New Hope News
SEAGROVE V O L U M E 3 I S S U E 8 A U G U S T 2 0 1 1
Greetings in the name of our fake Rolex purchase I knew promise to grant wisdom.
risen Lord. going into the purchase it And secondly, we must get
was a fake, so I didn’t ex- angry at sin. Every one of us
Not long ago I was in an Ap- perience being cheated. I can has the ability to choose.
ple store when to my surprise only imagine what that man Aren’t we tired of unrighte-
I witnessed a wardrobe mal- felt knowing he had spent ous and phony behavior?
function (it’s all I know to several hundreds of dollars Are we growing to the point
call it). The store was for a fake. As my discomfort where we hate the sin in our
packed, could we all just site for this kind of behavior lives? Sin destroys. Sin
idle and say nothing? The grew within me it brought to wreaks havoc. It’s a dupe!
next time I was at this same my mind and heart, my own John Wesley said, “Give me
store a man came up to the past experiences of being 100 preachers who fear
counter where I was standing duped and two reflections I nothing but sin and desire
and asked for service on his would like to share. nothing but God, and I care
brand new IPad. The Apple not a straw whether they be
technician took a look and First, I remembered G.K. clergy or layman; such alone
quickly said, ―This is a Chesterton once saying, ―evil will shake the gates of hell,
fake.‖ The owner was furi- dupes.‖ And second, in Mat- and set up the kingdom of
ous; he had just made this thew 6:33a the Scripture Heaven on earth.”
NEW purchase off Craigslist as the says, ―But strive first for the
reality that he had just been kingdom of God and his Exciting times at New Hope
HOPE cheated began to set in. righteousness.” We must be continue. I am thrilled to be
4 aware that evil dupes, so that walking and serving with
Just today (7/26) I read a we are not duped. Look at you for another year! May
JESUS story of fake Apple stores in things more closely. Pray we be the 100 that fear sin
China and the amount of before you just say anything. and desire nothing but God.
fraud that is occurring on the And we must seek the King- May we seek the Kingdom
Internet today (billions). The dom of God and HIS of God and His righteous-
phony Apple stores were a RIGHTEOUSNESS. ness. As God continues to
very detailed copy right teach and direct us and show
down to the shirt color the Matthew 10:16 says, “See, I Himself and His work to us
staff wears. And I couldn’t am sending you out like let us be the salt and light
help but think of the amount sheep into the midst of within the community, your
of fraud that occurs period wolves; so be wise as ser- place of employment or fam-
on a daily basis (from tax to pents and innocent as doves. ily, or wherever God places
business and everything in We need to be wise and alert you! This is my prayer for
between) and what I have and make the investment to each of us.
witnessed or participated in learn and to seek the truth,
(if I am honest). always seeking the Father, Stay centered on the cross,
through the Son and by the Greg
I thought back to the time I Holy Spirit. We have His
bought the fake Rolex watch written word, which is the
in NYC. At least with the very bread of life and His
THANK YOU FOR
If you want to submit some-
Betty A, Louise H, Jerry thing for the newsletter it
T, James K, Dianne and must be submitted by Aug
Jerry L. for taking meals 21st Items can be emailed
to the shut-ins on Wednes- to: Dwise1@triad.rr.com.
day night. If there is something that
you would like to read about
The Methodist Men who in the newsletter, please let
worked on cleaning Whoever has my commands us know. If there is some-
church grounds. and obeys them, he is the thing that you don’t like
one who loves me, and I about the newsletter let us
Wednesday night team am in you. He who loves know that too.
would like to thanks eve- me will be loved by my Or better yet!!! If you want
ryone who has donated Father and I too will love to HELP with the newslet-
money and food for this him and show myself to ter, let us know. It’s the
ministry. him. church’s newsletter and if
John 14:21 you want to become in-
volved , please do.
Aug. 12-14 - Gathering of the Laity,
Ministry Lake Junaluska
The Schedule for Teachers
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS Aug. 13-15 - SpiritUs, Ft. Caswell
Aug. 7th Laura Myers & New Hope UMC is looking Aug. 19-21 - SpiritUs, Ft. Caswell
Nicole Loftis for the following volunteers.
Aug 14th Diane Luck & Aug. 28 - Disciple Bible Outreach
Donna Gardner Ministry Sunday, Conference-wide
1. Van Drivers
Aug 21st Dee Bourgeois &
2. Sanctuary Steward
Aug. 31 - Deadline to Submit Clergy
Aug 28th April Hedge & Arri-
3. Friendship Ministry help- Evaluations
ana Hedge ers
4. Small group leaders Sept. 2-5 - WNCC Labor Day Trail
We are looking for teachers for 5. Web page administrator Hike Weekend
children’s church see Cindy If God is calling you, please
Carlyle if you are interested. contact Greg Sept. 8 - Final Clergy Ethics Seminar,
Power of 3 Youth News
We will be meeting August 7 at David and
Betty Von Cannon's pond for a cookout for our
college bound students.
We will meet Aug 14 at Tot Hill Farm Pool for
a back to school pool party and cook
out. Please let Cindy Meyers know if you plan
to attend so we can plan for food.
Regular meeting at West Bend on Aug 21 and
Aug 28 at New Union.
NEW HOPE NEWS
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 8 PAGE 3
Nurture, Outreach, and Witness
Please continue to give us your the folks are so inspiring to and would like to ask for us all to
ideas and thoughts on ways to appreciated by the people help the students going back to
Nurture, Outreach and Witness helped– as well as their families school soon who may not be
by writing any ideas or needs in and friends. Please continue to able to afford to buy the things
the book in the front vestibule support the mission of N.O.W. that are needed to use in classes
or let James King or Deb Wise as more workdays come up, and they have this year. We are
know about it. With the help of if you haven’t yet been on a sponsoring the annual School
our other groups in the church team, try to make an effort to do Supply Drive again and hope all
we want to reach out to, nurture so. It will be a tiring but fun and who can do so will buy pencils,
and bear witness of our love of fulfilling blessing of a day! pens, erasers, glue, crayons,
God and of His Love to every The N in N.O.W. means nurture composition books, notebook
one of his children. Thank you and we need to nurture each paper, colored pencils, kleenex,
to all who have participated in other in prayer before our Father hand sanitizer, ect. Please bring
the workdays for those who for our spiritual wellbeing as in by August 2. Thank You!
could use the extra help. The well as nurturing our physical
time, effort and love shown by bodies. The O for outreach we
Thoughts from the New
Hope United Methodist Men
In July the men met at the church The men have started planning door prizes.
for a business meeting and Ray’s for the fall car and truck show. The mission of the men is to “All Men are
team served Pizza for Supper. If The car/truck show will be Sept maintain the church facilities,
you would like to be part of a welcome at
24 from 7AM to 2 PM. Break- and help our community, and
group of men that is working to
fast from 7 to 9 AM and Lunch put God first in our lives. the Methodist
improve our church, join us at our
next meeting on Aug 8th at 6 pm. from 11 AM to 1 PM. There
will be a raffle for a rifle and
We will be working with the P3 Ladies Necklace, 50/50 drawing
Youth this month to help mem- and a silent auction. We are
bers of our church and our com- asking each member of the
munity so plan to come out next church to donate $20 for the
month and help.
Relay for Life will
be kicking off their
NEW HOPE 4 CANCER NEWS 2011-2012 cam-
paign on Septem-
New Hope 4 Cancer will meet try dedicated to sharing the love ber 13, 2011. If you
on Wednesday Night Aug 17th of Jesus Christ with cancer pa- would like to be the
and 31st to make treat bags. tients, and it is open to every-
one! If you would like more
Our candy for the treat bags
is getting low so the next time information, please go to our please let Doug
you are out pick up a bag of website - Wise know as soon
your favorite candy for the www.newhope4cancer.com. If as possible.
treat bags. We are collecting you would like to join our email
fleece blankets to make into list, please send an email to
shawls for the cancer patients. Dwise1@triad.rr.com to be
New Hope 4 Cancer is a minis- added.
The choir has begun singing the songs you chose as your favorites during the food drive "Sing for
Their Supper." We sincerely hope you enjoy hearing your favorite Christian hymns and songs.
Beginning in September, the choir will begin rehearsing for our Christmas cantata. If you've ever
felt like you'd like to join in and sing with us, this is a great opportunity. The choir rehearses on
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
If you'd like to sing and/or play an instrument during worship service, either occasionally or regu-
larly, please let Mancia Walker know.
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the LORD with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the LORD, the King.
COUNTRY KID’S Sunday School Attendance
CONSIGNMENT SALE Through July 24, 2011
WANTED Average Year-To-
Infant to Pre-teens
The sen- Maternity Year-To-Date
August 12th 6:00 to 8:00 PM Status: -9
collecting August 13th 8:00 to 11:00 AM
Magazines Worship Attendance
and books Through July 24, 2011
to take to Date:
the VA Year-To-Date
Hospital Status: -10
Homes Visitation Teams
Need both men
and women Visitation Teams Oct. 2 - Oct. 16 Diane and We invite any others to volun-
magazines. July 24 - Aug. 7 Diane and Jerry Luck, Henry Free teer with our teams.
Jerry Luck, Henry Free Thank you,
Aug. 7 - Aug. 21 Cindy Myers Thank you to all who prepare Diane Farlow-Luck
and Dee B. meals, deliver meals, send
Aug. 21 - Sept. 4 Ann Auman, cards, phone calls
Betty and Jane Treece and visits.
Sept. 4- Sept 18 James King, God bless you all for helping
Jerry Trotter , Deb Wise and in this ministry.
Patsy Ferguson If you are not able to deliver
Sept. 18- Oct. 2 Louise Han- meals on Wed. please contact
cock and Betty Auman Diane Luck cell # 318-5959 or
NEW HOPE NEWS
NEW HOPE UMC CALENDAR FOR AUGUST
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6
Praise Band Practices Wednesday Night Sup- Choir Practices
7 PM per 5:45 PM 6:30 PM
Bible Study 7 PM
7. 8 9 10 11 12 13
Youth meet at Von- Methodist Men 6 PM Willing Workers No Wednesday Night Choir Practices
Cannon’s 6 PM Supper 6:30 PM
Bible Study 3 & 6 Praise Band Practices Bible Study 7 PM
PM 7 PM
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Youth Tot Hill Farm Senior Lunch 11:30 Wednesday Night Sup- Choir Practices
Pool Party Praise Band Practices per 5:45 PM 6:30 PM
Christian’s United 7 PM Class on Religion 6 PM
Meeting 4 PM Make Treat Bags
Bible Study 3 & 6 Bible Study 7 PM
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Final Day to bring in Praise Band Practices Wednesday Night Sup- Back to School
school supplies 7 PM per 5:45 PM Choir Practices
Youth 3 PM Bible Study 7 PM 630 PM
Bible Study 3 and 6
28 29 30 31.
Youth 3 PM NU- Praise Band Practices Wednesday Night Sup-
UMC. 7 PM per 5:45 PM
Bible Study 3 and 6 Class on Religion 6 PM
PM Bible Study 7 PM
Make Treat Bags
Collecting School Supplies
TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL
This month we will talk about the 8th son of Jacob and the
second son of Zilpah. Asher was the father of the tribe noted for its
beautiful women. The people settled in the western area of Galilee
between Mount Carmel and Phoenicia and was an area known for
its rich fertile land and supplied much of Israel’s needs particularly
from oil from the olive trees. Interesting to note that the town of
Mount Carmel in California is of similar natured and must have
been named from this biblical town.
GAD Equating the Hebrew name of Asher with fortune or happi-
ness, the allusion to the prosperity is emphasized in Jacob’s bless-
EIGHTH Asher’s bread shall be rich and he shall yield royal dainties.
SON And in the blessing of Moses;
Most blessed be the sons of Asher;
OF May he be the favorite of his brothers, may he dip his foot in
May your door bolts be iron and copper, and your security
JACOB last all your days.
Going back to the High Priest’s breastplate…the tribal gemstone is
the Agate, and the flag color is violet with the symbol of an olive
tree on it.
The tribal area was developed in comparative tranquility and peace.
Asher became part of the northern kingdom and in 732 B.C.E., was
conquered along with the other northern tribes of Israel. Legends of
the remnants of the tribe of Asher were supposedly found in the
northwest part of Kabul in Afghanistan and descended into the In-
dus valley of India as late as the middle of the last century.
Submitted by Ron Sandritter
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 8 PAGE 7
THE GIFT OF MUSIC
"Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees. Time can break your heart, have you begging please. Beyond the door there's
peace I'm sure, And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven."
These lyrics were penned in response to tragedy, when guitarist Eric Clapton's son Conor fell to his death from a New York high-
rise window. The music helped him heal.
In 1994 the city of Sarajevo was daily under siege. Mortars and artillery fire instantly transformed once beautiful buildings into
rubble. Sarajevo's citizens were frightened, weary and increasingly
despondent. Then, one February day, a mortar shell exploded in the market killing 68 civilians. Many more were wounded and
maimed from the blast.
A cellist with the Sarajevo symphony could no longer stand the chaos. He took his cello to the market, sat down amidst the rubble
and played a concert. When he finished, he simply took up his instrument and left.
Every day, for 67 days, he came to the market. Every day he played a concert. It was his gift to the city. He did it because he felt his
community must find a way to survive, and music can bring hope.
Music is a great gift. When I need to start my day in the right frame of mind, sometimes I'll sing. Music aligns my thoughts and
emotions; my mind and spirit. When I awake in the middle of the night, I go back to sleep best if I sing in my head. Music calms
and centers. When I find myself experiencing a moment of happiness, I'll sometimes sing out loud. (It works best when others are
not present.) Music expresses joy like nothing else can.
One of the greatest cellists of all time was Pablo Casals. He exiled himself from his native Spain during the regime of Francisco
Franco and became a world citizen and a great humanitarian. Casals passionately desired that the world exist in peace and harmony. PRAY
He said once that if all the orchestras in the world were to play Beethoven's 9th Symphony simultaneously, then peace would come
to the world. FOR
I wonder if that is true. But if not peace, then perhaps joy might come. Or hope. Or healing.
It's the gift of music.
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3538 New Hope Church Rd 1509 Burney Road
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Happy Birthday & Anniversary
Happy Birthday for August Arianna Hedge Aug 18
Hannah Myers Aug 1 Greg Poole Aug 20
Diane Luck Aug 3 Jerry Trotter Aug 20
Brianna Rouse Aug 5 Bobby Williams Aug 22
Ben Bourgeois Aug 7 Deb Wise Aug 26
Destry Gardner Aug 8 Happy Anniversary for August
JC Sutherin Aug 11 April and Patrick Hedge Aug 7
Betty Padrock Aug 16 Sandra and Tom Curtis Aug 19
Mancia and Tim Walker Aug 31
Patrick Hedge Aug 16
Betty and Robert Shaw Aug 31
June 2011 Expenses & Offerings
We will be giving you a Pianist, and Janitorial 6/26 $ 985.00
monthly summary of expenses $3,503.00 Total $ 5,987.00
and offerings in the newsletter Pastor Health Benefit
each month. If you have any $ 955.33 Total Offering year to
questions please contact Pastor Pension $ 766.75 date $45,701.25
Mickey York, Finance Chair or Supplies $ 254.55 Total Expenses year to
Louise Hancock, Treasurer. Advertisement $ 112.75 date. $45,075.44
Terminix $ 200.00
Song Select Ren $ 109.00
Utilities Worship Expenses $ 512.19
Water $ 35.17 Total Expenses $ 7,084.86
Electric $ 487.74
Church Phone $ 111.40 June Offerings
Parsonage Phone $ 37.02 6/5 $ 2,128.00
Staff Salaries 6/12 $ 1,537.00
Pastor, Music Dir., 6/19 $ 1,337.00
PRAY FOR OUR STUDENTS RETURNING TO
SCHOOL AND PRAY FOR OUT NATION!
Usage of church or The NOW committee is
fellowship hall asking everyone to bring
school supplies. These
God gives If you would like to schedule
supplies go to assist stu-
us 100% the use of the church or fellow-
ship hall you will need to con- dent at Seagrove Elemen-
and all He tact James King to schedule tary and Southmont Ele-
times and dates that you need mentary. We are asking
asks back the church or fellowship hall. you to bring all items in
in return is You will also need to fill out a
request form. You may pick-
by August 21st.
10% for up a form in the hallway.
through the Preacher’s recommendation of books
church. to read in August
.Billy Graham in Quotes by - When Worlds Collide by RC
Franklin Graham - Thomas Sproul - Crossway (2002). We are hoping that our
Nelson Publishers (2011). church will grow not only
- Am I Really a Christian? by Spirituality but in mem-
- Don't Waste Your Life by Mike McKinley - Crossway
John Piper - Crossway (2011). bers also. We are asking
(2010). everyone in the church
- The Imitation of Christ by
family to invite a friend
Thomas a Kempis - Cre- to Sunday School and
atespace (2011). Morning Worship Ser-
NEW HOPE NEWS
New Hope United Methodist Church Willing Workers.
The Willing Workers is open to We have a lot of fun and fellowship to-
all women. We meet every month on gether & try to accomplish helpful things
the 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the for our church members and others in the
fellowship hall. Please come, bring a community. In July we didn’t meet be-
covered dish and enjoy the Christian cause so many folks were vacationing but
fellowship. Our purpose is to know we will be having a speaker from the
God’s Will and to experience Jesus Randolph county Community in Schools
Christ as Lord of our lives, help oth- on Aug.9. There are many different pro-
ers find eternal life and fulfillment in grams covered under this group so this
God and grow in faith and to serve will be very interesting! J.C.& Peggy are
where we are needed. cooking fish so we will have a treat!
CHURCH INFORMATION BULLETIN BOARD
Website - www.umc-newhope.org. Have you checked out our website? We have completed rev 1. We are now ready for
your recommendations on how to improve the site. Please check the site out and send or share your recommendations with
Doug or Greg. And now you can begin telling all your friends about our site.
Discernment Process - Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he. Proverbs
29:18 (KJV) God is leading New Hope UMC. We have asked Him and given Him back His church. We are seeing Him lead
in teachings, direction, people we meet and contact. It is so exciting! The church council approved our Friendship Ministry
and we will let you know the launch date as the plans come together. In addition we have a volunteer ministry at Hospice House and area nursing homes,
plans to launch some new small groups and we hope to conduct a revival at New Hope in September. 3 musical groups are interested along with several
guest speakers. If you feel God is leading you to share some ideas or areas where you feel as though New Hope should explore, please let us know. It's
exciting times at New Hope as we Share the Hope and Truth of Jesus.
Evangelism Month - July was marked as evangelism month. We have witnessed several people attend our church for the first time or in a very long
time. Praise God for answering our prayers! There is nothing special about July. May we continue inviting and asking others all the time, as Jesus com-
manded to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew
Methodist Update It is my only desire to work for Him and to obey Him in His requests of me.
It is the goal of the Western Carolina conference of the United I have found myself studying world religions, speaking about God wherever
Methodist church to keep pastors in place for 4 years. The trend has I am, continuing to read and participating in some part time work. Lisa is
been to keep them in place for longer periods of time. Each May/June not employed during the summer, yet she also picked up some part time
the discussion of whether your pastor is staying or will be departing work. I am taking my family away (vacation) mid August. It has been
to another church should occur and be communicated. Additionally the 5 or 6 years since I have been with them for any length of time away.
conference has just created a new Pastor evaluation process. Your PPR Upon return it is my desire to increase myself in ministry and devote
will be conducting an evaluation, along with the Pastor on his or her part of my time to writing and studying. Hence, I plan to begin a
development and how the individual and church are doing. writing project. Additionally, I will begin work on the Methodist
What's Up with Greg, now that he is out of school? Ordination to do's and preparation between now and January. Board
Sisters and Brothers, I thought I would share a few comments on what reviews will occur in May 2012. And possibly take another class or
I have been up to and my plans since concluding school. First, I am two. I am learning to live a day at a time, for today has enough
so thankful to God for leading me. worries of its own.
New Hope News
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 8 PAGE 10
of Southern Randolph County
Our item in Aug is Randolph County. The next SENIOR’S
meeting for Christian’s United
Hamburger Helper for LUNCHEON
the Food Pantry. They is scheduled for Aug 14th at 4
are low on all items so if PM located at the 1st Baptist The Senior’s Lunch-
you can, pick up some of Church of Seagrove. eon will be on Aug 16th
the other items on the 2011 at 11:30 AM. The
list in the hall. We need Senior’s staff is asking
to help our community everyone to bring a
by giving to this great friend or neighbor this
organization. The dona-
tions you give go to help
persons in Southern
We are asking for all mem-
bers to help us build up the
Want cuttings to root of any leaves produce seeds around supply of 2 liter and diet
kind of indoor vines. Example the edges that fall off and al- sodas and fruit drinks.
Wandering Jew, Boston ivy, most immediately start grow- Wed night, group meetings
Golden Pothos, etc. Also an ing. Ornamental Pepper the and Sunday School refresh-
indoor plant called? Burros kind that changes color several ments that we use them dur-
Tail? it may also be called times during the ripening stage, ing. Please keep New Hope
Rope Plant. it only get about 3/4 inch long, in mind if you see a sale on
Two more this is an old, old I’ll even take seeds from this. drinks or as you are able to
house plant, it is in the succu- If you have any of these items buy extra during a grocery
lent family (cactus) family see Henry Free store trip! Thanks!!
called Widows Tears, and the
Wednesday Night Supper ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Suppers Southmont Elementary is collecting the follow-
are at 5:45 PM. We also ing items to help raise money for their school.
feed over 20 shut-ins from If you have any questions contact Joyce Metters
our church and community. Box Tops
If you would like to help, or Campbell Soup labels
have someone in need of a Printer ink cartridges
meal, contact Doug Wise. Old cell phones
Will not serve supper on Soda bottle tops
Aug 10th. Please bring them to church and give to Joyce
Metters or you can take them by Southmont