANK YOU!

Financial and General Support –

Adult Mission Trip – Every other year a group of adults travels to Appalachia to share the love of God with the people of Jackson County, Kentucky, where over a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. Our team helps with household repairs, yard work, and other projects.
Benevolences – New Hope takes a true scriptural approach to giving by tithing 10% of our offerings to various ministries. The church’s tithing, referred to as benevolences, supports organizations here in Central Ohio as well as national and international ministries.
Columbus Tutoring Initiative – Once a week during the school year, volunteers visit a local elementary school and help students with reading. All training and materials are provided.
Disaster Relief – New Hope supports relief efforts in the United States and around the world through the RCA CARE Network (Compassionate Action and Relief Efforts). During times of disaster or critical need, special collections are taken at New Hope and sent to RCA CARE for efficient use and distribution. You may also donate at any time by visiting the RCA CARE Donations Page, where you can make a secure online payment and choose the project you’d like to support. For more information on how these funds are used, please see the RCA CARE Financial Trust and Transparency Policy.
Endowment Fund – The mission of the New Hope Church Endowment Fund Board is to enhance discipleship and stewardship for the continual long-term growth of New Hope’s Christian ministries within the community. We are currently accepting grant applications. Please click HERE to download the application.
Helping Hands – Helping Hands supports those recovering from illness or dealing with the loss of a loved one by providing meals, running errands, babysitting, providing transportation, offering prayer, and helping with other basic daily needs. If you’re in need of this type of assistance, please contact the church office anytime, or call 614.766.5445.
Mission of Mercy – The Tammy A. Evans Mission of Mercy Team provides financial and other assistance to people in our community who contact the church for help, or are referred to New Hope by local school counselors. Mission of Mercy also sponsors an annual Christmas outreach, providing gifts for children and families who struggle during the holidays. The team is named in memory of Tammy Evans, who for many years devoted countless hours and endless love to this ministry.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Each December our volunteers ring a bell for the Salvation Army at local stores, raising funds to help those in need have a Merry Christmas. Providing unpaid volunteers also helps the Salvation Army keep their costs down, leaving more money to help others.
Welcome Team – Our Welcome Team staffs the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings to greet people and answer any questions visitors or others may have.

Fighting Hunger –

Columbus Hunger Project – Sponsored by Feeding Children Everywhere, the Columbus Hunger Project provides healthy meals for hungry children in Central Ohio. Funds are raised by Feeding Children Everywhere to purchase the food, and volunteers assemble the meals for distribution.
Dublin Food Pantry – New Hope holds several food drives each year for the Dublin Food Pantry, and provides volunteers to staff the pantry on a rotating basis with other local churches. New Hope also supports the Dublin Food Pantry financially through its benevolences.
His Place – New Hope is one of several churches participating in His Place, a community dinner at St. John’s Episcopal Church near downtown Columbus, by serving hot meals to those in need. New Hope prepares and serves dinner at His Place several times a year. Volunteers help serve the food and clean up after dinner. New Hope also supports His Place financially through its benevolences.

Spiritual Support –

Prayer Ministry – New Hope’s prayer ministry offers prayer support for any needs you may have, and meets once a month to share prayer concerns, praise reports, and simply pray together.
Stephen Ministry – Stephen Ministry offers those facing spiritual or personal challenges a one-to-one caring, confidential relationship with a trained lay person. Some who benefit from this ministry include people who are ill, have suffered a loss, or who are lonely, disabled, or homebound.