• Golden Agers - 2016
  • Pomaria Parade - 2014
  • Easter Egg Hunt - 2015


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.

We gather together in worship where we are fed spiritually as we praise God's holy name, and then we are sent out to love and serve the Lord by acts of mercy to all of creation.

Ministry News

All meetings are in the fellowship hall unless otherwise stated.

Men's Club
Sunday, 3/1 at 8AM

United Methodist Women
Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, 3/19 at 8AM

SOC Group
Sunday, 3/8 at 7PM with program by Elaine Bedenbaugh

"GO" Group
Thursday, 3/3 - Dutch treat Lunch at Dempsey's.  Leave church at 10:30AM.

United Methodist Youth
No Meeting in March.

Young Adults
Check Bulletin - TDB

Middle Agers
Check Bulletin - TBD

Committee Meetings

All meetings are in the fellowship hall unless otherwise stated.

Administrative Council
3/1 @ 7 PM

Worship Committee
3/3 @ 7 PM

Anniversary Planning 
3/4 @ 7PM


  • Notice

    As you very well know, our community, state, and nation are having to take necessary precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the public. Our church leadership is mindful of the counsel given by medical professionals, government officials, and our episcopal leadership. With that being said, we are canceling all programing (including worship) for March 22 and March 29. We will revisit the need for future cancelation again around this time next week. Pastor Cameron is available by phone for any concerns or questions.

    Check here on Sunday Morning around 11, if it is possible, there might be a form of devotion/sermon made available to you.

    This is high time for us to be the church for those who are vulnerable. Be mindful of neighbors who might need help and practice hospitality by making a phone call to check on those who might not be able to get things with ease.

    Check back here next week for more information about changes to scheduling. Above all else, holdfast, Jesus is risen and darkness will not end the day.

  • 225th Anniversary Celebration

    Our first “celebration day" will be held on Sunday, March 29 during the morning worship. We will have a “song service” with a hymn sing time for all to enjoy. The congregation is encouraged to dress in time period clothing from the late 1700s. (think Little House on the Prairie)

  • Confirmation Classes

    Confirmation classes continue on Sundays at 2PM during the month of March.  Confirmation class members will join the church on Sunday, April 5.

  • Church Directory Update

    As part of our 225th anniversary celebration, work is beginning on compiling a church yearbook with addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for all members. This will help insure that we have the most up-to-date information for our congregation so that we can get in touch with everyone in case of emergencies, etc. It will also aid us in updating our membership roster.  Please click here to download the form.  Instructions for completing returning the form are enclosed.  All forms should be returned as soon as possible.  Thank you!

  • 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.  All donations can be placed in the purple tub in the vestibule of the church.

  • Backpack Ministry

    We have teamed up with Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church in support of their "Back Pack" Ministry for students in need at Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School.  This helps to ensure that children in need have food over the weekend.  For the month of March, we are collecting invidual boxes of raisins collecting and small individual boxes of cereal.

Verse of the Day
  March 2020  
Upcoming Events


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

Bulletin Information is due every Thursday by 5PM.  Click here to submit.

Newsletter Information is due on the 15th of each month.  Click here to submit.

Building Expansion Fund

Goal: $300,000

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