Community Initiatives

These are all initiatives started at New Hope as a way to respond to the tangible and spiritual needs of our community.  If you are interested in any of our community initiatives, as a volunteer or participant, please contact Rev. Vicki Harrison at (813) 689-4161 or .

McLane Middle School

McLane is located just two blocks north of the church. A Title 1 public school, they have significant need for school supplies, uniform shirts, and people willing to serve as mentors and tutors.

Homeless Outreach

We offer lunch bags to the hungry or displaced every week day from noon to 1:00pm.  Case management and spiritual support are offered on a first come, first serve basis on Mondays from 1:30-4:00pm and by appointment on Wednesday mornings.  

Men's Resource Center

Located in the Church Office Building. The purpose of this center is to introduce men to the love of Jesus Christ, help them gain employment or disability coverage, and teach them important life skills. We are looking for more men to work in the center by appointment. A short training orientation is all it takes to get started. Contact Lew Craven at   for more information.

New Hope Food Co-Op

The New Hope Food Co-op is a great way to meet people, learn, and receive spiritual support while receiving an abundance of food, including eggs and fresh produce. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:00am for about 45 minutes – 15 minutes for learning/devotional and 30 minutes for food distribution. Cost is $5 for those who pre-register and $7 for walk-ins. Donations of specific food items are always appreciated as is help with set-up and distribution. 

New Hope - Dover Campus

In early 2016 we adopted the former First United Methodist Church of Dover and welcomed the congregation into the New Hope family.  Our Hispanic congregation began ministry at the campus with events such as back to school programs, dinners and more.  In the summer of 2016, after hosting a week long VBS, we were fortunate enough to return regularly to foster the connections that were made through the season.