Marriage

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! This holiday is often marked by cheesy cards and overpriced bouquets, but can also serve as an opportunity to invest in the people that mean the most. Whether celebrating with a partner, friends, or with family, we hope these ideas spark some meaningful connections for you in this season of LOVE!

  • Game Night – Let your loved one(s) choose!
  • Coffee Q&A – Grab some notecards and head to your favorite coffee shop. Have each person write down 5-10 fun, open-ended questions. Take turns answering and see if you can learn something new about each other.
  • Stroll Down Memory Lane – Make a picnic dinner and look at old videos/pictures together, from baby days or early dating days (this would be especially fun to do as a family).
  • Shoestring Date – See if you can put together a fun date on a budget. Bring $20 with you and spend only that much for your evening out (think dollar menus, dollar store, dollar movies). Also a fun one to do with kids!
  • Theme Dinner – Plan a special dinner (theme, unique kind of cuisine) and prepare it together.
  • Dollar Store – Buy each other gifts at the dollar store. During your Valentine's dessert, present your gifts to each other and explain why you chose them.
  • Geocache – Download the Geocache App for your smart phone and use it to search for Geochaches near you. It’s like treasure hunting with your phone and often involves a bit of adventure!
  • Take a Hike – Get out for a morning hike, rain or shine. Embrace your muddy adventure if the weather is crummy and get something cozy to drink afterward.
  • Throwback – Choose a favorite activity to relive from your junior or senior high days (bowling, roller skating, mini-golf, go karts).
  • “Pal”entine's – Put together a potluck dinner with friends where, in addition to food, everyone brings Valentines for each other.

  • WEDDINGS AND PRE-MARITAL

    At New Hope, we seek to help both engaged and married couples cultivate strong, loving, and Christ-centered relationships that demonstrate God's love and commitment to the world. We do this by preparing couples before marriage through premarital counseling, by walking alongside couples in their marriage, and by providing events and resources that can be both fun and enriching. If you're interested in having your wedding at New Hope or are in need of premarital counseling, please review this step-by-step process.

    If you are in need of support in your marriage, please reach out to a pastor you have a relationship
    with or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be connected to a pastor. 

    Upcoming Events

    New Hope seeks to help married and engaged couples cultivate strong, loving, and Christ-centered relationships that demonstrate God's love and commitment to the world. As a small part of that, we're excited to host a Date Night on Friday, April 1, from 5:00-8:00pm.

    Meet at the church first and we'll provide you with some discussion topics to take out with you on a date. Then come back to the church after dinner for a dessert in the church lobby and to connect with our marriage mentors. If you've got kids, bring them to the church and we'll entertain them and care for them with a movie night. Register in advance below.

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