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Latest News

Update from NewHope Medical

It has now been over 30 days since we all committed to praying and fasting to discern God's will and way forward for NewHope Medical; indeed for a miracle! Since that time we have seen God moving in some amazing ways, and while we don't yet have a clear way ahead, we...

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Family Notice Board – November 2022

NewHope Babies Levi Christopher Patten born on 22 November. Congratulations to Scott & Carolyn, and big siblings Zoe, Summer, ... Read more.

Update from NewHope Medical

It has now been over 30 days since we all committed to praying and fasting to discern God's will and way forward for NewHope Medical; ... Read more.

Position Vacant – Early Childhood Teachers

NewHope Baptist Preschool is seeking passionate Bachelor or equivalent qualified Early Childhood Teachers for our three and four year ... Read more.

CYC Primary & Teen Summer Camps

These Summer Holidays it’s time to go! This is your invitation to Experience CYC Holiday Camps! Our Primary & Teen Camps provide ... Read more.

Christmas Sounds Concert

You are invited to the Salvation Army Melbourne Staff Band's Christmas concert. It really is getting close to Christmas and the ... Read more.

Members Meeting Agenda

We look forward to gathering as a church family at our next NewHope Members Meeting. We will share in ministry updates, hear ... Read more.

Thank You & Farewell Judy

We have another staff change on the horizon. Judy Louie has resigned from her role as Finance Manager and will finish at the end ... Read more.

GLS is done for another year. We came away inspired and challenged.

The Global Leadership Summit impacts over 400,000 participants in 135 countries each year with a mission to inspire and equip ... Read more.

Wadaiko Rindo Student Concert

Wadaiko Rindo is based in Melbourne, Australia, and is renowned for energetic and dynamic Japanese drumming. With over 130 active ... Read more.

BUV Operations Manager Position

The Baptist Union of Victoria (BUV) is an association of more than 339 congregations and 257 Baptist churches, faith communities, ... Read more.

BUV Flood Appeal

A lot of people giving a little can make a remarkable difference The recent floods across Victoria have caused a great deal of ... Read more.

Become a Kids Hope Mentor – Train Now and Be Ready for 2023!

“One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money was in my bank ... Read more.

Story of Hope: Living Liturgically

Priya De Mel is one of the amazing people who volunteers at the Forest Hill Chase Community Space. Here she tells of the impact a ... Read more.

New Sermon Series: Being With

Being With. The Gift of Relationships. As Christmas approaches we start thinking about gifts. Who should we buy for? What should we ... Read more.

Thank You & Farewell Jazz

It is with both sadness and excitement that we announce Jazz Coughlin’s resignation from NewHope as she steps into a new job ... Read more.

Blackburn NewHope FC Update

Blackburn NewHope Football Club has been advocating for a clubroom facility upgrade in partnership with the co-tenant club Blackburn ... Read more.

You’re Invited to Prayer & Testimony Night with Guest Speaker Liam Swaine

Join us for the next Prayer and Testimony Night on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:30pm at NewHope. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Liam ... Read more.

Colin Buchanan is Coming to NewHope

Australia’s Number 1 kids Christian artist and family favourite Colin Buchanan is BACK, LIVE ON STAGE for his BIG CHRISTMAS ... Read more.

Christmas is Giving

Christmas is Giving is back again this year! This is a brilliant way to engage in generosity to people in our local community who are ... Read more.

Vision Conference: Progress Report

Approximately 120 members and supporters of NewHope gathered on the 23rd of March to participate in a Vision Conversation. Held ... Read more.

Congratulations Chris & Lyn Russell

This week we celebrate NewHopers, Chris and Lyn Russell. Chris and Lyn are part of a voluntary team called VCC (Victorian Council of ... Read more.

Family Notice Board – October 2022

NewHope Babies Valerie Hannah Ho born on 18 October. Congratulations to Tara & Justin, and big brothers Fletcher & Campbell. ... Read more.

Position Vacant – Early Childhood Educator

NewHope Baptist Preschool is seeking a passionate Diploma Qualified Early Childhood Educator(s) for our three and four year old groups ... Read more.

Modern Day Dads: Free workshop for dads and male carers

Yarra Ranges Council presents 'Modern Day Dads'. A free workshop for dads and male carers. Wednesday 16th of November and 30th ... Read more.

Giving Update: Week 41

October is Stewardship Month at NewHope. We will be spending time thinking about generosity and encourage our church family to reflect ... Read more.

Farewell and Thank You To Cathy

It is with great sadness that we announce Cathy De Witt’s resignation from her role as Pastor of Care and Prayer at ... Read more.

Higher Ground: Evans Family Gospel Concert

Join us for a wonderful evening of Gospel music and praise to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Filled with many of the well loved ... Read more.

Practical Mental Health Workshops

Ever wished you could hear less talk and more “how to” when it comes to mental health? Whitehorse Churches Care has gathered some ... Read more.

A Celebration of the Life of Reverend Peter Jenkin 1935 – 2022

On Sunday 11 September, 2022 Reverend Peter Jenkin passed away aged 87 after a full life of faithful service to God. A service to ... Read more.

Family Notice Board – September 2022

Funerals Ai Lang Law. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with our Chinese Pastor, Edmund Hu and wife Ting Ling. Ting Ling’s ... Read more.

Call to Prayer

We are calling on our members and supporters to join us for a corporate night of prayer as we discern the next steps for our medical ... Read more.

Songs of Praise at Belgrave Heights

Join hundreds from churches all around Melbourne for an afternoon of music and fellowship at Songs of Praise held in the auditorium at ... Read more.

Forest Hill Chase Community Centre

Have you had a chance to pop into Forest Hill Chase to see the Community Space? Hosted by the combined churches of Whitehorse, there ... Read more.

Resilient Kids Conference

Saturday 8th October, 8:30am-5pm Huntingtower School 77 Waimarie Drive, Mount Waverley 3149 Cost: $79 (includes 8 weeks online ... Read more.

10am Morning Services During the School Holidays

On Sundays the 25th of September and the 2nd of October our morning gathering will be meeting at the single time of 10am. With Kids ... Read more.

Global Leadership Summit 2022

Be inspired, equipped and recharged at GLS22. When you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins! This year’s Global ... Read more.

Giving Update

We have been blessed with giving to NewHope Global of over $13k over the last few weeks and this has obviously narrowed our shortfall ... Read more.

Prayer Walk Week

2nd Annual Whitehorse Churches Prayer Walk Tuesday 4 October – Tuesday 11 October Prayer walking is easy. It helps to unite us. ... Read more.

Middle Ground Café Open for Drinks

Middle Ground Café is now open for drinks! Some work is still being completed in the kitchen area and we hope to be serving food and ... Read more.

Family Notice Board – August 2022

NewHope Babies Hamish Rodney Black born on 10 August. Congratulations to Dave & Becky, and big sister Hannah. William Joshua ... Read more.

KYB (Know Your Bible) at NewHope

If you are a woman looking for a place to be connected, supported and grow in your faith journey through studying God’s word, we’d ... Read more.

NewHope Tour of Israel

Information Meeting: Sunday 11 September, 11am   Join other NewHopers for a life-changing pilgrimage! Plans are now in place ... Read more.

NewHope Medical Staff Change

We would like to farewell Marisa Peronace and thank her for her time as Practice Manager for NewHope Medical Ltd. A warm welcome ... Read more.

Leading When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going – Church (post) Covid Times

An event not to be missed. Hosted at NewHope and brought to you by Whitley College and The Baptist Union of Victoria, this is a ... Read more.

Together for Worship: Combined Chinese-English Service

Last Sunday, August 28th, we had a combined Chinese-English worship service at NewHope. What a delight to be together as a ... Read more.

Parenting a Bigger Family this Father’s Day

Many families at NewHope support the work of development in the emerging world by sponsoring a child. On Father's Day each year we ... Read more.

Community Cupboard

NewHope Community Care has started a Community Cupboard! You’ll find it located right near our mailbox on Springfield Road. This is ... Read more.

BUV Together E-Magazine

The Baptist Union of Victoria publishes a monthly newsletter called TOGETHER which shares good news stories from across our Baptist ... Read more.

NewHope Medical Prayer Focus

Please be praying for the NewHope Medical Centre as a core ministry to our local community. There are specific things that we need God ... Read more.

NewHope Giving Update

Giving is below budget across all funds. We invite our NewHope family to pray and consider personal commitments to generosity. God ... Read more.

Reading the Psalms Together

Are you in our 'NewHope Bible Readers' Whatsapp Group? Each week focuses on a different Psalm with opportunities to share responses ... Read more.

From the Heart: Encounters in the Psalms

Join us for a new sermon series on the Psalms. The Book of Psalms is a collection of Hebrew poetry. Almost half of the poems are ... Read more.

Maintenance at Middle Ground Café

NewHope’s Middle Ground Café has been closed for maintenance work after a slow leak was discovered behind one of the walls. The damage ... Read more.

Welcome Liane: New Office Manager

Liane Viljoen has been appointed as NewHope’s new Office Manager.  Welcome Liane! We are thrilled to have you on the team and excited ... Read more.

Light Up Whitehorse in Prayer

A strong sense of the presence of God and the Holy Spirit descended as the Combined Churches of Whitehorse joined to pray together for ... Read more.

An Update from Danny & Beth Hunt

Danny and Beth joined Baptist Mission Australia in 2021. They are a part of the Outback Australia team and on location in the Northern ... Read more.

NAIDOC Week: 3 July to 10 July 2022

NAIDOC Week is an annual week-long celebration of the histories, cultures and achievements of First Nations people here in ... Read more.

Date Change: Flourish Course Online

The online Flourish Course will now be starting on Monday, July 11th. There are still plenty of spaces available, why not sign up ... Read more.

Urgent Need for Accomodation

An Iranian family (members of our NewHope Farsi community) is looking for accommodation (3 bedrooms) to rent as soon as possible. ... Read more.

NewHope Community Care: Anthony’s Story

Anthony's Story “Without NewHope’s help I’m not sure where I’d be, being on a disability pension and unable to work, I find that the ... Read more.

Updates from the Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 6th was a wonderful time to be together as a church family.  We had a powerful time of ... Read more.

Together in Worship: The Kids are coming to Adult Church!

On Sunday, June 26th at the 11am service we’ll have a special opportunity to gather together as a church family and celebrate the ... Read more.

Events at NewHope: Volunteer Needed

NewHope’s building and facilities are amazing resources that bless the wider community and provide pathways for people to connect with ... Read more.

Volunteer Opportunities

God is changing lives every week at NewHope, and behind every changed life is a team of amazing volunteers! Our volunteers are a ... Read more.

House of Hope

NewHope Community Care have partnered with BaptCare to establish a “House of Hope” to provide support, safety and opportunities for ... Read more.

Reminder to Register for the AGM

Monday, June 6th, 7:30pm Join us for our next Annual General Members Meeting where we will gather as a church family to appoint ... Read more.

Sunday Prayer & Healing Space

The Prayer & Healing Space is a special part of the NewHope Sunday morning gatherings. We have seen physical and emotional ... Read more.

Appointment of Practice Manager for NewHope Medical

We are excited to welcome Marisa Peronace to the role of Practice Manager for NewHope Medical Ltd. Marisa comes with a wealth of ... Read more.

Appointment of Chinese Pastor

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Edmund Hu as our NewHope Chinese Pastor. Edmund has been a part of NewHope since 2006 ... Read more.

Introducing the Candidates for Church Council

Our next Annual General Meeting for NewHope Baptist Church will be held on Monday, June 6th 2022 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Four ... Read more.

NewHope Global Focus in May

We are excited to be focusing on NewHope Global through the month of May as we lean into renewed prayer and support for our Partners ... Read more.

BUV Together E-Magazine

The Baptist Union of Victoria publishes a monthly newsletter called TOGETHER which shares stories and news from across our Baptist ... Read more.

New Sermon Series: Grace Changes Everything

Ever wonder – or worry – what God is like? The writers of the Bible, guided by the Spirit, tell us that God is ‘compassionate and ... Read more.

Giving Update for Quarter 1, 2022

Thank you to all our faithful members and supporters who give generously to support the mission of God through our shared life as ... Read more.

Prime Timers

NewHope has a vibrant group of older adults who meet on the first Monday of each month for Prime Timers. Each gathering includes a ... Read more.

Church Council Nominations

NewHope is served by a committed Council comprised of seven elected volunteer members each serving a 2 year term, the Executive Pastor ... Read more.

Farsi Friendship Project

You can support our Farsi-speaking Friends, all over the world, by giving to the 2022 Good Friday Offering. Our Farsi Ministry Team ... Read more.

Mukti Australia: Communications & Marketing Coordinator Position

Are you passionate about making a positive impact via social media? Do you love design work and writing digital content? Would you ... Read more.

Learn English at NewHope

“The thing that keeps me coming back is seeing the smiles on the students’ faces as they can say one more word and the world opens up ... Read more.

COACH Mentors Training Day

COACH is a community strengthening program that aims to empower disadvantaged families and build resilience in individuals through ... Read more.

Mukti Australia: Administration & Volunteer Coordinator Position

Are you passionate about making a lasting difference for vulnerable women and children in South Asia? Do you thrive on being ... Read more.

Winter Shelter 2022

NewHope Community Care in conjunction with Whitehorse Churches Care have made the difficult decision not to proceed with the shelter ... Read more.

Belgrave Heights Easter Convention

Friday 15th to Monday 18th April, 2022 This year's Belgrave Heights Easter Convention will be run both onsite and online, and also ... Read more.

An Invite from Global Partners Marcus & Michelle Rice

You're invited to come and hear from NewHope Global Partners, Marcus and Michelle Rice (Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia). Hear ... Read more.

NHCC Sign Up Sunday

Were you a part of Sign Up Sunday last week? Following the services there was an opportunity to "sign up" for hands-on community work ... Read more.

Standing Together: Floods & Ukraine

Flood Relief Local Baptist Churches across NSW and the ACT are responding to the immediate needs of flood disaster-affected ... Read more.

Chaplaincy Vacancies with Korus Connect

Are you called to make a difference? Many wonderful opportunities have opened up for Chaplaincy through Korus Connect (previously ... Read more.

BUV Ordination Service: Congratulations Lance

This Saturday, March the 5th, family, friends and those from our wider Baptist network will gather to take part in an Ordination ... Read more.

Casual Cook Position at Middle Ground Café

Middle Ground Café is seeking a casual part time cook to work Tuesday and Thursday (8:30am to 2:30pm - hour variation may be ... Read more.

National Church Life Survey

NewHope, it is time for us to complete the National Church Life Survey. To find out more about why we are taking part in the ... Read more.

Grant from Sustainability Victoria

We are delighted to announce that NewHope Baptist Church received a grant from Sustainability Victoria for $25,000 to partly fund the ... Read more.

NewHope Baptist Preschool Enrolments

NewHope Baptist Preschool is currently taking enrolments for our 3 year old groups in 2022. There are 2 groups, each running 2 x4 ... Read more.

Office Manager Position at the Baptist Union of Victoria

Office Manager - Position Vacant The BUV is looking for the right person to be its primary point of contact and first point of call. ... Read more.

Navigate: How to think and act in God’s new ways

New Sermon Series Navigate: How to think and act in God's new ways. Making right choices is so important. We want very much to ... Read more.

Worship Gatherings this Weekend and Beyond

Below you will find the current plan for worship gatherings as we launch our return to in-person worship in progressive stages. In ... Read more.

Opportunities to Impact Young Lives in 2022

More schools than ever across Australia are asking for school chaplains to bring God’s love to those in need. This is great news for ... Read more.

Thanksgiving Service for Ian Naylor

We were sad to learn of Ian Naylor's passing on New Years day. Ian and Beth have been members of NewHope since January 1954. He served ... Read more.

Summer at NewHope 2022

26 Dec, 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan Online at 10am 23 Jan, 30 Jan In-person at 10am & 5pm and Online at 10am Exciting Changes in ... Read more.

Kew Traffic School: Kids & Families Community Event

Inviting all young families! Come and connect with other families from our various NewHope ministries ahead of the new school ... Read more.

Christmas at NewHope 2021

We would love for you and your family to join us for Christmas this year! PLEASE NOTE: as of December 23rd 11:59pm, masks will be ... Read more.

Stories of Hope from NewHope Community Care

We're delighted to share with you 3 good news stories from NewHope Community Care. Work Tools for Our Persian Community S is an ... Read more.

Opportunities to Bless Others this Christmas

Are you looking for an opportunity to bless others this Christmas? Donate Art Supplies Box Hill Hospital's Psychiatric Unit has ... Read more.

Welcome Back Kids!

We are excited to welcome families and children back to NewHope for in-person programs! NewHope Kids returns on Sunday the 28th of ... Read more.

Mukti Australia: Open Garden Fundraising Event

You are invited to an Open Garden fundraising event for Mukti Australia! Come and enjoy exploring this magnificent private garden. ... Read more.

Red Frogs: Pancake Shaker Drive

There are a few NewHope Young Adults going to various Schoolies locations this year to help safeguard the recently graduated Year ... Read more.

A Leadership Change in our Chinese Congregation

A Leadership Change in our Chinese Congregation. Jessen Yeoh will conclude his ministry at NewHope in November to take up ... Read more.

Members Meeting Notice

Join us for our next Members Meeting on Monday, November 29th at 7:30pm. We will hear ministry updates, receive year-to-date financial ... Read more.

Updated Plan for Gatherings Post-Lockdown

In response to the changing rules and requirements from the Victorian Government we have had to adjust our plans for in-person ... Read more.

2021 National Church Life Survey: Why is NewHope Involved?

Why is NewHope participating in the 2021 National Church Life Survey? For nearly 30 years, NCLS Research has helped churches to ... Read more.

Christmas is Giving

Christmas is Giving is a brilliant way that we can all engage in generosity to our local community and support those that are ... Read more.

What’s Next? Returning to In-Person Gatherings at NewHope

A lot of praying, discerning and tentative planning is happening as we anticipate changes to the State lockdown rules in the coming ... Read more.

The Global Leadership Summit Is Coming

YOU HAVE INFLUENCE…and your leadership matters! Tickets for the Global Leadership Summit are still available. This year we will be ... Read more.

Room Hire at NewHope in 2022

Are you looking into room hire for your business or place of work? Need a location for training or an offsite event? Reach out to ... Read more.

Dates for Your Diary

Please add these important dates to your personal calendars as we engage as the members of NewHope Baptist Church over the coming ... Read more.

Picnic Boxes from Middle Ground Café

Some restrictions have recently eased across Melbourne allowing us to meet with our loved ones over a picnic. To celebrate, Middle ... Read more.

Lockdown Devotions

Where have you encountered a moment of hope this week? Maybe it was in the laughter of a friend over Zoom, the beam of sunlight in ... Read more.

Join The Call For All Creation – There’s Still Time!

There is still time to join the call! The pandemic and increasing impacts of climate change are compounding what has been broken ... Read more.

Prayer Walk Week

So much of our normal activity has been limited and put on pause at this time but here are two things that we can all do even in ... Read more.

Messages of Hope

Did you receive a text message from NewHope? In this season where it can be so easy to feel disconnected from one another, we are ... Read more.

Branding Refresh

Over the next few months you will start to see some updates to the NewHope branding across our digital and print platforms, including ... Read more.

Scripture Union Summer Camps

Scripture Union (SU) has a long history of providing quality camps for young people and families. This summer SU is running: ... Read more.

Live Life Well Course

We know it’s important to look after our wellbeing, especially in times like this. Care for one’s self matters but what does it look ... Read more.

Sponsor a Child this Father’s Day

As we celebrate another Father’s Day and thank God for the gift of family, we also consider the opportunity to be “family” for a ... Read more.

Stories of Hope

"This week at the NewHope Community Care Relief Centre we received an all too familiar phone call. A mum of a young child hastily ... Read more.

Join the Call for All Creation

On Sunday, Allan brought us teaching from Romans 8:18-30 and a reminder of God’s good plans for a creation he loves. “There will be ... Read more.

Pray for the Covid Crisis: August 31st, 7.30pm

Australian Baptists Movement-Wide Prayer Gathering to Pray for the COVID Crisis Tuesday, August 31st, 7.30pm With the ... Read more.

‘Pay It Forward’ at Middle Ground Café

Middle Ground Café is open for takeaway coffees and food during lockdown. We are also offering online meals at this time. Why not ... Read more.

Science Week at the Cathedral: Be Inspired by the ‘Forest Maker’

How do you reforest millions of hectares of African desert without planting a single tree? Find out from the man who did it. This ... Read more.

There’s Still Time to Register for Early Bird GLS Tickets!

YOU HAVE INFLUENCE…and your leadership matters! Invest in your leadership and join hundreds of thousands of curious, growth-minded, ... Read more.

Winter Shelter Update

The Winter Shelter Program has been running in other municipalities around Victoria for a few years now, but in 2020 the churches of ... Read more.

Worship at NewHope this Sunday

We look forward to worshipping together this Sunday the 8th of August. Online Worship @10am Our online worship gathering will ... Read more.

Against the Tide

Premium Digital Screening of Against the Tide (plus Q&A) From July 19th, 2021 for one week only Against the Tide is a ... Read more.

NewHope Community Care Supporters Livestream

Last night the Community Care team hosted the Supporters Livestream. It was a powerful night of hearing many stories of Community ... Read more.

Connect Morning Tea

Are you new to NewHope? Or have you been coming along for a while but are looking for a way to connect in further? We would love to ... Read more.

Being a Dad

St Alfred’s is warmly inviting the dads of NewHope to join them in this 4 week course. This series is designed to strengthen and ... Read more.

Lockdown Extended: Join us for Online Worship

The Victorian Government has extended the Melbourne lockdown for another seven days from 11:59pm Thursday the 3rd of June. Worship ... Read more.

Danny Hunt’s Commissioning and Farewell

In our morning worship service on Sunday 27 June 2021, we will commission Danny and Beth Hunt, as they embrace God’s leading to join ... Read more.

Lockdown Announcement: Worship Gatherings Moving Online

The Victorian Government has announced a seven-day lockdown as of 11:59pm tonight, Thursday the 27th of May. As a ... Read more.

GLS 2021: Volunteers Needed

We are excited to be hosting the Global Leadership Summit 2021 at NewHope on Friday 12th November. The event will run throughout the ... Read more.


We have decided to change the format of this event to make it more accessible to those concerned about gathering and sharing food so ... Read more.

New COVIDSafe Measures

New COVIDSafe measures are currently in place for Metropolitan Melbourne. As of this moment, Wednesday the 26th of May, Places of ... Read more.

Calling Registered Nurses

This week our medical team grew to 5 doctors, with Dr Yilin Zhang joining us. We have also experienced a strong growth in patient ... Read more.

One Heart: Whitehorse Churches Week of Prayer

Monday 17 May – Friday 21 May, 7:30pm We have a unique and exciting opportunity to join together with our local churches for a week ... Read more.

New Teaching Series: Thank You For Your Favour!

“God’s favour lasts a lifetime.” Psalm 30:5 God’s favour is wonderful. It infuses life with heaven’s power. Yet, it is not ... Read more.

Bibles For the World

Bibles For The World – Online Event, this Monday May 3rd at 8pm "And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel ... Read more.

Whitehorse Winter Shelter.

The Churches of Whitehorse are working towards the inaugural Whitehorse Winter Shelter. Using their buildings as venues and engaging ... Read more.

Kids Autumn Party

Last minute registrations are still open for the Kids Autumn Party on Saturday the 17th of April. This free event is for families from ... Read more.

Updated Covid-Safe Measures

Updated Covid-Safe measures now require places of worship to use the Victorian Government’s app as the go to digital system for record ... Read more.

Alpha Courses in Term 2

Alpha is such a great way to explore a relationship with God and to dig deeper into what you believe. Our next Alpha Course is ... Read more.

AGM Meeting Minutes

Our NewHope Baptist Church Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 29 March. We are now getting accustomed to the hybrid format ... Read more.

Easter Services

Join us this Good Friday and Easter Sunday for our Easter Services as we reflect, remember, and celebrate the death and resurrection ... Read more.

NewHope Food Pantry

So far this year, NewHope Community Care has given out 135 food hampers to people in need. We have been so appreciative of food ... Read more.

NHCC Food Swap

The NewHope Food Swap will run on the 4th Saturday of every month. FOOD SWAP NewHope Community Kitchen, Enter via Dale Crt 10am – ... Read more.


Refresh:Reflect:Renew At our retreat days we aim to provide a quiet, safe and welcoming place for rest, reflection and personal ... Read more.

Youth Camp Sponsorship

Shift Youth Camps are an amazing place for teenagers in our community to find connection, ask big questions, have fun, and say YES to ... Read more.

NewHope Medical Open Saturdays

This month marks our 3rd year of operation!  A very big ‘Thank You’ to our local community who have been so supportive and trusted us ... Read more.

Praying as a Beloved

Knowing we are truely beloved informs the way we pray, massively! It is then such a privilege to pray for another and see them ... Read more.

Employment Opportunity – Donvale Christian College

Donvale Christian College are looking for an ICT Support Officer to join the team, a great opportunity for a young person looking for ... Read more.

NewHope Baptist Church AGM

The Annual General Meeting for NewHope Baptist Church will be held on Monday 29 March 2021 at 7.30pm at the NewHope Community ... Read more.

Men’s Golf Day & Winter Shelter Fundraiser

Be a part of our inaugural Men’s Golf Day at Wattle Park Golf club on Saturday 27th March from 2-5pm. Have fun competing and ... Read more.

NewHope February Week 1 Launch

Term 1 has certainly ramped up quickly at NewHope.  Our Shift Youth week 1 ShiftFest saw 150+ Youth brimming with life and energy take ... Read more.

Services Recommencing This Week

In light of today’s announcements from the Victorian government we’re very glad that we are recommencing our 2 English services at ... Read more.

Important message about this weekend’s services

In light of today's government announcement of a 5 day lockdown in Victoria, this weekend's 10am and 5pm services will be combined ... Read more.

Shift Youth Update

As I'm sure you've all been made aware Victoria is heading into a 5 day lockdown. Due to this there will be some changes to our ... Read more.

Whitehorse Winter Shelter Position

The churches of Whitehorse are working towards a Winter Shelter, operating for 13 weeks between June and August (Covid-19 and ... Read more.

Special Members Meeting

As Pastor Allan indicated in his email last Friday, 3 Dale Court, Blackburn North is for sale again. At the end of 2019 NewHope ... Read more.

Blackburn NewHope Football Club News

It has been a busy start to the year for BNFC with lots of behind the scenes work happening to get the club ready for a COVID safe ... Read more.

Events at NewHope

2021 is here and events have exploded back into action. We've seen internal and external groups returning and it's kept the event team ... Read more.

Middle Ground Café Volunteers

Eva and her staff are excited to welcome people back into the cafe. The cafe has been buzzing with activity so much so that we need ... Read more.

NewHope English Services 10am & 5pm

We are beginning a new sermon series at NewHope this week (7th February) called ‘Life Together.’ We are looking forward to joining ... Read more.

Youth is back for 2021!

Shift Youth returns this week Friday the 5th of Feb at 7pm with ShiftFest! We are so excited to be able to meet together again. If ... Read more.

Donate a coffee!

In recent months it has been so encouraging to be able to offer a free barista coffee to those needing our help. Have you seen the ... Read more.

NHYA Faith Kickstart

NewHope Young Adults are hosting a 28 day Faith Kickstart Devotional Series. The purpose is to explore a range of different devotional ... Read more.

Awe and Wonder is back for 2021!

We are launching on Thursday 11 February with a MOVIE NIGHT! Bring your bean bags, PJs and all the women in your life for a night of ... Read more.

Vacancy – Registered Nurse P/T

To support our continually increasing patient numbers and doctors, we are looking for a second part time RN for a wide range of duties ... Read more.

NewHope Medical is Growing Again!

Please join us in welcoming Dr Jae Mie Teh to NewHope Medical. From February Jae Mie will be working four days a week, which means ... Read more.

Kids & Families Ministry in 2021

mainly music returns on Monday the 8th of February mainly music is for preschool children and their caregivers to join together ... Read more.

Persian/English Meal Opportunities

Would you like to get to know better a few of our NewHope Persian friends over lunch on a Sunday? We hope it will lead to ongoing ... Read more.

Gippsland Bushfire Recovery January Need

We have helped to fund William, from Lakes Entrance Baptist Church, who has been a key coordinator of bushfire recovery in Gippsland. ... Read more.

Dinner Tonite Update

Our Saturday night meals for the lonely and marginalised have been on hold since the Covid restrictions came into force in March 2020. ... Read more.

Playgroups & Playspace returning onsite in 2021!

We are so excited to have playgroups and Playspace returning onsite at NewHope in term 1 2021! Great fun for preschoolers and their ... Read more.

Thank you for Gift Card donations

As of 16 December, 159 Coles or Woolworths gift cards have been donated to the value of $4730. Thank YOU! Most have been distributed ... Read more.

City of Whitehorse Carols

This year the City of Whitehorse Carols is an online production that will premiere on YouTube at 7pm on Friday the 18th of December ... Read more.

Summer at NewHope

No In-person Gatherings – 27 Dec, 3 Jan, 10 Jan After Christmas we will take a three week break from in-person gatherings. NewHope ... Read more.

Christmas Offering for our Nepal Projects

Nepal is one of the world's least developed countries. It is still recovering from the devastating 2015 earthquake. Our partners work ... Read more.

New Psychologist

Please join us in welcoming Perrin Chan to our NewHope Medical team. Perrin will be bringing his experience to our Mental Health team ... Read more.

Medical Receptionist – Permanent PT Vacancy

NewHope Medical is seeking an enthusiastic, compassionate and competent medical receptionist for our practice in Blackburn North. We ... Read more.

Kids Hope Mentor Opportunity

Here is a wonderful opportunity to invest an hour a week and make a difference in a local child's life in 2021. KIDSHOPE needs ... Read more.

Help with Special Needs Student

One of the families in our Persian community, is needing someone with experience in the teaching of special needs students. Their son, ... Read more.

Volunteers needed – Lawn mowing

Hi NewHope, We are looking for volunteers to help some of our NewHope Community Care clients with outdoor lawn maintenance. If you ... Read more.

Latest Ethical Fashion Guide!

Every time you purchase a piece of clothing, you have the power to pass on opportunity and dignity to workers, and sustainability to ... Read more.

Miracle Healing

A patient for whom we have been praying has received wonderful news. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year (usually fatal ... Read more.

2020 AGM – Update on What Happened

The Annual General Meeting combined with the Budget Meeting was held on Monday 30 November online via Zoom Webinar. A big shout out ... Read more.

Christmas Services

Merry Christmas NewHope! This year our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day service will be happening both online and in-person. To be a ... Read more.

Danny Hunt’s Next Ministry Assignment

After many months of conversation, prayer, discernment and reflection – all culminating in clarity and exciting new opportunity – ... Read more.

Rev Barrie Sutton – A Plodding Pastor’s Journey

NewHoper Rev Barrie Sutton recently shared his story with the BUV. Barry tells of his life’s journey, the lessons he has learned along ... Read more.

Red Frogs Pancake Drive

Red Frogs is a support program for young people from the ages of 13 – 30. We've made it our mission to provide a positive peer ... Read more.

Christmas is Giving

Every Christmas season NewHopers share God’s love with people in our community who could especially use some hope. We provide Coles ... Read more.

Chaplain Required for Sporting Club

One of our local sporting clubs, East Box Hill Cricket Club, has experienced some significant hardship over the past 12 months with 3 ... Read more.

Jubilee Housing AGM

If you would like to learn more about Jubilee Housing and the latest developments, please join the Zoom meeting on Thursday 19 ... Read more.

Come Away Retreat

Sunday 3rd January - Tuesday 5th January, 2021 Flourish Psychology International (the creators of the Flourish Boldly Program) and ... Read more.

Generous – We Commit

Generous – We Commit. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us” (1 John 3:1) Pastor Allan wrote in his recent ... Read more.

NewHope Medical is growing!

We are delighted to share our good news with you. Dr Michael Eskander will be joining the medical team on Monday 2nd November. Michael ... Read more.

Tributes for Neville Waldron and Joan Thomas

Neville Waldon was a faithful member of NewHope Church for many years. At age 80, he passed away peacefully last Tuesday (27 October), ... Read more.

Food Relief Update

At the end of September, NewHope Community Care posted a food relief update requesting some specific food donations. We were blown ... Read more.

NewHope’s AGM – 30 November 2020

Last updated on November 30 4:05pm AEDT About the 2020 AGM The NewHope Baptist Church Annual General Meeting will be held online this ... Read more.

NewHope In-Person Gatherings

Beginning 29 November we will offer an in-person Sunday gathering opportunity alongside the continuing online Worship Service ... Read more.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Partnership

In recent years NewHope Community Care has had a partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to provide free debt management ... Read more.

Closures for Thank You day and Melbourne Cup

The NewHope Office, NewHope Community Care and Middle Ground Café will be closed on Friday 23rd October for Thank You Day, and on ... Read more.

Pastor Allan Demond speaks about FOUR decisions for NewHope’s future and the FIVE Life-Giving Relationship Circles.

The disruptions of recent months and the uncertainties that lie ahead call for clarity and focus in our leadership. Our people will ... Read more.

Bushfire Appeal – Update

The Bushfires are a very present issue for those in the affected areas and NewHope’s generosity a few months ago is making an impact ... Read more.

NewHope Medical Update

The doctors at NewHope Medical are still smiling, even though you can’t see them behind their masks! Doctors Jo, Genny and Rachel are ... Read more.

NewHope Live: Young Adults – Faith and Mental Health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulZ9dtI6Hng&list=PLizseOjIaRSp0jsfA9j2Ir2nQq6xJEM4b Registered Psychologist Cath Doocey joined ... Read more.

NewHope Preschool – 2021 Enrollments Now Available

NewHope Baptist Preschool is currently taking enrolments for 2021 3 year old groups. Please enrol through WPSA to apply and view the ... Read more.

Food Relief Update

Since the beginning of March the NewHope Community Care team has been supporting approximately 30 clients per month with food relief. ... Read more.

Youth Camp Goes Digital!

As with the rest of 2020, Youth Camp is going digital! This has been a crazy season, so why not have our most EPIC youth camp yet! All ... Read more.

The worship team got a little bigger

During this covid-19 season we have had some fantastic news. Rob and Jayne Ballingall welcomed Amelia Rose into the world on the 12th ... Read more.

Victoria’s Roadmap for Reopening – Implications for Churches

In the light of Premier Dan Andrews' announcements on Sunday 6 September 2020, the Victorian Government has been releasing more ... Read more.

Reclaiming Lament – A Sermon by Julia Pope

Julia Pope was recently the guest preacher at Albert Park Baptist Church. You can listen to her sermon about Reclaiming Lament ... Read more.

Be Love. Father’s Day Sponsorship Campaign

We have a growing tradition at NewHope on Fathers' Day to consider adding a child to our families, by supporting one through Baptist ... Read more.

Worship – Behind the Scenes

Our Worship Pastor Tim Spencer has been serving faithfully behind the scenes during the past five months of Online Worship Services. ... Read more.

Churches Working Together

There’s an exciting movement happening around Victoria and we are a part of it! God is using food hampers from churches like ours to ... Read more.

Miss Toula Susannah Jaensch

Born to parents: Ben & Naomi Siblings: Noah, Adelaide and Toula. August 13 at 4:16pm in Box Hill Hospital, measuring 3.5kg and ... Read more.

New Teaching Series – Parables: The Stories Jesus Told

Jesus told stories. They are compelling stories designed to wake us up to God’s work and ways in the world. We call them ‘parables’, a ... Read more.

Exercising Generosity

Are you looking for an opportunity to exercise generosity? Below are three opportunities we've become aware of recently you might like ... Read more.

Worsh in the Valley

Can you imagine the incredible impact we would have on the world and our own hearts if we worshipped God everyday. Can you imagine how ... Read more.

Meditation in the Christian Tradition

A small group of mixed NewHope seniors gather online each Thursday 9:30-10:15am to practise the spiritiual discipline of guided ... Read more.

NewHope Medical

Please join us in welcoming Dr Kenneth Cole to NewHope Medical. Kenneth will be offering online counselling sessions two days a week, ... Read more.

Understanding Your Valiant Man

Understanding Your Valiant Man is the companion course for women which follows the journey men undertake while doing the Valiant Man ... Read more.

NHCC/Foodbank Update

https://youtu.be/zx6AuFX1Hvo Merrilyn explains her role as a volunteer at NewHope Community Care, and how they've been working with ... Read more.

Middle Ground Café update

https://youtu.be/PBAZfqX8EgA Eva shares with us how God has been working through the café to bless people in the community. If ... Read more.

NewHope Live: Young Adults – Where is God when hope seems lost?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wM5VWduvBk 8 years ago Mark and Amy Gellie were told that their unborn child was developing with ... Read more.

Miranda Lewtas is our new COACH Coordinator

Miranda Lewtas has recently been appointed to be our new COACH Coordinator, to replace Fiona Beveridge's past leadership in that role. ... Read more.

Beirut Explosion Response

On Tuesday, the Beirut explosion killed 135 people and injured over 5,000 more. Hundreds of thousands of children, women, and men ... Read more.

Responding to Stage 4 Restrictions

NewHope has implemented changes to ensure we are aligned with the Stage 4 Restrictions that came in this week. SUMMARY OF GOVERNMENT ... Read more.

Memorial service for Shu Chiong Soh

One of our long term members Shu Chiong Soh died on 31 July. Her funeral is being held at NewHope today (Thursday, 6 Aug. 12:00pm). ... Read more.

NewHope Live: Young Adults

An interactive conversation focused on aspects of life following Jesus. This week Lance and Katrina reflect on the question 'How do ... Read more.

Alpha Course: Term 3

The Alpha course seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described as ... Read more.

NewHope Community Care helping out locals

Our staff team at NewHope Community Care were able to work with Victoria Police this week to help distribute food to those who need it ... Read more.

The Foyer – a new way to connect with each other

Ordinarily we'd love to be catching up with each other after the service in our church foyer, but due to COVID-19 we'll have to wait a ... Read more.

NewHope Live: Young Adults

This Sunday we are launching a new live stream targeted at young adults. The fortnightly show will feature Lance Blythe who will ... Read more.

BUV Flourishing Churches Interview – Rev. Dr. Allan Demond

Click here to watch an interview on the BUV Flourishing Church Framework with Rev Dr Bill Brown, BUV Pastoral Coach and Rev Dr Allan ... Read more.

Andy Vance Live

If you missed out on tuning in to our first ever 'NewHope Live: Music Sessions' with Andy Vance, you can catch up by visiting the ... Read more.

Being Salt and Light in your workplace during COVID

City Bible Forum are a fabulous group who seek to support the local church. They are running a night of encouragement and ... Read more.

A night with author Jane Berry – ‘Ministering Like Jesus’

Cathy De Witt will be hosting a Prayer Growth Night this Tuesday. Jane Berry, author of 'Ministering Like Jesus' is going to be our ... Read more.

Level 1 Chaplaincy Training

There is a significant opportunity to connect with others and illustrate your faith in Jesus through sport. We want to equip people ... Read more.

Term 3 Update

Hey Guys! Well. Restrictions have really put a spanner in the works for Term 3 at Shift Youth. We had dreams of seeing people’s ... Read more.

Shift Youth Term 2 – Introducing SHIFT LIVE!

Term 2 is just around the corner and we’d love to give you an update on what’s happening at Shift Youth. For the foreseeable future ... Read more.

Easter Virtual Stations of the Cross – Engage & Share this Amazing Resource

This Easter as we enter into a different kind reality – not physically together, but spiritually united by the Spirit, let's utilise ... Read more.

Response Centre at 3 Springfield Road

While all non-essential on-site gatherings of NewHope Baptist Church have been suspended, we are still providing support services to ... Read more.

Change to Community Centre and Café opening hours

From Monday 23rd March, the café will be operating on reduced business hours from 10am til 2pm. The community centre in Blackburn ... Read more.


We will not gather in large numbers to worship this Sunday. For the coming weeks the NewHope worship experience will be different – ... Read more.

Shift Youth Update

With the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the new recommendations from the Health Department and Australian Government, we have ... Read more.

Awe & Wonder Postponed

The Awe & Wonder (Women’s Ministry) – She will Flourish Part 2: Living from the Overflow event on Tuesday the 24th of March has ... Read more.

NewHope AGM postponed

This meeting, which was set for 23rd of March will be rescheduled. Read more.

Call to prayer

Following other parts of the world we extend an invitation to our community to pray at 12:00 noon daily. Set a reminder, quiet ... Read more.

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