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News Around New Hope

News Around New Hope (Flyers below)

Christmas cards to military personnel.

The Junior (9-12 years old) Sunday School Class is sending Christmas cards to our military service persons for the holiday.

Please submit the name(s) and address(es) of your military love ones by Friday, December 10th, to Felecia.jordan3@gmail.com to ensure the cards arrive for Christmas.

Women’s Ministry is collecting $25 gift cards (Meijer, Kroger, Walmart or Target) to present to victims of domestic and/or sexual assaults at the FirstStep Shelter in Wayne, MI. Cards can be mailed to church or brought to worship on Sunday. You can also give a donation earmarked for Women’s Ministry FirstStep gift.

News flash: Taylor Campus Worship launch on Sunday, December 19th, 9:30 a.m. Located at 8900 Pardee Rd., Taylor, MI.

Invite all your family and friends in the area to be part of our new church plant in Taylor.

  • Worship is one hour.
  • Masks must be worn
  • One worship in December, January, February & March. Prayerfully, we target Easter 2022 to launch weekly worship.

New Hope Congregational Care Ministry Prayer Line: Wednesdays, 6:00 a.m. Call in for group prayer session.

Phone #: 605-313-4354

Access Code: 5508039

Happy Birthday to All December Births. Wishing you a beautiful day with good health, happiness and love.

Coats for Students: Consider purchasing (new) coat, hat or gloves for students from our neighboring Franklin Middle School.

List of needed clothing items available in lobby. Women’s Ministry is coordinating to distribute the outer wear as the items are donated.

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…”it saves to Come to Church!!!”

 

Special tax break for charitable donations packs extra incentive for giving

If you do not typically itemize deductions, Pandemic Relief in Congress created a special but temporary break for giving money to a qualified charity that applies to people who do not itemize.

A married couple taking the standard deduction is allowed to claim up to $600 for cash contributions made to qualifying charities in 2021, if filing a joint return. It’s a temporary break, which is set to expire on Jan. 1.

A single individual, including married individuals filing separate returns, can claim a deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions.

That tax break might even make you more willing to tell some close friends that instead of gifts this year, you’d like them to give money directly to New Hope Church.

“A deduction of $300 would be worth $30 to someone in the 10% tax bracket and $111 to someone in the 37% tax bracket”

You can deduct cash contributions made by check, credit card or debit card.

What if you give more money? 

If you’re itemizing, you can take a bigger deduction for charitable contributions, including donations of clothing, cars, securities and bigger ticket items.

NOTE: Please review the link below for additional information and always consult a qualified Financial Advisor regarding filing your taxes.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/personal-finance/susan-tompor/2021/12/03/tax-break-charitable-donations-incentive/8819855002/

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Testing, Vaccines and Boosters (Covid 19 is a public health crisis. Get your shot to protect yourself and others.)

New Hope now has all three Covid19 vaccines and boosters available; Pfizer, Moderna and J&J.

Additionally, covid testing is available as well.

Mondays and Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.

Vaccines for 5-11 year olds available starting Friday, December 3rd at our New Hope Wayne Campus.

On the following days testing/vaccinations will not occur at New Hope:

  • Christmas Eve Observed/Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: December 23, 24, 25
  • New Year’s Eve Observed/New Year’s Eve: December 30 and 31
  • New Year’s Day: January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17
  • Sunday School is virtual on zoom at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tap Sunday School (church app or website) for zoom link.
  • You can also attend Sunday School class using your phones, tablets or computers by visiting the particular classroom in the church.
  • Sunday School classes are currently doing outreach/mission projects (“Loving Our Neighbors” as The Great Commandments calls upon us to do. Join a class and be part of the movement for “kingdom living.”
  • Volunteers wanted to learn/operate sound, lighting or video systems. Please contact Andrew Culpepper.
  • Welcome Center volunteers wanted (pleasant and smiling natured). Inform the Welcome Center staff on Sunday.
  • We are relaunching our in-person worships in a safe and slow roll out in order to keep everyone safe. Please help us by following the safety that requested of all of us. Thank you.
  • One Volume September 2021 – August 2022 Sunday School books (Commentary) available at Welcome Center for $13.
  • We are In-Person Worship or view us Virtually on all social platforms (Church Website, Church App, Facebook, You Tube).
  • Giving Option for Tithes and Offering: Our CashApp is active!! You can give today by using $Newhopechurchwayne

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The Advent Virus

(Anonymous)

WARNING……WARNING: ADVENT VIRUS

Be on the alert for symptoms of inner Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to this virus and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of The Advent Virus:

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
  • A loss of interest in judging other people.
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  • A loss of interest in conflict.
  • A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
  • Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  • Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  • Frequent attacks of smiling.
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

Please send this warning out to all your friends. This virus can and has affected many systems. Some systems have been completely cleaned out because of it.

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