• Pomaria Parade - 2015
  • Golden Agers - 2016
  • 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

Men's Club
The men's group will meet on Sunday, October 1 at 8AM in the fellowship all.  All men of the congregation are invited to participate.

United Methodist Women
The UMW will be sponsoring a monthly women's prayer breakfast.  It will be held on the Thursday after the third Sunday each month at 8AM.  This month, it will be held on October 19 at 8 AM in the fellowship hall.  This is open to all women of the church.  Please come and bring a friend for fellowship to start your day!

SOC Group
SOC will meet on Sunday, October 8 at 7PM in the fellowship hall.  Elaine Bedenbaugh will have the program.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.

"GO" Group
The GO group will be travelling to the mountains of North Carolina on Thursday, October 5 for their annual apple/cabbage run.  Lunch will be dutch treat the The Moose.

Kids in Christ
Please join in the fun and fellowship at the Fall Festival on Sunday, October 29 at 5PM.  Wear your cosume for trunk or treat and the costume contest.  

Committee Meetings

Administrative Council
10/8 @ 5 PM - Fellowship Hall

Education Committee Mtg
10/11 @ 7:30 PM - Fellowship Hall

PPRC Meeting
10/16 @ 7 PM - Capers Chapel

Finance Committee Meeting
10/23 @ 7 PM - Fellowship Hall

Nurture Committee Mtg
10/30 @ 7 PM - Fellowship Hall

Charge Conference
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Capers Chapel


  • Back Pack Ministry

    We are contributing to Morris Chapel SMC in support of their "Back Pack" Ministry  for children in need at Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School.  This helps to ensure that children in need have food over the weekend.  Donations can be placed in the marked box in the back of the church.  Any donations are appreciated, however donations requested for the month of October are individual servings/cups of pudding and ramen noodles.

  • 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 in the vestibule of the church.

  December 2017  

Upcoming Events



Sunday School
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Building Expansion Project Fund

Goal: $300,000