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MERGE Young Adults, our next gathering will be Sunday, Sept. 24th right after church at the Davidson’s home in Charlestown. This will be a lunch/game day!! We will NOT meet on Sept. 25th. Get signed up so we can plan for food!

If you are new to Forward (and are between the ages of 18-29) or have not had a chance to come to a gathering yet, it’s not too late to jump in! Click on the button below or download the Stack Team App. Then search for MERGE@forward. Simply ask to join in Team App. For any further questions, you can contact Tanya Crouse at or text to (812) 989-3419.

Beginning Thursday, September 28th, we will begin a 7 week women’s Bible study at the church called “Knowing God by Name”. This group will meet Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm.

Study description: In Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter, author Mary Kassian focuses on 35 Hebrew names of God that describe His character, His relationships, and His purpose. As you learn the significance of each ancient word, you’ll be awestruck by the Lord’s magnificence and your heart compelled to worship and praise Him.

Sign up at the Welcome Center today!
Contact Beth Grider with any questions,

Our next House of Prayer night will be Thursday, October 12th from 7-8:30pm.
This is a relaxed atmosphere. Simply show up to the church building and you will be guided in simple ways to pray. It’s so easy even kids can participate, so bring the whole family.
*Note: childcare is not provided. 

Women’s Retreat time is this coming week! We are so excited to welcome those who’ve signed up to go! This year’s theme is “Worship”. We are looking forward to this time together to learn and grow in our relationship with Christ and what it means to truly worship him.

Contact Lisa at #502-338-8675 or email with any questions.

Men of Forward, sign up today at the Welcome Center for our upcoming Mens Conference on Saturday, Oct. 7th, 9am-3pm.
You are not going to want to miss this!!

This event will be held here at Forward Church and will include 5 sessions with 5 speakers. There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be provided, so please sign up so the team can plan accordingly.

Contacts: Jeff Poe at or (502) 544-9153
John Blanton at or (502) 572-4887

Fortify is a men’s prayer group that meets Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the church. Men of Forward feel free to join in any Monday night!

Currently we are studying “The Weight of Your Words” based on a book by Joseph Stowell. This study equips believers to honor God with our language.

Reach out to Vince Garmon with any questions. Email to

Men of Forward Tuesday morning Bible Study. Meeting at Coffee Crossing in downtown New Albany from 7:00-8:00 and studying through the books of 1 Timothy & 2 Timothy. Join them any Tuesday morning.

If you have any questions, reach out to Brent Kulwicki at (812) 989-2717.

Ladies of Forward, we have some lovely neighbors at The BreakAway. There are about 16 ladies living there and we want them to feel welcomed to come to worship with us at Forward (they live just a block away). To get to know them better, we are providing a meal and eating with them on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm.

** Note: The September BreakAway meal is cancelled due to the  Women’s Retreat. The October meal will be 10/29 (rescheduled due to Mission trip).

We will also have a special holiday meal in early December for the ladies, so check back for more info!

There is a sign up sheet at the Welcome Center for about 4 ladies each month to put together a meal to take and share! For questions text or call Tonia Hatfield 502-724-6395.

Class meets every Sunday morning from 9-10:00 am.  We are studying verse by verse through the book of 2 Peter.

If you have any questions please reach out to Dave Hollander at (502) 645-4051 or


We have a “Community Corner” that’s to the right of our coffee area. This is a place to post community events or service and job opportunities. Be sure to check it out Sunday to look for upcoming events and opportunities within our community.

If you have something you would like to post on the Community Corner wall you can contact Brittany at to get the application form.


If you are interested in becoming a member of Forward, contact Pastor Neil at!

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Chest Of Joash

The Chest of Joash provides an opportunity to give above and beyond the normal tithe. The money from it goes directly to work needed done on our building.

In 2 Chronicles 24 we find Joash repairing the temple and a chest was set outside of it for people to bring a tithe that was used to pay the workers restoring the temple. Verse 10 says, “And all the princes and all the people rejoiced and brought their tax and dropped it into the chest until they had finished.”

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have joyfully donated just as the Israelite officials and people did!

You can give to the Chest of Joash by clicking the button below and selecting “Chest of Joash” in the drop down menu.

Chest of Joash Giving

Volunteer Opportunities

1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”

We’re encouraging and challenging everyone to take the step to get connected in serving on a team with us at Forward! We have many opportunities to serve:

  • forKids (Nursery, Toddlers/Twos, The Clubhouse/Pre-K, God City/K-1st, The Dig/2nd-5th)
  • Propel Middle (meets Sunday mornings) and Propel High (meets Wednesday evenings)
  • Greeters and Ushers
  • Starting Point Guides
  • Security Team
  • Tech Team
  • Outreach Team
  • Prayer Team

For any area you may be interested in or want more information on, click the “Serve With Us!” button below and we’ll get you started!

Serve With Us!