Who We Are
New Hope UMC serves the communities of North Adams and Williamstown. We have a rich legacy being birthed from the merger of the two historic UMCs from these towns. Our calendar of events includes worship, Sunday School, short term Bible studies, book discussions, fellowship opportunities, and ministries to the local and global communities. We hold services at 4 Water Street in Williamstown, MA. As a Reconciling Congregation, we appreciate diversity and try to live the United Methodist motto: "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors."
The First United Methodist Church of North Adams left their beautiful, but expensive to maintain, building in 2008 and began meeting in space at the First Congregational Church in order to focus their energy of serving the community. On the third Sunday of each month, they joined the First United Methodist Church of Williamstown to worship in Williamstown as we all seek to grow together in God's love.
The First United Methodist Church of Williamstown has been a vital congregation with a long history of concern for people and issues of social justice. Founders of the first day-care center in Williamstown, they supported local and global ministries, and facilitated a weekly cancer support group. A number of Williams College students have found here a church home away from home: a place to worship, sing in the choir, teach Sunday school, offer leadership to youth, or gather for Bible study.