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.


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 Shannon Jordan at  for more information.

New Hope Food Co-Op

Our Fresh Expression Food Co-Op will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am in the New Hope Life Center. Cost is $5 per unit.  This is a great opportunity for our community to come together around food and faith.  Click HERE to visit our Food Co-Op page. 

For more info, contact Rev. Vicki at .

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.