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
RUN WITH WINGS!!
Beginning January 12th 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 2014. 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. Our 5K for 2014 is 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. 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!
Lenten Study Groups -
Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday March 5.
We will begin Lenten Reflection and study groups on March 6. Small groups will study the book "Not A Fan."
Join the group that best fits your schedule:
Sunday evenings at 5:00pm and 7:00pm
Monday evenings at
Tuesday afternoons at 1:30pm
Thursday evenings at 6:00pm
Saturday mornings at 8:00 am
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.
Family Nights at New Albany UMC
- where there's something for everyone! Watch out for us to begin this cool program in February 2014! Dinner is served at 5:00pm in the cafe. Children are invited to Easter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com