New Hope's Building Project - 2014
In 2012, the Administrative Council of New Hope UMC discussed the need for a new above-ground fellowship hall that would be handicap-accessible and large enough to handle functions such as Homecoming and special events.
A building committee was formed and approved at our Charge Conference in late 2012. The first building committee met with 14 members present in Jan 2013. After much work by the Building Committee, a called Church Conference was held on November 11, 2013, and the church members overwhelmingly approved for the committee to have plans drawn and receive bids for the new building.
Plans were drawn for a new fellowship hall, kitchen, and bathrooms. The new addition will be located to the left of the present buildings with a connection to the present buildings. The new building will be a total of 3,210 square feet. Bids were received and the committee selected a contractor T.R. Adams Construction, LLC. Another Church Conference on July 3, 2014 was held where church members were presented with all information, and the church overwhelmingly approved to move forward and build the addition.
The contract was signed by Adams Construction and our Church Trustees and construction started as of August 20th, 2014. The new fellowship hall was dedicated at Homecoming on Sunday, August 30, 2015. On Homecoming Sunday, October 22, 2017, the mortgage note was burned and the church thanked God for the many blessings provided that allowed for the entire building project to be paid in full in two years.