Coming Events

We will have Online Worship Only
Sunday, February 28 – 11 am
due to Current Covid Conditions

 

Wednesday Vespers – 7 pm
Currently by Zoom Due to Covid Restrictions

Click on the icon above to join us for a short live service of prayer and witness. 
To call by phone, dial 1 (312) 626-6799   
The Webinar ID # 822 4890 3377
The Password is 091186

 

Drive-thru Meal
Thursday, March 4 – 5 pm

 

Click Above Icon for Current Outreach/Missions Needs

 

Click Above Icon to go to the Youth page

 

 

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 church, the safety and health of people around the world is imminently in front of us and in our prayers. As Christians, we step forward to lead in serving God and one another through safe means of worship and gatherings while keeping in mind the words of John Wesley, “do no harm”.

As the COVID numbers seem to be fluctuating and vaccines are on the market and scheduled for distribution, we will continue to monitor the WNCC’s, the Governor’s and the Bishop’s suggestions for “in-person” worship.  Once a decision has been made to start “in-person” worship we will post the reservation number and the guidelines for “in-person” worship. 
 
In the meantime, let us be prayerful for a quick and safe return to worship here at New Hope UMC. 
 
As mentioned before, if you do not feel comfortable coming back to “in-person” worship, we will continue to live stream on ZOOM.  Those links will be continue to be on the website even after we resume “in-person” worship. 
 
 
 
 
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 # 881 6944 1093
The Password is 647247

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

 

 

 

Christian Living Class via Zoom
Sunday at 8:45 am – He Chose the Nails – Max Lucado
Meeting ID: 750 2636 9024
Passcode: classy

 
 
 
Youth Sunday School via Zoom
Sunday at 9:25 am – Big Questions Bible Study
Meeting ID: 718 5330 0537
Passcode: classy
 
 
 

Drive-thru Meal
Thursday, April 1 – 5 pm

 

 

Pastor Mark’s Musings

Dear New Hope Family,

By the time you receive this letter, we will be closer to the beginning of our Lenten 2021 Season.  Lent is one of my favorite seasons of the Christian year.  Historically it is the time where candidates for baptism were prepared and educated for baptism and membership in the church.  In the “perfect world” we would be doing the same thing.  Preparing to receive members on Easter Sunday, newly baptized and ready to begin their life in the church.  However, we are far from the perfect world, especially following 2020.  But, our preparation for Easter can, and will take place, even in 2021.

You see, the Lenten Season allows us a time to prepare our lives for a new life in Christ.  It allows us to take a deep look at ourselves and evaluate and confess our sinful nature to God.  It allows us to spend time in prayer; both communally and individually, as we seek to strengthen our relationship with God in Jesus Christ.  As human beings we are always in need of reflection and preparation to lead a better life in Jesus Christ.  We are called on to confess our sins, turn our lives around and set the tone for a deeper walk with Christ.

Granted, we should be doing this all of the time in our Christian journey, but more so in the Season of Lent when we are called on to look deeply within ourselves and to confess our sinful nature to God who offers us unfailing grace through Jesus Christ.

I invite you to walk this Lenten journey this year.  To come be marked by the ashes of last year’s palms and move toward the Cross and the empty tomb on Easter morning. To look deeply within your lives as Christians who need to renew ourselves through the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Mark