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Sunday Morning Small Groups
New Leaf offers Sunday Morning Small Group Experiences (formerly known as Sunday School). They meet each Sunday between the 9AM and 11AM Services. Groups start at Nursery School age ( new born to age 5) and include all School Age Groups. Two Adult Classes also meet. Signs showing Class Room locations are located at the end of each hallway in the rear of the Event Center. Maps are also available at the Information Kiosk, also located in the rear of the Event Center.
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 nonthreatening, 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. Adobe
JOIN US –someone in a small group just might need YOU!
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.
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 month to month 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.
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.
Women of Faith
Women of Faith is a faith-based women's organization encouraging women of all ages and stages in life to grow in faith and spiritual maturity through a relationship with Jesus Christ and an understanding of God’s love and grace.
We at New Leaf offer 12 week Women of Faith Bibles Studies as a small group gathering several times throughout the year. We use the study guide independently and gather monthly to share insights and fellowship.
Our small group, GOOD GRIEF, is offered to ANYONE who has suffered a human loss and needs help in coping with their grief. We meet the second Tuesday of the month.
Pastor Jan will be leading the one-hour gathering
Fit for Christ
We meet from 9:00 am to 9:30 am we have our Bible study, then from around 9:30 am to 10:00 am we do our aerobics led by Donna. After aerobics, I lead the group in floor exercises. We do have an exception to our schedule though. On Mondays, we don’t do aerobics, we work on mobility, bone health, joint pain, and various stretching exercises. We have steps and weights for anyone who wants to use them during the aerobics but some prefer not to use the step or the weights. For the floor exercises, we have plenty of mats for those who want to get on the floor. Some of the class members have a hard time getting up and down so they use the back of a chair and do the floor exercises standing up !!! See - we accommodate everyone !!! We welcome all ages, men and women, as well as all abilities.
If you want to come join us all you need to do is put on comfy shoes, comfy clothes, and show up at 9:00 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Or – whenever you can.
I bet you want to know how much it is going to cost you to go to 3 Bible studies each week, 2 aerobic sessions, 1 mobility class, and 3 floor exercise sessions. It’s going to cost you an open heart, open mind, a few laughs, a few prayers, and an out-pouring of friendship. Other than that – it’s free of charge.
Can’t exercise because of health reason? That’s ok – join us for Bible study.
Are you thinking you have to be a member of New Leaf UMC to attend Fit for Christ? Or at least attend New Leaf UMC to join in? Absolutely not ! We love meeting new people.
If anyone has questions about our Small Group just ask me at church or give me a call at home or send me an email.
Oh yes, and always remember to:
Love the Lord - Love one another - Make Disciples
Glenda Lowe 440-594-1900