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 United Methodist Church is blessed to have an active adult Sunday School program. In many ways, they are the heartbeat of the church, as they study God’s Word and serve in missions together. Though we have stated approximate ages for each class, you will be warmly welcomed in any group, and we encourage you to visit more than one 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!

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Age 55+ (Class Description Coming Soon)
Parents with high school/college children; couples & singles (Class Description Coming Soon)
Age 60+ (Class Description Coming Soon)
Wide age range, 40s-70s (Class Description Coming Soon)
Young adults with young children; couples & singles (Class Description Coming Soon)
Age 50+ (Class Description Coming Soon)
Age range 50s-70s (Class Description Coming Soon)
Senior adults (Class Description Coming Soon)
Wide age range, 30s-50s; couples & singles (Class Description Coming Soon)
Parents of youth & college students; 40s-50s (Class Description Coming Soon)

Home Fellowship Groups

Home Fellowship Groups (HFGs) are more informal gatherings for study and prayer. HFG members appreciate having a spiritual boost on a weeknight, and appreciate having more time for discussion in a smaller home group.

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Carrie and Kyle Carden are inviting other young families to their home (children included) to discuss thoughts and ideas about faith and life, while the children are engaged with a sitter. The atmosphere will definitely be casual. The Carden HFG will meet on second Thursdays of the month from 6pm-7:30pm. Contact Carrie if you are interested in joining this group.

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The Fairfield HFG meets on Monday nights at 7 pm at the home of Carol Archibald. They have room for more! If you are interested in small group Bible study and prayer, they would welcome your participation. Steve and Diane Fairfield were one of our first couples to explore home groups as a path to discipleship. Hospitality and mutual support are the hallmarks of their group. Call Diane Fairfield for more information. Contact Diane Fairfield if you are interested.

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Do you appreciate the spiritual truths often represented in modern film? Viewpoint invites you to join them in their monthly discussion of a movie selection, probing it for faith messages and inspiration. Whether a newer film or an older classic, a movie narrative can sometimes express themes in ways not only beautiful but convincingly strong. This is accomplished with skillful use of characters and plots or visuals and sounds that resonate in us at a deep level. Interested? Contact Margo Grace.

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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.

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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 Pastor of Congregational Care, Lee Twombly.

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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. Don’t forget to bring your friends! This group currently meets at Summit Academy on Main Street in Middletown until renovations in our facility are complete. 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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Spark your creative side by creating beautiful homemade cards at Stamp Camp! This group meets 6-8 times a year on Saturday mornings. Each meeting we create 10 regular occasion and seasonal greeting cards. All skill levels are welcome to join. Never done this before? Don’t worry, we will walk you through it each step of the way. There are snacks, door prizes, and Stampin’ Up catalogs available at every meeting. All you need to bring are scissors and double-sided tape. For supply purposes, we ask that you RSVP ahead of time. The cost is $15/person. For the full schedule or more information contact Melanie Gunn.

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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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Motto: “You never know what life has on tap, but it’s always better when shared with friends.” The Rotators will focus on building solid foundational relationships within the group to guide each other in the art of crafting happiness. Rotators is a small group of men comprised of friends, colleagues, acquaintances gathering together once a month to connect and celebrate life’s accomplishments, challenges and walk through life together. We believe being a part of a small group where you can be open and honest without judgement can get us through the best and toughest times. Please join us the last Sunday of every month from 3-4 pm for fellowship and great conversations. To get connected to this group contact Tyler Gupton.

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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

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Thursdays @ 9:30am

This Thursday morning time slot for women has been a part of MUMC’s spiritual formation ministry for several decades. Multiple studies are usually offered, with Beth Moore Bible studies and those of other current authors remaining a staple of Coffeebreak curriculum.

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!

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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

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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!