About New Hope UMC
It was 1839 as settlers were eagerly arriving in Forsyth County that Wiley Westbrook, Sr. began hosting worship services in his home which was on land just off the current Highway 53. Determined to have a permanent church in this area, the worshippers quickly built a log church on the site where our cemetery now sits. Growing with the county and meeting the spiritual needs of the community through the years, the New Hope congregation continued to construct additional buildings to accommodate its people and provide outreach to create a firm foundation. From the one-room schoolhouse on the property that met educational needs, to turn of the century church picnics, singing schools, and Sunday School, and now through the programs provided today to address the needs of a changing society, the people of New Hope Methodist Church embrace the call to make a difference in our community.
This is a congregation that, like its ancestors, meets life with determination in seeking God's will and responding to be the hands and feet of Christ in this community. In sharing our faith journeys we find ourselves strengthened by one another, by our ties to those pioneers that had a vision for this church, and know the grace of God touches lives daily. New Hope Church is the story of generations of believers...we welcome you and hope you will choose to be a part of this wonderful ministry.