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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 across NewHope to connect together and we are excited to invite our friends from mainly music, Playspace, Kids Church, Preschool and...

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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 happening as a video presentation & discussion on Zoom (in the comfort of your own home) on Monday Nights starting April 19th from 8pm....

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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 of 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 – 11 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 through 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 a 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 connecting 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 10am 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 into 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 planned 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.

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.

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.

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 that 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 weekly 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.

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 to 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 and 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 mentors! 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 to 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 – Danny 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 November Read more.

Come Away Retreat

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

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 details 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.

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 Merrilyn explains her role as a volunteer at NewHope Community Care, and how they've been working with ... Read more.

NewHope Live: Young Adults – Where is God when hope seems lost? 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 have 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 you 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 "an 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 invite 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 training. The 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 faces, 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 yourself Read more.