Season of Hope

A community-wide series of events and activities to celebrate the spirit of hope and its importance in the life of our community.

“Hope is vital to a healthy mental attitude. While it may not change the outcome of life’s journey, it makes a huge difference in how that journey is lived”. That conclusion was the reason HopeCircle created Hope Week to call attention to the importance of Hope in all our lives. We encouraged people to celebrate Hope and to share it with others, often through events involving large groups of people.

While the need for Hope is greater than ever, Covid-19 has changed our actions. This year we will find Hope and share it with others through a “Virtual Season of Hope” September 1- October 3.

The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation and Nettleton EAST will be creating and distributing Hopeful quotes, videos and playlists of inspirational songs. We will be utilizing local media and social media to create a spirit of Hope for every aspect of our lives.

We encourage you to use our materials or create your own. Share your favorite inspirational book, quote or saying. Invite your family and friends to do the same thing and post on social media. You will be amazed at the results!

Many children are facing increased food insecurity because of the pandemic. Ask fellow workers or small groups to provide Hope for kids through the Food Bank of NEA’s BackPack Program. Buy needed items (canned pasta & fruit, beef jerky, breakfast bars, quick mac & cheese and pudding cups). Deliver the items to the NEA Baptist Wellness Center, 2617 Phillips Drive or Optus, 3423 One Place. You can donate on-line at

Write a note, email, or text someone who gave you Hope when you needed it most. Call a shut-in, contact a nursing home and ask who needs a card or a call. Pay it forward at the grocery store or a drive-through, send a donation to a charity. The ways to share Hope are as varied as the people involved.

Join us in spreading Hope and inspiration during “Season of Hope” September 1- October 3.

To participate in “Season of Hope” contact June Morse,, 870-926-9985 or Shanna Kennedy, 870-919-4001