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New Women’s Bible study beginning Monday, January 8th! Women of Forward, if you are looking to connect to other ladies in the church, jump in to this new Bible study! This next study will be Jen Wilkin’s, God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12-50. This is a 10-week study meeting in the home of Tonia Hatfield. The ladies will meet every other Monday. 
Stop at the Welcome Desk for any questions.


Tickets are now on sale for our annual Women of Forward Christmas Tea. This year’s theme is Jesus, our Hope. You can purchase tickets for $10 at the Welcome Desk this Sunday. The price includes a wonderful holiday dinner. Contact Beth Grider with any questions, or (502) 741-0689.

Our Gingerbread Bash is coming up on Thursday, December 7th from 7:00-8:30! This will be an evening focused on the true meaning of Christmas! We will be making gingerbread nativities, listening to the Christmas story and singing some Christmas songs! This event is geared towards families with children. If you don’t have children, but have a creative spirit and want to come join the fun, you are invited! This will be an event that you need to sign up for so that we’re sure to have enough supplies for each family to make a gingerbread nativity. The deadline to sign up will be on Sunday, December 3rd.

We will be having a special forKids Christmas Handbell Choir performance at our Christmas service on Sunday, December 24th. Parents, you can sign your children up this weekend at the Welcome Desk. This is for all children ages 4yrs old through 5th grade. Practice dates will be Sunday, December 10th & 24th immediately following the services. Contact Rachel McWhirter at with any questions.

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.

Next gathering Monday, December 4th at the Burdsall’s home. We will also be having our Christmas party, Monday, December 18th at the church. All young adults welcome!! More details to come.

Join our MERGE app! 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.

Friends Forever Fund

  • Goal is to raise $125,000
  • We have already set aside $75,000 toward the new roof cost of approx: $200,000.
  • $10,000 will be used to pack and provide 28,751 meals for the hungry through Mission of Hope.
  • We will have a year end gift offering during our Christmas Eve Service for the Friends Forever Fund.
  • Anything above the $125,000 goal will be added to the Chest of Joash account for future building repairs and upgrades.
  • Beginning in January of 2024, 100% of all money donated to the Friends Forever Fund will continue to pay down our mortgage debt.
  • Donations can be made year round to FFF for the reduction of our mortgage.
  • Donations can be made year round to the Chest of Joash fund to help with building repairs and upgrades.

We had a great night of prayer this past Thursday evening. We prayed through the Cycle of Prayer which guides you through twelve ways the Bible teaches us to pray, like praise, confession, and praying the Scriptures. It’s always a blessing to come together with our church family with hearts united in prayer. Mark your calendar for next month, Thursday, December 14th. *Note: childcare is not provided.

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


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!