New Hope UMC

Welcome to New Hope UMC website!

This website is designed for purpose of encouraging our members and friends to better work together for the glory of the Lord. We are a small church in the small community of Rowesville, SC. Our church was founded in 1825 and has been at its present location since 1905. We are home to families who have roots in the community and newcomers as well. One of our projects is to capture the colorful history of the church and to make it available on this site. 

Our pastor, Kevin Liles, is in his second year with us. At the start of this year, we became a member of a two church charge, joining Branchville UMC in that regard. Kevin is now the pastor of both churches. This is a new experience for New Hope as it has been six years since we have been affiliated with another church. To accommodate this arrangement, our Sunday worship service was moved forward from 11:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. We are very pleased to have Kevin return to us for another year and are delighted to share him with the folks at Branchville UMC. Hopefully, our congregations can join together in activities. worship and sharing. 

January 23, 2019
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New Members at New Hope

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Barbara Paul and son Miles McCorison became members of New Hope by letter of transfer. Miles and Barbara have been attending New Hope for several years. Not just attending, but active in so many areas including Bible study, church…
October 04, 2018
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Buncombe 2018

On September 30, members of the choir from Buncombe UMC, under the direction of Rosemary Hughes, led our Praise and Singing service. This is the third year that Buncombe has been with us, every one a memorable occasion. This service included a heavier dose of…
July 30, 2018
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The Voices of Shandon

We were truly blessed to once again host the Shandon UMC choir on Sunday, July 29, 2018. This marked the second time for this exceptional group and kept the Fifth Sunday Singing Service tradition going. The choir is under the direction of Eddie Huss, who…
July 28, 2018
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Farewell Party for Sandra

Our New Hope family got together on Saturday, July 14 to honor Pastor Sandra in a fond remembrance of her service to us. Sandra came to us in April, 2013, at a critical time in the church's 190 year history. We had separated from the other two churches in our…

Fifth Sunday Singing - April 29

Apr 30, 2018
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Led by Ed Hinshaw, we once again worshipped in song at New Hope. Ed was accompanied by…

Buncombe UMC - Another Great Day of Singing

Oct 30, 2017
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Buncombe UMC, Greenville, brought another beautiful, moving service to New Hope on…

Our Church Family Grows

Oct 23, 2017
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Louie and Sylvia Boone became associate members of New Hope on October 22, 2017. They are…

Andy Boone at Harrison Gallery

Aug 23, 2017
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New Hope member Andy Boone displayed several of his paintings at the art gallery of Jim…

Fifth Sunday Service - July 2017

Jul 31, 2017
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It was yet another great day of praising the Lord in song and scripture for New Hope.…

Fifth Sunday Singing - January 29

Jan 18, 2017
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It was another special day at New Hope as we got the new year started off right with a…

Movie Time at New Hope

Jan 16, 2017
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We got Prayer Week off to a good start on Sunday, January 15, by watching the movie, War…

A Christmas Greeting

Dec 28, 2016
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On July 30, 2016, we were pleased to have the very wonderful choir from Buncombe Street…

Fifth Sunday Singing Celebration - October 30

Oct 19, 2016
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On October 30, New Hope continued its tradition of Fifth Sunday Praise and Singing with a…

Terry Boone's Retirement Celebration

Sep 09, 2016
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On Thursday, September 1, Terry Boone was honored at a ceremony celebrating her…