Where Can I Serve?

Committed to community here and afar, there are many ways to serve all of God’s children through the Body of Christ that is New Hope. 

Mission Service Opportunities

In 2016, New Hope’s Youth Mission Team served at Camp Hope in Frostburg, MD helping to renovate Ms. Mary’s house.  The dedicated high school students, along with 3 adult chaperones, scraped, painted, and laid new flooring in Ms. Mary’s kitchen.  More importantly, they bonded with their new friend who was incredibly grateful. There was a Family mission to Berkeley Springs, WV where those on the
team, Moms & Dads, Grandmas & Granddads, Sons & Daughters, old and young, work together to help those in need in that community. This is a time of helping others, but of also bonding with our Big God Family at New Hope UMC.
In October of 2016 New Hope sent a team of 5 to Furcy, Haiti.  We have connected with this community through Mountains of Hope for Haiti.  In the past we have provided food for three outlying communities by virtually raising $5,000 overnight via Facebook.  This year we raised another $10,000 to support the needs of those affect by Hurricane Matthew.  We have helped with basic needs including clean water projects, education, agriculture and with building and maintaining the community mission house and clinic.  This year we also provided a motorcycle to Pastor Ezaus, elder of the community, to make his travels to remote communities easier and more frequent.  Is mission service on your heart?  Contact Patty Thornton at patty.ansel@gmail.com for more information.

Congregational Care Lay Ministry

The Baltimore Washington Conference has blessed us with a grant that helps provide leadership, materials and training for congregants to become Congregational Care Ministers.  Pastor William Carpenter leads and instructs the group on home visits, care facility visits, grief support, care-giver’s support and many other support aspects of our congregation.  This ministry is open to anyone in our church or community who is interested in shepherding and giving support to those who are in need or are hurting. If this is a ministry that you have a heart for please contact Pastor William or Pastor Katie.

Music & Worship Ministry

Use your musical gifts to glorify God and bless the community through participating in either the 9am Contemporary Worship Team or the 11am Traditional Music Choir. A new hand bell choir is also being formed. For details on the music and worship ministries of New Hope, please visit our worship page. 

Children and Youth Ministries

Linda Moser is our long term volunteer in Children’s ministries.  Linda sees to the care of our children during the worship hour and leads many events that involve the littles of our church.  Crystal Renn is on staff and is our Children’s & Family Ministry Director.  She leads an Elementary Youth group for grades K-5 Would you like to be involved with the youngest of our congregation?  Drop Linda an email at lmoserl@yahoo.com or Crystal an email at crenn821@gmail.com.
Toni Gardiner is on staff as New Hope Youth Group Director which includes Junior and Senior High age youth.  The youth meet on a regular basis and enjoy events such as ROCK in Ocean Cityk MD, mission trips, Adventure Park, Chili Cook-offs, and even Flamingo Flockings!  Never heard of Flamingo Flocking?  Are you interested in working with our youth? Send Toni an email at tonivero84@yahoo.com.