Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” – Deuteronomy 15:11
New Hope Church cares for its members, visitors, community, and beyond through its outreach ministries. Outreach is a key part of all three elements of our church’s mission to Reach, Root, and Release people for Christ.
We provide people with many types of assistance, ranging from spiritual to financial to practical. Additionally, we dedicate 10% of all money donated to New Hope Church to support various local, national, and international organizations. We refer to these financial gifts as benevolences.
New Hope’s influence and support is abundant and far reaching, thanks to your donations of money, time, and talent. The Outreach Team is always looking for additional volunteers, as well as new opportunities to spread the word of Christ. If you have suggestions or would like to be part of this team, please contact Outreach Team Leader Anne Kuntz-Farley.
If you are in need, please contact us or call 614.766.5445. We are glad to help in any way we can. All requests will be kept confidential.
Financial and General Support
Mission of Mercy – The Tammy A. Evans Mission of Mercy Team provides financial and other assistance to people in our community who contact the church for help, or are referred to New Hope by local school counselors. Mission of Mercy also sponsors an annual Christmas outreach, providing gifts for children and families who struggle during the holidays. The team is named in memory of Tammy Evans, who for many years devoted countless hours and endless love to this ministry.
Helping Hands – Helping Hands supports those recovering from illness or dealing with the loss of a loved one by providing meals, running errands, babysitting, providing transportation, offering prayer, and helping with other basic daily needs. If you’re in need of this type of assistance, please contact the church office anytime, or call 614.766.5445.
Columbus Tutoring Initiative – Once a week during the school year, volunteers visit a local elementary school and help students with reading. All training and materials are provided.
Adult Mission Trip – Every other year a group of adults travels to Appalachia to share the love of God with the people of Jackson County, Kentucky, where over a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. Our team helps with household repairs, yard work, and other projects.
Operation Christmas Child – Each November New Hope participates in Operation Christmas Child, providing shoeboxes filled with small gifts for children around the world.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Each December our volunteers ring a bell for the Salvation Army at local stores, raising funds to help those in need have a Merry Christmas. Providing unpaid volunteers also helps the Salvation Army keep their costs down, leaving more money to help others.
Welcome Team – Our Welcome Team staffs the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings to greet people and answer any questions visitors or others may have.
Disaster Relief – New Hope supports relief efforts in the United States and around the world through the RCA CARE Network (Compassionate Action and Relief Efforts). During times of disaster or critical need, special collections are taken at New Hope and sent to RCA CARE for efficient use and distribution. You may also donate at any time by visiting the RCA CARE Donations Page, where you can make a secure online payment and choose the project you’d like to support. For more information on how these funds are used, please see the RCA CARE Financial Trust and Transparency Policy.
Benevolences – New Hope takes a true scriptural approach to giving by tithing 10% of our offerings to various ministries. The church’s tithing, referred to as benevolences, supports organizations here in Central Ohio as well as national and international ministries. Learn more about our benevolences.
Dublin Food Pantry – New Hope holds several food drives each year for the Dublin Food Pantry, and provides volunteers to staff the pantry on a rotating basis with other local churches. New Hope also supports the Dublin Food Pantry financially through its benevolences.
His Place – New Hope is one of several churches participating in His Place, a community dinner at St. John’s Episcopal Church near downtown Columbus, by serving hot meals to those in need. New Hope prepares and serves dinner at His Place several times a year. Volunteers help serve the food and clean up after dinner. New Hope also supports His Place financially through its benevolences.
Columbus Hunger Project – Sponsored by Feeding Children Everywhere, the Columbus Hunger Project provides healthy meals for hungry children in Central Ohio. Funds are raised by Feeding Children Everywhere to purchase the food, and volunteers assemble the meals for distribution.
Prayer Ministry – New Hope’s prayer ministry offers prayer support for any needs you may have, and meets once a month to share prayer concerns, praise reports, and simply pray together.
Stephen Ministry – Stephen Ministry offers those facing spiritual or personal challenges a one-to-one caring, confidential relationship with a trained lay person. Some who benefit from this ministry include people who are ill, have suffered a loss, or who are lonely, disabled, or homebound.
Outreach Current News and Events
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing Update Thanks to all who rang a bell for the Salvation Army this Christmas season.
- Operation Christmas Child Update The Outreach Committee thanks you for your generous support of Operation Christmas Child this year.
- Meet Jacob and Sharon Moss Meet Jacob and Sharon Moss, one of the missionary teams supported by New Hope.
- His Place Community Dinner - Spend an evening serving and sharing a hot meal with families in the Franklinton community.
- Prayer Meeting - If you need prayer, or would like to pray for others, please join us for our monthly Intercessory Prayer Meeting.
Anne Kuntz-Farley volunteers as New Hope’s Outreach Team leader. She is the Director of Community Relations for the Ganzhorn Suites of Powell, an assisted living facility dedicated solely to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Anne is a licensed social worker and a licensed funeral director. She also has been involved in animal rescue and welfare for over 30 years. If you’d like to be part of New Hope’s Outreach Team, Anne would love to hear from you!