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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.


  • Building Fund “See You on Sunday” Challenge

    It is almost the season of Advent, with December 3 being the first Sunday of Advent. In order to encourage your attendance in worship and provide additional support for the Building Fund, a challenge has been issued. A friend of New Hope has pledged to donate $2 to the Building Expansion Fund for every person seated in the sanctuary for the 11am service on December 3, 10, 17 and 24. (ex. 60 people at service = $120 donation) They will donate an additional $10 for each person attending all four services. (ex. 30 people attend all four Sundays = $300 donation) Let’s commit ourselves to worshipping with our church family during the Christmas season for our personal spiritual growth and for the growth of our Building Expansion Fund.

  • Sunday School Volunteers Needed

    Sunday School is a very important aspect of Christian education within our church, especially for children and youth.  With the new school year, comes the need to “promote” our children to new Sunday school levels.  The education committee is looking for volunteers to help so that we can continue the classes offered and start a new class for our youth.  If you feel called to help or teach on any level, please contact Aaron Livingston.

  • Operation Christmas Child

    Thank you to everyone who helped make our “Operation Christmas Child” shoeboxes a success!  We were able to pack and turn in 60 boxes which will be shipped to children worldwide through Samaritan’s Purse.

  • Christmas Program

    The children's Christmas program will be held on Sunday, December 17 at 5:30 PM.  If your children and/or grandchildren would like to participate, please sign up on the sheet in the vestibule before November 11 or contact Melissa Long.  The first two practices will be held on Wednesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 29.

  • Pomaria Food Bank

    We continue to collect items for the Pomaria Food Bank.  Supplies are extremely low and all donations are urgently needed!  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.  You may also drop your goods off in the donation box at the Pomaria Food Bank located at 110 Victoria Street in Pomaria behind Wilson's Grocery.

  • Bible Study

    Bible Study will take a break for the holidays and resume in the New Year.  It will be moving to Mondays and will be for discussion and follow up of the previous day’s sermon.  An email is sent out each week with the Zoom meeting information.  Please contact Pastor Jesse via email at if you would like to receive the bible study link via email.

  • Knitting & Crochet Group

    If you're interested in learning to knit or crochet, please contact Mimi Rogers.  The group gathers each Tuesday at the parsonage.  All skill levels are welcome.  It is never too late to join!  The group recently completed 20 beautiful blankets to provide to the Newberry Hospital birthing unit.  The fellowship is great and donations are welcome.

  • Visitation and Communion

    In order to make sure that I am ministering to our shut-ins, please use the Note to the Pastor cards or contact me via telephone/email to let me know of anyone I need to call or visit.  I am also happy to take them communion if desired. Thank you, Pastor Jesse