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Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 10th for the Mission of Hope meal packing event. Through your generous donations to our Friends Forever Fund, we are able to provide 30,000 meals to hungry Haitian children through the Mission of Hope ministry.

We need at least 85 volunteers to help pack the meals. This is a great family event, as participants of all ages are welcome. All participants will receive a free t-shirt!!  This is also a great opportunity to invite your friends and family who you would like to introduce to Forward Church.

We will be packing from 8am-noon here at the church. Let us know you are coming by signing up at the Welcome Desk in the atrium today!!


We had a great turnout this past week in Sunday School! If you didn’t get to come, make plans to be there this Sunday at 9am. All are welcome.

This is a verse-by-verse study focusing on the seven churches of Revelation found in chapters 1-3 and how these scriptures apply to us. 

Contact Dave Hollander at with any study questions.


Last Sunday we began a new curriculum in our Clubhouse, God City, and Dig classes! We are using Answers in Genesis ABC curriculum for our Clubhouse, Answers in Genesis Mrs. C and Me in God City and Answers in Genesis Answers Bible Curriculum for Kids in the Dig. There are activities for kids to be able to do at home (or as a family) throughout the week.

Parents, we have a QR code OUTSIDE of each classroom with access to these documents that you can view from your phone or computer as discussion topics or print at home for them to complete. These QR codes will be updated each week to go with the lesson the kids learned.

It’s going to be a great year for our students in learning and growing in Christ and their love for God’s Word!

If you have a middle school or high school student who wants to grow in their faith and connect with others their age, join us any Wednesday here at the church.

Contact Blake Belles at with any questions.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

We had a powerful time in prayer this past Thursday as several gathered to lift up requests for our community, our church family, our nation, and more.

Join us next month for House of Prayer night on Thursday, February 8th from 7:00-8:00pm at the church.

**Date change** MERGE will be meeting now on Monday, January 15th. Same time, 6:30-8:30pm. Dinner provided.

If you are a young adult, married or single, ages 18-29 yrs., and are looking for a community of people that are serious about growing in faith, then this group is for you! Sign up today at the Welcome Desk in the atrium and a leader will get you connected. 

Tuesday morning Bible study: Meeting Tuesdays at Coffee Crossing in downtown New Albany from 7:00-8:00am and studying through the books of 1 Timothy & 2 Timothy.
Contact: Brent Kulwicki at (812) 989-2717


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!