New Hope United Methodist Church
1. Do No Harm
2. Do Good Always
3. Stay In Love With God

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Check out the online face of our church - browse the calendar of activities, find a Sunday School class, learn about our United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men, discover what the Food Pantry Ministry is doing....but don't let that be the end of it. Visit in person and see what being a part of God's family is really about.

Church Calendar

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Bible Presentation — 2014

Bible Presentation

Every September, at the beginning of the Sunday School year, each child that enters the third grade receives their own NIrV Adventure Bible as a gift from the Ruth Robbins Bible Fund.

From the left is Jennie Eure, Lay Leader; Eloisa DeLeon Bradley; JC; Pastor Renee
Edwards; Jack Bradley; and Lindsay Chambers, Childrens Ministry Coordinator.

On September 7th Pastor Renee Edwards presented a Bible to JC (John Carl). During the coming year, at Sunday School, JC and the other children will learn the books of the Bible and how to use their Bible. They also participate in games and drills to aid in their learning of the Bible.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Sunday

On Sunday, September 7th New Hope UMC celebrated Grandparents Day. The children of New Hope UMC handed out boxes of candy to the grandparents.

Lay Servant Ministries & Lay Speaking

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Welcome to an exciting new year of Lay Servant Training Opportunities. The Basic course will be offered three times. If you have taken the Basic Lay Speaking course previously, you do NOT need to take the Basic course again, you may go straight to the Advanced courses. The Advanced courses will be of interest to many of you. Training consists of six courses: leading worship, leading prayer, discovering spiritual gifts, preaching, United Methodist heritage, and United Methodist polity. Other courses may be added by an annual conference in order to respond to a specific missional context. Each of these courses requires 10 hours of classroom work plus outside assignments.6 courses are required to become a Certified Lay Speaker.

Please contact Ginny Crocker if you have any questions or 252-339-2209.

Upcoming Training Opportunities:
  • All courses will meet Saturday, September 20th at 8:30 am – 5 pm at Ahoskie UMC, 212 West Church St., Ahoskie, NC 27910. There will also be work to do before or after the class.
  • The cost for each course is $20. This includes snacks and lunch.
  • Participants will need to purchase their own books. Links to purchase the required books through the Conference Media Center’s Cokesbury online store will be provided in the registration process, as well as below.
  • To make sure there are adequate resources and classroom space for everyone, we will not be able to accept “walk-ins” to these training events.
Register for LayServant Training here!

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and multiple blessings provided by these special people. It is also important to remember that appreciation and affirmation of our spiritual leaders is appropriate throughout the entire year.

Clergy Appreciation Day is the second Sunday in October. This year it is October 12, 2014. The nature of the service provided by pastors and their families is unique. God has entrusted to them one of the most precious of assignments – the spiritual well–being of His flock.

Figure out what you can do personally to recognize and honor our Pastor: A favorite homemade dessert; Gift certificate to a favorite restaurant; A gift basket with a "theme" (maybe gardening or bookworm themes); Theater, movie or sports tickets; A home cooked dinner delivered with candles and a nice CD for background music; A gift certificate for a professional massage or even a manicure would be nice; A simple card; An invitation to lunch; a promise to pray for them.

Gifts don't have to be extravagant or expensive to be special. Handmade items have their own special charm. Just make sure that your gift is from the heart and they will love it no matter what it is.

We can also share the concept of Clergy Appreciation Month with others in our congregation and possibly plan a special service of affirmation, a potluck event or planting a tree in her honor. The sky is the limit!

Hurricane Ready

Hurricane Season

Disaster prevention includes having the supplies on hand to weather the storm. It also includes modifying your home to strengthen it against storms so that you can be as safe as possible. Read More >>

Mozart Adevu's June Missionary Letter & Newsletter

Flame & Cross
Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Sunday
in the Sanctuary

Holy Communion
first Sunday of each month

Sunday School
for all ages, 9:00 a.m. every Sunday.

Lectionary Readings
For 2014

Look Up Bible Verses

Following is an online version of The 2012 BOOK of DISCIPLINE from Abingdon Press. The Discipline constitutes the law and doctrine of the United Methodist Church.

•The Book Of Discipline Of The United Methodist Church-2012. Part 1 covers the Table of Contents through ¶442.

•The Book Of Discipline Of The United Methodist Church-2012. Part 2 covers the Table of Contents and ¶501 through ¶2719.

•The Book Of Discipline Of The United Methodist Church-2012. Part 3 covers the Index.


Church Choir Rehearsal
6:00 p.m. Every Wednesday
in the Sanctuary

United Methodist Women
7:00 p.m. The Monday after the first Sunday in the Fellowship Hall

Administrative Council
7:00 p.m. The Monday after the second Sunday in the Fellowship Hall

United Methodist Men
8:00 a.m. The last Saturday of each month in the Fellowship Hall

Wow, Look What’s Going On
At New Hope UMC

United Methodist Worship blog
This is the place to ask questions, post ideas, and at least begin some conversations about worship in all its forms across the United Methodist connection and beyond. At least one new article or conversation will be started each week. And you can become a blog author at this site.

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