About Connections Small Groups
At North Broadway UMC, we believe God created us to live in community and we hold our community close to our hearts. Small discipleship life groups are an integral part of our spiritual development. Life groups are a terrific place to get to know a small group of people on a deeper level who are working on developing and strengthening their relationship with God. Discussions are designed to help connect our faith with the world around us so we can live a purposeful and meaningful, Christ-centered, Spirit-led life. Bring a friend!
Sunday Morning (9:45-10:45 a.m.) Adult Connections Groups (no registration required, just come!)
Forum, Rm. 111: Topical class with occasional guest speakers, book studies, and topical conversations. Contact: Jeff Caswell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Life, Rm. 201: A Weekly Bible Study using The New International Lesson Series. Leader: Rev. Susan Kyser, email@example.com
Discovery, Rm. 203: A multigenerational community of individuals who share an interest in understanding and becoming more fully human and spiritually aware by exploring contemporary to ancient wisdoms of the Christian tradition as well as that of other faith/spirit traditions. Group members seek ways to incorporate that wisdom and awareness into our daily lives and draw on it to inform our understanding of social issues and our actions to address them. Topics for discussion are chosen and led by group members. Contact: Shari Veleba, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Evening Adult Connections Group
Parents of Teenagers: Nurturing teenagers is no easy task. This group is for parents who desire to deepen their relationships with God, other parents, and their teen(s). The group will focus on sharing highs/lows, prayer, scripture, and use of materials on the ParentCue app. Additional topics and focus areas will be determined by the group. Begins September 17th from 6:45-8:00 p.m. Contact Pastor Wendy, email@example.com
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Wednesday Morning Adult Connections Groups
Sermon Shaping This group meets at 7:00 a.m. every Wednesday for open conversation and questions centering around the Scripture passages identified for the following Sunday’s sermon. Breakfast is also served. Contact: Pastor Marcus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Wellness Focused Group: Mind, body, and spirit are inseparable. This is a group for adults who desire to deepen their faith through focus on emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The first 6-weeks of the fall session is titled, “Uncovering Joy: Yoga for Transforming Grief & Loss” and will be led by group member Elizabeth Miller, who has been teaching yoga since 2001. Elizabeth recognizes that grief is often a taboo topic and, simultaneously, a wonderful doorway into deep transformation. Every single human being experiences grief and loss regularly, but we don’t talk about it much or work with it directly. Don’t worry, you don’t have to have had a recent or significant loss to benefit from the group. We will focus on themes such as: stability and ease in physical body, managing stress, good sleep, clear cognition, forgiveness and apology, joy and love, and peace & contentment. Each week the group will also focus on a name/aspect for God and its meaning in our life. The second topic for the fall will be determined by the group. Contact: Terese Loudner, email@example.com
Fall Session: 9:15-10:30 a.m.; Sept. 20-Oct. 25; Nov. 1-15; & Nov. 29-Dec. 13 (Off Nov. 29)
Wednesday Evening Connections Groups for all ages!
5:50-6:20 Church-wide dinner (optional)
6:30-7:30 Small groups
Fall Session: Sept. 13-Oct. 18, (Off Oct. 25), Nov. 1-15, (Off Nov. 22), Nov. 29-Dec. 13
Nursery Care: care will be provided in the nursery for children birth-2 year-olds. Contact Pastor Heather, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB Kids: children from 3-5th grade will gather in Miller park for a time of songs, Bible lesson, and activities as they grown in their faith and love for God. Contact: Pastor Heather
Middle School & Senior High Small Groups: We will gather for a time of weekly devotion as we grow in our faith and friendship with God and each other. Contact: Pastor Heather
Peace of the Puzzle, A Ministry of Inclusion: We are excited about this new small group ministry allowing the group to grow in their faith and friendship with one another. Each week will have a worship experience with music, Bible lesson, and fellowship time. Contact: Pastor Heather
Young Adult Group: This is a group for young adults who are ready to deepen their faith through relationships, prayer, studying scripture, missional service, and sharing personal testimony. Singles and couples welcome! Bring a friend! Note: Begins September 27. Contact Pastor Wendy, email@example.com
Adult Intergenerational Group: This is a group for persons who are ready to deepen their faith through reading scripture together and sharing personal testimony. Discussion will center on questions such as “Where did you see God at work in the world and in your life this week?” “Where would you like to see God at work in your life?” This small group is modeled after the traditional John Wesley Class Meeting. Contact Mariellen Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents of Young Children: Setting a strong, loving, Biblically-based foundation for our children is important. Parents have a tremendous opportunity to teach, influence and reinforce what is being learned at church. If you feel ill-equipped to do this well, you are not alone! This group is for parents who desire to disciple their children and need some support in the process. Scripture and discussion will include the parent materials designed to supplement and reinforce the Orange Curriculum used in the nursery and children’s groups. Contact: Amy Rehs-Dupin, email@example.com
Special Short-Term Studies @ NBUMC:
New Member Class: This class is for those who wish to know more about our congregation/denomination and explore membership. Meets September 13, 20, and 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Led by Pastor Wendy and Terese Loudner. Contact: Terese Loudner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Gifts: Want to get more involved in the church but not sure where to begin? Feeling like it is time to engage in a new way but not sure what’s next? This class is designed for you! Study includes overview of spiritual gifts, personal assessment of spiritual gifts, and assistance with discerning ways to use one’s spiritual gifts in the church and in the world. Meets Oct 4, 11, and 18. Leaders: Rev. Susan Kyser, email@example.com & Terese Loudner, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Friday and Third Thursday Connections Adult Men’s Group
United Methodist Men (UMM): Membership is open to members and friends of North Broadway. The UMM sponsors special events during the year, including prayer breakfasts and dinner meetings. Their special project is the church’s van ministry. Coordinator: Andy Hall, email@example.com or 614-784-9447.
First Friday Gathering: Come for food and fellowship anytime between 4-6 p.m. at Roosters on Olentangy River Road.
Third Thursdays: Join the UMM on the third Thursday of every month, at 6:30 a.m.in Room 111. The time consists of breakfast, fellowship, sharing of highs and lows/joys and concerns, prayer, and discussion of scripture. Breakfast provided.
Monday Evenings, Short North Church Group
The Circle: The Circle is an intimate group that will gather to explore faith by using books and poetry to inspire discussion and casual, on-the-spot writing. The group is a collaboration between Short North Church and Women Writing for (a) Change, but we welcome all people of all faith backgrounds—religious, nonreligious, atheist, anyone. We will meet for various series throughout the year. We look forward to journeying with you as we wonder and wander our way through God’s love, together. Series 1: God Unbound, 6 sessions.
Meets Monday, Oct. 2 to Nov. 6, 6;7:30 p.m., at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, 642 N. High St. in the Short North. Contact: Pastor Amy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting Day/Time/Location TBD by the Group:
Life Group Leadership Training Group: Do you think you might like to be a life group leader? Amy Rehs-Dupin and Pastor Wendy will be leading a small group to disciple persons who desire to be small group leaders. Group will meet twice a month through April. Contact Amy Rehs-Dupin, email@example.com
Young Adult Group: This is a group for young adults who are ready to deepen their faith through relationships, food, fellowship, prayer, studying scripture, missional service, and personal testimony. Singles and couples welcome! Bring a friend! Contact Pastor Wendy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Group: This is a group for women who are ready to deepen their faith through relationships with other women, food, fellowship, prayer, studying scripture, missional service, and sharing personal testimony. Contact Pastor Wendy, email@example.com
Men’s Group: This is a group for men who are ready to deepen their faith through relationships with other men, food, fellowship, prayer, studying scripture, missional service, and sharing personal testimony. Contact Pastor Wendy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a group not listed here?
Contact Amy Rehs-Dupin, email@example.com or Pastor Wendy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly on Sunday Mornings
8:30 a.m. Casual
9:45 a.m. the Source
11:00 a.m. Traditional
11:00 a.m. Kids’ Own Worship
9:45 a.m. Christian Education