New Albany United Methodist Church

Grow Your Faith

At New Albany Methodist, we aim to help each and every person to grow a deep and abiding faith in God.  We believe this happens through spending time daily with God, giving generously of our time, resources and talents, and participating in small groups.  These are three of the 6 Great Ideas of New Albany Methodist. 

Ways to Grow Your Faith through Small Groups


Beginning in January 2015 on Sunday Mornings at 7:00 AM, we will kick off another great year with Run With Wings.  

This group challenges you body, mind and soul.  We begin each meeting indoors with a devotion and a prayer.  This will prepare us to head outside for a run or walk.  Each week we will increase our goal and work our way to completing a 5K together.  We meet at 7:00 AM at the Starbucks on Market Street in New Albany.  Please dress for the weather, it can be cold! We will use the Couch to 5K program to help us all prepare to run and walk our way to a successful 5K on April 12. 2014.  

We will be participating in the Get Off Your Can 5K here in New Albany.  All ages and athletic abilities are encouraged.  We will break up intogroups according to our goals.  To register for the race click here!

Come, run, walk and have fun ending hunger!! April 12. 2014 at New Albany Links Golf Club.  

Run With Wings – This cool group of runners and walkers will gather beginning in January 2015.  Come and be a part of this group of men and women committed to living a healthier more active lifestyle with God as our primary training partner.  Participants run or walk on Sunday mornings and prepare for a 5k event.  Last year we organized our own 5K called Get off Your Can, run/walk to End Hunger at the New Albany Links Golf Club.  New Albany Methodist is partnering with fellow churches and their youth as they experience the 30 Hour Famine.  The race will benefit a local hunger ministry.  We look forward to organizing another race in 2015.  This group is open to all ages and fitness levels.  Come as you are and prepare to be transformed! We will meet this Sunday morning!

Parents of Teens – This group is an excellent support and resource for parents of teenagers. Parents gather together and study the same lessons their teens are learning during their youth hour. While the conversations are separate (youth with youth and parents with parents) this group opens new doors of communication and encourages faithful learning as a family.

Agape – a faithful group of mature adults who enjoy gathering together for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. If you are looking for a group of faithful friends, this is the group for you!

         Family Nights at New Albany UMC

 - where there's something for everyone!  Watch out for us to begin this cool program in October 2014!  Dinner is served at 5:00pm in the cafe.  Children are invited to Christmas Musical choir rehearsal!  Parents gather in a small group for fun fellowship and inspirational biblical discussion!  Middle and High school youth are invited to participate in Lifeline youth group!  What a great way to get prepared for the week ahead as individuals and as a family.  Come and be inspired through connection to God and God's people.  

Sunday Morning Adult Education Opportunities

Jeanne Russell Sunday School class

Dave Cline Sunday School class

Christian book club

Special Opportunties to grow closer to God

Women’s Retreat – An annual Spring event inviting all women to come and experience God in ways that women can truly appreciate.  For more information please contact Pastor Keri Schmidt at   

Advent Reflection Groups - Thank you to all who participated in the Advent 2013 reflection groups.  It was a meaningful time together and a soulful way to get ready for the Christmas holiday.  We will offer these groups again in Advent 2014 with new curriculum.  If you are looking for a way to connect sooner, please join a Lenten Reflection and Study group.  For more information on these groups, please contact Keri Schmidt at 

 Lenten Study Groups -

  If you have any questions about joining one or more of these groups, click here to email Keri Schmidt.  Please note that you will not need the book prior to the first meeting of the group.  

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