New Hope Church

Effingham:  8:45 & 10:30am
Newton: 9:30am

OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: 217.342.3020 

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm


2210 North Raney
PO Box 57

8817 N. 800th St.
Newton, IL 62448

Children's Ministry Events and Resources


October 6 & 7 SuperStart Conference (Club 45)
SuperStart is a high-energy weekend event for 4th & 5th graders where we'll learn and grow in our relationships with friends, leaders, and most importantly, God. We'll meet at New Hope at 3:30pm on Friday and return at 5:30pm on Saturday. Cost is $75; register online by September 4.

Baptism and Salvation Discussion Guide

If your child is ready to be baptized and has questions about what that means, check out our Baptism and Salvation Discussion Guide for parents!

Baby Dedications

Baby dedications are a time for parents to commit to raise their child in the ways of Jesus, and an opportunity for us as a church to partner with you.


Effingham Campus
Baby dedications take place during a Wednesday night class followed by a time of prayer and recognition with the congregation on Sunday morning.
During the class, families and church staff will meet to talk about what it really means to dedicate children to the Lord, have an extended time of prayer over them, and celebrate this milestone event.
Upcoming Dedications:
Wednesday, October 25 (with recognition during services on October 29th). Register here.


Newton Campus
Dedications are scheduled during a Sunday morning service. Email Jonathan Broscious (Campus Pastor) to schedule a dedication.


PACT Prayer Guid

Use this simple guide to help your child learn how to pray.


Parent Cue for First Steps
See this month's Parent Cue to find out what your children are learning in First Steps. This resource contains ideas for how to engage with your student about this month's topic.