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Candace Worth

Candace's Pastoral Ponders...

IIt seems like we have been waiting FOREVER, but moving day is fast approaching.  Our last worship service at 7301 Shallowford Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421 will be May 23rd.  It will be a day for celebrating our past as well as our future.  I know many of you all have lots of fond memories that are tied up in that building and it will be hard to let it go.  But we aren’t leaving everything behind.  There are pieces which we are taking with us so that our new space will soon fill like home.  Due to Covid limitations, we are not sure on all the details, but hopefully we will have a time for refreshments and fellowship as we see old friends and get to know new ones.  May 23rd is Pentecost, so wear red if you can.  On Pentecost the Holy Spirit spread like fire and the church was born.  What a great day to close one chapter of New Hope’s journey and moving forward into the next chapter.  
After the 23rd, the timeline is very fluid.  We are scheduled to pack and move the 25th and 26th.  Rosie is in charge of getting volunteers and coordinating the professional movers.  Pray for her!  Each member of the Session has a task to perform.  They have all been working really hard behind the scenes to make this move seem seamless.  Please take a moment to thank them for all their hard work and continue to pray for the session as they pray for all of you.  Some other items won’t be delivered until the first week of June and we have to get our occupancy permit from the city.  So our May 30th service will be virtual only with the hope that we will be settled to start in our new space on June 6th.  However, as you all know, sometimes things don’t work out as planned, so please be patient with the building committee and the session if we have to tweak these plans.  
Finally, I know it can be easy in all of the hustle and bustle and excitement to forget why we are changing locations.  God has great things in store for New Hope.  We have been blessed—our cup overflows.  We will soon be in a beautiful facility that we can share with the community.  A new chapter leads us into a renewed mission to our surrounding neighborhood, the city, and the world.  I pray that we will fulfill the calling that God has for New Hope. 
Pastor Candace

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