At New Hope we seek to be a community of faith bearing witness to the HOPE worth SHARING as we help build the Kingdom and bring forth disciples in the name of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
9am Contemporary Worship
Come as you are to worship the Living God as we sing songs of praise, are inspired by the Word of God, take time to pause and pray and are challenged by engaging sermons. This service utilizes drama, multi-media, and a guitar led praise team to draw our hearts closer to God. Nursery and Children’s Church are available for children. Join us for communion on the first Sunday of the month.
11am Traditional Worship
Using the piano, the organ and a choir, this service follows a more traditional worship outline. In this worship service, we connect to the Word of God, take time to lift up the community’s prayers and praises, and hear a challenging sermon (different from the 9am service). Nursery and Children’s Church are available for children. Join us for communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Reverend Katie Bishop,
Lead Pastor of the Greater Brunswick Charge
Reverend Katie Bishop has been serving as the lead pastor of New Hope United Methodist of Greater Brunswick since 2010. After growing up in Northern Virginia, Katie graduated from Marymount University (B.A., Religious Studies) and Wesley Theological Seminary (MDIV, specializing in Youth Ministry). She has served churches in Myersville and Smithsburg before coming to Brunswick.
Pastor Katie is passionate about church renewal. She has gifts of preaching, teaching and ministry with young people. Katie’s constant prayer is that God would hide her behind the cross, so that others might come to know the Hope that Christ brings. She is active in both Baltimore-Washington Conference Committees and community service organizations.
During her free time, Pastor Katie enjoys quilting, writing, reading and spending time with her family.
She is married to a fellow pastor, Rev. Chris Bishop, who serves as the lead pastor at Faithpoint UMC in Urbana, MD. Katie and Chris have two beautiful daughters Eden and Bethany, and are in the process of adopting their Haiti baby.
Laura Pritchard has been the administrative assistant at New Hope United Methodist Church of Greater Brunswick since 2010. Originally from Texas, she and her family moved here in 2008 with her husband’s job with the Civilian Marine Core. Laura graduated from the University of Texas (B.S.Ed., Secondary Science Education and M.Ed., Instructional Specialist).
Laura is active with the Brunswick community. She volunteers for the high school band, color guard, boy scouts, swim team, and the New Hope Youth Group.
Laura and her family have a great love for family, community, and service. They can be found almost on a daily basis at New Hope sharing their love of Christ and community. Laura and her husband, Mike, and love their children and grandchildren!