July 2019   
Upcoming Events


Painting Class
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Join Cindy Stone as she leads instruction and technique in a painting class in the fellowship hall. You MUST register if you plan to attend. All supplies are furnished, however, donations are accepted for supplies. Class is free. Bring a snack or sack lunch.
N.A. Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Men's Table Talk
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
All men are invited to meet for a free breakfast and table talk in the fellowship hall at New Hope Baptist Church. We will discuss topics of faith and current events. Bring your bible and a friend!
Java Joy Ladies Breakfast
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
All ladies are invited to join us for Java Joy ladies breakfast the third Tuesday of each month at various restaurants in the area. This is a part of the M&M's women's ministry. Join us for a time of fellowship and fun.
Conference with Pastor
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pastor is available for private conference everyTuesday from 10 AM until 2 PM. Please call 941-685-4367 to establish an appointment
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Join us as we make dresses for little girls every third Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, and irons!


Midweek Prayer Service
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Group time of prayer as we share our praise and concerns with our Lord and each other.
Midweek Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pastor facilitates. DVD or verse by verse. Bring your favorite Study Bible and other Resources


Sandwich Ministry
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Help us make sandwiches immediately following Soup, Salad, and Seniors in the fellowship hall from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Food Pantry
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is open every Thursday (except when holiday falls on Thursday) and is open to anyone with a need for food. The pantry is staffed by church volunteers and there is always a need for people to help out. Rick Sims is in charge of oversight of the program. This year, the food pantry will be closed on Thanksgiving and the 4th of July.
A.A. Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Adult Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
We presently offer two adult Bible Study Classes. One meets in Fellowship Hall and is facilitated by The Pastor.
The second class meets in the Sanctuary is facilitated by Leland and Beth Crawford . Material used to enhance their study is Bible Explorer from Lifeway. Every one is welcome Come early for refreshments.
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Worship in Fellowship, Music and Message.
Sunday Night Place to Be
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join us for songs, brief messages from Pastor, concerts, movies, skits, testimonies, and dessert fellowships on Sunday evenings. You never know what we might be doing. Come find out why New Hope is the Sunday Night Place to Be!


N.A. Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bible Search
Kids Needs Closet (Englewood Elementary School)

What We Do

Our Activities

We collect donations from Englewood, Rotonda, Boca Grande, and Placida and distribute them to needy families in our area.  Donated items include all school-appropriate clothing for children in grades K-12, from socks to sweatshirts.  This includes dress and athletic shoes, as well as school supplies, personal hygiene items, and, of course, money.  We use donated money to pay for a variety of worthy goals, including: uniforms and certification exams for dual-enrolled Lemon Bay High School and Charlotte Vocational Technical Institute students, tutoring programs for high school and middle school students, school lunch programs, elementary school weekend backpack food programs, and the awarding of a college scholarship.  We have included a graphic representation of how we collect and distribute donations at right.


We maintain a store front for distribution of donated items in the Englewood Center at 226 South Indiana Avenue in Englewood.  This closet has clothing and other items for all age groups and is open from 5PM until 7PM most Thursdays throughout the year. The central closet is staffed by volunteers from the community who average approximately 46 hours of service each month.  In a typical month we will host visits from 25 area families, representing 58 children.


We sponsor special events throughout the year, such as the Holiday Assistance Program, Homecoming and Prom boutiques, and our fund-raising golf tournament.  We also coordinate with local civic organizations as they sponsor their own donation and collection efforts.  We participate in the Englewood YMCA's annual Back to School Bash by supplying back to school clothing, shoes, toiletries, and school supplies for approximately 500 students.  Watch this site for announcements of upcoming activities.

Our schools

We support students at these schools in the greater Englewood area:

Englewood Elementary School

Vineland Elementary School

Myakka River Elementary School

L.A. Ainger Middle School

Lemon Bay High School


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