A sampling of Church Life at New Hope Presbyterian Church.

24 Things That Love Is

24 Things That Love Is

What is love? You won’t find the best answer on the pages of Wikipedia, Merriam-Webster or Shakespeare. No, the best definition of love was established at an event, the most important event in human history: the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Strong relationships

Strong relationships

Ideally, build up the “reserve” of trust and relationship so they are strong when issues arise—helping the prevailing attitude to be one of respect, intimacy, and genuine love. Build relationships deliberately through relationship-building activities:

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The Unlimited Plan

The Unlimited Plan

If you spend any time watching television, you’re bound to have seen commercials from the major phone networks offering unlimited plans. What an attractive offer. No restrictions, no limits, nothing to get in between you and the way you want to use your device.

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The Doctor’s Office

The Doctor’s Office

Over the past few years, I’ve been to the doctor’s office more times than I would like to count. I don’t like seeing the doctor, because it’s a reminder that my health is out of my control.

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Hurricane Relief: A Triple Whammy!

Hurricane Relief: A Triple Whammy!

The United States has suffered a “Triple Whammy” thanks to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria hitting us within a month of one another! And not only the United States, but more specifically, the OPC.

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Advent Is For Lovers

Advent Is For Lovers

Advent Is For Lovers: from Paul Tripp Ministries. If there was a vote to select the most devastating passage in the Bible, Genesis 6:5-6 needs to be a leading candidate:

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Art Fair Tonight!

Art Fair Tonight!

Here is the Art Camp 2017 Day 5 update and an invitation to the Art Fair tonight. Come see your children’s art on display, find out the meaning of the word “Chihuly”, and enjoy refreshments…

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Give Thanks For More This Year

Give Thanks For More This Year

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for beauty. God has filled his world with such magnificent beauty, and more amazingly, has given us – undeserving rebels that we are – the ability to sense and delight in his beautiful creation.

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Art Camp 2017 Day 4

Art Camp 2017 Day 4

Another great day! We learned about cubism while making Pablo Picasso-inspired self-portraits, and we learned about the properties of light while making chalk pastel drawings of a candle.

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2017 Art Camp Day 2

2017 Art Camp Day 2

Our second day of Art Camp was such a blessing! We used pointillism to decorate our own rocks, we built sun-catchers, and we made Kandinsky circles! Plus, we had a blast with some fun new games!

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Reformation Day

Reformation Day

This week many of us will be celebrating Reformation Day; moreover, this year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. What is the Reformation, and what does it mean to be “Reformed”?

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2017 Art Camp Day 1

2017 Art Camp Day 1

We’re off to a great start! We had a wonderful first day of Art Camp: we began studying Psalm 19, and how the sky tells us how great God is.

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A Good Word for Today: Faith

A Good Word for Today: Faith

A Good Word for Today: Faith What do we mean by the word “faith”? A sense of optimism and hope? A generally positive outlook on life? Is it religious belief? Is faith a “leap in the dark”? Is it blind (as in “blind faith”)? Is faith the opposite of science or reason?

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Art Camp 2017 Save the Dates

Art Camp 2017 Save the Dates

Art Camp 2017 is just around the corner, make sure you save the dates. The Art Camp theme this year is “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God”. Art Camp dates are Monday-Friday, July 17-21 2017. Art Camp 2017 is for Grades 1st-7th. More information and an online signup form to come.

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The Biggest Story

The Biggest Story

At Art Camp last year, the kids enjoyed hearing lessons from the beautifully illustrated book, The Biggest Story. Now, the amazing artwork of The Biggest Story is available on dvd, just in time for Easter! Children and adults of all ages will be meeting in the sanctuary during the Sunday School hour at 11:45am to enjoy this brief (30 minute) film together. This is a great opportunity to re-live the fun and excitement of Art Camp—and get excited about this year’s Art Camp– while celebrating the resurrection of our Lord together.

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Monthly shepherding groups

Great fellowship

Art camp

Celebrating a birthday

Art Fair

Catching up with friends

March for Life in Washington DC

Young adult activities

Active youth group

Community outreach

Make new friends

Ladies' Ministries

Good conversations

Summer outdoor movie nights

Fun fellowship

Special celebrations

Time for dessert?

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