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TheAnnouncing “TESTIFY”: Our new service of praise and testimonyon the first Sunday evening of the month.  This will be 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.
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 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!

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 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)
  • Jun 3, 2018“Rest” Mark 2:23-3:6 (2 Corinthians 4:5-12)
    Jun 3, 2018
    “Rest” Mark 2:23-3:6 (2 Corinthians 4:5-12)
  • May 20, 2018“The Gift” John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (Acts 2:1-21)
    May 20, 2018
    “The Gift” John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (Acts 2:1-21)
  • May 14, 2018“The Lord’s Other Prayer” John 17 (1 John 5:9-13)
    May 14, 2018
    “The Lord’s Other Prayer” John 17 (1 John 5:9-13)
    17 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all people,[a] to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5 So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. 6 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8 for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them in your name that[b] you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost,[c] so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.[d] 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.[e] 16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth. 20 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us,[f] so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24 Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
  • May 6, 2018“Testify #1” Luke 17:11-19
    May 6, 2018
    “Testify #1” Luke 17:11-19
    Series: Testify
    This is from the first of our "Testify" services where we encourage the congregation to share witness and testimony of how God is working in their lives.
    Luke 17:11-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
    11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus[d] was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers[e] approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16 He prostrated himself at Jesus’[f] feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”
  • May 6, 2018“Live in My Love” John 15:9-17 (1 John 5:1-6)
    May 6, 2018
    “Live in My Love” John 15:9-17 (1 John 5:1-6)
    John 15:9-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another. 1 John 5:1-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, 4 for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. 5 Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 6 This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.


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.




“They will follow the LORD, and He will roar like a lion…” -Hosea 11:10a
We are taking a break for the summer months but have a few special events planned.  Check back soon for more info.
Occasionally, our youth like to invite the rest of the church to come and get a glimpse behind the scenes. Last week (Jan. 22) 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.

 Contact Us

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

Church secretary: Raedean Nicholson

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:

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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

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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:
 “Jesus Feminist”
Author: Sarah Bessey
What the Pastor is listening to:
Album: “Rise”
Artist: Kaina