At New Mercy, we absolutely believe the best way to get plugged in and to become a part of the community is through family groups
(New Mercy’s version of small groups).

 

In fact, small groups are so fundamental to New Mercy’s vision, that we hesitate to call it a ministry. Rather, we like to think of ourselves as a church of small groups.

Fundamental to Christian life are intimate relationships. Jesus and the bible teach emphatically that life can only be truly experienced in deep, meaningful relationships with God and with people. Large groups alone, including Sunday Services, will never provide for this profound relational need effectively. Authentic Christian community occurs only when people meet regularly, pray together and for each other, provide deep accountability, support each other in struggles and crises, study the Word together, share, experience life and joy together, laugh with one another, and are vulnerable with each other. In turn, these relational elements help us to experience ourselves as individuals in a more healthy, integrated, and normalized way. All of this is best realized in the small-group context.  

If you’re looking for this type of support and encouragement in your life, please fill out the interest form below. A person will contact you with more information and specific details. Also, please feel free to try out more than one group.



9:30AM EDGEWATER FOCUSED

NYNY

Tuesday @ 7 PM
(4th Wednesday as Community Service outing)
Upper East Side, NY

Need a mid-week break and refresher in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city? NYC FG is a time of fellowship, study, and prayer for anyone desiring to grow deeper with God and each other. Every fourth Wednesday, we will live out our calling as witnesses(?) by serving at various NYC community service programs. We are a group that grows together and serves together! 


The Modern Family

Tuesday @ 7:30PM
Fort Lee, NJ

Loved by critics and audiences alike, Modern Family is an award-winning group of working professionals dedicated to building a genuine Christian community.  Our weekly episodes feature honest, open, thoughtful, and often hilarious conversations about various topics ranging from God, the NY Mets, relationships, best local pastries shops, work-life balance, warm winter jackets, to whatever else is on your heart.  Our goal is to encourage one another to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and to abound in love for others.  Whether you are a Jay (cranky), a Gloria (passionate and dangerous), a Claire (neurotic), a Phil (a big child), a Cam (bubbly and carefree), a Mitchell (serious and low key), or whatever else, you will fit right in this awesome family. 

Please note: Our family group is geared toward congregants who primarily attend the Edgewater site in all life stages. Singles, married couples, and families with children are all welcome to join.


FG Constance

Tuesday @ 8:30PM
Cliffside Park, NJ

Our family group is geared toward congregants who primarily attend the Edgewater site in all life stages. Singles, married couples, and families with children are all welcome to join.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30AM HACKENSACK FOCUSED

TNF

We are parents with babies and/or young children who meet once every other week to share and fellowship. We meet in Emerson right after the Hackensack first service. Our group is currently closed due to the size.

The Edge

Thursday @ 8PM
Edgewater, NJ

Do you find church to be too big or impersonal?  Do you want to meet some great people and get plugged in?  Welcome to the Edge, a family group designed for singles and married couples who need a break from the craziness of life while being surrounded by fellow believers.  We truly believe that the key to a happy life is putting God first and being part of a community where you can share your life and grow together.  So come join us, make new friends and eat great food.  Let's go through our joys and pains together as we look for that edge in life. 


Palisades Park FG

Sunday @ 4:30PM
Palisades Park, NJ

We believe that an important part of our walk as Christians involves forming intentional relationships and serving the people God has placed in our lives. The goal of the group is to encourage and form bonds with one another in a small group setting and foster an environment where the members can care and minister to each other as we are called to do. Please note that our family group is geared toward congregants who primarily attend the Edgewater site in all life stages. Singles, married couples, and families with children are all welcome to join.

Please note: Our family group is geared toward congregants who primarily attend the Edgewater site in all life stages. Singles, married couples, and families with children are all welcome to join.


Why God Group

Thursday @ 7:30 PM
Edgewater, NJ

Why do you believe what you believe? Is God real? The “Why God? Group” is a family group for those interested in learning about the rational support for Christian faith. This group provides a safe and open space for exploring the evidence for Christianity's truth claims. We welcome individuals of all faith and belief backgrounds. Whether you think Christianity is make believe, are just curious about it, or are a long-time believer who wants to be better equipped in faith conversations, we welcome everyone to join! And if you do, you get a FREE BOOK: Dr. Timothy Keller's Reason for God. Through this group, we hope to fellowship and build friendships through our shared interest in pursuing truth.

Please note: Our family group is geared toward congregants who primarily attend the Edgewater site in all life stages. Singles, married couples, and families with children are all welcome to join.

 

 

 

 

 

Ridgewood Family Group

Friday @ 8 PM
Ridgewood, NJ

What if we were to suggest that the best way to spend your Friday nights is a time with us?! Away from the city clatter and into the "burbs", join us as we fill our stomachs and hearts full with one another! Oh bonus point: if you had a particularly hard week, you can get to snuggle with our 10 year old puggle, Sandy!  Our group is currently closed due to the size.

River Edge

Sunday (bi-weekly) @ 4 PM
River Edge, NJ

River Edge Family group is made up of couples and couple with kids.  We meet alternating Sundays in River Edge to eat and share about life. We are still forming a more cohesive group and so there is still room for more newcomers. Come join us to as we try to encourage each other towards more involvement and greater accountability.

Young Women's Group

Wednesday @ 7:30 PM
Palisades Park, NJ

We provide opportunities for single women to share freely, encourage one another through prayer and wisdom, provide accountability, and walk together through Christ.

M&T

Friday @ 7 PM
Palisades Park, NJ

Married, engaged or dating hoping to get engaged couples spending time together once a week to relax, unwind and share laughter, random facts and tears about life, the struggles involved and through it all how God brings meaning and fulfillment to all the chaos around us. The ultimate run on sentence.


Acts

Sunday @ 4PM
Fort Lee, NJ


Java the Hut

Saturday @ 10AM
Fort Lee, NJ

 Coffee. Brunch. God. 'nuff said. But we'll go ahead and say a bit more anyways. Nothing is more vital than having a genuinely deep and vibrant relationship with our Lord and we believe that a critical component of experiencing and growing in that area is community. So, as we gulp down our coffees and grab grub together, we meet with the intention of trying to spur one another on in growing in intimacy with Jesus, both individually and as a whole. Please note that our group is geared towards attendees of the 1pm Hackensack service.

Married with Children 2.0

Friday @ 7PM
Ramsey, NJ

A community of NMCC couples with children 8 years old and older looking to grow closer to God, by participating in each other's lives through activities that promote closer relationships.


Bread and Butter

Friday @ 7:30PM
Paramus, NJ

A group for anyone who loves bread, physical and spiritual. With some butter, of course.


Inside Out

Tuesday @ 6:30PM
Hackensack, NJ

We invite anyone who wants to share in their struggles, navigate life’s decisions together and overcome by faith. As our name implies, we want to cultivate our spiritual "inner lives" to match how we live and work on the outside. In addition, we also want to be actively involved as a family group at church events and on Sundays (inside the Church), as well as having a faithful presence throughout the week (outside the Church). If you desire accountability in your faith walk and have room for growth, consider visiting this group! 


Brunch Bunch

Saturday @ 11AM
Montvale, NJ