Crafting the Recipe for Success in Your Faith Journey.

We encourage each of our members to participate in a group of some sort. In this way, each of us can grow in God’s grace and experience what Christ intended for the Church – ​that it be filled with faithful disciples.

We believe that if you are connected in a small group and serving in a ministry area that you enjoy – then you have crafted the recipe for success in your faith journey.

All of our small groups, bible studies, etc. are open to non-members. All are welcome. If you are interested in any of our groups and want more information, let us know. We will put you in touch with the leader.

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Sunday School (9:40am-10:50am)

Middletown UMC has an active adult Sunday School ministry, based on a model of fellowship, discipleship, and mission. In many ways, these classes are the heartbeat of our church. They study God’s Word, enjoy fellowship, and serve in missions together. Though we describe each class with the approximate ages of its members, you may see some flexibility in ages in some of our groups. All classes meet in the Tinnell Center at 9:45am on Sunday mornings. We encourage you to visit more than one group before deciding where you might stay.

All of our Sunday School classes are located in the Lower Level. If you need assistance finding a class just ask one of our greeters – they will be happy to assist!

EcclesiaKoinoniaNew CovenantPeacemakersSoujournersT.A.B.S.TrinityUnityJourney
(20s-30s, married and single) Ecclesia members  share teaching responsibility and sponsor service projects.
(mid-60s +) Koinonia members are active in service and prayer ministry, enjoy regular fellowship, and share teaching responsibility.
(50s+) New Covenant members are active in service and mission, share in teaching responsibility, and have frequent social and service projects.
(30s-40s) The Peacemakers are parents with small children who enjoy fellowship, service projects, and share in teaching responsibility.
(50s+) The Sojourners have ongoing service projects as well as participating in projects the church sponsors. They enjoy fellowship together. Their primary teaching leader is Dave Dargan, but class members take a turn as needed.
(50s-70s) T.A.B.S. members are “Together Abiding By Scripture.” They share teaching responsibility, have social events, and serve in missions.
(40s-50s) Trinity alternates a month of meeting with a month of  volunteering in the children’s and youth ministries on Sunday mornings.
(40s-50s) Unity members share teaching responsibilities, are active in service, and enjoy frequent fellowship events.
A new adult class will begin June 4th with a focus on applying Scripture to current events, exploring how the sacred can be found in the ordinary, and how the Bible speaks to us today. Interested? Contact Rev. Nancy Tinnell, for information on this or any other of our classes.

Connection Groups

Connection Groups allow people with like interests to get together and enjoy their hobbies with Christian friends. Their efforts frequently benefit missions and service to the community.

Senior Lunch BunchMen's Golf GroupMen's Open GymNimble FingersThe Cultured Purls
Taking place the first Wednesday of each month – Senior Lunch Bunch is a time for adults to come together to enjoy a meal and grow in spiritual discipleship. Every month is a different local restaurant so keep your eyes peeled for our weekly email blast that details all the information you need to know. For more information contact our administrative assistant, Paula McQuate.

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All golfers of any experience level are encouraged to join this group of men for golf, fun, and fellowship. They play weekly on Tuesdays, weather permitting, and travel to make area courses in Louisville and Southern Indiana. This group always has a “game” to make things more interesting and fun! Each year, they take a three-day trip outside of Louisville. You do not need to commit to playing weekly. Come as you can! To get connected with this group contact Steve Shawhan.

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Open to all men 18 and over. Join us for non-competitive basketball and fellowship each Monday night at 7pm in our gym. Don’t forget to bring your friends!  Contact Wes Wickenheiser for more information or just show up on Monday nights.

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If you enjoy quilting in any capacity and at any skill level, you are welcome to join this group any time! Our ladies work year-round on quilts for babies in the hospital, as well as full-size quilts for various needs. During our renovations, this group meets at a residence. Contact the church office for more information or to get involved.

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Do you enjoy knitting? Would you like to connect with other women while helping the community? Let’s start by knitting those comfortable inserts for women who have undergone mastectomies! If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Debbie Sullivan for more information.

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Women’s Ministry

Women’s ministry is such a beautiful gift. It’s a place where women of all different backgrounds can come together for friendship and fellowship, and can be encouraged in their walk with the Lord.

Women’s Ministry is Jesus-centered.  It’s all about helping other women to come to Christ and grow in Christ. It’s about encouraging people to understand the gospel, respond to the gospel and apply the gospel to every aspect of life. And that happens when women engage with God through his Word and prayer.

Looking for more info? Want to get involved? If so, please contact Nancy Tinnell.

Women’s Bible Studies & Groups

Image Bible StudyBranches Book Club
Tuesdays @ 9:30am

Image Bible Study was created to give women the opportunity to study and serve together. The class spectrum ranges from women with years of Bible study experience all the way over to those who are just beginning. This is a time to go deeper into scripture and even have the opportunity to live out your faith through occasional service projects. Curriculum is diverse and made enjoyable through both large group and small group discussion.

Sept-Nov & Jan-Apr

Meeting on the fourth Monday of the months listed above, Branches Book Club gives women a time to gather for fellowship and discussion of Christian fiction and non-fiction works. Book authors are frequent guests so this is certainly an exciting group to be a part of!

Branches Book Club 2024-2025 Information

Men’s Ministry

The goal of our Men’s Ministry is to provide opportunities for fellowship and service for men of all ages. Our meetings are informal, informational and there is something available for all men, regardless of the amount of church experience. Men are given the opportunity to serve God, one another, the Church and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.

Methodist Men

MissionBreakfast Meetings
The mission of the United Methodist Men is to help men grow in Christ, so that others may know Christ. This very active group involves men in a growing relationship to Jesus and his church – providing resources and support for programs of evangelism, stewardship, and the needs of men. Their path is one of a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth. Their leadership is modeled in thoughts, words, and deeds.

Our United Methodist Men are a strong, active, and involved community who hold monthly breakfast meetings, participate in and help organize charity and fun events, support the vision and ministries of this church, and much more!  Men of all ages are encouraged to come enjoy fellowship or serve at any meeting or event.

2nd Saturday of the Month | 8:00am-9:30am | Connection Center at Middletown United Methodist Church

Each month the Methodist Men bring in different engaging speakers. The topics range across the spectrum but the heart of the meetings are generally grounded in serving the community. No need to RSVP for these breakfast meetings – just come as you are and come hungry!


Need More Information?

We hope you’ll use this website to explore the adult groups we offer. If you are seeking something you don’t see here, contact the church office. We will be glad to assist.

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