• 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, August 5 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 August 23 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 not meet in August.

"GO" Group
The GO group will meet on Thursday, August 9 at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is asked to bring a salad to share.

Kids in Christ
KIC will meet on Sunday, August 12 at 4:30 PM prior to the church picnic for a "Slide into School" party.  Everyone should wear their swimsuits and bring a change of clothes along with a towel.

Middle Agers
Please check the bulletin for upcoming events/meetings.

United Methodist Youth
Please check the bulletin for upcoming events/meetings.

Committee Meetings

Administrative Council
9/2 @ 7PM - Fellowship Hall

Parsonage Committee
9/9 @ 5PM - Parsonage


  • School Supply Drive

    The Outreach Committee is sponsoring a school supply drive to benefit the children of Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School.  School supplies will be collected until Sunday, August 19, where they will be blessed during the “Blessing of the Bookbags” and delivered to school that week. Items needed: Crayons (24 pack), glue sticks, black/white composition books, wide-ruled notebook paper, and #2 pencils.

  • Blessing of the Bookbags

    There will be a “Blessing of the Bookbags” during the worship service on Sunday, August 19.  All students and teachers are asked to bring their backpacks/bags to be blessed for the upcoming school year.

  • 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 August 23.  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 August, we are collecting individual cups of Apple Sauce.

  • 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.

  • Welcome, Rev. Cameron Levi!

    We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the Rev. Cameron Levi and his wife, Sabrina to the Pomaria community.  Rev. Levi is our new pastor for the Pomaria Charge, including New Hope UMC.  They come to us from Trenton United Methodist Church in Trenton, South Carolina.  We are excited that God has sent them to us and we look forward to building a strong relationship in Christ.  For more information about Rev. Levi, please visit the Pastor's Page.

  • Upcoming Events

    Please go ahead and mark your calendar with the following dates.  More information on these events will come soon!  9/23 — Homecoming Service; 10/4 — “Blessing of the Animals” service; 10/20 — Fall Bazaar and Turkey Stew

  August 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