Family Fun Day

April 30, 2023
Youth Recognition
All Youth Recognition Announcements are to be submitted via email to  or you can drop a copy of your child/children’s report card to the Church office by the 4th Sunday of each month. All announcements are subject to editing and will be announced on the 1st Sunday.
By the 4th Sunday
Contribution Statements
All members that would like a copy of their 2022 contribution statement are asked to complete a request form located on the table in the vestibule or here online and return it to the Church Office. If you would like an email copy of your financial statement send an email to and your statement will be sent out within 10 business days.
In-Person Church School for our Kids

Calling All Parents and Guardians!
***Middle School, High School, and Young Adults***

​​​​​​​We are reconvening on Sunday mornings for an In-Person Church School for our Kids at 9:20 am!*

Matthew 19:13-14
13. Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

*Mask will remain a requirement until further notice.


Bible Study


Hello Church Family,

In-Person Prayer Service and Bible Study

6:00 - Prayer Service
6:30 - Bible Study

*It will also air on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo

Join the Prayer Line

Every Monday at 11:30 am Dedicate 30 minutes and join the prayer line.

To call in dial (425) 436-6323 - Access Code: 105697

Join us as we petition the Lord!
E-mail Prayer Request:
Phone: Leave Your Prayer Request (225) 926-0246

Mondays at 11:30 am
NHBC Business Directory

Get a hard-copy after Church Service
in the fellowship hall.



View it Online from the Church's Website


Join the Membership Roll Book

Add Yourself to New Hope Baptist Church's Membership Roll
All members of New Hope Baptist Church are asked to Register

Finally, we can match Names with Faces

Build better and more personal relationships with other Members

Keep Your Contact Info Update-to-date with the Church Office


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It's Easy to Sign In!

Select Your Organization

STEP 3: Enter Your Cell Number

STEP 4: Wait for a 4-digit code sent via text

STEP 5: Enter the code and Complete Your Profile

STEP 6: Wait for an Administrator to Approve Your Account

Click-Through & Learn Names

Announcement Protocol
​​​​Attention All NHBC Members: All announcements, (subject to editing) intended for the Church Announcements or Social Media must be submitted to the Church Office no later than each Monday at 8:00 a.m. Members may hand deliver, fax (225) 925-8022, or email them to
Birthday Celebration Cancelled

We are going to cancel Sunday's Birthday Celebration due to inclement weather and we will schedule it at a later date.

March 26, 2023
Pastor Cyrus' 80th Birthday

​​​​​​​It’s that time AGAIN! Our Pastor will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Saturday, March 25th! Church Family This is an opportunity to show our LOVE to our Pastor. All members are asked to send cards, text messages, and love gifts to his cash app $PastorCyrus Let us honor our gift from God to this Ministry! The Big Celebration Party will be on next Sunday, March 26, 2023, immediately after the Worship Experience at the Leo Cyrus Center. Dress casually and bring your lawn chairs. We will have great food, music, vendors, snowballs, and a spacewalk.

March 25, 2023
Volunteers are Needed

​​​​​​​The Culinary Ministry is in need of additional volunteers to help feed the less fortunate this Saturday at the old Popeyes location on Florida Blvd. The event will occur at 10:30 am. This effort is in conjunction with our Church-Wide Month-of-Service. Members who plan to volunteer, please arrive at the Church at 10:00 am.


Matthew 25: 31-40
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[f] you did it to me.’

March 25, 2023
Month of Service
The Month of March at New Hope has been declared “SERVICE MONTH.” All ministries will have an opportunity to serve the community through various opportunities. The entire congregation is asked to partner with a ministry to help serve in the community if you are not in a ministry. The culminating event “New Hope Day of Service” will be Saturday, March 25th as we honor our Pastor’s 80th Birthday by serving the homeless through acts of love and witnessing.

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Month of March
Youth Food Drive
The Youth Department and Youth Usher Ministry are teaming up to host a Food Drive for the New Hope Month of Service. A collection bin will be placed in the vestibule through Sunday, March 26th. Most needed items include peanut butter, canned fish/meat, beans, canned fruits/vegetables, fruit juice, pasta, rice, and oatmeal. If you'd like to help with the Food Drive, please email
Due March 26th
Childrens Church Upcoming Events


March 29th, April 2nd, April 9th
The Road to Calvary
Mark your Calendars: New Hope will host its Annual Symposium; “The Road to Calvary” beginning Monday,  April 3, 2023, thru Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 6:00 am-7:00 am.


April 3-6, 2023
Bereavement Announcement for Edith Hill
April 1, 2023
Lawn Service - Signup
As a part of our "Day of Service", members of our Church-body will take time to service the lawns of 10-15 members.

The following Criteria Must be met for eligibility:
  • If you are 65 or Older Or disabled
  • Must Live in Baton Rouge
  • And Don't have an existing Lawncare service

This service will be performed on
Saturday, March 25th

Sign Up Here


March 25, 2022
Youth Meet and Greet
Join the Youth Department for an activity-filled Meet & Greet on Sunday, March 5th, at 1:00 PM in the Leo D. Cyrus Center. Youth and parents are welcome!
March 5, 2023
Leadership Training
Leadership Training: All ministry leaders must attend the training to serve in leadership. Please make plans to all training.

​​​​​​​Saturday, February 4, 2023
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Saturday, March 4, 2023

9 AM - 12 Noon

February 4, 18, March 4
Children's Church will Reopen
The NHBC Children's Church will reopen on Sunday, February 12, 2023, @ 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 -13 years old. Please contact Sister Tranetta Williams.
February 12, 2023
2023 GLBC Quarterly Conference
The Greater Louisiana Baptist Congress and Convention Quarterly Conference will be held at the New Morning Star Baptist Church in Bastrop, LA on Friday, February 10–Saturday, February 11, 2023.

The Worship Experience
February 10, 2023 - 7: 00 PM

Adult Congress Classes - 10:00 a.m. -2:00 PM
Youth Explosion – 10 AM – 2:00 PM
February 11, 2023

February 10-11, 2023
Volunteers Needed


Attention: New Hope Family!
We are seeking a team of dependable and consistent members to assist our media ministry in running the screens and cameras.

Experience is a plus but we are willing to train.  Email your name and contact information to:

Grief to Hope

TONIGHT!! Health to Hope is back! Grief during the holidays can be tough but THERE IS HOPE! Tune in with us on the New Hope Baptist Church BR YouTube & Facebook Live Tonight at 7 pm. Join Bianca & Shanda along with our special guests Miyokia Carter, LPC, NCC, and Dr. Christianne Ricard, LPC, NCC

​​​​​​​See you there!

December 20, 2022
Church School Evangelism Outreach

On Sunday, December 18th at 8:30 am, we'll be out to spread the Good News before Church School. Afterward, we'll head in to study and grow together in God's word. 

​​​​​​​8:30 am - Be a Witness
9:30 am - Church School

​​​​​​​See you there!

December 18, 2022
Christmas Day Worship Service

December 25, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving!
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November 24, 2022
Nominate a family in-need
Thank you for your donations! As a result of your blessings, we have fifteen (15) boxes available to give to a needy family.

If you know someone we can bless as a Church Family please send their name, address, and telephone to the deadline to submit names is Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 5:00 pm.


​​​​​​​The Food Boxes will be distributed on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

November 17, 2022
Thanksgiving Food Drive


New Hope “Families Helping Families” All members are asked to bring can goods and non-perishable items and place them in the bins in the foyer or Church fellowship hall. The deadline to help with this effort will be Sunday, November
13, 2022
. Please see the following chairpersons; Sister Elaine Simmons, Deaconess Barbara Cain, Deacon George Brumfield, or Deacon Harold Joubert to volunteer to serve in the ministry. If you have any additional questions email
Suggested items:
Green beans, sweet peas, corn, canned yams, cranberry sauce, chicken broth, cornbread mix, box stuffing mix, gravy mix, instant mashed potatoes, macaroni, rice, red beans, white beans, sugar, flour, and cooking oil

By November 13, 2022
Thanksgiving Worship Service

Your Vote Counts

November 8th
39th Year Pastoral Anniversary
SBC- Pastor appreciation 39 years​​​​​​​
November 6th 2022
Revival at Second Baptist

​​​​​​​SBC 2022 Revival

November 1-3, 2022
Breast Cancer Awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness let us as a congregation all wear PINK on Sunday, October 16, 2022. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women in the United States (some kinds of skin cancer are the most common). Black women die from breast cancer at a higher rate than White women.
October 16, 2022
Men's Day 2022

Men's Day 2022 is Today, October 23.

​​​​​​​All men are asked to participate in the Men’s Day program and to wear Black suits, Gold neckties or bow ties, and White shirts.

Today, October 23, 2022
Prison Ministry Training
The Hunt Correctional Institute Prison Ministry Training is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:00 am – 11:00 am at New Hope Baptist Church. All members that are interested in joining this ministry must attend and complete the training. If you have any additional questions email them to:

October 8, 2022
Domestic Violence Awareness
Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, let us raise awareness about domestic violence and join in the effort to end violence against women and children. Louisiana is ranked fifth among the deadliest states for women victims of domestic violence to live.

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, in observance of Domestic Violence Month, the congregation is asked to wear PURPLE.

October 9, 2022
Join the Marketing Ministry



Volunteers Needed

New Hope Baptist Church is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the newly formed Marketing Ministry. If you are any member of New Hope are interested in joining, make plans to stay after Church next Sunday for a brief meeting.

We are in need of the following skills:

Graphic Design

Social Media Posting
Video Editing

For More Information, plan to stay after church for 10 minutes, Sunday, September 25th.


September 25, 2022
Sunday Prayer for the Women of NHBC

All ladies of New Hope are encouraged to attend early morning prayer at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 25, 2022.  

Breakfast will be served.

September 25, 2022
Thanks for your generosity!

The Water Crisis is Over

Due to your generosity and the compassion of many other believers like you, the people in Jackson, Mississippi have more than enough water to suit their needs. In addition, the water provided by the city of Jackson has been restored to pre-crisis status.

New Hope Baptist Church plans to repurpose the water which was collected and did not make it to Jackson in time.

Collectively we remain thankful to God that the water-boil mandate was lifted. More news on the developments in Jackson Mississippi can be found here.

Church Anniversary T-Shirt
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Church Anniversary T-Shirt

Order Your

Orders for Church Anniversary T-shirts will be taken until September 16th.
$10.00 Kids
$15.00 Adults

To place an Order Contact:
Tranettea K Williams
Payable via CashApp at $TranetteaWilliams

Orders and Cash Payment can also be paid through the following members:
CINKO, Joann Selvage, or Melissa Brown


Due by September 16th
Back-to-School Cook Along


New Hope Baptist Church • Join us for our Back to School Cook Along with the Health & Wellness Ministry + Youth Department! We will be cooking quick & fun meals on Monday, September 26 @ 6:30 pm at The Leo D. Cyrus Center • Sign-up with Bianca Plant, Shanda Grimes, or Ebony Holmes!

September 26, 2022
Evangelism Workshop
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​​​​​​​Friday, September 30th via zoom @ 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Church School

Evangelism Course taught by Reverend Sam Lofton

​​​​​​​Join on Zoom
Click Link:

Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083

September 30, 2022
Our 75th Church Anniversary
The Church Picnic is Calling U! ​​​​​​​

Revised Save The Date_web (2)

Picnic Location:

North Street Park
4100 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Today; 10am - 2pm

Church School Outreach

October 2, 2022
Gospel College Brunch




October 2, 2022
Prayer Service and Bible Study

Attention Church Family,

Due to inclement weather conditions, we will have bible study virtually.

Join us for a prayer meeting at 6 PM on Facebook Live or Zoom. Followed by Bible Study @ 6:30 pm on Facebook Live.

Join on Zoom
Click Link:

Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083

Dial by Phone:
Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083


Prayer Service and Bible Study

Please join us for a prayer meeting at 6 PM on Facebook Live or Zoom. Followed by Bible Study @ 6:30 pm on Facebook live or our website live stream.

Join on Zoom
Click Link:

Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083

Dial by Phone:
Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083


Youth Sunday Spirit Day
Youth Sunday Spirit Day

Sunday, September 4th is Youth Sunday Spirit. Join us in worship at 11 AM while dressed to represent your school, favorite sports team, or fraternity/sorority. Get ready to cheer for your organization during the Roll Call!


September 4, 2022
Dr. Leo Daniel Cyrus, Sr. 46th Anniversary

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In Celebration of Our Pastor
Dr. Leo Daniel Cyrus, Sr. 46th Anniversary
New Hope Baptist Church
5856 Greenwell Springs Road~ Baton Rouge, LA  70806

The culminating event, August 28, 2022, @ 11:00 AM
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially
they who labour in the word and doctrine.

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August 28, 2022
The Art of Brandon V. Lewis

August 5, 2022
NHBC Scholarship Application is now available.
Congratulations to the high school graduating class of 2022! The 2022 NHBC Scholarship Application is now available.  Applicants must be 2022 high school graduates and members of New Hope. Completed applications must be received by Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM and can be submitted via e-mail or US mail. Details regarding submission are included on the last page of the application.

Please e-mail questions to

Download the Application Here

Due July 15, 2022
Calling All Adults!
Calling All Adults! Join us on Sunday mornings for an In-Person Adult Sunday School Class at 9:20 am! "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)

We Want to Know!
If you receive any recognitions, promotions, or awards and want to share them with the Congregation please submitted them via email to All recognitions will be recognized on the First Sunday of each month. (All announcements are subject to editing.)

Congratulations to all the Graduates!
Congratulations to all the Graduates! NHBC will honor all high school and college graduates on the 2nd Sunday in June at 11:00 a.m. Worship Experience.

Women's Ministry: Paint Party

June 4, 2022
FREE At-Home COVID-19 Tests


It’s Mental Health Awareness Month 💚

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month 💚

Health To Hope will have a Mental Health Awareness Segment on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 pm on New Hope Baptist Church Facebook & YouTube Live 💻 

Our special guest Counselors are our very own Miyokia Carter, LPC, NCC, and Dr. Christianne Ricard, LPC, NCC 

Topic: “Ways to support children’s mental and emotional Health” and “How to Cope with Stress for Adults”


May 24, 2022
Resurrection Sunday
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April 17, 2022
NHBC: Road to Calvary - 2022
April 11-14, 2022
Happy Birthday Pastor Cyrus
It’s that time AGAIN!

Our Pastor will be celebrating his 79th birthday on Friday, March 25th! Church Family this is an opportunity to show our LOVE to our Pastor. All members are asked to send cards, text messages, and love gifts to his cash app $PastorCyrus

Let us honor our gift from God to this Ministry!


March 25th
Lawn Service - Signup
As a part of our "Day of Service", members of our Church-body will take time to service the lawns of 20 members.

The following Criteria Must be met for eligibility:
  • If you are 65 or Older Or disabled
  • Must Live in Baton Rouge
  • And Don't have an existing Lawncare service

This service will be performed on
Saturday, March 26th

Sign Up Here


March 26, 2022
Lawn Beautification for Seniors

Thank you for Volunteering

Team meeting, March 20th at 8 pm

To join the meeting: dial-in number:
PIN: 84323

Details and Assignments will be covered

March 20, 2022
Youth Dept. - Collecting Canned Goods

The final canned food collection for the Dr. Leo Daniel Cyrus, Sr. Day of Service will be held this Saturday, March 26th, from 9 AM until 12 PM. A drive-thru area will be set up in front of the Cyrus Center to accept donations. If you signed up to be a part of Food Drive team, please check your email for the link to the volunteer sign-up sheet for Saturday. Questions can be sent to

Month of March
Rev Lofton Guest Speaker
March 6, 2022
A Day of Service

Proverbs 19:17 says, “If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord — and he will repay you!”

Matthew 20:28 says, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

We have been saved to serve and called to a ministry of encouragement, evangelism, giving, prayer, fellowship, and worship. Let us come together and actively build up our church community with your service?

Join us in a Day of Service by selecting a team to serve:

March 26, 2022
Health to Hope: Spring Cook Along!

Health to Hope is back again with our Spring Cook Along! Join us Live on the New Hope Baptist Church Facebook or YouTube page on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 7 pm. All ingredients are listed on the flyer to participate with us!

Click on the Zoom link to cook with us:

April 19, 2022
NBC HOPE Health Ministry Webinar

The National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. invites you to share in a Free NBC HOPE Health Ministry Webinar on, Tuesday 3/1 at 7:30 pm
This webinar presents “TempleCare Matters” - 7 pillars devoted to total care of our bodies. 

The exercise pillar features the Let’s Move National Baptist Initiative created and facilitated by New Hope’s own Sister Nettye Johnson. 

Register for the webinar to learn more and support at

March 1, 2022
Health to Hope: Elements of Healthy Relationships
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Health to Hope is back! February is the month of love, but what are “The Elements of Healthy Relationships?” What are those HEALTHY BOUNDARIES when dealing with family, romance & professional friendships?

Join us on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7 pm on New Hope’s Facebook Live with our very own Licensed Professional Counselor, Miyokia Carter!

February 22, 2022
Attention New Members

Mark Your Calendars

Join on Zoom
Click Link:

Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083

Dial by Phone:
Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083

February 16, 26th 2022
FREE Career Training

January 19, 2022
Calling all NHBC Youth Parents

Calling all NHBC Youth Parents: The Youth Department needs the involvement of all youth and parents to be successful. Please submit your contact information to the Youth Department so we can keep you informed of upcoming events and opportunities for your child to participate. Please send your contact information and the name and age of your children to

The Youth Department looks forward to working with you!

Christian Education Quarter Conference
“Ministering to the Masses that matter to the Master”

New Hope, we will be hosting the Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention and Congress of Christian Education Quarter Conference on Friday, November 19 – Saturday, November 20, 2021. The following are the events that will take place:

The Worship Experience
Friday, November 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

The Congress of Christian Education
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Congress Course selection:
“Growing a Healthy Church during Perilous Times”

~~~~Face coverings are to be worn doing all events~~~~

November 19-20, 2021


The Best on Earth:
A Veteran's Day Tribute

If someone has done military service,
They earn the title "veteran," and more;
They earn our deep respect and admiration;
That they are special no one can ignore.

They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy;
The list is long of all the things they gave.
Our veterans are extraordinary people;
They’re loyal, dedicated, true, and brave.

When terror and invasion were real threats,
They showed us they could handle any storm.
We owe our freedoms and our very lives
To our veterans, who served in uniform.

Our veterans should be celebrities;
They’re exceptional; no other group compares.
We’re grateful for the many things they’ve done;
They’re always in our hearts and in our prayers.

We owe our veterans support and friendship;
Let no one ever question what they’re worth.
These men and women served us and our country,
Our veterans--the very best on earth.

New Hope Baptist Church
List of Veterans/2021

George Beverly Jr.

U.S. Air Force

Sgt E4

George M. Brumfield

U.S. Army


Johnny W. Brooks

U.S. Army Reserve

1st Lieutenant

Donald George

U.S. Army

Master Sergeant

Edward Hunter

U.S. Army

Specialist -4

Robert Knighten

U.S. Army

Private First Class

Louis Parker

U.S. Air Force

E6 Technical Sergeant

Joseph A. Walls

U.S. Army


Gwen M. Walls

U.S. Army


Rodney Dale Whitehead

U.S. Air Force


Laura Bowman

U.S. Navy

Radioman Second Class

Michael Brown

U.S. Marine Corp

Private First Class

Lester Reed

U.S. Army

Sergeant E5

Antione Joseph

U.S. Army


Felisha King 

U.S. Army Reserve


Greg Brown

U.S. Army


Michael Matthews

U.S Army


Charles Wilford

U.S. Navy


Erica Northern 

U.S. Army


William Sherrard

U.S. Navy


Latisha Jackson

U.S. Army Reserve


Eddie Williams

U.S. Army


Ellen Dawson

U.S.  Army


Clifford Williams

U.S. Navy


Cheryl Randall

U.S. Air Force


Charles Johnson

U.S. Navy


Raymond Simmons

US Army


Brother Charles Wilford

Brother Clifton Williams

Brother Louis Parker

November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Cook Along

It’s that time again! Health to Hope Presents:
The Thanksgiving Cook Along! Grab your family AND INGREDIENTS & join us for a night of holiday cooking together.

Join us on:
November 16th at 7 pm on
Facebook Live or Zoom

Zoom Link:


November 16, 2021
Health to Hope: How to Cope with Winter Blues


Tis' the season to be jolly, but with the change in seasons depression & grief can set in. Join us as we beat the seasonal slump with a licensed professional counselor, Dr. Christianne Ricard!

Join us Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm on the New Hope Baptist Church Facebook Live ❄️


December 14, 2021
Congrats to Aliyah Waggner

Congrats to Anthony Terry

Contribution Statements
Attention Members,

If you would like a copy of your 2020 Financial Contribution Statement please complete the following form.

Click here to complete

Statements will be sent out by email within five (5) working days.

Thanksgiving Worship Experience
Thanksgiving 2021
November 25, 2021
FREE Vaccination Drive for the Greater Baton Rouge

Nov. 6 Vaccinations at Leo D. Cyrus Educational Center from 8 am - Noon

**Pfizer Booster: If it’s been 6 months after 2nd dose, 18 & up qualifies 

**Must meet qualifications for 3rd dose Moderna Vaccine 

**1st and 2nd Dose of Moderna & Pfizer will be available

This event is sponsored by Open Health & Southern University!


November 9, 2021
Loaded Shoebox Gifts for Christmas
Join and/or Participate in the Shoebox Gifting for this Christmas.


Teach your child about giving this Christmas
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children around the world. Through this project, churches all over the world facilitate
the packing of shoeboxes to be sent to children in needy areas. Every shoebox is a tool for evangelism and discipleship. At Operation Christmas Child outreach events, children get to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ as they receive one of these prayerfully packed shoeboxes.

Sign up to Volunteer or Participate.
Packing Day:
Saturday, November 13th, 12:00-2:00 PM @ New Hope

The Youth Department is having a "Pack a Shoebox" event! Here's how it works: 
  • RSVP by Nov. 10th by emailing
  • Decide if you are packing a gift for a boy or a girl. 
  • Find a shoebox.
  • Select a medium to large "wow" item such as a soccer ball with a pump or stuffed animal, then fill it with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.(No candy, toothpaste, or gum). You can also include a personal note or scripture.
  • Bring your shoebox and items to the event. The Youth Department will provide wrapping supplies.
  • Masks and social distancing will be required. 

Sponsored by the NHBC Youth Department

November 13, 2021
Birthday Recognition
If your Birthday is this month, and your name does not appear in the bulletin, please contact the Church Office at 225.926.0246 or email
Wedding Anniversary Recognition
If you would like your Wedding Anniversary placed in the bulletin, please contact the Church Office at 225.926.0246, or email
Southern University Gospel Choir Concert

November 18, 2021
FREE Vaccination Drive for the Greater Baton Rouge

The Health and Wellness Ministry of New Hope Baptist Church will be hosting a FREE Vaccination Drive for the Greater Baton Rouge area on Saturday, October 9 from 8 am-Noon.

The vaccines are for ages 12 and up and both Pfizer & Moderna will be available.

This event is sponsored by Open Health & Southern University!


October 9, 2021

New Hope Hurricane Disaster Relief Flyer


Volunteer Sign Up Form <<


October 2, 2021
Preparation for Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 12th is National Grandparents Day and the Youth Department wants to hear from you! Youth interested in participating are asked to submit a high-resolution photo of them with their grandparent(s) along with a 1-2 sentence quote answering, “What do Grandparents mean to me?”

Quotes and photographs can be submitted using the form below.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 8th at 11:59 PM.

Due September 8, 2021
48th in Ministry, 45th at NHBC

August 22, 2021
Back to School Giveaway 2021


New Hope's Back to School Giveaway will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2021, immediately after worship.

This effort is for New Hope Members and Registration is required to participate.
Registration forms will be available in the vestibule and online registration can be accessed on the website ( under "Announcements." The deadline to register is Friday, July 30th. This will be a Grab & Go event to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All supplies will be pre-packaged based on registrations received by the deadline. Masks and social distancing will be required.

August 8, 2021
Business Directory

New Hope Baptist Church is in the process of constructing a business and professional services directory. The intent is to create an awareness of church member businesses, products, and professional services. This information will be online and in a printed directory for easy access.


You may signup online using the link above OR pick up an information packet located in the church lobby.  They may be dropped in the church dropbox or emailed to or  Also, signups will be held at the church on Sunday, July 4, 11, and 18 at the conclusion of service in the rear of the church.

Using this directory is a great way to support and encourage one another and to build community within our church.

Should you have additional questions, please contact Roslin Growe or Markita Hawkins.


Returning to In-Person Worship Services
To: The Members of the New Hope Baptist Church
Re: Returning to In-Person Worship Services

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  I have missed seeing you all in person!  I am greatly looking forward to gathering for in-person Sunday morning worship. If you have not already heard, NHBC will return to "in-person" worship service on Sunday, June 13, 2021.  All our services will continue to be available on Facebook, Youtube, and These online services will continue going forward in perpetuity because we have had a great response to our online presence.   However, if you are sick or in an at-risk group or away from home, you will still be able to worship with us online. We also want everyone to be safe when considering returning to in-person worship services.  If you feel ill or have been exposed to someone who is not feeling well, we encourage you to stay safe, stay home and participate in worship online.  If you are not comfortable or ready to return to in-person worship, we ask that you prayerfully continue to worship with us virtually.

This letter is also to inform everyone that NHBC will be operating under specific because guidelines and protocols for in-person worship services. 

Here are some of the essential guidelines that will directly affect everyone attending services:
  • Everyone will be subject to temperature checks and COVID-19 screening questions upon arrival.
  • Everyone will be expected to wear a mask when attending worship. If anyone forgets their mask, we will have extra available at the door.
  • There will be several sanitizing stations available throughout the building.
  • Social distancing rules of 3' apart will be practiced.  
  • The seating in the sanctuary has been rearranged to facilitate physical distancing. 
  • Families will be allowed to sit together.
  • Initial worship services will be “contact-free.” We will be taking steps to reduce the amount of physical contact between us. For example, reducing the number of surfaces touched by multiple people (hymnals, bulletins, offering baskets, etc.) and eliminating before and after worship gathering areas.
  • We also regret to inform the young parents of our congregation that we will not have children’s church or the nursery available at this time.
Other guidelines will affect our worship experience, but these are the major ones that we wanted to make sure you knew before returning to the sanctuary. I want to assure everyone that much thought, consideration, and prayer went into these decisions.

We humbly ask that everyone show patience during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office at 225-926-0246 or by email at

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Leo D. Cyrus, Sr.

June 13, 2021
FREE Heart Murmur Screenings for Seniors


Step #1: Text the word “HEART” to 225-334-8802
**Need help registering, please call the church for assistance***

Step #2: You’re all set! You can choose a time slot. 

First 30 to REGISTER & ATTEND will receive a FREE gift card! See you July 17 from 10-2 pm at New Hope Baptist Church Educational Center!

July 17, 2021
Youth Spotlight

End of Academic Recognition
Student Promotion


Gifts for Grads
Attention: All graduates that submitted their names and information to be recognized, can either pick up their gift this Sunday, June 6th immediately after service, or from the church office during the following hours Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Month of June
Geaux Get Vaccinated

The Federal COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center is NOW OPEN in Our Parish! #SleevesUpBR

Register Before You Arrive

Join us in moving our community one step closer to the end of the pandemic and get back to doing the things we love. To #GeauxGetVaccinated, there’s no cost! Adults 16 and older are eligible to drive up or walk up anytime during hours of operation to get vaccinated. If you don't have a ride, no problem! Residents can utilize CATS transportation or take advantage of our UBER partnership using code '10MVBRLA', which offers two roundtrips to the vaccination center.

Bon Carre Business Center (the old Bon Marche mall)
7306 Harry Drive, 70806 — Enter via Harry Drive and Lobdell Blvd. Behind Cox Communications

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM
The site will operate for eight weeks.


  • On-site
  • By visiting
  • By calling the hotline 1-855-453-0774
  • Those who walk up without an appointment will also be accepted.

*Registration is not required but highly recommended.

Register Before You Arrive


  • For information from the Louisiana Department of Health about how to access the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana, visit
  • For assistance from the Louisiana Department of Health with scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana, call the state’s vaccination hotline at 1-855-453-0774.
  • The City of Baton Rouge has partnered with Uber and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to help provide transportation for residents seeking COVID-19 vaccinations, including to this new Bon Carre site. For more information on how to access Uber rides, click here.
  • To schedule an appointment at this federal Community Vaccination Center in Baton Rouge, click here.

Business Directory Update

FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program
The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program will launch in a week or two. FEMA is trying to secure funding for reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals. PLEASE PASS ON FOR WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO OUR BLACK COMMUNITIES.... to any family member who paid for a funeral. Please keep funeral documentation. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

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Welcome Back Home!

June 13, 2021

Parents/Guardians, please submit a copy of your child’s report card and a photo by Tuesday, June 22nd for recognition via a video presentation on Sunday, June 27th to


Due: June 22, 2021


Happy Birthday Sister Cyrus
Our first Lady Deloris Cyrus will be celebrating her birthday on Tuesday, June 8th. All members are asked to show her some LOVE! Send messages, cards, and love gifts as we celebrate her gift to this ministry.

Cash App her at: $deloriscyrus


June 8, 2021
Attention Graduates
Attention: All New Hope high school and college graduates who mailed/delivered a graduation invitation to NHBC. You will be officially recognized virtually on Facebook on June 3, 2021, and gifts will available for pickup on that Sunday or mailed.

June 3, 2021
Health to Hope: Let's Normalize Therapy


TODAY!! In this month's segment of Health to Hope: Let’s Normalize Therapy 📌 Join in on New Hope Baptist Church Facebook Live on Monday, May 24th at 7 pm as we talk about Grief, Coping, & Therapy during Mental Health Awareness Month with Special Guest, Dr. Christianne Ricard, LPC, NCC, and Hosts Bianca Plant & Shanda Cook Grimes!

Monday, May 24, 2021
Attention: High School and College Graduates
Attention: High School and College Graduates
*(Including Fall/December)

Please submit the following by Wednesday, May 26th: short bio, future plans, 4-6 photos, and favorite scripture. Graduates will be recognized on Sunday, June 6th via video presentation. Information should be submitted to

Due by May 26th
Visit with Second Baptist on Facebook Live

A message from Pastor Cyrus: 

Hello Church Family,

Please join our sister church, Second Baptist, on Facebook Live tomorrow at 8 am. Let's join together in solidarity as we celebrate God's goodness.


May 2, 2021
Southern University GenCyber Youth Camp

A FREE 5-day camp where students will learn about the exciting world of cybersecurity: each day, campers will participate in many hands-on computer activities to learn about different cybersecurity topics. The goals of the program are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, and how they can be good digital citizens.

GenCyber program wants students to be a part of the solution to the Nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. According to CyberSeek, the U.S. employs nearly 941,000 people in cybersecurity positions, with approximately 521,000 cybersecurity openings. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country's national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

Middle school and high school students ages 13 and older are eligible to apply for the camp. Students of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to join! There are a limited number of spots available, so please fill out this Registration Form to request a seat in the Southern University Cybersecurity Youth Camp.

No! The camp is geared for all skill levels, and it is designed to be a place where you can start to learn more about cybersecurity in a supportive and fun environment!

The Cybersecurity Youth Camp is organized and managed by a team of diverse faculty and student mentors with expertise in cybersecurity from Southern University. The team draws inspiration from years of teaching cybersecurity and programming principles to deliver a dynamic and exciting camp experience for students.

Our team’s responsibility is to emphasize the importance of ethics in cybersecurity and teach youth about the exciting world of cybersecurity and online threats, which are critical to their future personal and professional success in this career field. As such, students will be required to review and sign a code of ethics to be eligible to participate in Southern University Cybersecurity Youth Camp.

Session #1 Timeline
May 24th – May 28th,
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Session #2 Timeline
June 1st - June 7th,
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

May 10, 2021, at 11:59 PM CST,
Selected students will be notified by May 15.

Southern University Dept. of Computer Science
Attn: Dr. Lynette Jackson
E 104 Henry Thurman Jr. Hall
P.O. Box 9221 Baton Rouge, LA 70813

The link to the registration and other information is below.

Deadline to Register: May 10, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Update

A Our Lady of the Lake Representative will contact you to make your appointment to be vaccinated. Also, the representative can answer any questions you may have.

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered vaccination.

Limited amounts of COVID vaccines are available at select locations only for:
  • Persons 65 and older
  • Dialysis providers and patients
  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
  • Behavioral health providers and staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care providers and staff
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)

American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in the community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Schools of allied health students, residents, and staff
  • Law enforcement and other first responders
  • Louisiana Unified Command Group
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
  • Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
  • Teachers and any other support staff working on-site in K-12 or daycare
  • All pregnant persons

New approved Age Group
Individuals ages 55-64 with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC as placing them at an “increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19”. Persons with the following qualifying underlying medical conditions are advised to complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form, before their appointment, to receive the vaccine:
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  • Immune compromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher but less than 40kg/m2)
  • Severe obesity (BMI greater than 40kg/m2)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Please see the attached: Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form

Mother's Day Presentation

May 9, 2021
Vaccine for all enrolled SE Louisiana Veterans

Enrolled Veterans can receive a COVID vaccine at VA

The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System has expanded the group of Veterans currently being administered COVID-19 vaccines. Now any southeast Louisiana Veteran who is eligible for VA health care can receive a vaccine at VA by making an appointment or visiting a walk-in clinic. 

Southeast Louisiana Veterans interested in a vaccine may contact VA at 1-800-935-8387 extension 72819 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Veterans can receive a vaccine at the following times and locations:

Regular walk-in hours
New Orleans Veterans Medical Center, 2400 Canal Street. Walk-ins from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to noon on weekends. Other times are available by appointment.

February 20 walk-in event at St. John
Saturday, February 20— Walk-ins from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. John Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 4004 West Airline Highway, Reserve

By Appointment--please call 1-800-935-8387 extension 72819.
New Orleans
Baton Rouge Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 7968 Essen Park Avenue, Baton Rouge
Hammond Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 1131 South Morrison Boulevard, Hammond
Slidell Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 60491 Doss Drive Suite B, Slidell
St. John 

In addition to enrolled Veterans, family caregivers who are enrolled in the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers are eligible for vaccination. Vaccinating caregivers helps us support and protect Veterans.

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Congrats to our Own Markita Hawkins
The National Trial Lawyers Announces
Markita S. Hawkins
as One of Its Top 40 Under 40
Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Louisiana

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For Immediate Release
The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Markita S. Hawkins of Bruno & Bruno, LLP in New Orleans has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Louisiana, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and also provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.

With the selection of Markita S. Hawkins by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, Ms. Hawkins has shown that she exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer.

Financial Aid Awareness Month

Calling All High School Students
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month! All high students are encouraged to submit their name, high school, and grade level to the New Hope Scholarship Ministry to receive important information regarding upcoming Financial Aid and College Access activities.

Information should be emailed to


Month of February
The Road to Calvary

March 29 - April 1 2021
Happy Birthday Pastor Cyrus

It’s that time AGAIN!
Our Pastor will be celebrating his 78th birthday on Thursday, March 25th! Church Family this is an opportunity to show our LOVE to our Pastor.

All members are asked to send cards, text messages, and love gifts to his cash app $PastorCyrus.

Let us honor our gift from God to this Ministry!

March 25, 2021
The Black Church
Today in Church School as a capstone to Black History Month, we will explore The Black Church. Using scripture as the basis, and The Black Church documentary as a springboard, Sister Nettye Johnson will facilitate an interactive session covering elements of the Black Church's charge, rich history, far-reaching impact, and current challenges.

Tune in today at 10:00 am on New Hope Baptist Church's Facebook page and invite a few friends to participate in this live scripture and history exploration.

Don't miss this!

February 28, 2021
COVID Vaccination Information
New Hope is uniting with Our Lake Of The Lake Regional Medical Center to help end the pandemic by assisting to get as many people vaccinated as possible. If you complete the form a OLOL representative will contact you and answer any questions you may have and make your appointment to go and be vaccinated. 

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered vaccination.

Limited amounts of COVID vaccines are available at select locations only for:
  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • First responders to serve as vaccinators
  • Law enforcement and other first responders
  • Dialysis providers and patients
  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
  • Outpatient providers and staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care providers and staff
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Professional Homecare providers
  • American Sign Language interpreters
  • Health-related support staff
  • Schools of Allied health students, residents, and staff
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
  • Some election staff and poll workers

Fill out the form here: online form.

Health to Hope
From Our Kitchen to Yours!!

Join us for Health to Hope's very FIRST COOK ALONG! On February 23 at 7 pm, we will be cooking together healthy, yet tasty meals with our hosts Bianca Plant & Shanda Grimes!

Cook-Along with Steps: 
#1 Pick up all listed ingredients on the flyer 

#2 Join us on Facebook Live or Zoom by clicking the link:

#3 Bring your family together for a night of cooking together!

Health to Hope Cook Along

February 23, 2021
Health to Hope
Health To Hope will resume Live Facebook segments in April! Please let us know of any topics, panels, or cook-along recipes you would like to see on our upcoming shows!

Email your responses to!

Month of April
Health to Hope
From Our Kitchen to Yours!!

We can’t wait to See You From Our Kitchen to Yours‼️

Join us for Health to Hope’s COOK ALONG! On Monday, April 26 at 7 pm, we will be cooking together healthy, yet tasty meals with our hosts Bianca Plant & Shanda Grimes!

Cook-Along Steps: 
#1 Pick up all listed ingredients on the flyer 

#2 Join us on Facebook Live or Zoom by clicking the link:

#3 Bring your family together for a night of cooking together!

Health to Hope Cooks

April 26, 2021

Greetings Family and Friends,

Due to the inclement weather, We will be doing Bible Study completely virtual tonight on Facebook Live and Zoom Only. If you do NOT have access to Facebook, please join us on Zoom.


Please join us for a prayer meeting at 6 PM on Facebook Live or Zoom. Followed by Bible Study @ 6:30 pm on Facebook Live.

Join on Zoom
Click Link:

Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083

Dial by Phone:
Meeting ID: 831 5805 5136
Passcode: 809083

Bible Study Handout




Sunday - Saturday Corporate Fasting and Praying 
January 17th until February 14th at Noon

Morning Fast
 6 am -12 pm 
(Or 6 am - 9 am if you have medical conditions)

Evening Fast 
8 pm - 9 pm - Your choice of Fast

January 17th to February 14th at Noon
February Honor Roll Recognition

Due by Tuesday, February 2, 2021

New Hope Baptist Church, Pastor Leo. D. Cyrus

Youth Ministry Presents
Middle and High School Virtual Chat II

Tuesday, January 26th  @ 6:00-6:40 PM on Zoom

Let’s Talk!!!

Mind and Body Health

2021 Youth Ministry Theme

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”.
Psalm 27:13 (NIV)

Zoom Information
Click Below to Join:

Meeting ID: 763 6377 4776
Passcode: 81cJpG

Dial by Phone:
Meeting ID: 763 6377 4776
Passcode: 81cJpG

View the Flyer

January 26, 2021
Motivation Monday
Mondays at 6:30 pm