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Events & Registrations

Bonhoeffer

Date: Wednesday, July 11–August 29
Time: 7:00–8:00PM
Location: Chapel

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the most important Christian figures and theologians of the 20th century. Secretly training pastors in Nazi Germany during World War II, he was ultimately arrested and executed in a concentration camp. We will spend Wednesdays in July and August exploring the life and writings of Bonhoeffer, both of which are stamped with faithfulness to the Kingdom of God and provide a powerful lesson in how we should live as Christians today.

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Adult Basketball

Date: Tuesdays in August, starting August 7, 2018
Time: 6:15–8:00AM
Location: The Gym

Exercise is good for your body, and fellowship is good for your soul. We are now playing a weekly basketball game for adults of all ages and genders. Come have some fun and shoot some early morning hoops!



Northside Bible

Date: Sundays, starting September 2, 2018
Time: 9:45–11:00AM
Location: Room 335

Northside's longest-running class, and consisting of her greatest generation, this Sunday school offering is an edifying time of hymns, learning, and fellowship.



The Politics of Jesus

Date: Wednesdays, September 4–November 20, 2018
Time: 7:00–9:00PM
Location: The Chapel

We live in an increasingly polarized and political world, dividing even those who share pews and praise, and leaving many of us asking what role our faith should play in the politics of this world. While we may think this is a new situation, Jesus himself lived in a similar environment and had his own unique answer to the question of faith and politics: the Kingdom of God. Join us as we put the politics of our King into conversation with those of today's world.



Wednesday Morning Men

Date: Wednesdays, September 5, 2018–May 22, 2019
Time: 7:20–8:30AM
Location: Room 362

Are you a man looking for a way to recharge your faith in the middle of the week? This Bible study led by Northside's Director of Adult Discipleship, James Johnson, is for you! We cover everything between the covers of the Bible—and no question is out of bounds.



Wednesday Chapel With James

Date: Wednesdays, September 5, 2018–May 22, 2019
Time: 10:30–11:30AM
Location: The Chapel

The Bible is central to our Christian faith. Wednesdays are the center of our week. When you put the two together, you get a Bible study on Wednesdays that is open to folks of all ages and dispositions and led by Northside's Director of Adult Discipleship, James Johnson.



The Magic Kingdom of God

Date: Wednesdays, September 5–November 14, 2018
Time: 7:00–9:00PM
Location: The Chapel

For generations now, Disney has tapped into the imagination of children and the child inside all of us with its movies and epic tales of adventure and self-discovery, ultimately drawing for us a picture of what it means to be a human being. This fall, partnering with Wednesday Night Dinners, we will explore themes of faith within some classic Disney films, putting them into conversation with Scripture. Grab some dinner and then come join us! Open to all ages!



Friends in Faith

Date: Sundays, starting September 9, 2018
Time: 10:00–11:00AM
Location: Room 331A

Friends in Faith is a class designed for those who want to grow in their faith, as well as in their friendships with other Christians. Topics include deep questions of the faith and in-depth, yet laid-back, discussion of the Bible and doctrine. Friends. Faith. Fellowship.



Wesley Friendship

Date: Sundays, starting September 9, 2018
Time: 10:00–11:00AM
Location: Room 331B

Taking seriously Wesley's teaching that Christians should grow in faithful friendship with one another, this class tackles issues and questions of the faith by turning to the Bible for answers that stand the test of time.



ARISE Northside

Date: Sundays, starting September 9, 2018
Time: 10:00–11:00AM and 11:00AM–12:00PM
Location: Room 362

Designed for Northside's younger adults (25-50), ARISE engages issues of the faith and the contemporary world through lecture, discussion, and fellowship.



Genesis

Date: Sundays, starting September 9, 2018
Time: 10:00–11:00AM
Location: Board Room

Genesis means “the beginning,” and this is a good place to begin engaging with each Sunday's sermon text, tackling questions and seeking answers from the Word of God.



Living the Sermon

Date: Sundays, starting September 9, 2018
Time: 11:00AM–12:00PM
Location: Board Room

Living the Sermon is a class that seeks an answer to the question: what does this Sunday's sermon actually mean for us in the real world?



Monday Mornings With James

Date: Mondays, September 10, 2018–November 20, 2019
Time: 9:30–11:00AM
Location: Room 362

Start the week with a fresh injection of God's Word in this laid back Bible study led by Northside's Director of Adult Discipleship, James Johnson. Open to adult disciples of all ages and dispositions.



Disciple Bible Study

The journey of a disciple is fraught with mountains and valleys of faith, a long path with many twists and turns. It is not one that should be ventured alone. Indeed, without the encouragement and support of fellow disciples, the journey is impossible. The Disciple Bible study program offered here at Northside provides the perfect atmosphere for forming and developing community along the path to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, through an in-depth study of Scripture.
Bible. Community. Discipleship.

Northside’s Disciple Bible study program kicks off this fall with a party on Monday, August 27, and classes begin Monday, September 10! Prayerfully consider joining us!

Disciple One
Mondays | 7:00PM (Two groups offered at this time)

Disciple Two
Mondays | 12:00PM or 7:00PM

Disciple Three
Mondays | 7:00PM

To sign up for one of the above fall classes, email James Johnson, our Director of Adult Discipleship.

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Northside Picnic

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 4:00–7:00PM
Location: Northside Grounds

We believe in opening our doors and arms to our neighbors and inviting them to experience the hospitality of Jesus at Northside... and nothing says hospitality like smoked barbecue! Join us August 25 from 4:00 to 7:00PM for The Picnic! This event is free, but we ask that you RSVP.

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The Wonderful World of Wednesday Nights

Date: Wednesday, August 29–December 19
Time: 5:30–7:00PM
Location: Watson Faith & Arts Center

The Wonderful World of Wednesday Nights is an evening of food, family, and fun! Adult meals are $7 and grab-bags for kids are $5. No registration required.



Charge Conference

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 7:00–8:30PM
Location: Watson Faith & Arts Center

VBS Save the Date

Date: June 3–7, 2019
Time: 9:00AM–12:00PM

Save the dates for VBS 2019: ROAR! Registration will be open February 1–May 1, 2019.



Color Connections | Preschool & Elementary Families

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 3:00–5:00PM
Location: Lawn in Front of Scout Hut

Come get to know your class and meet your Sunday school teachers while participating in a field day color competition for ages preschool through elementary. This family event is from 3:00 to 5:00PM on the lawn in front of the Scout Hut (Gym if rain). Be sure to dress in your grade’s colors!

Teams Colors
3s Red
4s/5s Orange
Kind. Yellow
1st Green
2nd Blue
3rd Pink
4th White
5th Black


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Light the Night

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 6:00–9:00PM
Location: Fellowship Hall

4th and 5th graders are invited to join us for Light the Night! Friday, September 14 from 6:00 to 9:00PM in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll have Willy’s nacho bar, games, and crafts, and the cost per student is $20. Registration opens on August 1 and closes on September 6. For more information, contact Brandi Diamond.

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4th & 5th Grade Small Group

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 4:00–5:00PM
Location: 152/153

Small Group for 4th & 5th graders is a chance for kids to get to know each other better and grow in faith and friendship at a time outside of Sunday school. This group typically has a theme-style meeting and is very laid back. Details will be sent to those who sign up as the first meeting approaches.

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3rd–5th Harry Potter Bible Study

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 5:00–6:00PM
Location: 152/153

The Gospel according to Harry is a Bible study related to the Harry Potter books and is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Each of our seven meetings will cover one of the books, so be sure to read before you come so you don’t have any spoilers! Bring your Bible and bring your books. Details will be sent to those who sign up as the first meeting approaches.

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Glow Overnight!

Date: October 19–20, 2018
Time: 6:00PM–9:00AM
Location: Northside Grounds

4th and 5th graders are invited to Glow Overnight! Come enjoy being “locked in” at Northside overnight with your friends! This event is not to be missed! Cost per student is $60, which includes dinner, breakfast, all supplies, and a t-shirt. Space is limited, and registration will open August 20 and close September 20. For more information, contact Brandi Diamond.

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Northside Church Fall Festival

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 5:00–7:00PM
Location: Northside Grounds

Wear your costume for the Costume Contest, and join us for a Trunk or Treat, hayride, bounce house, Cakewalk, crafts, games, and an incredible, fall-festival-themed Wednesday Night Dinner! There’ll be chili con carne with homemade sweet cornbread, baked potato bar, and a sugar cookie decorating station. Kids grab bags will include beef hot dogs. Dinner is $7 for adults and $5 for kids, and please no scary costumes or weapons.

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Be The Foundation

It is our privilege to help children experience God’s love on their level. We seek to offer biblical based, engaging, and age appropriate ministries for your children 6 weeks old through 5th grade on Sunday mornings.
We believe every child we serve at Northside deserves committed, caring, and enthusiastic leaders. Please join us for a fun and inspiring way to serve by joining our Children's Ministry service team for 2018–2019!

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Parents' Morning Out

Parents' Morning Out is a ministry within Northside United Methodist Church Children’s Ministries that provides weekday morning childcare for congregants of Northside and the local community. Contact: Estee Lassiter.

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BBQ Before the Picnic

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 12:00–8:00PM
Location: Scout Hut

What is better than sitting around a smoker for a BBQ with your brothers-in-Christ? Men’s Ministry will help prepare the BBQ for “The Picnic” all day Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. Help the church prepare for the big event, while enjoying the company of old and new friends. Register to volunteer for a shift or two on the website. We will be working in and around the Scout Hut both days. For any questions, contact David P. Smith.



Men's Ministry Kickoff

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time: 7:00–8:00AM
Location: Watson Faith & Arts Center

Men’s Ministry is excited about kicking off our weekly Bible studies this fall. This is a great opportunity to start something new. Our Thursday morning group will host an event on September 6 with fellowship, a lesson from Dr. Bill Burch, and discussion around the table. Chick-fil-A breakfast will be provided, so bring a friend!



Northside Mountain Men

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 8:00–11:00AM
Location: offsite

Join us on the Cochran Shoals Trail for about a 5-mile hike. We should cover it in 2–2.5 hours. All are welcome, so bring a friend to enjoy God’s creation and meaningful fellowship. Bring money for parking and lunch afterwards. Contact Anthony Giardino with any questions.



Men's Breakfast With Guest Speaker Roy Barnes

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 8:00–10:00AM
Location: Watson Faith & Arts Center

Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast, meet other men from our church and community, and hear from our guest speaker Roy Barnes, former Governor of the State of Georgia. This will be a relaxed atmosphere where you can hear a great message from Roy Barnes and learn about opportunities in Men’s Ministry at Northside.

ASP Team Meeting

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 10:45AM–12:00PM
Location: Fellowship Hall

If you are registered for the Appalachia Service Project, please attend our team meeting. We will be completing required paperwork, discussing tools and supplies, planning for transportation, and important materials will be distributed. We will also announce plans for our team commissioning at this meeting.



ASP Mission Trip

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 9:30AM–3:00PM
Location: This event is offsite.

Appalachia Service Project mission trip, October 4–7
Join the team to serve rural families in need by making homes warmer, safer, and drier in Jonesville, VA. The cost is $250 and space is limited.

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Northside Church Habitat for Humanity Build

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 8:00AM–5:00PM

Northside will be participating in Habitat for Humanity's faith based build again this fall; no skills necessary. You'll be amazed what you will learn from this experience! Space is limited; must be 16 years old to participate.

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Sewing Seeds Ministry's Nicaraguan Crafts Sale

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 4:00–7:00PM
Location: Lower Level Welcome Desk

Our missionaries serving Nicaragua, Ronnie and Angi Hopkins, are asking for our support in selling the hand towels and oven mitts made by the women living in the village of Miraluz. With the recent violence in Nicaragua, the local markets for crafts have disappeared. Please support our Sewing Seeds Ministry as they sell these goods at our church Picnic August 25, 4:00–7:00PM. They will be near the lower level Welcome desk. For additional information, contact Corrine Adams.

Sanctuary Bells (Adult Bells)

Wednesday Rehearsals

Date: August 22, 2018
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Location: Bell Room 158

Thursday Rehearsals

Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 1:00–2:00PM
Location: Bell Room 158

Looking for a fun, yet meaningful small group to be “all in”? The Adult Bell Choir is the place for you to use your talents and build strong relationships serving God and making new friends. No previous experience is required. For more information, email Gwyn Bacon



Children's Choir

3rd–5th Grade Choir

Date: Wednesdays, starting September 5, 2018
Time: 4:45–5:40PM
Location: Choir Room 160

K–2nd Grade Choir

Date: Wednesdays, starting September 5, 2018
Time: 4:45–5:30PM
Location: Choir Room 160

Northside Children's Music mission is to impart worship education, grow musical training, and encourage spiritual formation in an engaging environment that allows children to build community by fellowship and a love of Jesus Christ through song. Come join the fun! For more information, email Jeanette Simpson



Children's Handbells

Date: September 5, 2018
Time: 5:45–6:30PM
Location: Bell Room 158

Children's Handbells is offered for grades 3–5 weekly on Wednesdays in the Bell Room 158. Basic music reading skills and ringing techniques are taught, and space is limited. September 26 is the final date to join. For more information, contact Gwyn Bacon



Youth Choir Rehearsal

Date: Sundays, starting September 9, 2018
Time: 4:30–5:30PM
Location: Choir Room 160

Join us for Youth Choir! Students from 6th to 12th grade meet for fellowship and to worship in song on Sunday afternoons. We sing a mixture of hymns, choral anthems, and contemporary Christian favorites! For more information, email Jeanette Simpson



Festival Choir Rehearsal

Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 7:00–9:00PM
Location: Choir Room 160

Join us for this limited-commitment, high-impact adult ensemble that leads Northside's annual Festival of Carols with a professional orchestra. All skill levels welcome, and music learning tools are provided. For more information and a full schedule, contact Michael Devine.



Food Addiction Meetings

Date: Mondays and Thursdays, starting July 30, 2018
Time: 10:00–11:30AM
Location: Scout Lodge

Food Addiction meetings are held every Monday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30AM in the Scout Lodge. Contact Katherine, the Facilitator, at kakicoleman@gmail.com or 404.539.0080.

Early Birds

To accommodate some parents’ schedules, we are pleased to offer an Early Morning Program that is structured and fun-filled. Supervised by NMP teachers, toddlers–5 year olds will enjoy a variety of activities before the official start of their school day.

Contact: Jan Cruz | JanC@NorthsideUMC.org

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Stay & Play

Stay and Play is a continuation of the school day, Monday through Thursday. This time includes snack (brought from home), outside play, storytelling, music, and more fun with special friends.

Contact: April Grigenas | AprilG@NorthsideUMC.org.

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Breath of Life Yoga


Summer Session

Date: Mondays, June 11–August 27, 2018
Time: 9:30–10:30AM
Location: Room 362

This basic class, led by Laura Currie, combines the physical practice of Hatha yoga and prayer. Increase your strength, balance, and flexibility while building an intentional connection with God. Drop-ins are welcome, and no registration is required. Bring a friend! For more details or information contact Laura Currie at Bolyoga3@gmail.com.

Fall Session

Date: Mondays, starting September 10, 2018
Time: 9:30–10:30AM
Location: Room 335




Fall Roller Hockey

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 5:00–9:00PM
Location: Gym

Sign up for fall Roller Hockey for boys and girls K–8th grade! No experience necessary, and Northside will help provide equipment. Player assessments are August 21 and 22, and the season runs from August 27 through November 4. Come join the fun! Contact Jared Campbell for questions or register below.

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Message In Motion Cheerleading Class


Fall Session

Date: Tuesdays, starting September 4, 2018
Time: 12:30–1:45PM
Location: Room 335
Cost: $245 for 12:45–1:30PM session | $310 for 12:30–1:30PM NMP student session

For an additional $65, Message in Motion instructors pick your child up from the Preschool, get them dressed, and bring them upstairs to room 335 for class. This 13-week class is for ages 3–6, and children must be potty-trained. There will be no class October 9 (Teacher Work Day) and November 20 (Thanksgiving Week). A make-up class is scheduled for December 18.

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Message in Motion Tea With Me Class


Fall K–5th Session

Date: Tuesdays, starting September 4, 2018
Time: 3:30–4:45PM
Location: Room 335
Cost: $265

For an additional $65, Message in Motion instructors pick your child up from the Preschool, get them dressed, and bring them upstairs. This is a 13-week, manners and etiquette class for little ladies and gentleman, ages 3–6. There will be no class October 9 (Teacher Work Day) and November 20 (Thanksgiving Week). A make-up class is scheduled for December 18.

Fall Preschool Session

Date: Fridays, starting September 7, 2018
Time: 12:45–1:45PM
Location: Room 308
Cost: $330

No class will be held November 23 (Thanksgiving Week), and a make-up class is scheduled for December 14.

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Playball

Date: Thursdays and Mondays, starting September 6 and 10, 2018
Time: 12:30–2:15PM
Location: Gym

Join us and learn basic skills and much more for soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, and hockey.

Fall Thursday Sessions

12:30–1:30PM | Ages 2.5–4 | $285 (Includes $60 for additional time for pick up and snack)
12:50–1:30PM | Ages 2.5–4 | $225 (Non-NMP children or if caregiver drops off at Gym)
1:30–2:00PM | Ages 4–6 | $189 (Stay & Play children must sign up at www.Preschool.NorthsideUMC.org

No classes will be held November 1 (NMP Conferences) and November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)


Fall Monday Sessions

12:30–1:30PM | Ages 2.5–4 | $285 (Includes $60 for additional time for pick up and snack)
12:50–1:30PM | Ages 2.5–4 | $225 (Non-NMP children or if caregiver drops off at Gym)
1:30–2:00PM | Ages 4–6 | $189 (Stay & Play children must sign up at www.Preschool.NorthsideUMC.org

No classes will be held October 8 (Columbus Day) and November 19 (Thanksgiving Week)

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Tiny Tikes Soccer Developmental League

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:00AM–12:30PM
Location: Gym

If you are looking for a great intro to soccer for your 3- or 4-year-old, join one of our Tiny Tikes Soccer sessions on Saturday mornings at 9:00, 9:45, or 10:30AM. The league runs from September 8 through October 13, and the cost is $130.

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Pre-Ballet & Tap

Date: Mondays, starting September 10, 2018
Time: 12:30–1:45PM
Location: Room 335 or 331B

12:45–1:30PM | Age 3 | $TBD
12:30–1:30PM | Age 3 | $TBD (for NMP students
1:30–2:15PM | Age 4 | $TBD

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Tiny Tikes Soccer Skills Class

Date: Tuesdays, starting September 11, 2018
Time: 12:30–1:15PM
Location: Gym
Cost: $95

Register your preschooler, ages 3–4 for Northside's soccer skills class. If your child attends NMP, our coaches will pick up the kids directly from Preschool and bring them to the Gym. Join us for 6 weeks of fun developmental soccer!

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Core Interval

Date: September 11–October 25, 2018
Time: 8:30–9:30AM
Location: Gym

This is a full-body workout with segments of cardio, strength, Pilates, Barre (isometric movement), and flexibility training. Each segment is followed by 40 minutes of strength training with free weights, Pilates, and stretching.

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Tony Young All-star Karate Academy

Date: Wednesdays, starting September 12, 2018
Time: 12:45–1:45PM
Location: Room 147

This is a fun martial arts class, emphasizing basic karate techniques for self-defense, physical fitness, and good life skills.

Fall Sessions

12:45–1:30PM | Ages 3–5 | $230
12:30–1:30PM | Ages 3–5 | $295 (for NMP students)
1:30–2:15PM | Ages 5–6 | $230

A demonstration, trophy, and certificate presentation will be held on December 13, 2018, in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00PM

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Special One-Day Art Class With The Art Chicks

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 1:00–5:45PM
Location: Room 345

Come join Miss Sally and Miss Holly, from The Art Chicks, and make a Halloween Decoration! There will be two sessions:

Ages 4 and 5 | 1:00–2:30PM | Cost $40
K–5th grade | 3:15–5:30PM | Cost $45

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Special One-Day Thanksgiving Art Class

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 1:00–5:45PM
Location: Room 345

Come join Miss Sally and Miss Holly, from The Art Chicks, and make something for Thanksgiving! There will be two sessions

Ages 4 and 5 | 1:00–2:30PM | Cost $40
K–5th grade | 3:15–5:30PM | Cost $45

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Special One-Day Christmas Art Class

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 1:00–5:45PM
Location: Room 345

Come join Miss Sally and Miss Holly, from The Art Chicks, and make a Christmas project! There will be two sessions:

Ages 4 and 5 | 1:00–2:30PM | Cost $40
K–5th grade | 3:15–5:30PM | Cost $45

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Confirmation Class

Confirmation is a Sunday morning class designed to prepare students to confirm their Baptism. Confirmation will begin August 26 with a parent meeting and will run throughout the school year, through May, 2019. Our program requires a commitment to Sunday morning classes which begin at 9:30AM. Students are also required to attend a Confirmation Retreat which will be held in April 12–14 (there will be another registration for this event). Confirmation Sunday, is April 28, 2019.

Confirmation Parent Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 9:30–10:45AM
Location: Fellowship Hall


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Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF)

Date: Sundays starting August 26, 2018
Time: 5:30–7:00PM
Location: Fellowship Hall

Middle school MYF meets for dinner, fellowship, and small group study each Sunday evening. The cost for dinner is $5.



Wednesday Night Bible Study

Date: Wednesdays starting September 5, 2018
Time: 4:30–7:00PM
Location: Room 308 and 303

Wednesday night Bible study for students begins at 4:30PM with games in Room 308. The group usually joins the church-wide dinner and then moves to Room 303 at 6:15PM for a study into the scriptures.



Sunday School

Date: Sundays starting September 9, 2018

11th & 12th Grade

Time: 9:45–10:45AM
Location: Room 308

9th & 10th Grade

Time: 9:45–10:45AM
Location: Room 306

8th Grade

Time: 9:45–10:45AM
Location: Room 300

7th Grade Confirmation

Time: 9:30–11:00AM
Location: Fellowship Hall (new location)

6th Grade

Time: 9:45–11:00AM
Location: Room 303 (new location)




Kingdom Journey

Date: September 9, 2018–May 2020

Kingdom Journey is a two-year-long Bible study open to all 9th and 10th graders at Northside. Beginning in September, parent(s) and student will study the Bible and meet with the class two Sundays a month for discussion. The course culminates in a trip to the Holy Land in June 2020.

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Youth Fall Retreat

Date: October 12–14, 2018

All students in grades 6th–12th are invited to join us for our Fall Retreat at Camp Glisson. The retreat will take place October 12–14 and the theme is "Rooted." We can’t wait for you to join us, so register here today!

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Women's Ministry Studies

We offer many engaging and enriching opportunities through our Women’s Ministry. Offerings this year include our running/walking ministry, weekday book studies, listening groups, and bible study groups. Please click the registration link below for in-depth descriptions of each of our offerings.

Contact: Christa Groves | ChristaG@NorthsisdeUMC.org

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