• Pomaria Parade - 2015
  • Golden Agers - 2016
  • Pomaria Parade - 2014
  • Easter Egg Hunt - 2015


New Hope United Methodist Church is a delightful, historic church founded in 1795 in the beautiful Pomaria countryside of Newberry County, South Carolina.

We share in the United Methodist Church's Mission of making disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world by making disciples of Christ of ourselves, both individually and communally as the Body of Christ. In doing this, we see discipleship as actively following in the footsteps of Jesus. We are intentionally loving as Jesus loves, caring as Jesus cares, and serving as Jesus serves.

Discipleship happens in relationship among the Body of Christ, do you seek to become a Christ follower? Come, join us on the path to discipleship. We rely upon the Holy Spirit in using the means of grace (prayer, Bible Study, the Lord's Supper, fasting, and holy conversations) to grow in our relationship with God. 

We gather together in worship where we are fed spiritually as we praise God's Holy Name, and then we are sent out to love and serve the Lord by acts of mercy to all of creation.

Ministry News

Men's Club
The men's group will meet on Sunday, September 2 at 8AM in the fellowship all.  All men of the congregation are invited to participate.

United Methodist Women
The UMW will be sponsoring a monthly women's prayer breakfast.  It will be held on the Thursday after the third Sunday each month at 8AM.  This month, it will be held on September 20 at 8 AM in the fellowship hall.  This is open to all women of the church.  Please come and bring a friend for fellowship to start your day!

SOC Group
SOC will meet on Sunday, September 9 at 7PM in the fellowship hall.  Ella Maragaret Rawls will have the program.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.

"GO" Group
The GO group will meet on Thursday, September 6 at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Group 4 will provide the meal.  Everyone is asked to bring two prizes for bingo.

Middle Agers
The middle-agers are making plans for a day trip to the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area on Saturday, September 22.  Lunch will be dutch treat.  There will be a stop for apples/pumpkins on the way home.  Please let Jenny Stone know by 9/8 if you plan to participate.

United Methodist Youth
UMYF will meet on Sunday, September 2 at 5:30 PM in the fellowship hall.

Committee Meetings

Administrative Council
9/2 @ 7PM - Fellowship Hall

Parsonage Committee
9/9 @ 5PM - Parsonage

Education Committee
9/13 @ 7PM - Fellowship Hall

Nominations Committee
9/16 @ 7PM - Parsonage

Administrative Council
9/30 @ 7PM - Fellowship Hall

Charge Conference
10/7 @ 3PM - New Hope


  • Women's Prayer Breakfast

    The United Methodist Women will be sponsoring a monthly women's prayer breakfast.  It will be held the Thursday after the third Sunday each month at 8:00 AM in the fellowship hall.  This month it will be held on September 20.  This is open to all women of the church.  Please come and bring a friend for fellowship and breakfast to start your day!

  • Backpack Ministry

    We have teamed up with Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church in support of their "Back Pack" Ministry for students in need at Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School.  This helps to ensure that children in need have food over the weekend.  For the month of September, we are collecting pop-tarts.

  • Pomaria Food Bank

    We continue to collect items for the Pomaria Food Bank.  Please consider picking up a few extra items when you're out doing your grocery shopping.  Our continued support of this ministry is greatly appreciated.  All donations can be placed in the purple tub in the vestibule of the church.  They are currently in great need of canned goods.

  • Upcoming Events

    Please go ahead and mark your calendar with the following dates.  More information on these events will come soon!  10/4 — “Blessing of the Animals” service at 6PM; 10/20 — Fall Bazaar and Turkey Stew

   November 2018   

Upcoming Events





Sunday School
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Building Expansion Fund

Goal: $300,000