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


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.

Discipleship happens in relationship among the Body of Christ, do you seek to become a Christ follower? Come, join us on the path to discipleship. We rely upon the Holy Spirit in using the means of grace (prayer, Bible Study, the Lord's Supper, fasting, and holy conversations) to grow in our relationship with God. 

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

United Methodist Men
The UMM will meet on Sunday, May 7 at 8AM in the fellowship all.  All men of the congregation are invited to participate.

United Methodist Women
Please check the bulletin for any information about upcoming meetings.

SOC Group
SOC will not meet in May.  The next meeting will be held on June 11 at 7PM in the fellowshiphall.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.

"GO" Group
The GO group will have a picnic on Thursday, May 11 at noon at the "Flat Rock".  Please contact Judy for more information.

Kids in Christ
The KIC will be travelling to a Columbia Fireflies game.  Kid's tickets will be free.  Please contact Melissa Long for more information.

United Methodist Youth Fellowship
The UMYF will meet on Sunday, May 28 at 6PM.  Mark the date on your calendar!  More information will come soon.

Committee Meetings

Family Ministries
5/10 @ 7PM - Fellowship Hall

Parsonage Committee
5/23 @ 6PM - Parsonage

Worship Committee
5/23 @ 7:30 PM - Fellowship Hall

Annual Conference
June 4 - June 7, 2017

Administrative Council
6/11 @ 5:30 PM - Fellowship Hall


  • Education Committee Update

    The Education Committee is looking for new volunteers to teach classes (Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, etc.) at New Hope UMC!  If you're interested in helping with this worthwhile and rewarding effort, please contact Aaron Livingston.  The Education Committee will be meeting again soon to discuss Vacation Bible School.  Please watch for updates in the bulletin.

  • 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.

  May 2017  

Upcoming Events



Prayer Group
6:00 AM to 6:30 AM


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




Prayer Group
6:00 AM to 6:30 AM
Building Expansion Project Fund

Goal: $300,000