Spiritual Education Ministry

Education and spiritual formation is conducted in small groups at New Beginnings UMC and provide groups of all ages the opportunity and means to know Jesus more clearly, love God more dearly, and work with the Holy Spirit more easily.

February 2018 to Present

Join our small group each Monday at 10 AM. The Wesley class model is designed to require an intimate and personal accounting of the state of one’s spirituality.  If you are ready to engage in regular prayer and want to grow in spiritual intimacy, this class is for you. The model is simple, but not simplistic. Meet weekly in a small group and share your answers to these four questions.

  • Where did you see God in the past week?
  • How have you responded?
  • What have you done for your neighbor this week?
  •  What have you done for your church this week?

Move forward in your spiritual journey as you share the intimate details of your spiritual life and receive encouragement and counsel along the way. The meeting is held at 265 Main Street, Townsend MA.

December 2020

The Greatest Gift

Join us every Monday @ 7:00 pm this December via Zoom for our Advent book club meeting. The book is The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp.

August 2020

Book Club_ I'm still here

Join us on Wednesday’s @ 5:30 pm via Zoom for our first book club meeting on Ending Systemic Racism. The book is I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. We will provide the books. The book promises to be an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.

February – March 2018

Book Club | The Cure

Join us on Thursday, February 15th @ 5 pm at the New Beginning United Methodist Church, 265 Main Street, West Townsend, MA 01469 as we kick off our first book club meeting of 2018. The book is “The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think he is and neither are you. We will provide the books.

July 2017

Join us for a four-week breakfast Bible study course. We will read and discuss Bruce Wilkinson’s book “The Prayer of Jabez:  Bible Study.” We are a small group with plenty of books available,  a promise of a hearty breakfast and members who aren’t afraid to ask questions. Join us Sundays at 9 AM in July!

The prayer is simple, but not simplistic.

‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.’ – 1 Chronicles 4:10