VBS starts Monday August 6, 5:30-8pm through Thursday (dinner served for the kids) with a closing program on Friday. Ages 4-12.

We are so very glad that you have found your way to our site. Stick around and browse through our info, leave a comment or question if you would like. We hope that in the future you will find your way to our church located less than 2 miles from the HWY 17 and HWY 158 junction on the north side of Elizabeth City at 821 Firetower Rd.
We are a passionate congregation serving our LORD with simple, significant, & sincere works. All are welcome to join us; come to worship, go out to serve!
Rev. Josh Horne and the entire Newland UMC family
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Therefore if anyone is in CHRIST , he is a NEW CREATION. The old has passed away; behold, the NEW has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

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Announcing “TESTIFY”: Our new music and testimony service on the first Sunday evening of the month @6:30pm.  This is a service of praise and worship music, prayer, scripture reading, a brief message and a time to share how God is working in your life. Stick around afterwards for some light snacks and fellowship.
Worship Services begin every Sunday morning at 9:45 followed by Sunday School classes for all ages at 11:00.
Our Prayer Room is open each Tuesday morning from 10- 11 am. All are welcome. If unable to attend, send your prayer requests to newlandprays@gmail.com. If you are not in need of prayer, come and pray for the community and over the church. Look for the “Prayer Room Open” sign out front.
Choir Practice is every Wednesday at 7:00PM. No practice during the summer months.
We are honored to be hosting Newland Cub Scout Pack #771 at our church! Contact Kimberly Westbrook @ 252-619-8090 for more information.



Below you’ll find the Sunday sermons given to the Newland United Methodist Congregation.
We’ll update these each week as hastily as we can!

Aug 19, 2018
“You Are What You Eat” John 6:51-58 (Ephesians 5:15-20)
  • Aug 19, 2018“You Are What You Eat” John 6:51-58 (Ephesians 5:15-20)
    Aug 19, 2018
    “You Are What You Eat” John 6:51-58 (Ephesians 5:15-20)
  • Aug 12, 2018“No Other Way” John 6:35,41-51 (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)
    Aug 12, 2018
    “No Other Way” John 6:35,41-51 (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)
  • Aug 5, 2018“Unleash Heaven” Ephesians 4:1-16 (John 6:24-35)
    Aug 5, 2018
    “Unleash Heaven” Ephesians 4:1-16 (John 6:24-35)
  • Jul 29, 2018“Nothing Impossible” John 6:1-21 (Ephesians 3:14-21)
    Jul 29, 2018
    “Nothing Impossible” John 6:1-21 (Ephesians 3:14-21)
  • Jul 22, 2018“No Division” Ephesians 2:11-22 (Jeremiah 23:1-6)
    Jul 22, 2018
    “No Division” Ephesians 2:11-22 (Jeremiah 23:1-6)
  • Jul 8, 2018“GO!” Mark 6:1-13 (Ezekiel 2:1-5)
    Jul 8, 2018
    “GO!” Mark 6:1-13 (Ezekiel 2:1-5)
  • Jul 1, 2018“Chasing After Hem” Mark 5:21-43 (Lamentations 3:22-33)
    Jul 1, 2018
    “Chasing After Hem” Mark 5:21-43 (Lamentations 3:22-33)
  • Jun 24, 2018“Gird Your Loins” Job 38-41 (Mark 4:35-41)
    Jun 24, 2018
    “Gird Your Loins” Job 38-41 (Mark 4:35-41)
  • Jun 17, 2018“My Father’s World” Ezekiel 17:22-24 (2 Corinthians 5:6-17)
    Jun 17, 2018
    “My Father’s World” Ezekiel 17:22-24 (2 Corinthians 5:6-17)
  • Jun 10, 2018“Choose Unity” Mark 3:20-35 (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1)
    Jun 10, 2018
    “Choose Unity” Mark 3:20-35 (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1)


Thank you for your caring, compassionate donations. We are collecting for the following:

Choice items for Shoebox Ministry, more information located in our Mission and History Room by the main church entrance.

Pasquotank & Gates Co. food banks: Non-perishable food items are welcome. There is 1 blue container located in our Mission and History Room by the main church entrance.
The UMW(United Methodist Women) have a variety of cards for sale for $5 each. The money goes towards ongoing community outreach and missions.
The UMM(United Methodist Men) are selling window/bumper stickers with the church logo for $5 each or 5 for $20.  The money goes to support ongoing community outreach and missions.
Shriners Hospital: We are collecting soda can pull tabs to benefit the Shriners Hospital.  These are collected in our Mission and History Room by the main church entrance.
We enjoy a special partnership with Northside Elementary.  We provide proctors and tutors as well as doing certain grounds keeping and beautification projects around the school.  Occasionally we provide appreciation meals for the faculty and staff of the school as well.
We participate along with many other churches in the area in the ECPPS Backpack Buddies program.  We partner directly with Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church to pack meals for food insecure children at Northside Elementary School.  Together we have packed approx. 5,000 meals and 1,500 snack to make certain that children have food through the weekend.
Box Tops for Education: for Northside Elementary, collected in the Mission and History Room.



Youth & Children

“They will follow the LORD, and He will roar like a lion…” -Hosea 11:10a
Occasionally, our youth like to invite the rest of the church to come and get a glimpse behind the scenes.  We opened our youth meeting to all ages and enjoyed a fun-filled time of multi-generational shenanigans! It was a special time to grow closer together with one another and with God.

We had a great time at our family Water Park Day!  Check out some of the highlights.

 Contact Us

Church physical address: 821 Firetower Rd.  Elizabeth City, NC  27909

Church secretary: Raedean Nicholson rlnicholson04@gmail.com

Parsonage address(church mailing address): 1686 Morgan’s Corner Rd.  Elizabeth City, NC  27909

Parsonage phone: 252-771-2265

Pastor – Josh Horne

Pastor e-mail: rev.josh.horne@gmail.com

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Our God is a God of abundance and He loves to give. He sacrificed willingly on the cross and then invited us into fullness of life. As His children, we are called to imitate Him. Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.



Amen, Amen

There exists a great number of words and phrases that we use everyday even though we lack the context and original meaning of those words. As trends in society change this number of words and phrases can only increase. Most children today have never physically “hung up” a phone but they understand that phrase refers to ending a phone call. Likewise they have never physically “rolled down” a car window. A …


The Throne:

Israel had waited so long for the coming Messiah who would ascend to the “Throne of David”. They looked to the prophets, they lamented through exile and occupation. The great king they were waiting for finally showed up, however instead of a great throne, he first sat upon a manger. There were no royal robes, no grand coronation, instead he was wrapped in swaddling clothes and worshipped by lowly shepherds. He d …



People often ask me what books I am reading or what Christian Music I am listening to.  I have included those here along with the things that I am currently praying for.  I invite you to check these out for yourself.  They may not be for you, some may not be for me.  I enjoy gathering new ideas and perspectives and sometimes I really like and agree with them, sometimes I do not but I enjoy the experience.  I hope you do as well. 
What the Pastor is praying for:
That we trust God to show us the next step and not necessarily the whole path.
What the Pastor is reading:
 “The Lost World of Adam and Eve”
Author: John H. Walton
What the Pastor is listening to:
Album: “Rise”
Artist: Kaina