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New Hope Presbyterian Church
  • 7301 Shallowford Road
    Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
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Regular Schedule
  • Adult Bible Study
    – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Prayer Group
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Brown Bag Dinner & Bible Study
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Candace Worth

Candace's Pastoral Ponders...

I’m writing you this morning from a remote cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  No one else in the cabin is up, but there is plenty of activity outside.  Wild turkeys are feeding; chipmunks  scurrying; hummingbirds buzzing around the feeder.  There is even evidence that a black bear checked out our digs last night.  I am strangely at peace and my soul is quieted in the midst of this morning frenzy.  It is good to be still and recognize God’s presence all around me.   It has been a very busy summer so far for my family and for New Hope, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.  Moving a household is a lot of work, from the preparation to the placement after unpacking.  There are so many practical tasks that have to be done: from sorting through belongings to decide what should be thrown away or recycled, wrapping fragile items with care so as to avoid breakage, transferring mail delivery and utilities, and letting business and personal associates know your new address.  The same is true for a congregation, except it is at least 10 times more work.  While it is a great undertaking, it provides us with the opportunity to review our past and keep what is important for our future.  There is a survey to assist us in discerning God’s calling for our future mission(s).  It is vital for the future of our congregation to have everyone praying, participating, and communicating during the next several months.  This is an exciting time for New Hope.  I pray that you will all be blessed in this process.