Small Groups and Bible Studies are one of the foundations of Grace United Methodist Church. Below are the Adult Small Groups and Bible Studies for Fall 2016.

College and Career | W201 | Led by William Ripley Discussions focus on current events from a biblical perspective.

Creative Grace | W203 (new location) | Led by Peggy Barnett Community outreach through fiber arts and skills. Join us for crocheting, knitting and other fiber pursuits. All skill levels welcome and wanted!

Deep & Wide | 9:15am | Susanna House (next to church) | Led by Eydie Searles Deep and Wide kicks off the fall with a new study: Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey by Margaret Feinberg, who says, “The Bible is full of clever plots and compelling stories, laced with historic insights and literary beauty. Despite its richness and depth, many of us struggle to close the gap between the ancient world and our own.” Guided by her book, we’ll explore how “ancient livelihoods (like shepherd and vintner) illuminate meaningful Christian truths that apply to life today.” We offer friendship and lively discussion. Questions? Email Eydie at searles@starpower.net.

Exploring the Good News | 9:15am | W205 | Led by Kaz Kawata Returns today with How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee by Bart D. Ehrman. Class sessions will include DVD lectures on the topics in the book by Professor Ehrman. Kaz Kawata will supplement the lectures with additional comments and resources. For more information, contact Dick Rhorer, rrhorer@rcn.com.

Pastor’s Bible Study | 10:00am | Wesley Room | Led by Pastor Jim Miller – Our Tuesday morning bible study starts September 13.  Pastor Miller leads the discussion that is based on the scripture reading for the upcoming Sunday.  Whether you are a veteran of bible study, or new to the scripture, please join in the conversation.

Serendipity | Wesley Room | Led by Tony Buscemi and Tracey Flater This fall our unit is called Sovereignty of God. We will talk about God’s kingdom, God’s promise to end oppression, God’s sovereign power and God’s everlasting covenant. Our scripture passages come from the prophet Isaiah. Join us as often as you can for lessons based in scripture, lively discussion, and fellowship, as we seek to apply the lessons to our lives.

The Wesleyan Way | W209 | Led by Bev Payne Returns September 25 with Making Sense of the Bible with text and videos by Adam Hamilton. This study helps readers understand the Bible, which leads to a deeper appreciation for it and a desire to read it and live by its precepts. Coffee/tea and refreshments provided.