Our vision is to create space for adults of all ages and stages of life to connect with God and with one another as they continue on their journey of transformational discipleship. Believing that the journey of discipleship is best walked in community, Grace UMC offers a wide variety of opportunities to gather for study, conversation, mission, and worship.
The Sunday School program at Grace UMC is vibrant and engaging! We constantly hear from new members that they knew Grace was their church home when they connected with one of our Sunday School classes.
Most Sunday morning groups meet in the main building or Oak Park Center between worship services, from 10:15 – 11:00 AM. Many of the Sunday morning groups also gather throughout the year for mission projects, church events, fellowship, and other ways of “doing life” together.
Covenant – Room 135
Enjoy in-depth Bible studies with this groups of 45-70 year olds who have been together for over 15 years, but always welcomes new faces! This group meets from 9:45-11:00 to accommodate choir members.
Friendship – Room 117
Join the “Doers of the Word,” a group of people committed to taking care of one another, the church family, and the wider community. If you’re looking for a place to fit in and get connected, this is a place to start.
Impact - Room D110
All young adults aged 18 to 35 (ish) are welcome to join us as we live out the call to “do life together” through Bible study, fellowship, and mission.
Journey – Room D112
Multi-media, Scripture-based studies with lively discussions are the hallmark of this group. Join this group for deep study and application of Biblical truths to everyday life!
Open Door to the Good News – Room 120
A merger between two former classes, this group studies a Bible-based lesson every week, and regularly gathers for fellowship and to support the life of the church.
Pairs and Spares – Room D106
Single? Married? Single-on-Sunday? Younger? Older? Somewhere in between? Welcome to Pairs and Spares, a group that loves to gather people of every life stage for discussion-based Bible study and mission projects.
Seekers – Room 136-137
This active group uses multi-media studies to facilitate Sunday morning bible-based discussions, and regularly gets involved with a wide variety of ministries at Grace and in the wider community.
Starting Point – Room D114
Got questions? Come explore them with us! This group is especially geared toward connecting people who are new to faith or want a refresher on topics like how to read the Bible, the basics on United Methodism, and how to put faith into action.
Transformers – Room D108
Men and women of all ages are welcome to join this group that is dedicated to deep study and missional service that reaches the Grace family and the wider Corpus Christi area.
UMW is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. The chapter at Grace UMC includes two circles that meet monthly for mission studies, book studies, and special programs, as well as for various ministries and social outings throughout the year.
Grace UMC is a faith community into which diverse families are received in love, assisted in their faith development and spiritual growth, guided and equipped for ministry, and supported as they live out their faith daily in the community and in the world.
Midweek Small Groups
Bible Babes – Mondays, 9:30-11:00 AM (during the school year)
Tuesday Evenings – 6:30-8:00 PM (Fall and Spring)
Thursday Mornings – 9:30-11:00 AM (weekly)
Wednesday Mornings – 6:30 AM (weekly)
Thursday Mornings – 9:30-11:00 AM (weekly)
**Childcare available upon request
Bible and Topical Studies: New for Spring 2018!
“A Woman Overwhelmed: The Life of Mary, Mother of Jesus” – Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning February 6
The Women’s Tuesday Bible Study will be diving into Hayley DiMarco’s 6-week Bible study about choosing to be overwhelmed – not by the countless demands of life, but by the grace of God! Join us as we explore biblical strategies for addressing worry, uncertainty, and isolation, and rediscover the depth and height of God’s love and power by recognizing the spiritual beauty that surrounds life’s messes. Contact Lisa Boggs at [firstname.lastname@example.org] to sign up and order a study book.
“The Wesley Challenge: 21 Days to a More Authentic Faith” – Sundays at 12:30pm beginning February 25 + ONLINE OPTION
Join Pastor Jason and Pastor Rebekah for a 3-week faith cleanse! It’s said that it takes 21 days to form a habit, so this Lent we will work toward developing holy habits that renew our passion and deepen our commitment as followers of Jesus Christ. Following Chris Folmsbee’s take on the questions John Wesley would ask the people in the “Holy Club” at Oxford, we will engage in daily ONLINE discussion and meet over lunch on Sundays to support each other as we deepen our spiritual lives. Contact the church office to order the book, and check out our Facebook Page for daily discussions.
Marriage Class – “Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment” – Wednesdays at 6:00pm beginning March 7
What does it mean to put “I love you” into action? Join Jeff and Sonya Durrwachter for an exploration of Adam Hamilton’s insights on what it takes to have a strong and lasting relationship with your partner. Geared toward couples at any stage of life, this course will approach real issues with honesty and grace. Contact the church office to sign up and order a book.
“The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery” – Coming in April
The Enneagram is a personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. Join Vickie Purdy (LPC) for a 4-week exploration of Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile’s unique approach to personality and spirituality, growing in knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. Contact the church office to sign up and order a book.
Dinner Disciples – Coming in April
Do you like food? Do you like Jesus? Join a dinner group! 3 different times and locations will be available for this 6-week adventure in food, fellowship, and faith. Contact the church office for more information or to RSVP!
Young at Heart
Gather for food, fellowship, and fun with other older and retired adults! Contact the church office for more information.
Sit & Be Fit Exercise Group
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Grace is a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people.
We believe the church is the community of faith where we connect with God and one another. In this community, we put into action – supporting and caring for one another and our neighbors, growing in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ and leading others to become disciples.