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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.


  • Special Administrative Council Meeting

    All members should have received the following email.  If you did not, please check your spam folder and let Gary know. 

    A request has been made for the New Hope Administrative Council to meet and discuss the issue of disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church due to disagreements over decisions regarding human sexuality that came out of the recently held General Conference. The Administrative Council will meet on Sunday, July 28th at 5 PM in the fellowship hall to conduct this meeting.

    Below several documents to be reviewed prior to the meeting:

    All members are welcome to come and join in the discussion, but the vote to enter the discernment process will be conducted by the Administrative Council members. Should the vote be to enter the discernment process, there will be more congregational meetings and a time for all members to vote on whether or not New Hope disaffiliates from the United Methodist Church. I ask that we enter this time and treat each other with respect so that we can have an open and honest discussion. This meeting is very important to the future of our church.

    Thank you!
    Aaron Livingston
    Administrative Council Chair

  • Church Directories

    The new 2024 church directories have been completed and are available to be picked up in the vestibule.  They are labeled with each family’s name on them.  Please help us by grabbing yours and any others that you can you help to deliver.  If you would like an electronic (PDF) copy, please let Gary know.

  • Pomaria Food Bank

    We continue to collect items for the Pomaria Food Bank.  Supplies are extremely low and all donations are urgently needed!  Current needs:  dried beans, grits, pasta, rice, and peanut butter.  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

    Sermon 2.0 - The Bible Study meets for discussion and follow up of the previous day’s sermon and scripture every Monday at 7PM.  An email is sent out each week with the Zoom meeting information.  Please contact Pastor Jesse via email at if you are not receiving 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.