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!

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Motherhood is the most demanding, most rewarding and most important job in the world!! Every mom needs time to refresh and reset to be able to give her best effort.  There is no built-in downtime to parenting!! You have to make time for you! 

Beginning October 7, join us Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Leaf parsonage, for encouragement, fun theme nights and a book study that will reveal how God fits into our efforts as moms.

Three nights a month we’ll be discussing “Mom Set Free,” by Jeannie Cunnion.  The book focuses on ways to find relief from the pressure to get it all right and how understanding God’s grace gives us confidence in our parenting.

One night a month we’ll do something special like our own spa and craft nights, dinner or dessert out,  bowling, beach walks, game nights!  We will also help with various missions or ways to help our community a few times throughout the year.

All New Leaf moms and moms at the three extension campuses—Bulah Calvary, Kelloggsville and Monroe—who have children up to 18 are invited to come! Please RSVP to Lynn Ham, by October 1 so we have enough books and adequate childcare arrangements.  Childcare will be available at no cost but we need to know if you need it!


Yarns of Love

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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


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

United Methodist Women 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 Methodist Women 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.

Contact: Kris Zemla

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 4 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: Suzanne Bernardini, 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