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Small groups are very important to our church. We believe we can fulfill our mission to:

Love the Lord! Love one another! Make disciples of Jesus Christ!

A small group is a great way to get to know one another. A non-threatening, friendly environment is the best setting for new friendships to form and grow.

Small groups bring us together on common ground. Smaller settings provide time to share life’s details with each other. It gives us opportunity to tell about our child’s latest achievement or share a picture of our grandchildren. 

A great way for all of us to help visitors become committed disciples of Jesus Christ is to JOIN A SMALL GROUP then invite someone new to come with us! Small groups aren’t just about us and our journey of discipleship; they are also a tool for us to use to help others grow in their faith as well.


JOIN US –someone in a small group just might need YOU!

Mom's Getaway Group

All moms are welcome to join this group

Contact Lynn Ham


Moms’ Getaway Opening to All Women, Not Just Those with Children 18 and Under

The Thursday evening moms’ Bible study has space for more women this fall as they explore “Truthfilled,” by Ruth Chou Simons.  Based on the Book of Colossians, the seven-week study teaches us how to preach God’s truth to ourselves no matter what society or our own negative minds tell us! We will learn to face life’s trials and challenges in every season armed with the never-changing character and eternal promises God has for us.

“Truthfilled” begins September 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Leaf parsonage and concludes November 16. Participants will purchase their own copies of the Bible study book ($16.99 on Amazon, book only, not the video access version).  Once a month the group does a fellowship activity like crafts, movie night, dinner instead of the study!  All meetings include prayer time.  Study nights include homework discussion and a video from the book’s author.  Group membership will be capped at 12.  Contact Lynn Ham, 740-610-6703, with any questions or for help ordering a book. 

Yarns of Love

Hello Hello Hello!!!
Many people may have felt bored or even useless during the statewide shutdown, but not Yarns of Love. Yarns of Love group members kept busy making many prayer shawls, baby blankets and t-sweaters. At our last blessing the week of August 30th there were al-most 100 items in front of the church to be blessed. That puts the total of items made by the group since it started over 2,300! I can say that is a lot of yarn being used! That also means that over 2, 225 items have been distributed throughout not only the city and county but several other states and even overseas. Think about all those prayers being sent out to others from New Leaf. The enormity of it just makes me stop and thank God that we have a group of women I am blessed to be part of that are talented and willing to share that talent so others can be blessed.
Please continue to hold the group in your prayers so that we can continue to do this great and enjoyable mission for many years to come. And if there are any people out there that would like to join please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Linda Brown


Bicycle Messengers


1. FAITH – be out and about enjoying God’s beautiful creation and be the face of Jesus to those we meet along the way.

2. FELLOWSHIP – meet new friends within NLUMC and spend more time with old friends in a recreational setting

3. FITNESS – be aware of our bodies as a temple of the Holy Spirit and strive to honor God with our bodies so that we can continue on in ministry

Target Group: Saints of every age, gender, and riding ability. Rides will be family friendly with options for those who desire more challenge.

Meeting Specifics: Rides will vary spring through fall dependent on weather, but we will strive for 1-2 organized rides per month. Date, time, and starting location will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance. Area bike trails will be taken advantage of and optional picnics may be included. Other things being considered are lending bikes to those who don’t have one and car pools to the starting location.


Contact: Mari Jo Martinelli

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at various members' homes or at church. See the bulletin for times and locations.

United Women of Faith is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.

The organized unit of United Women of Faith shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Good Grief

GOOD GRIEF offers hope and encouragement for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one through death or divorce.  Discussions about various aspects of grief and how it helps us move forward happen the second Tuesday of each month, September -May from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Green Room to the left of the Events Center stage.  Dinner afterward at an area restaurant is optional. Throughout the entire year the group meets for dinner at different local restaurants the first, third and fourth Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. to share ongoing life experiences and enjoy fellowship together.


Discover God’s compassion for our deepest sorrow and see how He can heal heartbreak through relationships with those who truly understand. 

Contact: Jenny Hoskins, with any questions.

Fit for Christ

Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Event Center.

9:00 am to 9:30 am Bible study.

9:30 am to 10:00 am Aerobics and floor exercises led by Donna.  

Mondays we work on mobility, bone health, joint pain, and various stretching exercises instead of aerobics.

Steps, mats and weights are available. Floor exercises can be done standing with a chair for those who don't want to use the floor. 

Men and women, of all ages and abilities are welcome free of cost!

Contact: Glenda Lowe

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