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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.

Ministry News

All meetings are in the fellowship hall unless otherwise stated.

Men's Club
6/4 at 8AM

6/11 at 6PM
Program:  Lindsey Huffstetler

GO Group
6/8 - visit the Newberry Museum.  Details to come.

Bible Study
Thursday at 7PM via Zoom
Resumes on June 15

Young Adults
5/20 at 9AM
Prayer Brunch

United Methodist Youth
Pool Party Kickoff!
6/11 at 4PM

Middle Agers

Kids In Christ
No Meeting Planned

United Methodist Women
No Meeting Planned

Committee Meetings

VBS Planning
5/30 @ 6PM

Worship Committee
5/30 @ 7PM

Administrative Council
6/11 @ 7PM


Bulletin Information is due to the pastor every Thursday by 5PM for inclusion in the upcoming Sunday bulletin.  Click here to submit.

Newsletter Information is due to Elaine Bedenbaugh by the 15th of the current month for the inclusion in next month's newsletter.  Click here to submit.

Unclaimed newsletters are no longer via postal mail.  If you are unable to access the newsletter electronically (website or email) or unable to pickup a paper copy from the church, please contact Elaine to join the postal mailing list.  If you're interested in receiving the newsletter via email, please contact Elaine to join the email list.



  • United Methodist Youth Events

    UMYF Kickoff Party - Youth in grades 6 and up are invited to bring your swimsuit for an afternoon of friends, food, and fun in the sun!  Friends are welcome!  Please join us Sunday, June 11 at 4PM at the Frampton's pool.  Please look for additional information in the church bulletin.

    Save the date!  NACOM Youth Day (Thrills in the Hills) will be held on Sunday, September 10 at Asbury Hills.  The day will include worship, food, and activities (giant swing, pool time, games, etc.) Look for more details to come soon.

  • Children's Church

    Children's Church will be held on Sunday, June 18 for all children up to age 12. Children will leave the sanctuary following the children’s sermon and go to the fellowship hall to enjoy a children’s lesson. Volunteers are needed to help with this important ministry.  Please contact Ann-Marie Carlisle if you feel led to assist.  The children will also be collecting items for the Boys Farm.  The congregation is asked to participate in helping to donate some of the items listed:  Twin Sheet Sets, Body Wash, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Board games, puzzles, towels/washcloths, paper products.

  • Country Fried Steak Supper and Bake Sale

    A steak supper and bake sale will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 5PM until 7PM.  All orders due on Sunday, June 18. Look for more details to come soon!

  • Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, July 9 through Thursday, July 13.  Our closing program will be on Thursday, July 13 at 6PM, followed by a hot dog supper and a visit from the Laila's Place Ice Cream Truck!  The theme for this year will be "Hero Hotline:  Called Together to Serve God".  Volunteers are needed - we can find a job or task for everyone!  Please let us know if you can help in any way.  If your children are planning to attend, please let us know.  Planning is underway, so look for information to come soon.  Please contact Lindsey with questions. 

  • Attention Youth and Children!

    New Hope has an exciting opportunity for our kids, thanks to a grant received for youth ministry. This year, we are able to reimburse registration cost for Asbury Hills summer camp and Salkehatchie Summer Service Camp. If you are interested in either of these, call or text Melanie at 803-271-4913, as soon as possible, to reserve funds. Asbury Hills ( has camps for rising 2nd -12th graders and Salkehatchie accepts youth ages 14 and up. After you have registered, provide your registration receipt to Melanie for reimbursement.

  • Summer Reading Library

    A "book mobile" will be coming to our fellowship hall soon!  It will have a variety of books for youth and children to borrow for summer reading.  Books are being purchased with our grant money, but donations of age appropriate books for ages 1 through 18 will be accepted.  If your student needs a specific title for a reading assignment, please let Melanie know.

  • Bible Study

    Pastor Jesse continues to lead a Thursday evening Bible study via Zoom at 7 PM.  An email is also sent out each week with the Zoom meeting information.  A new Bible study will begin on June 15. We will examine the Biblical role of the Shepherd and how it relates to today’s world.  Please contact Pastor Jesse via email at if you would like to receive the bible study link via email.

  • Knitting and Crocheting Class

    If you're interested in learning to knit or crochet, please contact Mimi Rogers.  Classes are held each Tuesday at the parsonage.  It is never too late to join!

  • 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.  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.

  • 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

Verse of the Day
  June 2023  

Pomaria, South Carolina

Pleasant this weekend


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Mostly clear

Feels Like: 62°
Humidity: 94%
Wind: 2 MPH

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