Welcome

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. The historic creeds, the Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church, and the Confessions of Faith of the Evangelical United Brethren Church are the clearest statements of our core beliefs and the foundation of our doctrine. We are people of open hearts, open minds, and open doors! God bless you!

U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Kristi L. Hopp serves as a chaplain at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., pictured May 5, 2014. Hopp received ordination as a United Methodist Church minister June 6, 2014, after completing an 8-year process of education and evaluation. She first became interested in the military during a Veterans Affairs hospital internship. “The stressors that we all are under in the Guard and being deployed are different. And yeah, sometimes we come back wounded, but then that’s kind of what war does,” she said. “It might not always wound us on the outside, but it can wound us on the inside. And so, it’s a very rewarding ministry to be able to serve here.” (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)
U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Kristi L. Hopp serves as a chaplain at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., pictured May 5, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released)