Who we are
The mission of the New Hope United Methodist Church is to help members and friends of all ages to discover, be equipped and be empowered to participate in God's plan and purpose for their lives. We work together cooperatively as a family of faith with love and joy to accomplish this mission and to serve our community.
Our family of faith originated from the blending of two smaller United Methodist Churches (De Soto and Red Mound UMC's) in the De Soto area. Since our establishment as the New Hope UMC in 1987, we have continued to serve the De Soto area with the love of Jesus Christ through various community projects, missions, and Sunday worship. Our worship features solid biblical teaching with music varying from traditional to country & western style hymns. We offer many opportunities for everyone in the whole family to share in. We also support many world-changing programs locally, regionally, and globally.
Whether you live in the area or are simply passing through the De Soto area, we invite you and your family to worship with us any Sunday.
What should I expect when I visit the New Hope UMC?
What should I wear?
Our church is a family of faith that everyone is invited to be a part of, so come as you would to a family event. You will not be judged by your appearance. Some of our Sunday crowd arrives in a t-shirt and jeans while others like to dress up a little more.
Where do I park my vehicle and which door do I use?
We have ample parking and our building is handicap accessible. We have two paved parking lots on the west and east sides of the church building for you to park your vehicle. Both parking lots have access to State Highway 82. Once you leave your vehicle, simply enter through the main entrance facing the highway. Someone will be there to greet you and answer any questions you may have.
If you desire to enter our fellowship hall, there are two entrances available. The first is via a stairway located just inside the main entrance of the church building. The second is found in the back of the church building and is handicap accessible. There is also handicap parking available at the front and rear of the church building.
How will I know what to do?
We are warm and welcoming, and want everyone to feel accepted. When you arrive you will be greeted by our hospitality team who can answer any questions you may have. You will also be handed a bulletin upon entering which details the order of worship for the day and any other important information you may need. If you would like to see an example of our weekly bulletin, feel free to check out the bulletins from our recent worship services.
What will the style of worship be like?
We believe that worship is a sacred time when people are led by the Holy Spirit to pray (Romans 8:22-26) and to worship God (1 Corinthians 14:25). The music featured during our service varies from traditional hymns to country & western style hymns and are often songs that many are quite familiar with.
Is there a time of fellowship?
Prior to our worship service, we have a special time of fellowship when beverages and snacks are served. Everyone is invited to join us during this time of fellowship.
Is there a special program for my children?
All children are invited to participate in our Sunday School program. The Sunday School is active from September through May and begins part way into the service. We all start worship together as a family and then following a children’s sermon from our pastor, the children are invited to Sunday School. The Sunday School concludes at the end of the worship service. If your children do not wish to participate in Sunday School, that is okay too. Feel free to let them stay and worship as a family. We welcome all ages to worship with us.
What do you do for communion?
Communion is celebrated one Sunday of each month, generally on the first Sunday and on other special days throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Seeking more information?
If you have any additional questions please feel free to email us or call the church office at (608) 648-2528, and we’d be glad to make sure you have the information you need!
8:00 a.m. Worship
in January, March, & May
Sunday School during worship (Sept. - May)
Communion on the 1st Sunday of the Month
and other special days throughout the year.
Check our calendar for special services!
New Hope United Methodist Church
Facility Use Policy
The New Hope UMC often opens it doors and allows community groups and families to use it fellowship hall and sanctuary for events like meetings, weddings, funerals, and other family gatherings. For more information on our facility use policy and any charges associated, feel free to contact us via email or call the church office at (608) 648-2528.