North UMC offers weekly Sunday school classes and regular Bible studies and book studies. At North there is a place for everyone to belong and grow more deeply in their relationship with God.
Three adult Sunday school classes meet from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.:
Affirming Group: This group is a place where all are welcome regardless of their sexual orientation (LGBTQ or straight). This group offers an open and supportive exchange of life and church experiences with a variety of studies on social and Biblical topics.
Power and Light: This group is a welcoming, diverse group united in fellowship, social service and personal support in the mutual pursuit of spiritual growth.
Sojourners: This group engages in a variety of studies ranging from traditional Bible studies to exploring contemporary works in relationship to the church. Its members also serve together in various projects.
Studying the Bible is one of the most important disciplines of the Christian life. Short-term Bible study and book study groups meet at varies times throughout the year. More information on them is available in the spring or fall event books, which can be downloaded from this website’s “Events” section.
North Church’s young adults’ ministry is for those age 18-35 who are no longer in high school. These fellowship events focus on establishing and developing friendships between those in this diverse age group, which consists of individuals going through many different life experiences such as college, graduate school and/or the work force; military service and/or training; are single, dating and/or married, and are living with family and/or renting or owning their own places. They also have a Sunday school class. For more information contact Cory Unthank, our minister of youth and young adults.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women, with approximately 800,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders, and advocate for justice. Members raise up to $20 million annually for programs and projects related to women, children, and youth in the United States and more than 100 other countries.
North offers two circles of United Methodist Women.
Miriam Circle: This circle gathers at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month in the parlor for a sack lunch, project planning and programs focused on the United Methodist Women’s missions. One of this circle’s main projects is to support the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Ind.
Women of Lydia Circle: This circle meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the club room. Its members support each other through discussions of current topics, studies and mission work. The latter ranges from collecting supplies for emergency aid kits for disaster relief to hosting meals celebrating our youth.
Neither circle meets in June or July.
Both groups often work together on fund-raising projects such as their Sunday suppers at noon and product sales.
The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center is committed to engaging the hearts, minds and spirits of adults 55 and older. It is an affiliate of Shepherd’s Center of America, and it has been in existence since 1982. There is no membership fee.
Its programs occur every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the lower level of North, which is accessible by stairs or an elevator. Older adults from across Indianapolis and outlying suburbs attend “Adventures in Learning” presentations. Day trips, classes, guest speakers, a book club and rehearsals for its performing choral group round out the weekly schedule. Lunch is served each Wednesday for a nominal charge. For details please see its website at www.mnscenter.org, call (317) 924-0959 or send an email. The group also has a Facebook page which can be found here.