Our History

The Civil War was over. Eighteen adults realized that their families needed a new place of worship when their church in the Dean community near the Dixie area disbanded. On april 20, 1867 the 18 adults and 1 child met and organized the church they called Harmony. It was located approximately 12 miles northwest of Tyler. Soon they petitioned the Cherokee Baptist Association for membership and learned there was already a church by that name. The members resubmitted the petition and were accepted under the name of the New Harmony Baptist Church.

 

The first church building was built on the site that later became the New Harmony Cemetery in the present day New Hrmony Community. A second church building was built across the road from the current church. Natural springs behind the church provided baptismal waters. On December 21, 1907, the church family moved into a third building on the current site. In 1915 a storm damaged that building, and a fourth church building was erected at a total cost of $330.35. This building served as the worship center for 34 years. The fifth church building was erected in 1949. Since then, there have been 7 major additions including a new worship center constructed in 1993. The old sanctuary was retained for Sunday School rooms and a library.

 

Within the church walls, individual members have had a refuge to grow spiritually. Collectively, the church has shared the gospel of Jesus' saving grace and peace on local, state, national, and world levels. Living through World War I and II and the wars of Korea, Vietnam, The Gulf, and Iraq, the church has kept a strong faith.  History records a praying church for the 40 members who served during World War II and the safe return of every soldier. Prayers for local church members and the needs of neighbors and nations have never ceased. A history of 151 years for the church reveal many personal, local and national challenges that were met as members stood firm on Biblical principles and compassion for mankind. The church has relied on the truth of Scripture during struggles and hard times and has remembered God as the Source during times of prosperity. New Harmony has never been without faith in God who promised, "If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" II Chronicles 7:14

New Harmony Baptist Church is a dually aligned church, being apart of both the Baptist Missionary Association and the Southern Baptist Convention. 

New Harmony History

Worship Times

Blended Service                   8:30 am

Sunday School                      9:45 am

Contemporary Service       11:00 am

Sunday Evening                    6:00 pm

Wednesday Evening            7:00 pm

 

Ministry Times

Sunday

Grief Share                      3:00 p.m.

Bible Studies                  4:30 p.m.

NHBC Youth                    5:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday

Men's Prayer Mtg.            8:00 am

Comforter Ministry          9:00 am

SR. Adult Choir                 10:30 am

SR. Adult Game Day       11:30am

 

Wednesday

Pray for Our Nation          5:30 pm

NHBC Youth                       6:00 pm

AWANA/PACK456            6:00 pm

Sanctuary Choir               6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting                 7:00 pm

Thursday

Art with Heart                   9:30 am

 

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