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Forward Church Family, we have a new study beginning Sunday, January 7th!! We will begin an 8-week verse by verse study, focusing on the 7 churches of Revelation found in chapters 1-3. We’ll be studying the characteristics of each church and how it applies to us today.

If you’ve never attended our Sunday School Class, now is the time to jump in! You will be blessed by sound Biblical teaching. This is one more way you can connect with others in the church. It’s also a great way to prepare your heart before our worship services on Sundays. Class begins at 9am and is open to all! 

Contact Dave Hollander at with any questions.

*Note: No classes on Sunday, December 24th & December 31st. 


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.


Reminder, the Gingerbread Bash is THIS Thursday, December 7th from 7:00-8:30pm!! This is geared to families with children, but all are welcome to attend. Come out to celebrate with us the true meaning of Christmas. We will make gingerbread nativities, listen to the Christmas story and sing Christmas songs. Don’t forget to sign up at the Welcome Desk this Sunday, so that we can make sure we have enough supplies. See you there!

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.

Mark your calendar for the next House of Prayer night, Thursday, December 14th, 7-8PM.
*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


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!