New Hope Church exists to help all people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. As part of the mission, we are dedicated to becoming a racially and culturally unified church, valuing everyone without exception. During the month of February, our country celebrates Black History Month. In our efforts to create an environment that honors all of God's people, we will highlight opportunities for our church community to engage in Black History Month.
All of the resources are meant to be a place to start a conversation.  Specifically, a conversation about race in the United States.

Paul tells us in Ephesians 2, “Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.”  
 
You only have to look around you to see that God enjoys diversity. We have so much to offer each other; let’s celebrate that together.

Virtual Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

A free virtual tour of the museum on Saturday, February 27th at 3 pm. You can sign up through Facebook at the link below.

An American Lent

A journey through our country’s history of slavery, segregation, and racism with the hope of healing. 

My Family History

Send us an email with a picture and story of your family history and we will add it for others to see and appreciate. Click below to see the current stories.

Black History Movies 

Learn and grow as a family by watching movies that celebrate Black stories and history. These are great way to kick off Black History Month and start the discussion.

Race and the Church: A Discussion on Identity, Faith, and the Pursuit of Justice

Christianity Today is putting on a free webinar next Thursday, February 25th at 2 pm called Race and the Church: A Discussion on Identity, Faith, and the Pursuit of Justice. You can sign up at the link below.

24/7 Prayer USA- Race & Grace Mondays

Race & Grace Mondays is an initiative to help the body of Christ stand unified in prayer for the eradication of racism in America by collectively filling Mondays with prayer for racial equity, healing, reconciliation, & restorative action in arenas & lives where discrimination has devalued the dignity of people of color.

20 Stories Christians Should Know

Meet the leaders, activists, ministers, and artists who changed the church and the world.  A list compiled by Christianity Today.

Five Children’s Books on Racism and the Gospel
 

Here is a list of available books to read and discuss with your children. All of these books are available at Amazon.com.

Celebrating Black Heroes

Tony Evans celebrates black heroes who made history.

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Empathy

When we talk with teenagers about loving others (including our enemies), we have to talk about empathy. 

Who can you learn from today?

Check out Bible Reading plans from several black pastors and leaders who are inspiring our Community’s relationships with God. The global Church is a better reflection of Christ because of their contributions.

Books Written on Race From a Christian Perspective

Here is a list of available books to read. All of these books are available at Amazon.com.

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