3470 Woodridge Dr, The Villages, FL 32162
Contemporary Worship Service
Saturday 5 pm - Holy Communion observed weekly. Christian Life Center
Blended Worship Service
Sunday 7:45, 9:15 & 10:45 am. Christian Life Center
Sunday School Classes
Sunday 7:45, 9:15, 10:30, 10:45 am
Orchard Worship Service
Sunday 10:45 am - For children 5th grade and under.
Sunday 9:15 am till noon. For children birth to 5 years old.
Handicap accessible and assisted hearing technology available.
Rev. Harold Hendren
Reverend Harold Hendren became the third Senior Pastor of New Covenant in July 2011. Harold comes from a rich pastoral United Methodist tradition, as he is a third generation United Methodist pastor. He has been a member of the Florida Annual Conference since 1988.
He served First UMC Miami for three years and did extensive work in their homeless ministry. He was appointed to First UMC Dunnellon and cast the vision for expanding their ministries. He spent the past fourteen years serving Faith UMC Boynton Beach where the church expanded its ministries in Worship, Evangelism, Children, Youth and Small Groups. Harold and his wife Donna have five children.
Harold is responsible for “visioneering” (engineering visions) at New Covenant. He also offers leadership to the New Covenant staff and congregation, and develops spiritual formation through dynamic practical preaching that speaks the truth of Christ into our everyday lives.
Ellen was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee and lived there for 37 years, earning her BBA at University of Memphis, and working for a large corporation in Sales and Marketing. When she married her husband, Sean, they truly became ministry partners, as he has served at many large UMC’s in the Southeast. They have two wonderful 4 legged kids that have fur and wagging tails.
Ellen accepted the call to full-time ministry in 2007 and decided to pursue the deacon ordination through the United Methodist church. She declared her candidacy while under the Arkansas Conference but transferred to the Florida Conference when they moved in 2014, to serve at New Covenant. Ellen graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in early 2015 with a Masters in Christian Ministries which focused on the Deacon study requirements, as well as, Christian Education. From September 2014 until January 2019, she served in Congregational Care here at New Covenant. She currently serves as the Discipleship Pastor for the Summerhill campus. Ellen will be commissioned in June 2019 as a Provisional Deacon - an exciting fulfillment of her call to ministry.
The heart of Ellen’s ministry is what we are called to do by Loving God, Loving People. She realizes that each and every one of us are made by our Creator who gives us great love. Our job is to love one another, which is why she loves this quote from Thomas Merton “Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.”