Pastor Mark’s Musings

Dear New Hope Church Family,

Grace and Peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!  I hope and pray this letter finds you well.  I thought I would take a moment and update you on some “happenings” and “concerns” that are taking place around New Hope UMC in these past two and a half months since I arrived.

First, Thank You to all of you for making Mari Ed and I feel welcome in such diverse times! It has been easy to settle in and the outreach has been great.

Second, I want to say Thank You for all of the Outreach Ministries that have continued here during these times.  We have to keep that up in hopes of continuing to be the church to the world!  In light of that, I just want to encourage you to keep your financial giving coming in as best you can.  I understand perfectly that times are difficult for everybody during this pandemic and time in our society.  Just remember, that one of our membership vows is to support the church with our presence, gifts, service, talents, and witness.  Just a reminder that we all need to hear.

Third, some new things are starting this fall (see enclosed calendar for details).  On Wednesday evenings, beginning on Sept. 16 from 7:00-7:30pm, we will have “Vespers on the Lawn”, a short service of prayer and witness with a chance to gather outside in a safe social distance together.  Then on Thursdays, beginning September 17, I will lead a Bible Study from 10:00-11:30am and 7:00-8:30pm, starting with Paul’s letter to the Romans.  Please call the church office to reserve a spot as soon as possible.  We will have our Chicken Stew and Treat Night in a “Drive-Thru” fashion on October 31st to continue reaching out to our community.

The church will continue to be the church.  I look forward to each of you being a part of such a wonderful place.  It is a blessing to be your pastor.  I look forward to what God has in store for all of us!

In Christ,
Pastor Mark

Kimberly Logan’s prayer:

Coming Events

Each Thursday – Beginning September 17
10:00-11:30 am  – or –  7:00-8:30 pm
We will be studying the book of Romans.


Vespers On the Lawn
Each Wednesday – Beginning September 16 – 7:00-7:30 pm

Bring your own lawn chair and join us for a short service of prayer and witness with a chance to gather outside on the front lawn in a safe social distance together. 
Please wear a face mask.


Drive-thru Chicken Stew & Treat Night
Saturday, October 31 at 5 pm


Food Pantry
Collection Dates
Saturday, September 12 & September 26 – 8-10 am
Please bring your donations to the side kitchen door.
We need the following items:
Green beans, corn, sweet peas, carrots, mixed vegetables, pork & beans, tuna, vienna sausage, light & dark kidney beans, pinto beans, peanut butter, jelly, dry spaghetti and pasta, grits, spam and jiffy corn bread mix.

Drive-thru Meal

Thursday, October 1 – 6 pm


Candy Needed
for Treat Night
We need donations of candy for our Drive-thru Chicken Stew and Treat Night on October 31. 
You may drop off your candy in the church office during office hours or bring it to the Food Pantry Collection dates listed above.


Worship and Meeting Notification

As The New Hope Congregation, we continue to keep the Coronavirus Pandemic in the forefront of our prayers.  As a global society, the safety and health of people around the globe is imminently upon us. As Christians, we step forward to lead in serving God and one another through safe means of worship and gatherings.

At New Hope UMC, we will worship via videos and live streaming on this website on Sunday mornings at 10 am.

Tithes and Offerings
You are invited to mail your tithes and offerings to the address below:

New Hope United Methodist Church
PO Box 110
Bethania, NC 27010


We will worship live on Sundays at 10:00am 

To call by phone, dial 1 (312) 626-6799   
The Webinar ID # 865-7577-5371
The Password is 194022

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Drive-thru Meal

Thursday, November 5 – 6 pm