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DESCRIPTION: A fundraising service opportunity in which volunteers will nightly clean up the streets after Harvest Homecoming. All proceeds go to supporting the Men of Forward Ministry.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 12, 8-10pm
Friday, Oct. 13, 9-11pm
Saturday, Oct. 14, 9-11pm
Sunday, Oct. 15, 4-6:30pm

WHERE: Report for service at Harvest Homecoming building, downtown New Albany

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

Many hands are needed, so sign up at the Welcome Desk today!!

We are having a special forKids choir performance on Sunday, November 5th. This is for ForKids children ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Families, sign up your kiddos this weekend at the Welcome Desk or reach out to Rachel McWhirter. Practices begin a week from Sunday!

Rehearsals will be on Sunday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 29th immediately following the church service in the Propel room.

Contact Rachel McWhirter at with any questions. Sign up at the Welcome Desk this Sunday.

The Women of Forward Bible study, “Knowing God by Name”, meets at the church on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm.

*Note meeting dates:
November 2nd –  Chapters 3 & 4
November 16th – Chapters 5 & 6
December 7th – Chapters 7 & wrap up

Contact Beth Grider with any questions,
*Click the link below to purchase the workbook. 

MERGE is for anyone ages 18-29 yrs old, single or married, seeking community by connecting with others their age and desiring to grow in the Lord.

Our MERGE ministry meets every other Monday evening of the month. We eat a meal together, connect through small and large group time, and grow our faith by hearing God-centered devotions taught by Forward leaders. The goal is to encourage you and help you navigate life by seeing every situation through a Biblical worldview.

Gathering together Monday, Oct. 23rd, 6:30-9pm.
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.

Reminder to mark your calendar for our next House of Prayer night, Thursday, November 9th. At Forward Church we believe in the power of united prayer and so we dedicate this time each month to gather as a church family, seeking all the Lord has for us.

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.

Sunday School: Class meets every Sunday morning from 9-10:00 am, studying verse by verse through the book of 2 Peter.
Contact: Dave Hollander at (502) 645-4051 or

Fortify:  A men’s prayer/study group that meets Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the church.
Contact: Vince Garmon,

Men of Forward 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

Breakaway: Women of Forward, reaching out by bringing a meal to our neighbors at The BreakAway the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm.


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!