It’s not every day that a group in the Central District gets a letter from the Governor. But New Hope Baptist Church did, in honor of their 60th Anniversary that is being celebrated this weekend.
The governor writes:
I applaud New Hope Baptist for its many years of service and fellowship. Your congregation is a shining example of what it means to love one another and give cheerfully to those in need, and I am confident that your legacy of ministry and compassion will long grace the Seattle community and the state of Washington as a whole.
New Hope has persevered through a number of challenges over the years, including a 1994 fire that destroyed their building. The new sanctuary that stands at 21st & Fir today was built through donations of time and money from church members and other people in the community.
The church is inviting all current and former members and others in the community to join in the celebration at a set of special services this Sunday at 10:45am and 3:00pm, and continuing Monday through Thursday at 7pm. New Hope is located at 124 21st Avenue.