Coming Events

We will have
In-person & Online Worship 
Sunday, August 1 – 11 am
Reservations are No Longer Required for In-person

The following protocols will take place every Sunday:

          • Masks must be worn if you have not been vaccinated.  If you do not have one we will provide one for you.
          • Social Distancing will be required at all times

 

Drive-thru Meal
Thursday, August 5 – 6 pm

 

Wednesday Vespers 
Will Resume in the Fall

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.

 

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Worship and Meeting Notification

WE HAVE RESUMED IN-PERSON WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS AT 11:00AM

We will be meeting in the Fellowship Center.  Ushers will seat you in assigned seats that are social distanced by families. 

The following protocols will take place every Sunday:

          • Masks must be worn if you have not been vaccinated.  If you do not have one we will provide one for you.
          • Social Distancing will be required at all times

IF WE, AS A COUNTY GO BACK TO A RED STATUSIN-PERSON WORSHIP WILL BE CANCELLED.  A CALL AND EMAIL WILL BE SENT ON WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO SUNDAY. 

 
 
 
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 11:00am 

To call by phone, dial 1 (312) 626-6799   
The Webinar ID # 875 9511 9966
The Password is 444723

Mobile users may need to install the “ZOOM Cloud Meetings” App from App store or Google Play Store

 

 

 

Christian Living Class via Zoom & In-person in the Picnic Shelter
Sunday at 10 am – He Chose the Nails – Max Lucado
Meeting ID: 750 2636 9024
Passcode: classy

 
 
 
Youth Sunday School  – IN PERSON BEGINNING JULY 4th
Sunday at 9:45 am 
Meet in the Youth/Children’s Church Room
 
 
 

Drive-thru Meal
Thursday, September 2 – 6 pm

 

 

Pastor Mark’s Musings

June 8, 2021

  Pastor Mark’s Pondering’s

Heat, humidity, and thunderstorms every day after 4:00pm!! What more would somebody want in life?  As I have gotten older this is how I measure my summers.  I don’t do heat as well as I did as a child or even a young adult, but I also understand that it is not going away and I can’t change the weather.  So that has become a constant in my life and I have learned to live with it, for better or for worse.

So often we gauge our lives by the constant events and occurrences that present themselves; birthdays, anniversaries, family get togethers, and yes church.  One might say, “preacher, church is not constant!”  and that would be true to an extent.  The Church (Big C or the Universal Church) has been changing throughout history.  So has the United Methodist Church changed since its inception in 1968.  Often times I refer to the Church being in a “constant mode of change”.  Yes, that is an oxymoron, but it is true.  The Church as we know it and as we “knew it” prior to 2020 is always changing.  Sometimes with sweeping changes, sometimes with tiny changes, but as God works and changes things in our lives so the church often mirrors those changes.  Change is not a bad thing at all.  Sometimes it is difficult, sometimes it is painful, but it doesn’t have to be ‘bad’.

As the United Methodist Church moves into the months that will precede General Conference in 2022, we will hear about changes, proposed changes in hierarchy and structure, we will hear people argue and be less than pleasant.  I want to encourage you and ask you as a solid congregation to be in prayer for the changes that may come our way as a United Methodist Church.  I plead with you to be in communion with God in prayer, worship, and sacrament. To listen to the movement of the Holy Spirit in your life and in the life of the church.

It is a lot like the weather!  We tend to define our existence by the things that stay constant.  Yet we need to be flexible so that when the humidity is low, the cool breezes blow, and the rain stays away, we can hear God in the midst of our lives.

Thank you for being such a faithful congregation and moving in the direction God has in store for us.

Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Mark