At New Hope United Methodist Church, our most worthy goal in Christian Education is to help you find ways to mature in your
faith as you grow in knowledge through study. One means to achieve this is offered in our Sunday School classes. Sunday School classes at New Hope UMC are
focused on the study of the Bible.
Each Sunday morning classes are offered at 9:00 a.m. Some are comprised
of people with similar life experiences and ages (children, youth, young couples, singles, seniors, to name a few.) Other classes
are designed around common interestes in particular bible studies or topics.
Our Sunday School classes, like all groups at our church are open to both members and friends
in our community.
We welcome you to visit our classes and come and learn with us. Following are the Sunday School
classes at New Hope UMC:
- Pre–Schoolers Sunday School — 3 years old through 1st grade (6 years old).
- Young Grade Schoolers Sunday School — 2nd through 3rd grade.
- Tweens Sunday School — 4th through 5th grade.
- Teens Sunday School — 6th through 12th grade.
- Bread of Life Sunday School — adult class for men and women.
- Good News Sunday School — mature adult class for men and women, rotating teachers.
- Suzanne Wesley Sunday School — mature adult class for women.
Just as Jesus did, we welcome children to the ministries of New Hope United Methodist Church. At New Hope, children are an
active, vital part of our church community.
Bible Presentation — 2014
Every September, at the beginning of the Sunday School year, each child that enters the third grade receives their own NIrV Adventure Bible as a
gift from the Ruth Robbins Bible Fund.
From the left is Jennie Eure, Lay Leader; Eloisa DeLeon Bradley; JC; Pastor Renee
Edwards; Jack Bradley; and Lindsay Chambers, Childrens Ministry Coordinator.
On September 7th Pastor Renee Edwards presented a Bible to JC (John Carl). During the coming year, at Sunday
School, JC and the other children will learn the books of the Bible and how to use their Bible. They also participate in games and drills to aid in
their learning of the Bible.
Ruth Robbins Bible Memorial
Every September, at the beginning of the Sunday School year, each child that enters
the third grade receives their own Bible as a gift from the Ruth Robbins Bible Memorial Fund.
Ruth Lewis Robbins was born on November 2, 1905 in Hertford, NC. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs.
William W. Lewis. Mrs. Ruth was one of the first graduates of Perquimans High School. She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church and
married Marvin Hank Robbins of New Hope.
Around 1949 Ruth Robbins began teaching the Primary Sunday School class at New Hope. Every year Mrs.
Ruth would use her own money to purchase Bibles to present to each child that was promoted from the second grade to the third
grade. Everyone loved Miss Ruth especially the children. She taught Sunday School at New Hope until her passing on
January 29, 1982.
Ruth Lewis Robbins
Today each child entering the third grade receives the best selling NIrV Adventure Bible by Lawrence O. Richards. During Sunday School
classes the children learn the books of the Bible and how to use their Bible. They also participate in games and drills to aid in their
learning of the Bible.
New Hope United Methodist Church has established the Ruth Robbins Bible Fund in her memory. Members and friends are encouraged to make
donations to the Fund so that we can continue to present Bibles to our children.