Over the past 7 months I have been blessed to be part of a very special family here at New Hope. I wanted to say a personal THANK YOU to each and every one of you. From the personal conversations to the wonderful gifts I have received, you all have been an encouragement to me during this year of transition. I can't wait to see where God leads us in 2019! As most of you know, I will be out of town January 6 - 19, as I participate in the January intensives at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. Warm prayers are appreciated! While I am out, you will be led in service by Pastor James Fore (Jan 6), and Seminarian Daniel Gleason (Jan 13). I know that you will make them feel welcomed and loved as you always do! If you need anything while I am gone, please contact council president James Brown.
 
During the Christmas services, New Hope was blessed to have visitors with us, and I have heard wonderful comments about how welcoming we were. I wanted to let you know, and encourage you to keep up the wonderful progress that we have made. Exciting new ministries are happening in 2019, and we all will play an important part of making New Hope an even brighter light of Christ's love to this community! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
 
Peace and Love
SP Denton Bennet