In addition to long-term groups, we offer topic-based, short term groups, called Journey, at least twice a year. For 2020, the first session officially begins Thursday, January 30th. These groups vary in length and start dates, so please look at the descriptions below for details. We offer childcare for each of these groups for a nominal fee to help offset the cost, as our childcare workers are not volunteers. The only exception is Starting Point, which occurs during our Saturday evening service. Questions? Contact Kim Feld at

GriefShare is a 13-week support group that offers help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. There are three key parts to the GriefShare experience: a video seminar featuring encouraging, information-packed sessions with leading grief experts; small group discussion about the weekly video content; and workbook journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics. This group begins Thursday, January 30th at 7 pm. Questions? Please contact Jim Morgans at Click here to register.

Financial Peace University (FPU): We all need a plan for our money. FPU is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!  This is a nine-week class that meets on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm starting February 6th. Questions?  Contact Tom Dolan at Click here to register.

Financial Peace Preview: When was your last money fight? When was the last time you paid a bill late? Do you have a car loan, student loan or credit card? In Financial Peace University, you’ll learn to communicate with your spouse about money, put together a spending plan that works, and completely eliminate debt. While completing the class, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 within nine weeks. FPU is more than just a money class. Come to our free preview on January 30th from 7 - 8 pm to find out more. Questions?  Contact Tom Dolan at Click here to register.

Couple’s Journey Group: Have you ever put spaghetti on your waffle? If you’re married you have! This new Journey class for married couples looks at the differences between men and women, and helps couples work through and take advantage of these differences to build stronger relationships. The class will use the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti by Bill & Pam Farrel to take a refreshing, humorous look at relationships that is designed to help couples know each other better and work to overcome the negative aspects of differences and accentuate the positive aspects. The authors explain why a man is like a waffle (each element of his life is in a separate box), why a woman is like a plate of spaghetti (everything in her life touches everything else), and how the differences can work for you. Biblical insights, sound research, humorous anecdotes, and real–life stories make this guide entertaining and practical.

This six-week group begins on Thursday, January 30th at 7 pm and will be led by Bill and Lorna Soderberg. The book can be purchased through Please pick up a copy before class begins. Questions? Contact Lorna Soderberg at Click here to register,

Starting Point is a conversational environment where people can explore faith and experience community. It is a safe place for people with questions about faith, as well as those who want to learn about the Bible and Christianity. Groups meet for nine weeks to explore the grand story of the Bible. 


You may have questions you’ve always wondered about, but never felt you could ask at church, legitimate questions that would make many Christians uncomfortable. Ask them - nothing is off-limits. We want to have conversations about the stuff that really matters to you—even when it’s difficult to talk about—especially when it’s difficult to talk about. 


Starting Point is designed for:


  • SEEKERS: those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity

  • STARTERS: those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus Christ

  • RETURNERS: those who have some church experience, but have been away for a while


This group will begin on Saturday, January 25th with a preview week and end on Saturday, March 28th. We’ll meet at New Hope during the Saturday 5:30 pm service. If you have children, please check them into Kids’ Time like you would for a service. The group will end when the service ends at 6:30pm. Questions? Contact Kim Feld at Click here to register.


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