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Join us for Worship

We're open on Sundays.

Worshiping God together is at the heart of who we are as a church. Whatever your background, you are welcome to join us for services on Sunday morning. And if you can't be with us in person, both services are live-streamed and archived each week!

9:00 am Contemporary Worship

The music at this service is led by our praise band,
and includes music you might hear on a Christian radio station.

11:00 am Traditional Worship

The music at this service is accompanied by organ or piano,
as the congregation sings from the hymnal. 

While the music is different, both of our services follow the same storyline: we gather together; we encounter God's Word through scripture, sermon, and song; we respond in faith; and we go out into the world in love. To learn more about worship at New Hope, see some of our frequently asked questions below!

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Frequently asked questions

Where should I park, and how do I get in?

Our church building doesn't have its own parking lot. Most people park on S. Maryland Ave., or in the MARC station lot less than a block away. There are several parking spots on the street in front of the church that are reserved for those with handicapped parking permits. On Sunday mornings, the front doors of our church are wide open to welcome you!

What should I wear?

Please dress comfortably. There are some who attend worship services in suits or dresses, and others who wear jeans and sandals. Either is appropriate: what's important is your presence.

Can I receive communion?

Yes! It is our practice to celebrate holy communion on the first Sunday of each month. We share gluten-free bread and grape juice as we receive the sacrament. Instructions for how to receive are given during each communion service. We believe that the communion table belongs to Christ, not to us. That means you don't need to be a member of our church or any church to receive communion. We simply ask that you are earnestly seeking to receive God's grace and forgiveness through the bread and the cup.

You can learn more about communion in The United Methodist Church by clicking here.

What does it mean that New Hope is United Methodist?

There are United Methodist churches all around the world, and we are glad to be connected to one another through this denomination. The mission of The United Methodist Church is "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world," and each local church does its part to live out that mission in their local community. At New Hope, we believe this mission is hope worth sharing!

Not all United Methodist churches are the same: some are more conservative, others more liberal; congregations worship in almost any language you can think of; worship styles and practices vary based on the community where each church is located.

You can find more information on United Methodist beliefs by clicking here.

Are children welcome in worship services?

Absolutely! We give thanks for all of the ways we learn with and from the youngest members of our congregation. Each service includes a special children's time, where children are invited forward for a bible lesson with the pastor. After children's time, children can remain in the sanctuary or go to children's church with our trained volunteers. We recognize that chidlren sometimes become restless during worship; we provide children's bulletins and activity bags at the doors to the sanctuary. Volunteers from our children's ministry are often available at the back of the sanctuary to quietly play with children needing a little more wiggle room during the service. If there are more ways we can support your family, please let us know by emailing

Is New Hope handicap accessible?

Each Sunday, we make sure ramps are placed by the front doors of the church to ensure all can enter. Our sanctuary is on the second floor, and is accessible via chair lift. We have one accessible restroom.

Other parts of our building are not fully accessible, requiring 1-5 stair steps to reach.