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 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 March 8 at 10:00 am in the Library at NUMC. We welcome everyone to join us.
Additional date is 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 on February 25.
Our February book will be The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Hernandez (304 pages, and 7 copies at Nbk Library, in “Book Club” section). As the name implies, the subject is immigration which we thought was a timely topic .
When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. Here Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. The Book of Unknown Americans is a stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.
Join us for line dancing on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 pm. This current class began on February 20 and runs 6 weeks (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.