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Updated Financial Summaries are available in the narthex on the Info Wall.  
December 29, 2018 
Leadership Corner
Over the next several weeks we will be posting information regarding the structure of leadership here at New Hope United Methodist Church.  We will also highlight some of the amazing work that is being done in our different ministry areas. Hardcopies of these documents will be available on the info wall located in the Narthex.  
If you have any questions you can reach out to Pastor Jamie directly at or
at (813) 689-4161. 

New Hope UMC Operational Team
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.  – 1 Corinthians 12:5-6

Did you know there is a team of leaders in place to help guide our church to the next level?  There is – it is called the Operational Team (OT).  Why do we need such a team?  Every organization, including churches, has a life cycle.  It starts, it grows, it matures and it declines.  We have seen examples of this with the churches we adopted, just as we see it with businesses.    
As innovative organizations near and reach the maturity stage, leadership looks for the next level – a new life cycle based on the realities of today and the expectations of tomorrow – which will propel the organization forward into a new growth cycle.  They reconfirm their mission and those things they will not compromise in pursuit of that mission.  They establish a new vision of where they want to be.  And they build new strategies for achieving that vision. That is what the New Hope OT has been working on.  
The OT, which can only make recommendations to the Leadership Team of our church, consists of three pastors – Jamie Westlake, Roberto Chaple and Vicki Harrison, and three lay leaders – Becky Jordan, Dave Shapiro and Paul Brooks.  We have made a significant commitment to this work, meeting once a month for eight hours. Working with a cross denominational coaching organization called Spiritual Leadership, Inc. (SLI), we have fine-tuned New Hope’s mission statement: To make more and better followers of Jesus Christ; defined our strategies: Reach, Connect, Grow, Send; led the adoption processes for Orient Park and Dover; and much more.  Over the coming weeks, we will share more detail on these and other specific areas the OT is focused on.  
Prayer: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.  Father, we pray that we at New Hope might be faithful followers of your Son Jesus and strong leaders in the communities we serve.  In the name of Jesus, who makes all things possible.  Amen.  

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**Copies are also available on the info wall located in the Narthex**
Looking for a place to serve? Let us find your best fit! Contact the church office at (813) 689-4161 for more information on available opportunities. 
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Everyone is invited to come and pray in the Sanctuary at 9am on Monday, New Years Eve.  Pray that we will always be rooted in God's Word, renewed by God's Spirit, and reaching out with the love of Jesus in our community and world in the new year.  

The New Hope Administrative Offices will close at Noon on Monday, December 31st.  We will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  The church offices will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2019.  
Zoe is our newest international mission partner. The work they do is incredible - it's all about empowering orphans so that never have to accept charity again. Want more info on Zoe? Go to
Check out some of the new studies that our connect groups are starting in January 2019. For more info contact the church office. 
Koinonia - Breakaway by Andy Stanley, a study of our core beliefs lead to our direction for decisions that can dictate the outcome of our lives.  Leader – Keith Johnson
The Word – We will be starting the Fisherman Bible Study Guide – the Book of Matthew, People of the Kingdom.  Join us for a verse and chapter Bible study of the Book of Matthew. Leader – Bill Dines
Conversations – We will be continuing the study on the First 500 Years of the Church. Leader – Bill Tone
Women in the Word – We will begin our next bible study on Jan. 16.  We will start GOD OF CREATION a study of Genesis 1-11 by Jin Wilkin. Leader – Kay Bazemore & Barbara Hughes

God’s Gals & Guys is a joyful Christian Connect Group for singles 40+ that meets to share God’s love through fellowship, the study of God’s Word and service. Starting on 4 January, we will meet every Friday evening at 7:00–9:00 PM in W106 located downstairs in the Wesley Building. Our door is always open, drop in any Friday. To learn more about God’s Gals & Guys, or to join, all you need to do is  contact Linda Miles at 813.382.3958 (call or text) or email

What a Glory Sighting!  Check out some pictures from Dinner of Hope at our Orient Park campus.  Interested in serving on Monday evenings?  Contact the Church Office for more information.  
Do you have a glory sighting you want to share?  Submit stories to Mandy New, and we will share the Good News for everyone to hear! 
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