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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
7/3 at 8AM

No July Meeting

GO Group
No July Meeting

Bible Study
Every Thursday via Zoom.  Gather at 6:30. Study at 7:00. End by 8:00.

Middle Agers

Young Adults

United Methodist Women
No Meeting Until Further Notice

United Methodist Youth
No Meeting Until Further Notice

Kids In Christ
No Meeting Until Further Notice

Committee Meetings

Worship Committee
Tuesday, 6/28 @ 7PM

Administrative Council
Wednesday, 7/6 @ 7PM

C.R.A.S.E Training
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Sunday, July 24 from 3P-5P



  • Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, July 10 through Thursday, July 14. There are sign up sheets on the lectern in the vestibule - one for volunteers to provide meals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; and one is a participants to sign up so the correct amount of material and supplies can be purchased.  Please contact Aaron Livingston with any questions.


    Sunday, 7/10: Kick off at 6:30 PM. * All children need to bring a white t-shirt on Sunday evening.*

    Monday, 7/11 – Wednesday, 7/13: Meal served in fellowship hall each evening from 5:45 PM - 6:25 PM. Crafts, Bible Time, Music and Recreation/Science center continues until 8 PM each evening.

    Thursday, 7/14: CLOSING PROGRAM --- Everyone is invited!  A hotdog supper will be provided with the program by the kids.

  • July Journey

    NACOM (Newberry Area Council on Ministries) is sponsoring "July Journey" on Sunday, July 17 at 6PM at O’Neal Street UMC in Newberry.  It begins with a hymn sing followed by guest speaker, Rev. Jim Arant, Greenwood District Congregational Specialist.  Fellowship and light refreshments will follow.

  • C.R.A.S.E. Training

    What can we do if we are caught in an active shooter situation?  With recent events in grocery stores, schools, neighborhoods, and malls, we may question our own safety and wonder what can we do, short of staying home all of the time.  Bethlehem Lutheran Church will host C.R.A.S.E. Training (Citizen Response to Active Shooter Event) on Sunday, July 24 from 3PM – 5 PM.  It will be presented by the Newberry County Sheriff’s Department. We pray that we are not faced with such a crisis, but it may be helpful to have some idea of what we can do if the need arises.

  • Fifth Sunday Service

    The Fifth Sunday in July will be celebrated on Sunday, July 31 during the worship hour. Plan to dress casually for an old fashioned hymn sing. A hamburger lunch and ice cream social will follow the service. Please sign up in the vestibule if you plan to attend.

  • Earl A. Graham, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

    The 9th annual Earl A. Graham, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 20 at the Country Club of Newberry. Hole sponsorships will be available again this year for a donation of $100.  Help is currently needed in either donating or soliciting door prizes for the golfers. If you’d be willing to help out, please let Elaine know.  (The goal is to have about 48 prizes in the $7-$10 range.)

  • Bible Study

    Pastor Jesse continues to lead a Thursday evening Bible study on the Gospel of Mark beginning at 7PM.  The study has been moved to Zoom.  You may join on Thursdays by clicking here.  Gather at 6:30. Study at 7:00. End by 8:00.  An email is also sent out each week with the Zoom information.

  • 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

  • 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.

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  July 2022  
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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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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 sent via bulk postal mail.  If you are unable to access the newsletter via email/online or unable to pickup from the church, please contact Elaine to join the postal mailing list.

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