Adult Ministries and Education


Adult Fellowship and Ministries

We experience the love of God through caring and supportive relationships.  We foster those relationships through different fellowship opportunities.


Martha Circle

Martha Circle is a circle of friendship in Jesus among United Methodist Women in the church.  The group will meet for devotions, service and fellowship.  The meetings are held in the library. Martha Circle will meet again on December 14, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Library at NUMC.   We welcome everyone to join us.

Additional dates are  February 8, March 8 and April 12.  Mark your calendar now.

Agape: Friends in Faith

Agape is a group of around 10 adults who meet regularly to learn, share and grow in their spiritual paths.  Agape meets twice a month after Sunday worship from 11:20 AM to 12:15 PM during which time members share about their “highs and lows” and updates on their spiritual journeys.  In addition, there is usually a topic, a reading (book or article) or scripture that is discussed.  The Agape group has also gotten together for a concert or play.  The group supports one another in times of personal need such as illness,  recovery from surgery, or personal loss.

Agape will meet again in the fall.



Adult Education

 Bible Study

All are welcome to join this study group that is starting anew.  Bible study will meet on Monday nights, beginning January 15 at the Church Parsonage at 7:00 pm.  You can call the church office at 547-272-2442 for the parsonage address.


Book Group

In October we will be reading  “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. This book group will be on October 17 at the home of Greg and Nancy Metzler.

For thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.  This book is available at the Northbrook Public Library.

We are looking for a couple of good books and hosts for the book club as we move through the year.  If you have recently read something you would like to share or would like to host a book club, please call Nancy Metzler  at 847-272-8461.



Line Dance

Join us for line dancing on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  This current class began on January 9 and runs through February 13.  So much fun and great exercise.  $50 per series payable at the class.