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 April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Library at NUMC.   We welcome everyone to join us.

  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.

Watch for future Agape dates during the month of April.



Adult Education



Book Group

For our MARCH BOOK CLUB meeting we will be reading Jesmyn Ward’s memoir, Men We Reaped. Jesmyn Ward is the National Book Award-winning author of Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing. Her memoir, Men We Reaped, shines a light on the community she comes from, in DeLisle Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young men dear to her, including her beloved brother, to

accidents, murder, and suicide. As she dealt with these losses, Jesmyn came to see the

connections between their deaths and some agonizing realities of the history of racism and economic disadvantage, problems whose roots are woven into the soil under all our feet. In this book she tells their true stories, and her own.  We’ll gather on March 21, 7 p.m. at the Lowly’s, 2203 Illinois Rd, in Northbrook.



Line Dance

Join us for line dancing on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  This current class is continuous and runs in 6 week sessions (no class 3/20 or 3/27).  The next series begins April 17.  So much fun and great exercise.  $50 per series payable at the class.