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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!

Women's Study

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June 6, 20 and July 11—Discussing “Gladys Aylward, The Little Woman”                                               by Gladys Aylward with Christine Hunter

July 25, August 1, 8—Discussing “Chasing Wonder” by Ginger Stache


6:30 to 7 p.m.   Walk various courses

7 to 8 p.m.         Discuss book

8 to 8:30 p.m.   Eat and drink summer treats

Meeting locations within the park vary each week. 

Schedules available at the info kiosk in back of church

or by contacting Lynn Ham, 740-610-6703.

Yarns of Love

Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.  in the New Leaf Child Care Center meeting room

Enjoy fun conversation and new friendships while knitting prayer shawls, baby blankets and t-sweaters that make a difference in people’s lives.  Many of the baby blankets are used in area NICUs and the prayer shawls have been shared far and wide as an encouragement to those battling illness or grief.  Contact Linda Brown, 440-381-1051, with any questions.


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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