Plan Your Visit


Welcome to New Hope Church Canton! We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit. 
Whether you have attended church your whole life or you’ve never stepped foot in church, we welcome you to experience what we have to offer at NHC. We want to be your community.

 

FAQs to Plan Your Visit

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about our church, who we are, what we believe and what you might expect to find regarding our church family.  If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, please email Pastor April at, pastorapril@newhopefm.org or call 734.981.5350. She would be happy to speak with you.

What can I expect if I visit? 

Expect to be welcomed and treated like family.  You will see people of a variety of ages, from diverse backgrounds, different countries, and of different skin colors.  There will be people dressed in a variety of ways, from shorts and sandals to suits and ties.  Our worship service lasts approximately one hour and follows a blended format.

What does “Blended Service Style” really mean?

We realize that “blended” is a loaded word in church circles. To us, “blended” means using elements of song and worship that are warm, friendly, orderly, theologically correct, and that appeal to a variety of tastes and preferences. We intentionally do not target specific age groups with musical styles and other elements of worship. Instead, we strive to create services that relate with and appeal to the wide variety of people in our community.  Everyone should find some element in all of our services they can appreciate.  Everyone may find something they don’t particularly value – which is OK; someone else likely does value it.  Adopting such a mindset about life and worship helps build character and community.

What is the difference between the Free Methodist and the United Methodist denominations? 

In a nutshell, the Free Methodist church differs from the United Methodist church in that it continues to provide a more uniform expression consistent with historic Methodism.  Both the United Methodist Church (commonly referred to as Methodist) and the Free Methodist Church share a common heritage, harkening back to the Wesleyan revival in England during the middle 1700s.  By the middle 1800’s, however, concern arose over the waning of several key expressions of the Wesleyan revival.  So the Free Methodist Church began as an attempt to restore those vital “Wesleyan” convictions, such as the doctrine of entire sanctification, the concern for the poor, the vision to end discrimination and racism, and Christian growth through small groups.

Since that time the Free Methodist Church has proven itself capable of preserving a sound commitment to the infallibility of scripture, salvation by faith, and the deity of Jesus Christ.

If you would like more information about New Hope Church:

  • Check out What We Believe
  • Check out Connect to learn how to get connected at NHC
  • Come visit us on Sundays at 10:30 AM or for one of our Events