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2015 New Hope News Welcome to

July pulpit schedule July 5 - Reverend Richard Norman preaching in both services: “I Googled God.” July 12 - “Wait for the Lord” -

Communion - Offering goes to UMCOR ‘s One Great Hour of Sharing

July 19 - “Reasons to Love Rainbows” July 26 - “God’s Glory is Revealed” August 2 - “The Lord is My Shepherd” Also on the 2nd

Gospel Guitar Guys - G3 - provide music in both services

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Elli McClary Jack & LaDonna Marshall who have joined our church family.

A note about Vacation Bible School 2015 by Luisa Medina

We are happy to announce that Garrett Johnson has accepted the position of music intern here at New Hope. Garrett, a recent graduate of Piedmont High School, will be helping with the chancel choir, praise team, special music and assisting Marc Lau. In addition to those duties, he will help us recruit and establish contact with other musicians as he furthers his education at UCO.





Our VBS will take place during the week of July 20-24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Our Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, July 18th will serve as our official kick-off for VBS week! We will be registering children for VBS during the block party. You are also encouraged to register ahead of time online, We are still looking for people to serve as volunteers. We need someone who is interested in teaching our science class, if you have an interest or passion for science then we are looking for you! If you would rather just help lead children to their classes, we are always in need of more shepherds. If you are interested in serving we will have

a meeting on Sunday, July 12th right after 2nd service.

Please plan to attend.


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A report on the 2015 Oklahoma Annual Conference by Lacricia Norman, Lay Delegate to Oklahoma Conference This was the 109th time Methodists have gathered for the Annual Conference. The elections will most likely be implanted in our brain as what we remember most about this conference. We began voting at 6:30 in the evening and five hours later we had our delegates. We had voting machines, one per two delegates -- at the start. By the end five delegates were sharing one machine but we had fun getting our votes in quickly and passing the machine to the next person, then quickly deciding our selections for the next ballot. New Hope has four voting clergy and three voting laity. There are many opportunities to network with other laity, clergy and conference staff during the conference: the Laity Luncheon and Bedlam Appreciation Dinner as well as many dinners for various groups; the Mission Breakfast where we had the opportunity to meet and visit with our Oklahoma Missionaries serving all over the world, and displays with lots of free cookies, candy, popcorn, drinks. There is also an afternoon of Mission Experiences. I attended the session of “The National Native American Boarding School”. I have had the opportunity to visit one of the “Boarding Schools” in Southeast Oklahoma that now serves as a museum. This session had three speakers telling of their parents’ experiences of being raised in the Boarding Schools. continued on page 4

New Hope United Methodist Church Two Sunday Services: 9:45 - traditional 11:00 - contemporary Sunday School classes for all 11600 N. Council Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73162 405-721-5015 Check our Web Site at

Attendance May June June June

31 - 276 7 - 247 14 - 243 21 - 277

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.” John Dickinson

Inside: 2 - JD’s Reflections/ Holy Land itinerary begins 3 - Good Works 4 - 6 - Various & Sundry 7 - Church Family 8 - Young New Hope 9 - Calendar

July Reflections from JD

Dear New Hope Family, Last fall I was invited to share lunch with Dr. Robert Gorrell, pastor of Church of the Servant and two representatives from On Eagle’s Wings Tours. Dr. Gorrell and Church of the Servant has taken multiple tours to Israel with this group. I am now planning to lead a group from New Hope to Israel in partnership with Church of the Servant. There are currently nine people from New Hope signed up and I would like to invite you to consider going with us. The cost of the trip should be $5,000 or less. The major cost is airfare. The dates for the trip will be June 11-23, 2016. We are signing up now and will be doing so through August. Journeys Unlimited is the American travel agency that will handle our flights and On Eagle’s Wings Tours will guide us in Israel. Robert Gorrell assured me emphasized that he has had a very good experience with this company and has full faith in them. The most difficult part of the experience is the long flight to Israel. He said that the trip will be very safe, the water will be clean, and good medical care is available if needed. The crime rate in Israel is very low, the trip is well-managed, and supplemental insurance is available. The purpose of the trip is to have a religious pilgrimage that will enable us to worship and study the Bible. This is a time to walk where Jesus walked and grow closer to God. Please contact me if you are interested in going on this trip. Blessings, JD Ward

The itinerary begins below and is continued on page 4. Itinerary: 12 Days Tour of Israel June 11-23, 2016 - Approximate Cost: $5,000 On Eagle's Wings Tours 1 night on the coast, 3 nights in Galilee, 6 nights in Jerusalem DAY 1: We leave our home for a journey to the land where the Bible will unfold before our eyes. We will walk, see, feel and touch the roots of our faith, encounter the divine and sense His presence. DAY 2: Flying over the Atlantic Ocean and over Europe, we reach the shores of God’s land. Upon arrival to the Ben Gurion airport we will be met by our guide and transferred to our hotel on the coast of the Mediterranean for a wonderful buffet dinner and a good night’s rest. DAY 3: COASTAL PLAIN After a rich Israeli breakfast we will begin our tour of Israel at Caesarea, city of Cornelius the Centurion, the first Gentile to convert (Acts 10). We will visit the Roman theatre, walk on the pier used by the apostle Paul on his way to Rome and see the impressive water aqueduct built by Herod the Great. Leaving the Mediterranean, we will travel north to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah held the contest with 450 prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). At noon a memorable experience is awaiting for us as we stop for a typical Falafel Meal at the Druze village of Daliat El-Carmel. The afternoon will be dedicated to a trip through the Valley of Jezreel. At Megido we view the excavations of 21 superimposed cities, the remains from Solomon's days (I Kings 9). At the end of the day we drive through Nazareth where Jesus spent most of His life and stop at the Church of Mary's Well. We will drive by Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed His first miracle at the wedding feast (John 2) and continue to our hotel in the beautiful region of Galilee. DAY 4: AREA OF THE TRIBE OF DAN Today is dedicated to the spectacular northern part of Israel. Following accounts described in the Gospel of Luke chapter 9, we will drive through the Hula Valley to reach Mt. Hermon, where the miracle of Transfiguration occurred. We will visit the Banias, one of the headwaters of the Jordan River and site of Caesarea Philippi, where Peter confessed Christ's divinity. From there, we continue to the Dan Nature Reserve. After a refreshing walk through the beautiful reserve and a taste from the cool water we will discover the Jeroboam's Altar (I Kings 12). We will also see a city gate from the time of Abraham the Patriarch and learn about the importance of the gate in the social life of the city in the Old Testament times. DAY 5: AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE Today we will be visiting the places where Jesus spent most of his public life and the sites you have read about all of your life. Using a replica of the wooden fishing boat from the disciples’ time we will sail on the Sea of Galilee and recall Jesus’ experiences with the fishermen. Our first stop will be at Capernaum, where Jesus taught in the synagogue and spent much of His ministry (Matthew 4). Then we continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Christ preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Driving around the lake we will visit Tabgha, place of the feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14). In the afternoon we will stop by the Jordan River for a Baptism service in the same water Jesus was baptized in . DAY 6: JORDAN VALLEY - JERICHO Before leaving the beautiful Galilee area we will drive by Mt. Gilboah, where King Saul fell on his sword and found his death (I Samuel 31). Our first stop will be at the Spring of Harod, the site where Gideon received the 300 men to fight the Midianites (Judges 7). From there, we head south to Beth Shean (I Sam. 31), a Decapolis Capital mentioned in the Gospels. Here we will walk on the ancient streets, view the Roman steam baths, the theatre, coliseum, market and temples. We will continue down the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest city in the world and a beautiful oasis (Joshua 3). Toward the end of the day we will take the old Jericho Road used in Christ’s times (Luke 10) and start ascending to the Golden City of the Mighty King: JERUSALEM. continued on page 6 2

- Myrtle Reed, American writer “If we all tried to make other people’s paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth, even place to walk on.”

So far this year the New Hope Church family has served 141 clients representing 418 individuals. Give yourselves a pat on the back! Because of the many needs in the area, giving to the food pantry is down. We appreciate those who would like to write a check but please remember to put “PANTRY” on the memo line so it goes to our funds. We also appreciate those who provide an item or two off the ongoing list in the bulletin. All new, unopened, non-perishable in-date donations are welcome! We know Senior Citizens Services will soon be cut so we thank you for generosity in providing what we need in the pantry. YOU make it possible with your gifts and donations to help serve the hungry in our area of OKC. Blessings, Kimberly and Roseanna

A group from New Hope recently put in work hours at Regional Food Bank last month. At times Sunday School classes volunteer there; other times a few people just decide to get together and schedule a work time. It’s a great way to do service for our community.

Thank you from Mary Martha Circle by Shirley Yates A BIG thank you to all who contributed to our "Undie Sundays"! The underwear and socks go to help provide these items along with uniform items for Skyline's Clothes for Kids. Each school age child is given the undies, two pairs of pants, two shirts and a new pair of tennis shoes. The cost for these for each child is approximately $70.00 so they were thrilled to receive all the “undies” given along with monetary donations by several Sunday School classes and individuals that would provide full sets for seven children. Last year 850 kids were served. At this time, they are estimating only 400 can be served and hopefully more by the time the clothes are distributed in July during a two-week period. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. If interested, contact Melissa Ramey 632-2644. In serving, you certainly receive more than you give. Thank you again for your generous giving.

Thanks to ladies of Mary Martha Circle and Hearts of Hope who cleaned the kitchen cabinets, refrigerators and freezer last week. Things that weren’t dated were tossed. If you put something left from an event or Sunday morning refreshments in there, write the date on the bag or package. Labeling with your group’s name is helpful, too.

Hearts of Hope and the children of Will Rogers

Elementary thank you so much for your donations for their school supply closet. Often the children do not have the necessary items for their work so your generosity makes a huge difference!

On a really hot Saturday several folks showed up to rework the playground pad. THANK YOU ALL!

If you see this lady, give her a big hug and thank you! Scraping the floor under the refrigerator was above and beyond!

Men of Hope grilled lunch to earn money for their service projects. Thank you for supporting them! 3


by Lacricia Norman

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Our theme this year was, “On Fire to Serve”. J.D.’s message in our June newsletter highlighted New Hope’s fire to serve. As we serve in our church which is a joy with the staff, church members and facilities we have, we are the exception, especially for a church our size. We must have a fire that radiates our love of all across Oklahoma and the nation. We continue to lose members and close churches. A couple of facts from the Oklahoma Conference this year reflect the following: An average Sunday in Oklahoma there will be 50,679 United Methodists in attendance at our churches (5,500 less than five years ago, my first year as laity). We had 217 fewer join the church by profession of faith than 2010. Oklahoma has six fewer churches this year. Three churches closed, two transferred into another church in Bartlesville and one moved into the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference. The evening services were outstanding. We were inspired by great music through a 30-minute concert each evening from the choirs of Frederick First UMC and St. Luke’s church along with their orchestras. We participated in spirit-led worship services from Rev. Jorge Acevedo and our own Bishop Hayes. Both were powerful speakers. We witnessed a service honoring those who passed away this past year (20 Clergy, 21 Clergy Spouses), the service of retiring clergy (14), and a service of Commissioning (11) and Ordination of Clergy (12). I will end my report with the scripture that was printed in our Delegates’ Annual Conference Agenda and Information Booklet. Romans 12:11-13 (MSG) “Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.” by Rev. Cali Eck Summer is here! The heat is on. It seems that the idea of Cali’s Corner rest and relaxation doesn’t always come even though school is out. Like many of you my calendar doesn’t empty with summer fun. As I thought about how busy everyday is, a Scripture came to my mind. It is found in Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” This Psalm calls us to quietness in the midst of life. The concept in the Old Testament means: Let go… surrender. This Psalm begins and ends with the reminder that God is our refuge. We can rest in God for help, strength, and safety. That is a wonderful assurance. God calls us to surrender our busy schedules so that we can find peace. The world asks us to do more, fit more in to a day or a week to be successful. God says, “Be still.” There is another verse in the New Testament where God says to be still. It is found in Mark 4:39. Jesus has just gotten on a boat for a much needed rest when a storm came up. The disciples were afraid. Jesus wakes up and says, “Peace! Be still!” (The exclamation in there for a reason.) The Greek word for this is translated “HUSH!” Many of us would simply translate it today as - shut up! Many of us will take a road trip this summer. I am sure that I will hear the phrase, “Are we there yet?” more than once. I am sure I will want to say, HUSH! In just the same way that Jesus said Hush!, to the storm , God is saying Hush! to us. I want to encourage you to find time to be still when the world is asking you to be busy. God is daily asking us to be still and allow God’s peace to rest you. May you have a great summer and rest in God’s peace! Cali 4

Time is flying! We are putting together the Adult classes for the fall. If you are in charge of a ministry area please begin planning for the Ministry Fair to be held on August 16th. If you have any questions please call Cali. Vacation Bible School 2015 continued from page 1

We are seeking volunteers to also help decorate our church the Sunday before VBS begins. We will transform our church into our theme! If you can help, we will have lunch for all those staying after church on the 19th to help and we will work until we are done! Here is our supply list that we are asking people to donate - VBS Supply List-Washable Markers (25 sets) -Sharpies (25 sets) -Matchbox Cars (25) -Large shoe boxes -Construction paper -Kid friendly magazines -Foam paintbrushes -Pipe cleaners -Alphabet beads -Tempera paint -Popsicle Craft Sticks As always, thanks for your continued support of our children! Having a supportive church family is a blessing to them and me. If you have any questions, please let me (Luisa) know! Luisa Medina 405-626-2871 [email protected]

UMW As requested, here are recipes for some treats served at the Spring Tea.

Cucumber & Lemony Dill Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches (12) Ingredients: 4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature; 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped dill; zest & juice of 1 lemon; kosher salt and freshly-ground pepper; 6 slices good-quality white bread; 1/3 large English seedless cucumber (about 4 inches), thinly-sliced Directions: In small bowl combine cream cheese, dill, lemon zest & juice and season with salt & pepper. Lay bread on work surface and spread a thin layer of mixture evenly on each slice. Arrange cucumber slices on 3 pieces of bread. Top with remaining slices and cut into quarters. Serve immediately. (recipe from the web site - contributed by Melissa d’Arabian) Spinach Roll-Ups (7 dozen) Ingredients: 2 10-oz packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained; 1 1-oz. package ranch dressing mix; 1 cup mayonnaise; 1 cup sour cream; 1/2 cup bacon bits; 3 Tablespoons chopped onions; 10 12-inch flower tortillas Directions: In medium mixing bowl combine spinach, ranch mix, mayonnaise, sour cream, bacon bits & onions. Spread the mixture onto each tortilla and roll up. Refrigerate the rolled tortillas until ready to serve. No more than three hours before serving time slice each roll into 1-inch pieces. (recipe from - contributed by MS K)

August 2 - G3 returns to New Hope! A “bio” provided by the group: “Rock and Roll” recording artists G3 are four industry-proven artists with years of playing experience. G3 entered their thirteenth year in October 2015. All of the members have a rock and roll background so the music from 1955 to 1974 was a natural. Unique harmonies on songs by CCR, The Doobie Brothers, Sam and Dave, The Eagles, America and many others will take you back to a simpler time. Group members are Randy Reed, an Oklahoma City school teacher, Don Cole, facility manager for Church of the Servant, Bob Kaiser, UCO college professor and Gary Rutz, retired from a career in medical radiology imaging sales. Their instruments include the guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass, harmonica, keyboard, and several percussion instruments. Most of all, their vocals are the key to the sound. It is difficult to list “who plays what” since they are swapping instruments for different songs but the results are always good and heart warming. During their performances, you may find yourself wiping both happy tears and emotional tears but you will not be bored. The G3 plays over 50 performances per year from living rooms to large venues. They pride themselves in being able to perform acoustically with no electronics or use their sophisticated sound system to fill a larger venue. G3 has headlined at the Oklahoma Opry three times, twice the Country Jamboree Gospel Night in Clinton, OK, twice at the Breckenridge Summer Music Festival, five times at the UCO Jazz Lab, the Oklahoma City Arts Festival, four times in Branson, Missouri, the Edmond Arts Festival, and throughout Oklahoma. 5

Men of Hope by Don Parker The Men of Hope have a very special speaker planned for their next Breakfast meeting on Sunday, July 19 at 8:15. Don Wallace has spent many, many years giving us the scoop on the best fishing in Oklahoma through his “Wallace Wildlife” TV show which was broadcast statewide. I always enjoyed his weekly shows on WKY-TV and many of us grew up watching Don land “the big one”. I know his talk will bring back many good memories. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a good breakfast, fellowship, and become acquainted with other men in the congregation. You do NOT need to be a member of Men of Hope to attend. ALL men and their sons are invited to attend. Mark your calendar for Sunday, JULY 19th at 8:15 a.m. Hope we will see you there! An addition -- Do an online search for Wallace Wildlife. The wonderful tributes and comments on various sites are great. You’ll likely find out some other very interesting facts about him! We’re so pleased that Don is part of our church family!

“From a distance we are

Members of Gospel Guitar Guys G3

instruments Marching in a common band. Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace. They’re the songs of every man. God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching us from a distance. ” (From a Distance - by Julie Gold)

Itinerary continued from page 2

DAY 7: MT. OF OLIVES - NEW JERUSALEM We begin the day at the Mt. of Olives with a magnificent overview of Jerusalem and explanation of its history. Then we walk down Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane, site of Jesus' betrayal (Luke 22). We will continue to visit the City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel and the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed the blind man, (John 9). This afternoon we leave the Old City and visit the modern part of Jerusalem. We will spend the first part of the afternoon at the Israel Museum. Here we have a chance to visit the Model of Jerusalem during Jesus’ time to obtain an excellent perspective of the city at His time. We also visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and view the ossuary of Caiphas and Pontious Pilatus stone. Finally, at Yad Vashem, the museum of the Holocaust, we will better understand the miracle of Israel’s revival and return to the Land, as promised by God. DAY 8: OLD CITY - JEWISH QUARTER We begin our visit to the Old City with a quiet moment of prayer at the Wailing Wall. Then we visit the Temple Mount and impressive Dome of the Rock. At the Ophel digs we will walk on the First century Street, used by pilgrims for centuries, while viewing the remains of the Temple and the steps that led to it. We continue to the Jewish Quarter to visit the extensive area uncovered by archaeologists, including the Burnt House and the Herodian Quarter, where we will see the interior of houses from Jesus’ time with ashes indicating Jerusalem’s destruction. We will walk through the Cardo and Hezekiahs Wall, toward the Arab Market and bazaar and leave the Old City through the Jaffa Gate. DAY 9: FREE DAY Throughout our Journey in the Holy Land we have come to see a variety of sites and experience profound emotions. This day allows us to rest and absorb much of the information we have come to obtain. You may want to use this day to re-visit a certain site, to stroll on your own or to shop. Our tour bus will function as a shuttle bus and different activities will be suggested. DAY 10: DEAD SEA AREA Today we will leave Jerusalem and descend towards the Dead Sea, located in the lowest place in the world, 1300 ft. below sea level! Our first stop will be Ein Gedi, where David wrote some of his beautiful psalms. After a short hike we will reach the waterfall where David cut off Saul's skirt (I Samuel 24). We continue to the astonishing ruins of Massada. Using a cable car we will reach Herod's magnificent fortress, site of Zealots' stand against Rome. Well-preserved storehouses, cisterns and palaces will be among features visited. At noon we will stop at Ein Bokek for lunch and a float on the salty sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, we will visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery. DAY 11: JERUSALEM’S CHRISTIAN SITES We begin our last tour day in the city by retracing Jesus’ last steps in Jerusalem. After a visit to the Upper Room we will enter St. Stephen's Gate and come to the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the lame man (John 5). After a time of singing in St. Anne's Church, we will view the remains of the Antonia Fortress, site of Jesus' trial (Mathew 27). We then will follow the Way of the Cross out of the Damascus Gate to the Garden Tomb, the site of the crucifixion and culminate our tour with communion at Calvary. DAY 12: Early departure for home after fulfilling a lifetime dream of seeing, touching and breathing in the very places we have only read about until now. Arriving home our Bible will never be the same, for it will be alive in front of our eyes and in our hearts for ever.

If you didn’t know: Our own Rev. Richard Norman is Coordinator of Disaster Response and Associate Director of VIM. Taking care of others, he has been swamped with work in recent weeks due to all the floods and problems caused by weather. We appreciate his dedication in helping those affected by these losses.

“What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’ Marilyn vos Savant 6

A notice about the Paper Recycling Bin from Donette Johnson, Youth Director

For several years, the New Hope Youth have used paper recycling as a fundraiser. The new company that is picking up our recyclable paper has started charging a fee to have their bin on our property. After consulting with our Trustees, we have requested that the bin be removed. At this time, I am not aware of another donation site since the schools have had their bins removed also. Thank you for all the years that you supported the Youth by collecting your paper and donating to this ministry.

The Block Party will be here at the church

Saturday, July 18th 11:00 - 2:00. There are volunteer sign up sheets out in the gathering area. Please sign up and help us reach out to our community with the love of Christ.

Norman & Aileen Foster Jason & Jacque Bruce David & Cali Eck James & Stephanie Willis David & Tammy Darter Curtis & Robin Paul John & Barbara March Marc & Melissa Lau Ken & Kristin Attebery by Shirley McIlroy

Jake Anderson Nancy Beale Vangie Smith Denice Ferrell Diana Acker Rex Andis Anna Knight Freda Danley Jackie Holloway Bob Mills J D Ward Jason Bruce Wesley Harrison Shirley McIlroy Teresa Coffman Cali Eck Craig Sturniolo

Hope everyone enjoyed our potluck luncheon on June 25th with one of our own parish nurses Staceee Hoye Douglas as guest speaker! Our next meeting will be July 30th and our speaker will be from the neighboring Legend Senior Living Center. She will share with us a little about their retirement home. She is also furnishing dessert for everyone for our potluck! So fix your favorite main dish, salad or vegetable and join us.

July 24 - 26 Potluck July 12

All - church POTLUCK Lamplighters is the class assigned to help with serving and cleaning

Share and grow with your family and with new families of friends. A new summer tradition can make wonderful memories. Each family will stay in its own cabin. Activities will include both group and family times.

Richard Ferrell Dustin McClary Frank Hill Marsha Finch Nellyne Hanlin Jeff Hoffman Cliff Lowry Nancy McClure Richard Brown Tristan Todd Sharia Cleburn Camden Goff

Zach Van Sickle Rick Ernest Jim Coffman Barbara Mitchell Cameron Wetzel Sachia Miller Rose Mary Lakin Dillard Moore Ann Hannah Lavonne Hatfield

Our deepest sympathies to the families of Gayla Simpson and baby Grace Hepner whose passings have left huge holes in hearts that loved them. We grieve with you.

from Chuck Simpson

“Our family would like to thank New hope for the prayers and kindness shown to us during these past weeks at a time when we needed an uplifting. JD and the Prayer Team have been wonderful. May God bless all of you, you were always there for us!”

Donations in memory of some who have passed in recent months were used to purchase the new brass Bible stand for the Sanctuary.

Stitchers and UMW are taking breaks from meetings this summer. Choir will take a break from practice until August 12.

Fees: Adults $90; children (ages) (13- 18) $80; (6 - 12) - $68; (2 - 5) $38; (0-1) free “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” Moshe Dayan

Contact Cali Eck who will be Dean of the Camp. [email protected] or [email protected]

New Hope members enjoy a Dodgers’ game in May. 7

Youth Meeting Times:

Happy July! We are already half way through summer and it is flying by! This month is a busy time for the children’s ministry of New Hope UMC. With VBS and VBS Sunday our children will be tired by the time August comes. Take note of the times we will not be meetingNo Sunday night classes- July 5th No Sunday morning Sunday School/Children’s Church- July 26th VBS 2015 - Our VBS will take place during the week of July 20-24, from 9am to noon. Our Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, July 18th will serve as our official kick off for VBS week! We will be registering children for VBS during the block party. You are also encouraged to register ahead of time online, If you can donate your time or supplies to VBS 2015, please see our display in the gathering area! Our Sunday morning Sunday school (1st Service) topics “Never Too Young”:

This is our LAST quarter of Grow, Proclaim, Serve! curriculum. Beginning in the fall we start Deep Blue. July July July July

5th- DAVID THE MUSICIAN-1 Samuel 16:14-23 12th- NAMAAN’S SERVANT- 2 Kings 5:1-19 19th- JEREMIAH- Jeremiah 1:1-10 26th- NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sundays 9:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Youth continue to be busy in summer!

July 6-10th District Camp at Canyon. Open to all Youth entering 7th Grade – 12th Grade. July 20-24th VBS --Each year the New Hope Youth assist with VBS. July 24-26th Family Gathering at Canyon A camp designed for families; Rev Cali Eck is the Dean. July 18 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Block Party at church July 27- 31st- CYME at Crosspoint. A leadership camp for Senior High Youth. Must be recommended by Senior Pastor and Youth Director. Limited to 4 campers except those that regularly attend CCYM Meetings. Cost is $340 per person ($170.00 for church members). Deadline for registration is June 28th August 15th St. Yootz Day at Frontier City St. Yootz Day is an annual fund raising event for Youth Service Fund. Tickets are usually $25 for park admission and concert. Toby Mac will be featured this year. Tickets will be purchased by July 20th.

I am looking forward to our time together this July! As always please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. Blessings, Luisa Medina

If your child would like to wear the color of the day during VBS, those are:

blue (Monday) purple (Tuesday) yellow or orange (Wednesday) green (Thursday) red (Friday)

Acolytes: Nursery Volunteers: 9:45 11:00 9:45 11:00 9:45 11:00 9:45 11:00 8

July 5 Ben Eck NEED VOLUNTEER July 12 NEED VOLUNTEER Peggy Morgan July 19 NEED VOLUNTEER Alice Pattillo July 26 Becca Miller Julie Gosdin

Youngest New Hope campers make it all the way up to the Cross!


5 - 9:45 Gavin Smarra 11:00 Logan McLaren Jonathan Eck July 12 - 9:45 Hayden Hasty 11:00 Conner Attebery July 19 - 9:45 Carly Smarra 11:00 Brady McLaren Noah Paul July 26 - 9:45 Shay Johnson 11:00 Jake Anderson

2015 Sun June 28 5:00 - Broken & Blessed; Children; Youth

Mon 29 10:00 a.m. Prayer team 6:30 - Stitchers


Richard Norman preaching today

10:00 a.m. Prayer team


Tue 30 9 - 2 - CDO

9 - 2 - CDO


NO Children or Youth classes tonight


noon - Potluck lunch Lamplighters host VBS workers meet

13 10:00 a.m. Prayer team

5:00 - Broken & Blessed; Children; Youth


8:15 - Men of Hope Breakfast meeting speaker Don Wallace 3:30 - Women’s Ministry Team 5:00 - Children; Youth, Broken & Blessed VBS Sunday 5:00 - Broken & Blessed; Children; Youth



9 - noon - VBS 10:00 a.m. Prayer team


10:00 a.m. Prayer team

14 9 - 2 - CDO 1-3Pantry Open 6:30 - Ruth Circle


9 -noon - VBS 9 - 2 - CDO

28 9 - 2 - CDO 1-3Pantry Open


July 1

9 - 2 - CDO 6:30 - Youth 6:30 - children 6:30 - NHH Band 7:00 - Choir is on break until Aug. 12


9 - 2 - CDO 9:30 - Hearts of Hope 11:30 - Merry Widows lunch at Luby’s


9 - 2 - CDO 6:30 - Youth 6:30 - children 6:30 - NHH Band

9 - 2 - CDO 6:30 - Youth 6:30 - children 6:30 - NHH Band








9 - 2 - CDO 9:30 - Mary Martha Circle


9 - 2 - CDO


9 - noon - VBS 9 - 2 - CDO 6:30 - Youth 6:30 - children 6:30 - NHH Band


9 - 2 - CDO 6:30 - Youth 6:30 - children 6:30 - NHH Band

23 9 -noon - VBS 9 - 2 - CDO


9 - 2 - CDO 11:30 - Young at Heart potluck lunch

Anticipating August 2nd - G3 provides music in both morning services; 9th - Potluck (Open Forum hosts) 11th - 6:30 - Ruth Circle; 13th - 9:30 - Mary Martha Circle; 15th - Oozefest for Youth 16th- Ministry Fair Sunday morn; Rev. Cali Eck ;preaching in both services




4:00 Pastoral Partners’ summer social at Ackers’

18 11 - 2 Neighborhood Block Party



9 -noon - VBS Family Gathering Camp through Sunday


August 1

6th - 11:30 Merry Widows lunch; 12th - Choir Resumes; 27th - 11:30 -Young at Heart

Schools resume in August: OKC - 3rd; Deer Creek - 13th ; Yukon, Piedmont - 19th; Mustang, PC, Edmond - 20th 9

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