Life Together

God’s love brings us together in surprising ways. Share real conversations and meaningful relationships by finding your place in one of our groups. We’re growing together through study, fellowship, and just plain fun. We’re in this thing together, no matter what.

If you would like to join or learn more about a group, contact the leader directly using the contact information listed for each group below.

If you need assistance finding a group or would like to start one, please contact Rachel Freeny at [email protected].

Small group information is up to date as of August 2023.



NEW Fall 2023 Groups



Led by Chris Keith, PhD.

This four-week discussion series is designed for people who have had reason to reconsider the nature of their faith either voluntarily or involuntarily. Has your faith fallen apart or begun to grow afresh? Have you changed your mind on a long-held view or changed your worshipping community? Do you struggle with knowing how or whether to respond to current events? We will explore four common catalysts that prompt major developments and challenges along the faith-filled path.

  • Week One: Faith and Scripture
    • This week will focus on some of the difficult passages of Scripture, their historical contexts, and the thorny issues involved with contemporary applications of the texts.
  • Week Two: Faith and Trauma
    • Sometimes the challenges of faith have nothing to do with the faith system itself; it’s the wielders of authority in faith communities that cause people to leave or want to leave. With a mental health professional contributing to the class, this session will explore how we can and should response to the experience of spiritual trauma.
  • Week Three: Faith and Faiths
    • One of the growing challenges of Christianity today is also one of its oldest challenges–how to relate to other faith systems. This class will explore the relationship between Judaism and Christianity as a case study in faith development in a pluralistic society.
  • Week Four: Faith and Culture
    • Related to the issues of how to relate to other faith systems is the issue of how to relate to culture in general. Trends ebb and flow and Christianity has, historically, both dictated culture and been dictated by it. This class will explore some of the most relevant issues to today’s culture, such as the rise of the “Nones” demographic, politics and the Bible, and religious authority in secular contexts.


If you need childcare, please contact Rachel Freeny at [email protected].



Join the Imago Dei Team as we dive deeper into the topic of disability justice and the church. This fall we’re doing a book study of My Body is Not a Prayer Request by Amy Kenny.

Led by Julie Ockerman and members of the Imago Dei Team

If you need childcare, please contact Rachel Freeny at [email protected].

Dates: Sept. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7

3rd Turn Brewing – Jtown, 10408 Watterson Trail, Louisville, KY 40299

Calling all young professionals! Looking for a fun-filled evening to unwind and connect in a laid-back atmosphere? All are welcome, bring your friends for an evening of laughter, friendly competition, and building new connections in our church community. Bring a game to share.


Led by Abby Baldwin

Sept. 19 & Oct. 17

Fellowship Hall

Senior citizens at Middletown are invited to join us for an afternoon of games and friendship in the fellowship hall. Bring a board game or two to share.

Game days are on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 1-3 PM.

Led by Betty Lindsey.

Seasonal Small Groups


Rm. 110

This group is for adults in their 20s and 30s.

Come have a cup of coffee and join us as we discuss everything from the weekly sermons here at Middletown to music, faith, life, and more. Our desire is to grow in faith and community and to do life together. Sound awesome? You bet it does.

Rhode Island is neither a road or an island: LETS DISCUSS.

Led by Brando Hall.

Childcare provided.


Rm. 223

This group is for adults of all ages who interested in the intersection of faith and justice issues.

In addition to discussion, we currently volunteer at West End School.

Contact: Kim Kolb


Rm. 225

This is a group for parents of children elementary age and younger. We will grow together and learn how to cultivate faith in our selves and our families. Life with littles is messy, hard, complicated, and so much FUN! We will talk through it all.

We will discuss the sermon series.

Led by Jennifer Wilham.

Childcare provided.


Rm. 100

This is a group for adults of all ages.

Fall Book Study: Faith After Doubt by Brian McClaren

Led by Jean Kellett


This is a group for anyone interested in the intersection of faith and LGBTQ+ inclusion. Through discussions, guest speakers, and volunteering, we will learn how to better support the LGBTQ+ community in our church and beyond.

Book study: Transforming: the Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke

Led by Doug Rose.


Rm. 221

This a group for anyone who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community or is questioning. This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ Christians to explore faith, life, and find community together.

This fall we’re doing a four week series on faith deconstruction.

Led by Rachel Freeny.

Childcare provided.

Sunday Morning & Evening Small Groups

Rm. 225

The Challengers focus on a variety of topics, particularly related to faith and social justice. We study books and currently have 4 people rotating teaching on a weekly basis. We do not have a regular service project but frequently support Volunteers of America, Choose Well, and EACM. We are always open to areas that individuals are interested in.

Fall book study: The Case for God by Karen Anderson

Contact: Sarah Swift

Rm. 221

Contagious Christians are group of singles and couples who focus on bible study based discussion, fellowship, and serving in the community.

Contact: Angie Bailey

Rm. 223

New Covenant is a group of couples and singles who have discussions about real life application of the bible based on current books, literature, or hot topics.

Contact: Marty Mills

Rm. 101

The Pathfinders are a group of couples who focus on fellowship and bible or book studies.

Contact: Judy Mallory

Rm. 111A & B

The Seekers are group of singles and couples in their 60s+ who gather weekly for fellowship, bible study, and prayer. We also focus on local services opportunities.

Contact: Bob Tisch

Rm. 100

Stand by Me is a small group for couples and singles that focuses on fellowship and sermon-based discussions.

Contact: Cathy Kidd

Rm. 110

We are a small group open to all ages and life paths, and we value having a close relationship and supporting each other. We alternate between discussing the sermon and bible studies. 

Contact: Erin Yang

Weekday Groups

Rm. 110, Every Monday, 7 PM

Christians Gone Wild is sermon-based discussion group with a heart for serving together and supporting one another through life’s ups and downs.

Contact: Jane Howard


Rm. 111A

Sisters in Christ is a women’s evening bible study that meets during the school calendar year. We welcome new members and tend to do studies with DVDs and are known to share a meal together and a yearly service project.

Fall study is Messy People by Jennifer Cowart.

Led by Lisa Helfrich.

Fellowship Hall

The Women’s Prayer Group is a group for women of all ages that gathers weekly for prayer, food, and fellowship.

Contact: Henrietta Barker


Rm. 223

Daughters of the King is a group of women of all ages who meet weekly for bible study and fellowship. 

Upcoming Studies:

  • September 7 – November 2: The Women of the Bible Speak by Shannon Bream
  • November 9 – December 7: Prepare the Way for the LORD: Advent and the Message of John the Baptist by Adam Hamilton

Contact: Lynda Hardesty


Rm. 225

The Women’s Spirituality Group is a group of women in their 40s and up who meet weekly for book studies.

Contact: Margaret Thornton

Rm. 111A

A group for men of all ages that focuses on bible study and discussion.

Led by Marty Mills and Patrick McKinney.

Interest Groups

Rm. 221

Wrapped in Love is a group for anyone who loves to crochet, knit, or quilt. We meet weekly to work on both personal projects and projects to be donated to local organizations in need of baby blankets, hats, scarves, and more. All levels of experience welcome!

Contributions welcomed from those unable to attend in-person.

Contact: Ann Kantner