New Hope Church

Effingham:  8:45 & 10:30am
Newton: 9:30am

OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: 217.342.3020 

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm


2210 North Raney
PO Box 57

8817 N. 800th St.
Newton, IL 62448

Effingham: Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
Offered Sunday mornings at 8:45 & 10:30

Newton: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Offered Sunday mornings at 9:30


Welcome to The Rock!

The Rock is an exciting environment where kids are invited to have fun and learn about Jesus! Our team of volunteers loves getting to spend time with your child each week as we seek to provoke discovery and invite kids to a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.


For questions or to get connected, contact:
Kristy Buescher, Children's Ministry Director
217.342.3020 ext. 234



Laura Arney, The Rock Team Leader


Important information for your first visit:

If you are visiting for the first time, stop by Guest Services in the lobby where one of our volunteers will tell you about our Children’s Ministry and will register your kids. From there they will take you and your children downstairs to The Rock.


Your child will be assigned a random number each week. If you are needed for any reason during the worship service, your child’s number will appear on the screen in the auditorium.


Safety is a priority for the Children’s Ministries at New Hope, so background checks are performed on each volunteer to make sure all children are in a safe and secure environment.