SMALL GROUPS & CLASSES

SMALL GROUPS & CLASSES

Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God. These are foundational beliefs in Methodism, and we believe that small groups are an integral part of our spiritual development. They provide a safe and intimate space for us to pursue those pillars of faith and build relationships. You’re welcome to settle into one, or rotate in and out as wanted. Explore our list of topical groups below—and please feel free to reach out to Pastor Wendy at 614-268-8221 or whansensmith@north-broadway.org with questions.

Nursery care is available for groups meeting at North Broadway.

SMALL GROUPS

SUNDAYS

Forum
Topical class with occasional guest speakers, book studies, and conversations.
When: 9:45 a.m.

New Life
A weekly Bible study using The New International Lesson series.
When: 9:45 a.m.

Discovery
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 and 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.
When: 9:45 a.m.

Lenten Study
Embracing the Uncertain: A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times by Magrey R. deVega. A companion study to the sermon series for the season of Lent. 
When: 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS

Groups meeting on Wednesday evenings include an optional dinner available 5:50-6:20 p.m. at North Broadway. These groups will meet February 21-March 28 and April 11-May 16.

During Lenten season, many of the Wednesday groups will participate in the Lenten study: Embracing the Uncertain: A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times by Magrey R. deVega

Sermon Shaping
Open conversation and questions centering around the scripture passages for the following Sunday’s sermon. Breakfast included!
When: 7 a.m.

Peace of the Puzzle, A Ministry of Inclusion
Worship experience with music, Bible lesson and fellowship time which allows the group to grow in their faith and friendship with one another.
When: 6:30 p.m

Adult Intergenerational Group
Modeled after the traditional John Wesley Class Meeting, the group prays, reads scripture together, and shares personal testimony regarding the answer to, “Where have you seen God at work in the world and in your life this week?”
When: 6:30 p.m.

Parents of Young Children
Faith development group for parents. Includes sharing highs and lows, scripture reading and discussion, prayer, support for one another other, support for raising our kids to be kind, to feel loved, and to grow in their faith.
When: 6:30 p.m.

Young Adults’ Group
Comprised of younger adults, ages 18 to 35, who are ready to deepen their faith through fellowship, prayer, studying scripture, missional service, and sharing personal testimony.
When: 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAYS/FRIDAYS

Thursday Morning Theology
Small group that gathers to discuss poetry, literature, and theology over coffee.
When: Every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m.

United Methodist Men (UMM)
A diverse group of men of all ages who sponsor special events during the year and meet monthly for a morning prayer breakfast and first Friday evening fellowship. 
When: First Fridays at 4:30 p.m. at Roosters on Olentangy and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 a.m. at North Broadway

VARIES

Women’s Group
For women ready to deepen their faith through food and fellowship, prayer, studying scripture, missional service, and sharing personal testimony.
When: Varies (contact us for more info)

SHORT-TERM STUDY

New Members Classes
For those who wish to know more about our congregation/denomination and explore membership.
When: Offered quarterly

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.
When:  Contact us for more info.

Lenten Study
Embracing the Uncertain: A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times by Magrey R. deVega. A companion study to the sermon series for the season of Lent.
When: Sunday 9:45-10:45 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-noon, and Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m., during Lent

Advent Study
A companion study to the sermon series for the season of Advent.
When: Sunday 9:45-10:45 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-noon, and Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m., during Advent

SOCIAL GROUPS

Circle of Light
Women’s social group. Meets at MCL Kingsdale, Upper Arlington.
When: 2nd Monday of each month, 11:30 a.m.

Birchwood Circle
Women’s fellowship group. Meets at Smith’s Deli in Clintonville.
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.

Broadway Buddies
For those nearing or in retirement. Meets at MCL Kingsdale in Upper Arlington.
When: Fourth Friday of each month, 6:30 p.m.