New Hope United Methodist Church

Sunday School Class

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.


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.

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 Robbins 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.
           Mrs. 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.


Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who will be in service to the needs of people in the
community of New Hope and beyond.
   Enter to worship – – Depart to serve.

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New Hope United Methodist Church     2098 New Hope Road | Hertford, NC 27944
This page was last updated Saturday, January 27, 2018.