During our strategic planning process, a desire arose to create a new worship space that we could also share with the community. This space would include gathering space with café like atmosphere and capabilities. Beyond a place for the New Hope community to worship, we envision this space including opportunities for community meals, open mic evenings, a warming station in the winter for those vulnerable to cold, a teaching kitchen for community members, and gallery space for local artists.
The week of June 25th, 2018 will see the beginning of demolition for the interior of the building in order to prepare for the construction phase of our project. We give thanks for volunteers with the United Methodist program NOMADS who will join us from June 24th through August 3rd to help with this project.
We also give thanks for:
Stephen Stenson, a North Adams resident, who is assisting with the overall project management;
Jack Miller Contractors, who will work on this project;
Montgomery Ark, whose architect design expertise has helped us reimagine this space
The NOMADS Work Teams of 2018 took our layers of interior walls to prepare the interior space at 192 for construction (please visit the NOMADS website for more information about their mission).
Once we acquired the property at 192 State St. we began to see myriad opportunities to utilize the outdoor space and to share it with the community. While this space continues to evolve with possibilities, we currently have developed:
We give thanks for the wonderful work efforts of Yard Work by Dan and John Trimarchi Landscaping to shape the space beautifully.
We give thanks for the community volunteer efforts through multiple MCLA Days of Service.
We give thanks for the United Methodist Foundation of New England who gave us a grant to assist with the on-going work in the space.
(coming soon - photos of the development of the Greenspace@192)
WE ARE NEW HOPE We believe that as we engage our community* with service in the areas of youth, food, small groups, and worship, we will poke holes in the darkness of despair, thereby allowing the light of Jesus Christ to shine, transform, and make all things new. Click on the button below to view our Strategic Plan.