New Hope Church is…
a multi-racial caring community of Christ-followers, who are deeply concerned about the poor, needy and hurting of all people in the inner city. We are passionate about correctly interpreting the Word of God and helping people to live it in obedience and worship to God, so we can be a help and witness to all people.
Italian Heritage Month
Join us as we celebrate Italian heritage each service during Italian Heritage month, honoring diverse notable Italians in history.
New Members Class
Are you interested in becoming part of the New Hope family? Join Pastor Andy as he hosts our quarterly New Members Class on Saturday, October 26 from 12pm-3pm. Sign up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in getting baptized, feel free to call us at the church office or e-mail email@example.com
Hope N’ Treat
Join us for Hope N’ Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31 where we will have live music, free food, hot chocolate and free candy in the Cook Brother’s parking lot on the corner of Kostner North Ave.
We are currently holding a fundraiser to raise money to install air conditioning in our auditorium! Join us in the A.C. challenge!
We are getting closer to our goal at $6246.25! Lets keep it going! We greatly appreciate all of your efforts in the challenge! To donate, click the button above.
Small groups are back and we want you to be a part of it! Join us as we begin our next book in the series: “Engage.” We also would like to announce that we have added a new small group that allows anyone to start from the first book and catch up. Click the image above for small group dates and times. Hope to see you there!
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic and Italian heritages during service throughout Hispanic Heritage month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) and Italian Heritage month (October)!
Are you interested in joining the New Hope family? Our next new members class is on Saturday, October 26. To register, click the link below.
Part-time Laborer needed. Apply at 1815 N Kostner *Ask for Pastor Eugene
Join us for our second annual Hope N’ Treat! Come join us on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6pm - 9pm for free food and hot chocolate, free candy and live music!
To the one struggling with anxiety: your experience of chaos, confusion, and all-consuming thoughts will not be the end of you.
Anxiety can feel completely consuming, to the point that our ability to thrive and to function confidently and efficiently becomes elusive. We’re barely maintaining and we lose confidence in our God. His promises seem to feel broken and almost taunting. The reality is that in our anxiety, we have tried to rely on God’s promises and we seem to feel as fear-filled as ever.
What promises of God matter in the middle of this kind of anxiety?
The promise to be with us
In the middle of exhausting anxiety, God Himself shapes our anxious thinking. He is the opposite of our anxious thinking. Opposite of the chaos, exhaustion, and fogginess that we experience with anxiety, God is a God of order (Gen. 1:1-31), strength, (Psalm 28:7) and light (Psalm 27:1). In the same way that being around a calming, steady person decreases our anxiety and affects how we think, being in the presence of a powerful God who loves us, decreases our anxiety and shapes our hearts. Being in God’s presence changes us and changes our experience (Ex. 34).
The promise to help shape our mind
God is not the kind of God to tell us that it’s possible to renew our minds and then not follow through. Twisted truths and half-hearted hope is Satan’s game, not our God’s. In Ephesians 4, it is made clear that our mind can be renewed.
When we consistently respond to anxiety in the same way, our minds, feelings, and actions begin to connect. Thoughts and responses that we consistently practice become reinforced together. God gives us the power and ability to not give in to the temptation of fear, but rather to think and do something different, even physically renewing our body’s anxious response (1 Cor. 10:13, Eph. 4:22-23). Reach out for help from a biblical counselor who can help you to understand and change the anxious patterns your mind, body, and actions have gotten stuck in; you don’t have to do it alone.
The promise to act on our behalf
In our anxiety, sometimes we feel so exhausted and unsure if the changes we try actually matter. One of the most frustrating experiences of anxiety is trying really hard and not seeing change. God is working in us and for us even when we don’t see the changes (Phil. 1:9, Is. 64:4). We can trust that as we put effort toward change, God will faithfully work. Believing in that hope, even when we don’t feel it, helps us to decrease our experience of anxiety (Matt. 6).
What can you do now?
Stay present and remember His promises.
Reminding yourself of God’s promises, try something new this week. When you are anxious, slow down your heart and mind. Invite God into your anxious experiences by reflecting on His character: remembering that He is the God of order, strength, and light. Notice your breathing while you focus on releasing the tension you feel to God and staying present where you are. As you focus on being present and believing God’s promises, you will be better able to think more clearly and be shaped by God’s presence.
We’re all seeking something.
Seeking more likes or followers
Seeking success in our career
Seeking high-achieving children
Seeking authentic friendships, a satisfying marriage, a life of adventure . . . the list is endless.
But nothing on that endless list can truly satisfy our longing hearts.
Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
Seek the LORD and his strength;
seek His presence continually! (Ps. 105:3–4)
When we seek the Lord above everything else, we find joy, peace, purpose, and ultimately, a revived life. Discover the joy of personal revival through Seeking Him, a classic, but newly updated, twelve-week study from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Tim Grissom. Receive your copy for a donation of any amount.
stresses the body
alienates the truth
fills you with despair
Listen to the ReviveOurHearts Podcast regarding fear and faith
Ever Struggle with Anger?
Many women struggle with anger throughout their lives. This article helps us to see why we have anger, where is comes from and how to decrease it in our lives.
It is so important to be in a community and here at New Hope we offer several cycles of small groups! If you are interested in joining a small group or would just like some more information feel free to contact us. For a full list of small group times and days, click the link below!
There are so many opportunities to serve here at New Hope! Whatever you enjoy doing, we have a place for you, because you belong! If you are interested in connecting with a serve team click the link below.
COME AND JOIN US
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Join us for service every Sunday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
1815 North Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60639