Contemporary Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”― Plato


At New Hope United Methodist Church, our Music Ministries strive to provide a musical environment that complements all contemporary worship styles.  We believe that music is a gift from God and is an outlet for praising Him.  New Hope offers two music Praise Teams, both are on a volunteer basis.

The goal of Praise Team 1 is to provide the music and worship for the 11 a.m. Worship Service.  Our music selections in the 11 a.m. service are primarily in the vein of contemporary worship styles.  Participation for Praise Team 1 is open to all, although the musical demands often encourage a moderate level of music fundamentals.  Praise Team 1 rehearses twice weekly, Wednesday nights at 8 p.m and Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. These rehearsals are in addition to participating in the 11 a.m. Worship Service.

Praise Team 2 provides an opportunity for those who wish to serve God through music, but in a less public forum than Praise Team 1.  We encourage people with all levels of musical ability and experience to be involved in Praise Team 2.  It is an opportunity to develop your musical talents and expertise, but without the technical demands and time commitments of Praise Team 1.  Praise Team 2 rehearses Sundays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.