First Press Release of 2012!
I just received this as our first press release by some local papers – to God be all glory and praise!
30 December 2011
This Christmas season, the newhope church community of faith gathered around, what newhope calls, the Tree of Hope to assist thousands of needy families throughout central North Carolina. Together, the seven campuses of newhope church were able to bless over 750 families this Christmas. With an average household of 2.3 people, an estimated 1700 lives, or more, were touched by this generosity. Wrapped Toys, school supplies and personal hygiene items were piled high around the trees at the Durham campus, 7619 Fayetteville Rd, and the Garner campus at 2967 Benson Rd.
2011 made the 3rd year that newhope partnered with local organizations in the Tree of Hope to offer thousands of giving opportunities to bless adults and children in need. Some of the organizations participating included: A Helping Hand, Communities in Schools, Crayons2calculators, DurhamCares, Housing for New Hope, NC Correctional Institute for Women, Pregnancy Support Services, Samaritan HealthCenter, and Transforming HopeMinistries.
At the close of the 2011 Tree of Hope mission, newhope’s Senior and Founding Pastor Dr. Benji Kelley had this to say newhope members and attendees: “I am so proud of newhope once again! Your donations helped us fulfill the needs of so many and bless them with the love of Christ this Christmas season! In sharing your finances and gifts, God is demonstrating, through your generosity, just how much He so loves the world! (John 3:16) Way to go, newhope church! As I have said so many times before, you are the most remarkable and beautiful body of Christ I have ever known or served!”
For the second year, newhope has been named one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine. Thousands attend Sunday services each week for the contemporary, relevant teachings of Pastor Benji Kelley. newhope church will celebrate its tenth anniversary on January 22nd at the Durham Performing Arts Center where doors will open at 9 am and worship celebration begins at 9:45am. All are welcome!
More information can be found online at www.newhopenc.org.