Small Groups

As followers of Jesus Christ, we gather in small groups to live life together and grow as Christians serving God. At New Hope UMC, we offer a variety of ways to grow and connect wherever you are at in your faith journey. “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42

Serving From The Heart; Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service

God’s plan for the church calls for each member of the Body of Christ to play a vital role. Sometimes we think that serving God is an obligation, a duty, and that it isn’t meant to be enjoyable. The truth is, though, that God wants us to find joy and fulfillment when we serve. That happens when we serve in a role that matches who God created us to be. For more information contact: Sandy Cannon

  • Sunday, Feb 3rd - March 10th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Ruby Chapel
  • Wednesday, Feb 6th - March 13th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Ruby Chapel

The Shack

After the abduction and presumed death of his youngest daughter, Missy, Mackenzie receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to the shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to the shack for the first time since Missy's abduction and an encounter that will change his life forever. Join us for an interactive discussion about the movie and related chapters in the book. To sign up or for more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Family Life Center

 Friday Afternoon Bible Study

This groups meets regularly at the Pizza Ranch in Urbandale from 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm. Topical studies are announced ahead of time. No sign up is required for this group, just come as you are. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact: Jim Louk, (515)276-7900.


“Wired Word”

Join us for a lively discussion based from “The Wired Word” that weaves current events into the Bible study.

  • Sunday, weekly, 9:30 am -10:30 am, Ruby Chapel