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Welcome to New Hope United Methodist Church!  New Hope UMC 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
1/8 at 8AM

No January Meeting

GO Group
No January Meeting
Next Meeting:  2/9/2023

Bible Study
Thursday at 7PM via Zoom
Resumes January 5, 2023

Young Adults
January Meeting TBD

Middle Agers
January Meeting TBD

Kids In Christ
No Meeting Planned

United Methodist Women
No Meeting Planned

United Methodist Youth
No Meeting Planned

Committee Meetings

Administrative Council
2/5 @ 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.

Newsletters are no longer mailed via postal mail by default.  If you are unable to access the newsletter via email, on the website, or unable to pickup a paper copy from the church, please contact Elaine to join the postal mailing list.



  • Confirmation Classes

    Confirmation classes have begun and will be held on

    • Sunday, January 8 at 4PM
    • Sunday, January 22 at 4 PM

    Mentors are needed for each session to share their life in Christ and the church with the class. A signup sheet is in the vestibule. Come, help prepare our confirmands for their eternal life with God.  Please sign up in the vestibule or contact Aaron Livingston if you feel called to help with this important ministry.

  • Knitting and Crocheting Class

    If you're interested in learning to knit or crochet, please contact Mimi Rogers.  Classes resume on January 12.  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.

  • Bible Study

    Pastor Jesse continues to lead a Thursday evening Bible study at 7 PM.  The study has been moved to Zoom.  We'll end by 8 PM.  An email is also sent out each week with the Zoom meeting information.  Bible Study will resume on January 5, 2023.  Please contact Pastor Jesse via email at if you would like to receive the bible study link via email.

  • 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
  January 2023  
Upcoming Events


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

Pomaria, South Carolina

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