Adult Ministries

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.

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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.

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.

HOPE Circle

2nd Wednesday

6:30 PM

JOY Circle

3rd Tuesday

9:15 AM

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

Women
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)

Men
Wednesday Mornings – 6:30 AM (weekly)
Thursday Mornings – 9:30-11:00 AM (weekly)

Bible and Topical Studies: New for Fall 2017!

Open Table – Coming soon!

Real faith. Real Life. Join the conversation.

“The Class Meeting” – Sundays at 5:00pm beginning September 10

Pastor Jason will be leading a group study on Kevin Watson’s The Class Meeting. The “class meeting” was central to the early Methodist movement. The author defines a class meeting as “a small group that is primarily focused on transformation and not information, where people learn how to interpret their entire lives through the lens of the gospel, build a vocabulary for giving voice to their experience of God and grow in faith in Christ.” To sign up, contact the church office by phone or email.

Beth Moore’s “Children of the Day” – Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning September 12

Women who are interested in a biblically-rooted, gospel-centered teaching are invited to join Judy Shurley this 9-week verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Whether you’re facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, you’ll come away encouraged that even when it doesn’t feel that way, God’s timing is impeccable!  To sign up and order a study book, contact the church office by August 29.

“Becoming Heart Sisters” – Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning September 26

The Women’s Tuesday Bible Study will be diving into Natalie Chambers Snapp’s 6-week Bible study about authentic friendships. We all need that sense of connection, that mutual support that is nurturing and enriching! Contact Lisa Boggs at [lb@freese.com] to sign up and order a study book.

“Methodism 101” – Thursdays at 6:30pm beginning October 5

What’s so special about United Methodists? How are we similar to other churches, and how are we different? Join Pastor Rebekah for a 4-week exploration of distinctive Methodist beliefs, practices, and heritage. Contact the church office for more information or to sign up.

Advent Study – TBA!

Stay tuned for more information about our Advent Study!

 

Older Adults

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. 

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