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Think Small - Small Groups

Want to grow in faith? Think small!
Small groups, that is. 

Small groups help us fill two simple needs in our design: we need God and we need each other—and we need both more than just on Sunday mornings!

The essence of small groups can be found in the beginnings of Methodism itself, when “classes,” groups of about twelve, would meet weekly for prayer, Bible study, and mutual encouragement.
In fact, Jesus founded the ultimate small group: using Scripture and prayer as His guide, He shared stories and lessons, listened to his group, attended to their needs, and welcomed newcomers. And together, they grew in faith and helped others. Can there be any better inspiration?

We have a variety of short-term and continuing small groups. Prayerfully consider joining us as we grow in faith!
If you're interested in being a part of one of our groups, have an idea for a group, or would even like to lead one!—please contact me for more information.

Jeff Blackwell

Community Building and Programming Ministries

For short-term groups, click here.

For continuing groups, click here.



Short-Term Groups

Fresh Air- Study of the Holy Spirit

"...God's Spirit is in every human being, not just Christians." In this small group study, author Jack Levison invites us to new learnings about, and experiences with, the holy spirit using the sacred stories of various Biblical characters. Levison says: "...this book finds the Holy Spirit, that is, God's mystical, practical, expansive, unbridled presence in the world, where we least expect it -- in every breath we take, in social transformation, in community, in hostile situations, and in serious learning."

Come and be surprised by what you discover about God's spirit.

This group will resume in Spring of 2014.


Continuing Groups

Mixed Groups


Pastor's Bible Study

Pastor Anne leads this weekly discussion of the next Sunday’s sermon topic. All are welcome—bring your Bible and join us!



Day Time Frequency Location
Mondays 1:30 p.m. weekly Johns Room @Grace


The Lunch Bunch

This casual, no-agenda group always has an open chair! Grace members, friends, and staff meet at Grace twice a month to have lunch at restaurants just a short distance from the church - No reservations needed! Just  meet us in the Pavilion Lobby at 11:45 a.m.for this great gathering for food and fellowship.

Day Time Frequency Location
Wednesdays 11:45 a.m.

twice a month

(typically 2nd & 4th weeks)

Meet in Pavilion Lobby



Healthy Start

Once a month, this service and fellowship men’s group will gather for a breakfast, as well as some sort of hands-on outreach project which will contribute to the health of our community. Our group has included partnerings with Habitat for Humanity and Urban Promise.

Breakfast at 8 am. Project: 9am to 2pm.


Day Time Frequency Location
Saturday 8:00 a.m. One Saturday each month location varies






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