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The New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church includes every United Methodist Church in Putnam County. Each church worships and serves God from their perspective communities, yet at the same time we join together as the larger body to serve Christ in ways we could not do so independently.

One example of that is the Putnam County Backpack Ministry. Along with the United Church of Christ and First Lutheran Church, both of Granville, we prepare sack lunches for children in our county each weekend during the school year. This ministry has been a blessing for all involved.

Each year Magnolia and McNabb join together to share the love of Jesus with the children in the area through Vacation Bible School. Not only do the children enjoy coming, the adults have a wonderful time planning and being with the children.

The parish has joined together over the past three years to raise awareness and funds for Imagine No Malaria. The number of children and families in Africa who die every day from malaria is tragic. We have joined together with our Conference (Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church) to help eradicate malaria. We have held garage sales and soup lunches to raise funds as well as take up special offerings. We thank God for the great strides that have been made towards putting an end to malaria’s impact upon families, yet know there is work yet to be done.

Each church is open to the leading of God’s Spirit as we plan for the future and seek to take part in what God is doing in our midst. We invite you to join us as we serve Christ in the twenty first century.  God bless you.



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