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This Sunday is Daylight Savings Time, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

The holidays are upon us and once again we are teaming up with Hope Southern Indiana to help those in need in our community. We will be providing fudge to put in Thanksgiving baskets that are distributed annually. Our goal is 100 boxes of fudge donated.

Hopefully you were able to pick up an order form this past Sunday. Forms are due back THIS Sunday, Nov. 5th. There are still a few forms left at the Welcome Desk that you can get filled out. Please indicate on the form which boxes are for donation and which boxes are for self.  Thank you!!

Special forKids choir performance THIS Sunday!!

Next MERGE gathering THIS coming Monday, November 6th, 6:30-8:30pm. We will meet at the McWhirter’s home in Corydon. Dinner provided. RSVP by clicking on the app below or request to join. All are welcome and invite your friends!!

House of Prayer night, Thursday, November 9th from 7-8:00PM.  All are welcome to join us in prayer at the church. This is wonderful opportunity to slow down and focus on our Lord. When you come, you will be guided in what to pray for. We promise it will be an hour well spent! *Note: childcare is not provided.

Save the date for the annual Women of Forward Christmas Tea! As we gear up, we need your help ladies.  We need volunteers to host a table. You would be responsible for decorating and welcoming guests who sit with you for the tea. This event is not possible without the help of our wonderful hostesses!

You can sign up to help at the Welcome Desk. Contact Beth Grider with any questions, or (502) 741-0689.

Last year you all gave generously to the Friends Forever Fund with your year-end giving and we were amazed at how God multiplied that!  You surpassed our goal of $125,000, and with that, we were able to pay down the mortgage substantially, as well as partner with RIP Medical Debt to help meet a real need in our area.  Medical debt was purchased for pennies on the dollar, and your donations were used to pay off $1,111,408.74 of medical bills for families in our surrounding counties!!  We give all glory to God for His provision!

This year, our focus for the Friends Forever Fund is two-fold once again.  We will be announcing our goal in the coming weeks, once we get some final estimates.  That goal will include money needed to repair our roof over this 25,000 square foot building.  As you can imagine, that will be a large amount needed.  Our mission component this time is to partner with Mission of Hope.  We will partner with them to donate $10,000 to provide meals for school children in Haiti. We will also have a meal packing event where we will personally pack the meals of rice, soy, 30 vitamins and minerals, and vegetables that will be shipped to Haiti.  With our donation, we will be able to pack and send 28,571 meals!

Please begin praying for the Lord to show you how much to sacrificially give this year for the Friends Forever Fund.  We will make our official offering to the Lord through our Friends Forever Fund at our Christmas Eve Service on Sunday, Dec 24th.

We can’t wait to see what God is going to do through each of you!

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

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

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

Women of Forward, you can get involved by helping serve the women at the Breakaway home just down the road from Forward. Click the button below to find out more info on the home.

We will providing a special holiday meal for the ladies on Sunday, December 10th. We will also be providing a $10 gift. Sign up today at the Welcome Desk to help. Spots are limited. Contact Tonya Hatfield (502) 724-6395 for any questions.


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!