Schedule of Worship and Christian Education

EVERY SUNDAY OF THE YEAR:

9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Service of Worship

From Clipboard11:45 a.m. Each THIRD Sunday of the month: Service for Wholeness (for all who linger for about 15 minutes; abbreviated Holy Communion, and also anointing & laying on of hands for those who wish it). This event takes place in the Thomas Prayer Chapel, centered on the stained-glass window in the west end of the narthex (vestibule).

(Fellowship and refreshments directly follow Sunday services–all welcome).

The congregation observes the Sacrament of Holy Communion (Lord’s Supper, Eucharist) eachSursumCorda first Sunday of the monthin the Sanctuary, and at special times of the Christian calendar, such as Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday. The Lord’s Table is open to all baptized Christians regardless of      denomination.ChaliceLoaf

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Welcome to New Hope

DMoungerWarm greetings, friendship, and vital worship await you at New Hope Presbyterian Cburch!  Part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the congregation is inclusive, open to all who seek Christ regardless of race, ethnic background, social status, or lifestyle. A denomination of the 70+ million member World Communion of Reformed Churches (Congregational/United Church of Christ, United Reformed Church of England and Wales, Presbyterian, Reformed, etc.), the PC(USA) shares the heritage of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation.

The classic, ecumenical Apostles’ and Nicene creeds in our Book of Confessions are our statements of belief, as well as more modern affirmations contained in that volume. All are based on the Bible, God’s written Word, but are subordinate to Scripture. The most recent is the Belhar Confession, drafted by South Africans of different races, in the face of the evils of apartheid.  Thus we at New Hope are committed to reconciliation, by the Spirit’s power working to bring God’s peace to hearts, homes, peoples, and nations.

Our Interim Pastor the Rev. Dwyn Mounger, M.Div., Ph.D. (above), came to us on March 1, 2016. He lives with his wife Kay in Knoxville, and has served pastorates in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Georgia, and in both North and South Carolina. He has also been called to interim pastorates throughout the U.S. south. Dr. Mounger  is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, the father of a grown son and daughter, and grandfather of three boys and a girl. When not at the church, he can be reached at (865) 249-7731 or (904) 315-9312 (cell).

With origins in the 1950s, New Hope Presbyterian Church continues to serve, in Christ’s name, the Norwood Community, greater Knoxville, and the world. The congregation’s Clothes Closet ministry reaches hundreds monthly.

We look forward to having you with us, as fellow seekers of the grace, love, and freedom found only in our God.

Blessings in Christ to you and yours!
Dwyn M. Mounger