New Hope is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin. The congregation has served our communities since 1867 - over 150 years of sharing God's love! Our Mission is to be: A Welcoming Community of Faith Inspired by God's Grace to Love + Grow + Serve. This means worshiping and following Jesus Christ not only through our words, but also through the lives we lead.
We are a multi-site congregation serving the communities surrounding Sand Creek and Ridgeland, Wisconsin. Our families are served by the Barron, Bloomer, Chetek, Colfax, New Auburn, and Prairie Farm school districts.
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Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.
A world experiencing the difference God’s grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation.
Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together.
Forgiveness and reconciliation – We are reconciled to God by God’s forgiving mercy. Forgiveness and reconciliation flow from what God has made us to be in Jesus Christ and what God is doing with us in the world.
Dignity, compassion and justice – Each person is created in God’s image. We respect this God-given right to dignity and, inspired by the life of Jesus, show love and compassion for all people. Through proclamation of the gospel, through worship and as servants of God working for healing and justice in the world, we uphold and seek to protect the dignity and human rights of all.
Inclusion – As Christ’s church, we value the richness of God’s creation and offer a radical welcome to all people, appreciating our common humanity and our differences.
Courage and openness to change – Because we trust in God’s promise and understand faith to be a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, we are emboldened to embrace learning and change in our spiritual and institutional journey as church. This means we are open to new ways and willing to take risks to discover God’s plan for this church.
Faithful stewardship of God’s creation and gifts – As church together, faithful stewardship is about holding to God’s purpose and ensuring the responsibilities and resources that God has entrusted to us are used with great care and with accountability to God, to each other and those served by this church.
In Christ we are free! We are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.