New Hope Hillside

New Hope began with six families in 1996. We held our first services in the St. John Fine Arts School in the Kensington neighborhood of northwest Calgary. As more people joined us each Sunday, our congregation grew to the point where we had to move to a bigger facility – the gym at Queen Elizabeth High School – in 1998. God continued to bless us with more members, and so we hit the road again in 2000 – moving a couple of blocks north to the West Hillhurst Community Centre gym, which is big enough for lots more growth. 

New Hope is one of many churches that the Home Missions division of the Christian Reformed Church is establishing across North America.

NEW HOPE is designed to be a church for those who currently do not have a church home. Many Calgarian's are searching for deeper relationships with God and each other. We want to meet and know those people exactly where they’re at, and introduce them to what God and church are really all about.

We believe each person has a “God-shaped” void in his or her life that needs to be filled. People are simply not complete without a personal knowledge of God and personal relationship with Him.

NEW HOPE has been specifically designed to meet the needs of young families and adults. Our programs are geared toward helping parents (including single parents), married and single adults, teenagers and children to grow spiritually, emotionally and inter-personally. Despite our focus on the “younger crowd,” we’ve been blessed with a broad spectrum of members that includes middle-aged and elderly people.

In a society plagued by spiritual and relational fractures, NEW HOPE is a place for renewal. We want to meet the needs of Calgarian's with the restoring message of God’s love. When individuals renew this essential relationship, all other relationships have a new foundation for growth. We know first-hand that God’s love influences every aspect of a person’s life!


We believe that You created all things in all their beauty and mystery.
We believe we broke the boundaries You gave to keep this world in harmony.
We believe You called a family, blessing them to bless all families.
We believe You spoke and listened through sage and prophet, priest and poet.
We believe, we believe, we believe.
We believe You walked among us in human flesh, to share our history.
We believe You reconciled us, upon a cross, brought hope from agony,
We believe You raised Jesus from death to life, for our salvation.
We believe You send us out with saving love for all creation.
We believe, we believe, we believe.
We believe Your Spirit dwells in us now with power for life and mission.
We believe Your Spirit makes us one in purpose, hope and vision.
We believe You’ll banish evil and fill the earth with holy glory.
We believe You call all people to life forever in Your story
We believe, we believe, we believe.