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Saturday, 5 pm // Chapel
Sunday, 8 am // Chapel
Sunday, 9:00 am or 10:30 am // Main Sanctuary

In each worship service at New Hanover, we strive to give God our very best through music, prayer, scripture, teaching, and fellowship. Our main Sunday morning services are in the Main Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:30 am (10:30 am is Interpreted for Deaf).  If you are looking for a more intimate service with an acoustic feel, check out our Saturday night service in the Chapel at 5:00 pm.  We also offer a simple traditional service on Sunday mornings in the Chapel at 8:00 am.

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What to Expect

Come as you are! People from all walks of life, wearing everything from jeans to suits and dresses, attend.  Greeters welcome everyone at the door, and ushers hand out programs and help find seats, if needed.

If This is Your First Time at New Hanover

Stop by the Welcome Desk in the Main Sanctuary lobby to find out more about our church, check out brochures and information about our ministries, and pick up a special gift. 

Parking is located in the front, side, and back of the building, as well as handicapped spaces and a wheelchair-accessible entrance near the flagpole.  Guests have designated parking spots near the Chapel and Main Sanctuary entrances.

Pastor Ricky Ayala preaches at the 8:00, 9:00, and 10:30 am services on Sunday, and Pastor Gil Vining preaches at the 5:00 service on Saturday night.  The Pastor for Worship leads at our 9:00 and 10:30 am services.

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If You Have Kids

At 9:00 and 10:30 am Sunday services, parents with kids ages 4 through 6th grade can head downstairs to register for KidMin (Sunday School)!

Infants and toddlers are welcome in the Nurturing Center during 9:00 and 10:30 services. Our paging system allows parents to worship with the knowledge that they can be easily located if needed.

Students in 7th through 12th grade can attend Sunday School classes during the 10:30 am service.  Visit the Welcome Desk for help in locating these classrooms.

We also offer nursery care and elementary-age classes during our Saturday night service. 

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Membership Class

Those interested in learning more about New Hanover United Methodist Church and/or becoming a member can join this 5-week class which provides an introduction to our church, our ministries, and the Methodist faith.

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Get Connected!

For more information, contact Pastor Ricky Ayala, Senior Pastor // email